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Welcome parents, carers, staff & governors

A heartfelt message…

Dear Parents and Carers,

  As you will be aware, I will be bidding a fond farewell to Brindishe Lee and Brindishe Schools at the end of this academic year.  It has been a pleasure over the past 6 years to have worked in all three schools.  It has been a joy getting to know the different communities and parents.  It has also been a privilege to get to know many different children along the way, which makes Brindishe Schools what it is.  I would also like to pass on my sincere thanks to the many talented teachers, teaching assistants and senior leadership colleagues, who I have supported and served over the years.  Your children are very lucky to have such a talented and dedicated group of professionals working across all three schools.  I would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who has supported me along the way and I wish you all every success moving forward.  As we rightly say ‘Together We Are More’.

Best wishes

James Baguley
(Interim Headteacher)

School Photographs

We are aware that many parents and carers have been disappointed not to have photograph opportunities at the end of this year for their child’s current class. We of course appreciate your ongoing understanding.  We can confirm that the school photographer will join us in school in early September, when he will take individual photos and class photos of the children, with their previous teacher for the year 2019/2020. We will then invite him in again at the end of the academic year 2020/2021 as usual.

We know that many classes and parents/carers have organised their own class collage outside of school. Whilst, you are of course free to do this, our advice is that you ensure you have consent from every parent/carer and that you politely request this collage of photos is not to be posted onto any social media platform. Class teachers will not send you a photograph of themselves.  As I am sure you can appreciate the school will not take any responsibility for misuse of these photos.

ItsLearning

Thank you again to all the parents and carers for your supportive emails regarding our home learning offer.  We appreciate this has been challenging both from a school and home perspective. The final day of home learning will be Tuesday the 21st July.

Summer Club

In order to support families with childcare, Sportacus will run a holiday club during the summer holidays at Brindishe Lee. If you are interested in accessing this, please see the flyer attached and contact them directly. Places cannot be guaranteed due to numbers and the need for social distancing will still be in place. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED FLYER. 

School Meals – important information

If your child is registered for free school meals you will be entitled to support over the summer holidays. One voucher per child to the value of £90 will be sent to eligible families on 27 July. This will cover the whole of the summer holiday. Please note you will not then be sent a voucher each week.

To find out if you are eligible for free school meals and to receive the summer holiday voucher, please register at www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals by 10 July 2020.

End of term and transition sessions,

We are very much looking forward to seeing as many children as possible at the transition days at the end of term. These will take place on the pitch and children will get to say goodbye to their current teacher and meet their new teacher for September. Please see the schedule below.  You will be notified next week of your child’s new class teacher for September. Y6 class will have their own leaving ceremony on Friday 17 July. 

End of year reports

Reports will be handed to parents and carers on our transition days (17th, 20th and 21st July).

Transport and IT survey

We have been asked by the Department for Transport to survey parents on how children travel to school, as well each child’s access to IT devices.  Please click on the link below to complete the survey.

Travel and IT home access survey

Diary Dates:

End of Summer Term 2020

16th July  End of term for children in Y6, Y1, Rec and Nursery currently attending school.

17th July  Year 6 leavers’ ceremony outside

17th July  End of term for children in the key worker provision (where possible)

20th July  Transition Day no 1 (Rec – Year 2) – please see the timetable below

21st July  Transition Day no 2 ((Year 3 – Year 5) – please see the timetable below

21st July  End of term for remaining children in the key worker provision

Autumn Term 2020

2, 3 and 4 Sept INSET Days (staff only)

7th Sept  Children return to school (more information on this to follow)

Best wishes,

James Baguley
Headteacher

Transition Day - Monday 20th July 2020

Arrival time

Class

Collection

10.00 am

Reception

11.00 am

10.45 am

Year 1

12.00

12.45 pm

Year 2 Sycamore

2.00 pm

1.45 pm

Year 2 Magnolia

3.00 pm

     

  Transition Day – Tuesday 21st July 2020

Arrival time

Class

Collection

9.45 am

Year 3

11.00 am

10.45 am

Year 4

12.00

12.45 pm

Year 5

2.00 pm