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.

Christmas Dinner and Jumper Day 2023

The children should have received letters regarding our upcoming Christmas Dinner celebrations which will take place on the 20th December 2023. The children are welcome to wear Christmas jumpers on this day.
Please complete and return the form attached at the earliest opportunity.
If you require another letter please pop to see me (Miss Harrison) in the office 🙂
Here is another copy of the menu
🎄☃️🎅🤶🎄☃️🎅🤶🎄☃️🎅🤶🎄☃️🎅🤶🎄☃️🎅🤶

Children in Need 17.11.23

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you may already know, this week is this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal Week. John Fletcher of Madeley Primary School is excited to be joining with many others around the UK to help raise awareness.

Children are welcome to come to school on Friday 17th November in their own clothes.

Due to the cost-of-living crisis, parents are not expected to contribute but if you would like to donate, you can do so here;

Donate using the ‘70701’ shortcode (Campaign dates: 31st Oct 2023 to 30th Nov 2024) –

Text the word ‘FIVE’ to 70701 to donate £5

Text the word ‘TEN’ to 70701 to donate £10

If children have PE on Friday (Y3 and Year 1) they will need to wear sensible footwear.

For further information please see https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/donate/

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards

Miss E Harrison

SIAMS Outcome and Report

I am so pleased to be finally be able to share our exciting news and report from our SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) which was carried out on 12th October under the new inspection framework.

Although judgements do not appear on the report, I can now confirm that we have been rated Judgement 1 which is the top that you can receive. I have also been informed that we are the first school in the Diocese of Hereford to receive this judgement under the new framework. This is due to all pupils, staff, adults at home and the local community and how we all look after each other.

Please enjoy reading the report as it truly encapsulates our school and community. Yet again the family of John Fletcher has been recognised for how wonderful we are and has been captured so beautifully within this report.

SIAMS report John Fletcher Church of England_Methodist Primary School Madeley 123526 121023

Thank you again for all being so wonderful and making John Fletcher such a fantastic place to be.

Mrs Welsh xx

General reminders

Contact Details

It is extremely important that we as a school are able to make contact with you not only by phone but also email. If you or any of your contacts on our system have changed your telephone numbers or emails please ensure that we are aware of the new numbers. This includes a change of address. These changes can easily be made by getting in touch with the school office.

Sandwich/Jacket Potato Bar

On our school menu we do offer the option of having either Sandwich Bar or Jacket Potato Bar. These needed to be ordered a week in advance and we ask that orders are placed by the end of the school day on a Thursday in readiness for the following week. Order forms can be found in the main school office.

Appointments

Whenever possible, please make every effort to book children’s medical appointments outside of school hours. However, if it is that you do have to collect your child during the school day or bring them in at a later start time, you will need to let the office know and also provide us with evidence of their appointment. A letter, text message or appointment card will suffice. Thank you.

Pick-ups

If you have arranged for somebody different to collect your child from school please let the office know prior to 2.30pm whenever possible so that the appropriate message can be sent to class teacher regarding who to dismiss your child to.

Absence Reporting

If your child is absent from school it is vital that you call the school office prior to 9.30am each day of their absence with a reason and brief explanation. This is important for safeguarding reasons as well as keeping our school attendance records accurate and up to date. We are still experiencing a number of absences without receiving a call and the administration team are having to make follow up calls to parents which is very time consuming at what is a very busy time of day. For sickness and diarrhoea please note the absence period is 48 hours from the last episode before your child is able to return to school.

Also, please do not email class teachers directly with information about your child’s absence or with any other details regarding collection etc, the school office must be informed of this information.

Site Safety

Please can we again remind parents that, for the safety of all, parking is not allowed on school premises. This also includes taxis that have been booked to bring parents to collect their children. If you arrive in a taxi, you must instruct the driver to let you out on the road and tell them that they are not allowed on site. We have a limited number of disabled spaces for which we can issue parking permits if you could show the office staff a disability parking badge.  We would ask that if you do use these spaces you wait until the drives have cleared before moving your vehicle. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the children safe.

Parking

Please remember to park safely and considerately on the roads around school. Tesco are willing for parents to park on their car park and walk the short distance to school. When parking near school please do not park on the pavements causing obstructions for driveways and pedestrians. Thank you for your co-operation.

Bikes and Scooters

Please remember that whilst on school grounds children are not allowed to ride their bikes and scooters. These must be pushed or carried until off the premises. This includes children not of school-age. Thank you.

Thankyou for your co-operation

Best wishes

Miss Harrison

NSPCC Speak Out. Stay Safe.

16th October 2023

Dear Parent/Carer

NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. programme

I am pleased to inform you that we are participating in the NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. Programme this term. Speak out. Stay safe. is a programme for children aged 5-11 which aims to help children understand abuse in all its forms and to recognise the signs of abuse. Children are taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a safe adult or Childline.

This child friendly programme is aligned with the curriculum and consists of age appropriate virtual assemblies and supporting classroom based activities which we have reviewed.  The content is delivered in an engaging and interactive way with the help of the NSPCC mascot Buddy. If you would like to know more about the Speak out. Stay safe. programme visit www.nspcc.org.uk/speakout.

