My Money Week

Last week (w/c 11th June 2018) saw Freddies celebrate ‘My Money Week’. A range of exciting work related learning activities went on throughout the school from the sale of cherry buns and ice cream in Foundation and KS1, to a ‘beach’ themed role play including games, shops and cafe in KS2 and research into money making schemes in the Senior classes. Senior pupils, in particularly, took a key role in managing a budget, what to spend money on, collecting orders, production and delivery of sweet, savoury and plant based goods.

The week ended with a fantastic celebration assembly, each class sharing their photos and contributions with the rest of the school.

Well done to everyone involved!

Basic Skills Quality Mark

On 6th June the school was visited by our Basic Skills Assessor who spent the day in school meeting with Subject Leaders, visiting classrooms and trawling through our monitoring systems and the children’s work books. We are pleased to announce that the Basic Skills Primary Award and the Basic Skills Secondary Award have both been renewed. This is an excellent achievement for all involved.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

From May 25th 2018 the rules around data protection are changing. The ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) will change how we can use your personal data and keep it safe, and will also strengthen your rights over your own data.

The point of this is to make sure sensitive or private information about yourselves and your children stays safe. Whilst it is similar to the current Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences, so we need to make a few changes at the school in order to ensure we remain compliant.

One of these changes is that we have updated our Privacy Notice. You will find this in the Family Area section of the website. Alternatively, if you would like a hard copy of the Privacy Notice please contact the school to request one.

If you have any questions about how the GDPR affects you, or how our school is preparing, you can contact Jim Weller who is the Data Protection Officer for the school.

Spin Off Theatre Company Workshops

Over the Spring Term, a selection of Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 pupils have participated in five ‘Peace of Mind’ wellbeing workshops run by the Spin Off Theatre company. During these sessions, the pupils have engaged in fun ice breaker games and songs and practised some breathing and mindfulness activities. They have explored topics including Bullying, Body Image, Independent Travel and Stranger Danger where they have engaged in forum theatre activities and self- assessment of understanding and expectations. All of the pupils have enjoyed and actively participated in the sessions and our more able and more communicative learners have become more confident at interacting with the workshop visitors each week.  It has been a fun and beneficial programme for our pupils to have been a part of.

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

On Tuesday 24th October the school held its annual Harvest Festival. As an addition to the celebration we decided to have a Harvest event prior to the service, whereby each class created their own art work and the children had a ‘Find the harvest mouse’ fun activity to complete.  What a great occasion for all. Thanks must be given to the generosity of so many parents for their contributions of tins and dried foods which are being donated to the charity Emmaus who support people living on the streets. Here are just a few pictures from our Harvest afternoon: