Dear parents, carers, staff, governors and friends,

This week at Brindishe Lee …

What a week at Brindishe Lee…

It has been a fun packed week at Brindishe Lee.  On Thursday, the year 5 children had a music percussion workshop with a music teacher from Blackheath High School.  The children had a great time and as a school we are endeavouring to make further links with different secondary schools during the year.  Today, we had ‘Learn Street’ where the children had an opportunity to showcase their talents to local councillors and dignitaries with the aim of promoting awareness of a ‘cleaner air’ London.  It was great to see all the children enjoying themselves and I was very impressed with the Brindishe Lee dancers ably taught by Ms Wagland.  A big ‘thank you’ to all involved, especially our parent volunteer helpers, teachers and teaching assistants.  The biggest thank you of all needs to go to Ms Hearne for organising the whole event.  It was a real team effort!

In keeping with a cleaner air London, we are promoting and encouraging your child to come to school on their bike or scooter next week.  This will help to promote the importance of healthy living and make to make the local area a safer place for our children. 

School priorities for 2019-2020

Each week I will be sharing some of Brindishe Lee’s school priorities for the year, as well as hosting in the near future a ‘meet and greet’ morning with members of the senior leadership team.  This will allow us the opportunity to share our thoughts and ideas for the year ahead, over a tea, coffee and a biscuit. 

Message from the office...

If your contact details change, please can you provide proof of address change

Please could all parents and carers use the black post box on the wall outside for depositing slips correspondence etc.  This would help us and save a great deal of time

And lastly…

Could we ask that if someone else is collecting your child after school please do not leave it until 3.30pm to inform one of us.

Thank you!

Fantastic attendance this week!

Key stage 1: Reception – 100%

Key stage 2: Year 4 – 99%

Well done to these classes!

Please remember that it is crucial that your child is in school every day.

Volunteers! We need you!

If you have some spare time we would love to hear from you!  We

are on the look out for volunteers to listen to children read.  Please

inform a member of the office team or catch me on the school gate.

Talent spotting…

We are on the look out for talented parents and carers to help develop the outdoor area of the school.  Are you a carpenter, gardener or joiner?  We need your help.  Please get in touch.

FAB news…

We are looking for parents and carers to join the Friends of Brindishe.  We are keen to raise some much needed funds for the school.  We will be organising a Gardening Day at Brindishe Lee on Saturday the 12th October.  We are looking for volunteers to help and support on the day, as we are keen to develop the outdoor area.  If you have any time or are able to donate plants, garden utensils or plant pots, we would be most grateful!

Curriculum news…

Just to let you know that our weekly curriculum news section will start next week after ‘Meet the Teacher.’

We look forward to seeing you all next week.

Dates for your diary…

Monday 23th September – Year 2 Magnolia and Year 3 (am only)

Tuesday 24th September - Years 4 & 5

Wednesday 25th September - Year 2 Sycamore, Year 1 and Year 6 Willow

Wednesday 25 September - School journey meeting at 5.00pm

Thursday 26 September - Reception Phonics workshop

Thursday 26 September – Year 6 football tournament at St Dunstan’s Jubilee Ground

Tuesday 1st October – Open Morning 9.30 -10.30 and 5.00 - 6.00

Thursday 3rd October – Secondary transfer meeting at BL

Tuesday 8th October – Year 6 School Journey meeting

Saturday 12th October - Outside Gardening day at BL

Wednesday 9th October – Full Governing Body

Monday 21-25 October – Half term break

Have a lovely weekend,

James Baguley

Interim Headteacher

Brindishe Lee

A message from the FAB team!

Please sign up to Easy Fundraising to raise money for Friends at Brindishe Lee when you shop online. There are 1000’s of retailers signed up to the scheme and they will donate a percentage of your spend without it costing you any extra.

  1. Go to: 
  2. Click on ‘support us for free’ to sign up
  3. Download the Easy Fundraising app or visit the website to do your online shopping - thousands of online retailers have signed up the scheme
  4. Add the ‘donation reminder’ to your browser (follow the steps on the Easy Fundraising website) and Google will show you which retailers will make a donation, making it even easier to raise funds while you shop.
  5. Click on the retailer and shop as normal. When you check out, the retailer makes a donation - it won’t cost you a penny more!
  6. Every three months, F@B receives the money our supporters have raised.
  7. All money raised goes towards equipment, activities and projects identified in the school development plan.