Feedback survey for pupils aged 7-11

The NSPCC would like to gather feedback from pupils aged between 7-11 about the Speak out. Stay safe. programme to gauge their learning. This will be voluntary and children can still take part in the programme if they don’t take part in the survey.

  • All survey questions are multiple choice and focussed on the programme.
  • The survey is anonymous and confidential.  However, if in the process of completing the survey, a teacher becomes concerned for a pupil’s welfare (e.g., through something a pupil says) we will follow our school’s safeguarding procedures.
  • If you do not want your child to take part in the survey, sign and return the slip on the letter given to your child to their class teacher.
  • If you have agreed that your child can take part in the survey but your child changes their mind on the day, that is also okay.

Additional NSPCC resources for families to help keep children safe

The NSPCC have shared some important information below on wider NSPCC resources and support to help keep children safe.

 

Parent/Carer support

Take a look at information, support, advice and activities from NSPCC for parent and carers.

www.nspcc.org.uk/parents

Activities to extend learning at home

Take part in games and activities at home to help children learn about speaking out and staying safe.

www.nspcc.org.uk/activities

 

 

Online Safety Hub

For information on a range of different online safety topics including gaming, social media, sharing images, parental controls and more.

www.nspcc.org.uk/onlinesafety

 

Childline – under 12’s

Childline have an accessible website with advice, support, games and activities. Children can change the language, enlarge text and also listen to the content.

www.childline.org.uk/buddy (5-7)

www.childline.org.uk/kids (7-11)

 

Talk PANTS with your children

Talk PANTS is a simple conversation to help keep children safe from sexual abuse. From P through to S, each letter of PANTS provides simple but important messages. Download the free resources at www.nspcc.org.uk/pants.

 

 I hope you find this information about the NSPCC and the Speak out. Stay safe. programme helpful. Please do contact your child’s class teacher or myself if you have any further questions.

 Yours sincerely,

Sarah Wust

Assistant Head teacher and SENDCO

Lead teacher for Vulnerable Pupils

 

Harvest

 

I wanted to say a huge thankyou to our families for all of their kind donations towards our Harvest collections this year. Your generosity will go on to help so many families in our community.
A big big thankyou to my brilliant helpers who did a fantastic job of organising and packing away the donations ready to be collected.
If you would like to contribute further or require support you can do by visiting https://telfordcrisissupport.org.uk/

2023/2024 Nasal Influenza Immunisation (Flu Spray)

Your child’s annual 2023/2024 LAIV Nasal Influenza Immunisation (Flu Spray) is now due. All children in school should have come home with consent forms earlier this week. If you have not received one, please come and see me (Miss Harrison) in the office.

All Primary school-aged children, including children in Specialist Schools, in Reception Year to Year 6 (aged 4 to 10 years old on 31st August 2023) will be offered the vaccine.

This vaccination programme is in place to help protect your child against flu. Flu can be an unpleasant illness and sometimes causes serious complications. Vaccinating your child will also help protect more vulnerable friends and family by preventing flu from spreading. The vaccination is free and recommended for young children and will be given by a quick and simple spray up the nose.
If your child becomes wheezy or has their asthma medication increased after you return the consent form handed out earlier in the week, please contact the Immunisation Team via school on the day.

If you decide you do not want to vaccinate your child against flu,  please return the form indicating no consent. 

Thankyou ☺️ 😊

Harvest Festival

Harvest Celebration – Friday 6th October 2023

Dear families

We will be holding our Harvest Celebration on Friday 6th October 2023. As part of our service, we will be giving thanks for donations which will be passed on to our local food bank.

To ensure that the food bank receives a wide variety of items pleased could you try to send a donation in line with each child’s year group on the table below. However, all donations are gratefully received and will provide much needed help to the most vulnerable people in our local community.

 

Reception Pasta, rice, instant noodles, pot snacks
Year 1 / 2 Tinned goods (beans, spaghetti, soup, tuna, fruit, veg, rice pudding, custard)
Year 3 Jams, spreads, long life puddings, UHT milk, squash or cordial
Year 4 Sugar, crackers, boxed cereal
Year 5 Nappies, wipes, baby food, baby shampoo, baby wash
Year 6 Shampoo, deodorant, shaving foam, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush packs
Via the office Razors, feminine hygiene products (these are much needed items)

 

Please begin sending in your donations from tomorrow so that the children can experience the magic of watching the food store grow over the course of the following week. We are aware that everyone needs a little help from time to time and therefore all parents are invited to view our harvest donations on Friday 6th October at 3:30pm in the South Hall where you may use this as an opportunity to take whatever is needed to make things a little easier during our current times where we’re all feeling the pinch. Any surplus will be sent to our local foodbank.

We are very lucky to have such supportive families and we know that you will donate as much as you can within our current financial climate to this very important cause.

Spare Clothes

Dear families

We would appreciate any donations of old socks, underwear, trousers, etc.

All ages and sizes will be greatly received, especially with the colder weather approaching and little accidents more likely to occur.

Thankyou so much!