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Newsletter 9                                                                                                                17th November 2017


Safeguarding Governor—Mr Fabian Fick


The Governing Body has a duty to ensure that the children attending the school are safe and that the school has all the necessary Safeguarding policies and procedures in place. Policies and procedures are reviewed annually to make sure they take account of the latest legal requirements, guidance and advice from the Government, Local Authority and partner agencies. School staff and leaders follow and manage these policies and procedures in school. As Safeguarding Governor I will visit the school regularly on behalf of the Governing Body and see that all the checks, procedures and training are in place and kept up to date. I take part in processes of providing annual audit information to the Local Authority and Ofsted, when required, and report back to Governors on the Safeguarding procedures and any actions required to improve them. Policies can be found on the school website, but parents/carers will see Safeguarding working on a daily basis, most obviously around school attendance, school security, pupil behaviour and the conduct of staff and volunteers and can see the children are happy and feel safe at school.



Growth Mindset Workshops

This week we held our growth mindset workshops for parents/carers. Thank you to everyone who attended. It was lovely to see so many people in school. Information from the workshops can also be found on the school website if you were unable to attend. Please look out for photos too!


Mrs Payne

Unfortunately Mrs Payne, HLTA has been out of school since the beginning of Term 2 with a broken ankle. We will keep you updated about her return. Mrs Coles, LSA has extended her hours to be able to cover and give consistency across the classes they work in. We all wish Mrs Payne a speedy recovery!



Children in Need

Today we have been supporting Children in Need. Thank you to everyone who took part in our ‘Dress Down Day’ and to all the parents/carers and the friends of CPIS for helping with face painting this morning. We are delighted to announce that the total raised so far is an amazing, £246.05! Thank you.


Individual Photographs

The photographer will be in school on Tuesday 21st November for individual school photographs. If you would like pre- school children to be photographed with their siblings please arrive at 8.30am. If siblings are at Chester Park Junior School you will have received a letter from the junior school with arrangements, please return to the junior school if you require siblings to be photographed together.


Don’t forget to wear full school uniform and a big smile!


Coats for Cold Weather

Now the weather is becoming colder please remember children should have a coat or jacket to wear for outdoor learning and playtimes. Unless it is very wet we try to give the children some outdoor playtime during the day.


Road Safety Week


The children will be learning about Road Safety next week. We have sourced some role play traffic lights and road safety uniforms for all the children to use in class as part of their learning.


Aviva Community Fund

There is still time to vote for CPIS in the Aviva Community Fund to help us get money towards developing the Forest School facilities. Please type this link into your internet search engine: https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-3337 Thank you. Voting closes at midday on Tuesday 21st November.


‘Friends of CPIS’ Winter Fayre

The Winter Fayre is on Friday 1st December from 2-4pm in the school hall. Please can you help by donating any toys, books etc. you no longer want for our stall, we also need prizes for the tombola e.g. bubble bath, chocolates, biscuits and teddies of all shapes and sizes for the teddy tombola. Please can teddies be brought into school as soon as possible. Thank you.

There will be the usual fun activities and new activities this year including Storytime with Santa’s Elves, Teddy Tombola and Craft Making it promises to be a great afternoon of fun.


We would really appreciate any help on the day with running the stalls. We try to fill up a rota with half hour slots so that everyone can still have time to enjoy the fayre with their children. If you can help at all please get in touch with the school office who will let us know or email the Friends of CPIS at: friendsofcpis@gmail.com Thank you.



School Crossing Patrol


We have been advised that our School Crossing Patrol, Mrs Pethers, who operates the crossing at Goodneston Road, will not be on duty for the period 27th November – 8th December 2017.

Please take care when crossing the road. Thank you.


Pot of Gold





Rainbow Raffle Winners

This week the following children were awarded the Rainbow Sticker:


Badgers— Wafiq

Rabbits— Esa

Squirrels— Macy

Bumblebees— Gurdashian

Hedgehogs— Haram

Otters— Raphael

Owl— Lucas

Foxes— Jacob


Effort Assembly Awards

Each Friday children are selected by the class teacher to receive recognition during assembly for their effort in school. This week the following children took part in Effort Assembly:


Badgers— Harrison

Rabbits— Esa

Squirrels— Joseph

Bumblebees— Tameerah

Hedgehogs— Ayat

Otters— Nyla

Owl— Chelsea

Foxes— Patricia



Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Friday 25th May 2018

Monday 4th June 2018



Be There Beaver Weekly Attendance News—School Expectation is 96%

The ‘Be There Beaver’ attendance award goes to Foxes Class with 99.3%! Well Done! Will your class be next to have the highest attendance and get the Be There Beaver! Keep trying!


Year Group

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