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Newsletter – March 2017

Church distinctiveness

Our reviewed core values, vision statement and aims have now been discussed and agreed with the governors. We are pleased to give you the following information.

Our Core values are:

  • Community
  • Truth
  • Perseverance


Ethos statement

Recognising its historic foundation, our academy will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level. The academy aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.


Vision statement

We all belong to God.  With His love, we learn hand in hand as a community. With truth and perseverance we follow His example to be the best that we can be as unique individuals.



Our school aims are:

  • To strive for excellence
  • To understand how we belong to God and the community
  • To create the best opportunities for all
  • To show respect for everyone

A huge thank you to all of the children who were fabulous at guiding this decision and all of the stakeholders who contributed to the decisions made. Also, thank you to the parents that contacted us to share their views


Comic Relief

The school council have decided to hold an event for Comic Relief.  On March 24th all children can come to school dressed in red. The school council will be holding a competition to see which person is best dressed using the colour red. There is a £1 entry fee for the competition. Prizes to be given. We will also be holding a bun sale and would be very grateful for all bun donations. These can be brought into school on the morning of the 24th.


Easter egg decorating

We will be holding a decorate an egg competition on Tuesday 4th April. Please send your child to school with a hard-boiled egg and any decorations that they wish to use. Basic things will be provided in school. The hall will be open from 3pm for you to have a look at them all.


Polite notice

Can we please remind all parents and carers that the car park is for staff. Over the last few months there have been a few incidents where children have been put at potential risk. We want to keep everyone safe and therefore request that when dropping off and collecting at any time in the day parents/carers do not park in the car park. Also when entering and exiting the playground please make sure you use the small gate.


Request from foundation

Mrs Wrightson would like any wellies that would fit her class.  The children play outdoors in all weathers and this would be really helpful.



Can we please ask that all parents register on our new website for email alerts? This means that if we have any urgent or important news for you we can put these on our website and you will receive the information straight away.  This will also help us to ensure that everyone stays updated as to all of the events that are taking place in school.


Long hair

Can we please ask that any child with long hair have it tied up for school? This helps to keep it out of your child’s face when they are working but also reduces the risk of catching head lice.


Stay and Play

The ‘Stay and Play’ session every Tuesday morning during term time from 9–10.15am in the school hall are becoming more popular. It is lovely to see this developing, please pass the message to any parents that you know who live in the area.



The school disco was a great success and the children had a wonderful time. Thank you to the PTFA for organising and running this event. They raised £93.45 for school funds. We need donations of any tombola and raffle prizes.  Please have a good search through your cupboards and either give them to a PTFA member or the school office. The PTFA are always looking for new members, if you would like to take a more active role please see Mrs Bean for more information.


Internet safety

The children thoroughly enjoyed the internet safety performance at the end of the half term and this delivered some clear messages for all of the pupils. We are currently trying to organise a parent workshop for keeping your children safe on line.


Monitoring and Evaluation

We had our assessment visit by Ebor at the end of the last half term. They are very pleased with the progress that the school has made since September and had lots of positive things to say. Thank you to everyone involved. The staff are working extremely hard to ensure that your children are receiving a good quality education and your support and partnership makes this much easier.


Reminder of at home resources

Just a reminder that your child can access Number Gym, Sum Dog and will soon be sent a password for My Maths. All of which you can access at home to support home learning. We also have access to Bug Club to support with reading. Please make full use of these resources as they cost the school a lot of money and they are a brilliant resource for your children to develop their skills in an independent way. We are also now aiming for 4 reads a week. This along with learning their spellings and practising their Big Maths Beat That, should be part of your child’s weekly routine.


Dates for the Diary

  • Tuesday 14 March – Parent Consultation Evening 3.45 – 5.45
  • Friday 17 March – Quiz night at Seaton Village Hall
  • Thursday 23 March – 3.30pm Year 2 SATs meeting for parents
  • Friday 24 March – Comic Relief Day
  • Tuesday 4 April – Decorate an egg competition
  • Wednesday 5 April – 5th April – Easter Service at St Lawrence’s 9.30am
  • Thursday 6 April – Parent’s Topic afternoon
  • Friday 7 April – school closes for Easter
  • Tuesday 25 April – school opens to pupils 


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