Summer Holiday Activities Club

Dear Parent/Carer,

We have some fantastic news!  A holiday club will be running here over the summer holidays.  This is free to students receiving free school meals. Click on the flyer Telford- JF.

This is a fantastic opportunity so please get booked in, before it goes out to the wider public!

Kind regards

No Summer Fete – Rainbow Raffle instead

No Summer Fete – Rainbow Raffle instead

This year there will be no Summer Fete, we (Friends PTA) would be very grateful if the money budgeted for the Summer Fete could be spent on purchasing Rainbow Raffle ticket please, as it stands there has been enough sold to the top prize of £50 but sales are low. Thank you to everyone who has returned their sold Rainbow raffle tickets, the office has plenty remaining if spares are needed, any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Rainbow raffle non-uniform day:

Tomorrow the children are invited to come to school wearing their year colour (see list below), no fee is required, we simply ask that an item is donated towards our Rainbow Raffle hampers matching their year colour.  Items must be unopened and not require refrigeration, examples could include but not limited to:  Shampoo/ conditioner/ bodywash/ pop/ lotions/ biscuits/ chocolates/ gloves/ hats/ sweets/ stationery/ candles etc.

Reception = Red

Year 1 = Orange

Year 2 = Yellow

Year 3 = Green

Year 4 = Purple

Year 5 = Pink

Year 6 = Blue

 

Rainbow Raffle prize draw:

Friday 12th July 3:30-4:00, please join us in the South Hall where the Rainbow raffle  hamper prizes will be drawn, top prize is £50, then each lucky winner will receive a hamper, if you are unable to make the draw your colourful hamper/ top prize will be kept safe for collection the week after.

****IMPORTANT: New Attendance and Leave in Term Time Information****

From August 19th 2024 the Government have introduced a new ‘national framework for Penalty Notices’. (in Telford & Wrekin the changes apply from 1st September 2024).

 There are significant changes that parents need to be aware of:

  • If your child has 10 sessions of unauthorised absence in a 10 school week rolling period, you may be issued with a Penalty Notice. These 10 sessions may include any unauthorised absence, including leave in term time and do not have to be consecutive.
  • Penalty Notices are increasing to £160 from September 2024. This can be reduced to £80 but only for the first Penalty Notice issued, if paid within 21 days – this reduction does not apply to any subsequent Penalty Notice.
  • Any 2nd Penalty Notice, to the same parent for the same child, issued within three years of the date of the first Penalty Notice will be charged at a flat rate of £160
  • A third Penalty Notice will not be issued within a three year rolling period, to the same parent for the unauthorised absence of the same child, – alternative action or legal measures will be utilised for subsequent offences.
  • In some circumstances a ‘Notice to Improve’ may be issued – However, a Notice to Improve will only be used in cases where support is appropriate. They will not be issued in cases of unauthorised leave in term time for holidays, where information for parents is included on schools website or a simple warning by the school that a Penalty Notice could be issued if unauthorised leave in term time is taken will suffice.

 

‘Parents should always apply to the Headteacher for any request for leave in term time by completing a request form available from school.  (DfE guidance states schools should not authorise leave retrospectively so any leave in term time taken without a request being submitted will be unauthorised absence)’.

In developing and publishing the new national framework, the Government has renewed appeals to parents not to take their children out of school during term time.  The Governors and Headteacher of this school support this and students will only be given permission to take leave in term time if there are exceptional circumstances. The DfE Guidance Working Together to Improve School Attendance (Feb 2024) states that: Generally, the DfE does not consider the need or desire for a holiday or other absence for the purpose of leisure and recreation to be an exceptional circumstance. (Paragraph 38.)

Each application for leave in term time will be considered and if it is agreed and authorised the Headteacher will determine the duration of any leave. However, if the application is not agreed and the absence occurs the dates will be unauthorised. Parents will be notified of any decision in writing. This notification may be hand delivered directly to the parent or posted to the parents’ home address.

As a school we are asked to inform you that in line with Telford and Wrekin Council Policy, if your child is absent for 10 school sessions within a 10 week rolling period and that absence is unauthorised, you may be subject to a Penalty Notice fine, criteria is as detailed above.

New books!

Dear Parents/ Carers,

A little while ago we held our annual book fair. From the books that were bought, our school gained reward points that we were able to spend on brand new books for the whole school. The children spent time in class, selecting the texts that they would like to read. A very exciting delivery came this week! Here is just a small selection.

Thank you to all of our families who have made this possible. We know the children are extremely excited to get reading!

Mrs Smith

(Reception Teacher and Reading Leader)

New School Dinner Menu 2024

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Dear Families,

Please see a copy of the new school dinner menu which will begin the week that we return to school after the Easter holidays.
Physical copies will be distributed to the children as soon as we have copies of them in school and digital copies have been sent via ParentPay and email.
When we return to school, we will be on week 1.
Kind regards,
The John Fletcher of Madeley Team.

Our Latest Newsletter 09.02.2023

Our latest newsletter is her for you to read, please click on the link below to see it.

https://johnfletcherofmadeley.co.uk/newsletters/spring-term-news…ter-5-09-02-2024/

Final call – Friends (PTA) Wear What You Love Disco

💃💃💃…Final Day…🕺🕺🕺
Thank you to everyone who has purchased a ticket, to join us this Friday 9th February for our “Wear What You Love” Disco, children are welcome to come to school in their disco clothes, spending they day in what they love to wear 🥳.
Disco tickets are £3.00 – Payable beforehand on ParentPay, by the end of Today (6th Feb), this is to ensure safeguarding ratios are met and sufficient supplies.
Volunteers – Safety is paramount, if you/ grandparent/ uncle/ aunt/ friend can help, please do get in touch, we could really do with some more volunteers.