Monday 9th November 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope that you have all had a pleasant weekend, the first in the latest lockdown. In the Harrison household we are back to long walks and jigsaws. This weekend’s challenge is a 1000 piece of Tower Bridge!
I am delighted to announce that the Deighton Gates Primary Reception 2021 video is now available for viewing on the website here. Please feel free to share it with friends and family who may have children due to start school in September 2021. Thank you to Mr Dancer for his IT expertise and to the Y6 children for their professional voice overs. It is not an ideal way to showcase the school as we love opening our doors to let people see what we are doing, but I am sure you will agree that the video captures the essence of Deighton Gates.
Today I will be sending a letter to Year 6 parents about Herd Farm. Please look out for it and complete the survey by the end of the week to let me know your thoughts. Sadly we are unable to book a London trip this year. Unlike Herd Farm, when we cancelled last term we really struggled to get the money back that parents had paid from NST (the firm that runs our London trip). We managed to get most of it back through insurance but, like with any holidays at the moment, we would struggle to recoup money if we were to book again.
Some of you may have noticed that we have advertised a Learning Mentor post in school. Whilst we are delighted for Miss Elliott that she is moving to an exciting new role with the Brigshaw Trust, we will really miss her! Miss Elliott will be with us for the next four weeks and will continue working with children until then. We are now actively recruiting and hope to have someone in post by the New Year.
On the school meals front… We are in talks with our caterers about providing hot box selections at lunchtime. These will be closer to our usual offer so watch this space!
Once again the hours have raced by and it is nearly time to open the gates again. It has been a less eventful day today than Friday when a huge pheasant sneaked into the school through one of ventilating doors and I had to liberate it! Not had that before!
See you soon,