Welcome back to the new half term and what a fantastic week of weather we have had to settle us back in. It has been a week when our library changed beyond words with brand new bespoke furniture to create a wonderful space for the children to read and learn, financed by a very generous donation given to the school from a long standing Chagford resident. The staff have worked hard again to move and pack the books ready for the installation and the result was well worth all the effort. Particular thanks must go to Miss Philpott who came in today to make sure all the books were back in use for the children on Monday.
The children have been very excited to see the new library and are raring to go and experience the new space. As a school we are incredibly lucky to have such generous people who live in our community and this space will is a wonderful investment in the future of our children who attend our school.
On Thursday Yew Class held the Collective Worship and taught us all about how to stay safe online. It was a very useful sharing of information and reminded us all on how easy it can be to get yourself into difficulty when online however they could also offer us all plenty of good suggestions on what to do when faced with a situation of concern. Well done Yew Class.
It is with great sadness that I have to announce that Mrs Robinson (Ayesha) will be leaving us on 22nd March to pursue a new career with the Wildlife Trust. We will be extremely sad to see her go as she has added so much to our team over the last 3 years. I know that the entire staff and certainly the pupils will miss her welcoming smile and sense of humour, despite having to spin so many different plates at once and I am sure that many parents will feel the same. Fortunately we have secured a lovely lady, Sara Carmichael to come in and spend some time with Ayesha over these last 3 weeks to familiarise herself with Chagford and its community and will then take over the role temporarily until the end of the academic year. We will do all that we can to ensure that there is a smooth transfer and for parents and pupils everything should carry on as normal.
The response to the parent/community questionnaire will be out on Monday 4th March 2019, so please look out for an email and website alert. We will also be sharing this to the wider community through the church and noticeboards. I hope that you find the response interesting and feel that the governors and I have listened to your views respectfully.
Next week is parent consultations for classes, so if you haven’t already signed up for a time to meet your child’s teacher then call in or phone the office and we will be pleased to help.
Have a great weekend.
Important School information
World Book Day
As per usual, we like to do things a little differently at Chagford – the official World Book Day is being held on Thursday 7th March – but due to staff training, we are going to hold our World Book Day on FRIDAY 8THMARCH instead. Once again we invite your child to dress up as a character from one of their favourite books and for adults to join us on the playground (weather permitting) for the parade at approximately 9:15am. The school council will by standing-by, clipboards at the ready, to judge best-dressed children from each class. It’s always a memorable day and it’s hard to think of a better way of celebrating the joy that books bring!
Please can you make sure that you let us know if you change your home time arrangements. We need to know if someone other than yourself is collecting you child after school, just let you class teacher know in the morning or email email@example.com or call 01647 432412. If your child is going to attend an after school activity or ASC please make sure that you have signed them up on your school gateway account. We use this data to let the class teacher know where to direct children and allows us to keep them safe. If you collect your child from school and they are usually on a bus please let a teacher or reception know, this avoids us sending the buses home late. All clubs must be signed up for on school gateway, due to space some clubs have limited numbers.