Pupils are invited to come into school wearing something other than school uniform on Thursday 9th February. A donation of £1 is asked for the privilege! All money raised will go to support the Douglas MacMillan Hospice.
The school will be subject to an Ofsted inspection on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th February. Further details will be forwarded to parents with particular reference to how they can contribute to the process.
Letter to parents & guardians
Dear Parent / Carer
As you may have seen in the media, trades unions representing staff employed in the public sector, including schools, have called for industrial action on Wednesday, 30 November 2011.
This industrial action is being taken over the issue of proposed changes to public sector pension schemes and the potential long-term detrimental effect this could have to public services. As such, the dispute is with the Government, not with the school or local authority. However, as it results from ballots conducted in accordance with current employment legislation, it is regarded as a legitimate trade dispute.
The school has undertaken a rigorous assessment of the impact relating to the health, safety and wellbeing of pupil’s taking into consideration the number of staff who intend to take strike action. Following this we have decided that the only safe and practical decision is that the school will be closed on Wednesday, 30 November, 2011.
The governing body and staff apologise for any disruption caused by this industrial action but large numbers of Public Sector Workers including many of our own school based staff have serious concerns about the issues relating to the terms and conditions of their employment which lies at the centre of this current dispute.
Professor R.C. Bladen-Hovell Malcolm Morrey
Chair of Governors Headteacher
The school joined with St John the Baptist Church, Ashley to collect for our Harvest Thanksgiving. Through Compassion UK, we have sponsored the education and welfare of a 4 year old girl called Priyanshi Ben Zaver Bhai Patel who lives 187 km north of Mumbai in India. We look forward to hearing from Priyanshi and developing a good relationship with her over the coming years.
Our Year 6 pupils spent a week enjoying a range of activities at Standon Bowers Outdoor Education Centre. They went climbing, caving, kayaking and orienteering, as well as enjoying lessons in archery, shelter building and outdoor survival! They all had a brilliant time, taking on greater responsibility and rising to meet each fresh challenge with ever increasing confidence and determination. As a school, we are proud of each and every one of them.
We are pleased to have begun our new school year at Hugo Meynell and look forward to the fun and hard work, the effort and enjoyment and the tremendous sense of achievement that the coming months hold in store for us all
We offer a very warm welcome to all our new pupils and their families and trust that you will make many new friends and enjoy your time at our school.
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