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Friday newsletter from the headteacher

Posted 15th September 2023

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Message from Miss McNamara

This week, it has been a joy to welcome the new Reception cohort; they have all been so smartly dressed in their uniform, arriving with their golden ticket clutched in their hand!

I am so impressed with how quickly they are learning the new routines, including choosing a book to read in the morning and putting their belongings away in their tray. Well done Oak class!

A big thank you to all those who attended the Family Breakfast this week - it was great getting to know more parents. The next one will be on Tuesday 23rd January 2024 and we hope even more families can join us.

Hannah McNamara


Skills and Workshops

Do you have a skill, interest or hobby you could share with school?

As part of our commitment to supporting families, we would like to offer more workshops and groups to parents and carers. If you have a skill or interest you could share with other families, please email

If any parent or carer is able to help maintain our donated uniform by hanging up or folding new donations, this help would be greatly appreciated. This requires about 15 minutes a week. Please let the office know if you can do this.

Calm Club


Calm Club runs every day at break and lunchtime play. 

We offer a calm space where children can come and read a book or draw/colour. There is always an adult available to chat about any worries. Children may bring their own paper/ stationery from home, and these can be kept in their classroom tray.

Secondary Applications

Applications open on the are open now and close 31st October.

Details on how to apply will be sent directly to Year 6 parents.shutterstock_343298339

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a partnership between police and schools. 

One of the principles of Operation Encompass is that all incidents of domestic abuse are shared with schools, not just those where an offence can be identified.

For many years now, the school has worked with North Yorkshire Police and Operation Encompass to support pupils who may have experienced domestic violence. Operation Encompass works by reporting to the schools when a child or young person has experienced domestic abuse or is resident in a house where domestic abuse has occurred and has been reported to the Police.

Operation Encompass ensures that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to support children in school with any difficulties they may experience as a result of domestic violence.

Click here to visit the Operation Encompass website

Hannah McNamara


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