Dear parents and carers.
Please find below the letters that have been sent out via Parentpay relating to various classes and their closure.
Please see the attached letter from Mr Dickson.
The Nursery and EYFS team have put together this fantastic video to showcase our Nursery and Reception areas and the wonderful work the children do when they are here.
The video is only 5 minutes long and covers areas such as Understanding the World, Art, Maths, Outdoor Learning and Physical development.
Have a watch and spread the word, we have spaces in Nursery and Reception available for September please call the office if you or someone you know is interested.
PARENT LAC MEMBER ELECTION
I am writing to you to invite you to stand for election as a parent LAC Member, or nominate another parent to do so. In our academy we have provision for 3 parent LAC Member(s) and there is/are currently one vacancy/vacancies.
The local academy committee, with the principal, has overall responsibility for the running of the academy. The LAC have three core strategic functions:
No special qualifications are necessary but it is essential that you have a desire to improve outcomes for every child at Holy Trinity. We expect the successful candidate to have a keen interest in the daily life of our school and be prepared to play an active part in the work of the Local Academy Committee. However, we would particularly welcome nominations from parents with the following skills SEN or English as an additional language. Training is available for all LAC Members and this local academy committee has an expectation that those new to being a LAC member, attend induction training.
The enclosed sheet summarises the circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a LAC member (Appendix 1). In addition, parents/carers who have paid employment in the academy for 500 or more hours per academic year or who are elected members of the Local Authority are not eligible to stand in these elections. Nominations must be from parents or carers with children at the school on the day that nominations close.
If you would like to stand for election please complete the enclosed nomination form and return it to the academy no later than 19th March. You may also include a short personal statement to support your nomination, which should be no longer than 250 words. Self-nominations will be accepted but if you are nominating another parent, please seek their prior consent.
If there are more nominations than vacancies, the election will be by secret ballot. If that is necessary, voting papers will be sent to all parents together with details of the ballot procedure.
Mr R Dickson
Please click below for nomination forms:
Dear Parents and Carers
Please find attached a letter from Mr. Dickson containing all the instructions for returning to school next week. Please familiarise yourself with the opening times for all entrances and the route you must take around school.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or the office.
The School Office
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World Book Day is going to look a little bit different this year, however, we are going to make sure it is just as much fun! We know how much you love books and reading and think it is particularly important for us all to celebrate World Book Day. We are planning lots of exciting and engaging activities based on our favourite books and authors during the week starting 1st March. Our whole school book will be ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’.
There will be daily Zoom reading sessions with different adults working at Holy Trinity. Teachers will also be talking about their favourite books and authors and we would like to challenge you to record a short video talking about your favourite book and send it to us.
On Thursday 4th March the children who are in school will take part in an online author roadshow which will be recorded and a link sent out to all of the families working from home so that everyone can enjoy listening to some of their favourite authors.
We would like to invite you to join us all in dressing up as your favourite character on World Book Day. There is no need to buy anything special for this, all you need is your imagination! We will be having Zoom sessions during the day so that we can see each other’s costumes, I wonder how many different characters we will see?
Finally, you will be sent a digital World Book Day token which can be used to buy an exclusive World Book Day book from your local bookshop between 18th February and 28th March 2021.
Thank you for your support,
Miss Wright (English Lead)
Please see attached a letter from Mrs Wedgwood.
Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support over the last few weeks. The Key Worker children who have continued to attend nursery have coped fantastically with the changes to their usual settled routine. They have welcomed new children and staff into their bubble and adapted well to the new ‘normal’.
Lots of the children at home have really engaged with home learning. Many have joined zooms, made contact via Dojo and shared pictures of great home learning. This period has been unsettling for children of all ages (and most adults too!), but the resilience of the youngest members of our school has really impressed both myself and the Early Years team. It is thanks to the parents and carers at home that the children have managed so well. So, a big thank you to all of you from all the staff on the Early Years team.
And finally, a thank you to those parents of the children who were due to start attending our nursery in January. Thank you for your understanding and patience. We are really looking forward to welcoming your child in March and getting to know them as they begin their educational journey at Holy Trinity Nursery.
As you will be aware, the Government has stated that schools will reopen on the 8th March 2021.
Holy Trinity Nursery will reopen to all current nursery children on this date. If your child was already attending nursery, they will be able to continue with their normal sessions from Monday 8th March.
For the children who were due to start in January, we look forward to welcoming them into the nursery from the week beginning the 15th of March.
We have made the decision to stagger the intake for the sake of the children. The majority of nursery children have not been in the setting since December. They are likely to need some time to settle back into the routine and environment. Key Worker children will need time to adapt to the changes and be part of the larger nursery group again. By giving these children a week to settle back in we will be providing the new January intake with a more settled and calm environment to begin their nursery experience. The sessions that were agreed for the January starters will go ahead as planned.
May I take this opportunity to thank you once again for your ongoing understanding and support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me on 01691 654832.
EYFS Lead Teacher