Message from Mrs Anderson…

As you are all aware we have our parent consultations next week at school. This is a great opportunity for you to meet with the teacher and talk about your child’s progress. If you haven’t made your appointment please get in touch with your child’s class teacher as a matter of urgency as we do want to meet all of you. It seems hard to believe we are nearly at the end of our first term. Hope you all have a good weekend.

School website…

Please can we urge you to visit the school website to see the regular updates. Each week there is a Headteacher blog and we are in the process of developing class pages. This is a wonderful place to share the learning of the children and the great experiences they are having with their learning. The curriculum information is also on the website. You will find all of our current policies and information.

Behaviour Policy

Attached to this newsletter is the flow chart linked to our school Behaviour policy. We really appreciate the support you give your children and staff with the implementation of this policy. The policy shows the steps that all staff follow in school ensuring that we have a safe learning environment that promotes learning for all.

Keeping Our Children Safe

Please can you help us with keeping your children safe at school. If you come into school or leave the school during the day please can you ensure you close the main gate securely. It is important that you don’t let other people in unless the office staff have authorized this as we need to know who is on site at all times.

As you will notice there is always a member of staff on the main doors in the morning. If you need to get a message to the class teacher please speak with the teaching assistant who will be happy to pass on the message, or alternatively all staff email addresses are on the website. You will also be able to get messages to the class teachers through the office team, Aimee Rice our Parent Support Adviser or myself. Teachers are always available after school and are happy to meet with you.

Anti-bullying and E-safety week

In the week of Monday 16th November until Friday 20th November we will be having an Anti-Bullying and E-safety week for the whole school. This will be an informative and exciting week for the children where we explore keeping safe and looking at the opportunities for computing both in school and at home. On the Friday afternoon we will have a time where parents and friends can come into school and see the children learning together with a presentation from South West Grid for Learning- KEEP THE DATE: Friday 20th November. We highly recommend you attend the session, it will run between 1.45 – 3.15pm.

Anti-bullying is high priority for all schools and we at St Paul’s take it very seriously. Our policy is fully implemented across the school- it is very important that our children really understand what bullying means and we talk to them about, ‘Several Times On Purpose- STOP.’ As with all issues that may arise it is really important that you let us know if there are any issues and these will be followed up. The first person to speak to is the class teacher and if you feel you need more advice/support any member of the senior leadership team.

Food Bank

A huge thank you from the Plymouth Food Bank for the donation of all the food from the Harvest Festival. We collected an amazing 87.22kg, this will make an enormous difference to the Food Bank.

Plymouth Writing Anthology Launch… Let’s Celebrate

Congratulations to Freya Astbury, Jorja Nicholls, Anais Prowse, Alfie Garside and Alfie Bettell for having some writing published in the Plymouth Writing Anthology. Yesterday our pupils and myself attended a launch event at Plymouth Guild Hall, hosted by Plymouth City Council. The Lord Mayor presented the young people with their own personal copy of the anthology. They should all be feeling very proud at having their writing published. Keep writing!

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