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School Policies

We have recently updated and added some school policies to the website about Safeguarding, Anti-Bullying, E-Safety, Positive Behaviour and Complaints Policy.

Please follow the link below to read the policies:

Information for Parents – Policies

 


Parent Governor Elections

Our Governing Body are looking to elect two new parent governors.  If you would like to be considered for one of the positions, please complete and return the attached letter by 18th October.

 Parent Gov. Election Letter 2012[1]

Regards,

Martin Farmer

Chair of Governors


Christmas Card Project 2012

Once again this year we are working in partnership with  the Art Project for School (APFS). Your child has created their own Christmas card design, this artwork will be accurately reproduced onto Christmas cards (A6 size) for you to purchase in time for the festive period.

Ordering is very simple.  Simply complete and return the form attached to the rear of your child’s artwork which they will bring home. Please return the artwork, with payment to school no later than Friday 12 October.

DO NOT FOLD THE ARTWORK.

Cheques should be made payable to Totley Primary School.


Parent View Questionnaire

At Totely Primary we are constantly striving to make improvements to the school. We take your view and thoughts into account as we make any changes to our  the services we offer to our children. Therefore it would be a great help to us if you could complete a parent view questionnaire. Please follow the link below:

http://www.totley.sheffield.sch.uk/information-for-parents/parent-questionnaire

 


Storyteller weaves magic as new quad is unveiled.

Following the completion of building work over the summer holidays, our new story telling quad was ready to be officially opened. To mark the occasion, we invited professional story teller, Ursula Holden-Gill, into school to talk to us about her favourite stories and to tell some of her own.

Ursula ran separate sessions for both infants and juniors and quickly had us all under her spell. She took us on an incredible journey through her her performance, which unlocked our imaginations to reveal a world of crazy monsters, fairies and, of course, ratboy!

The day was made particularly special by the presence of the Douglas family. Rosie, along with her children, James, Jenny, Jaz and our very own Jolene, came to watch the performance (along with cousins Becky and Alice) and listen as the new quad was dedicated to Pete and his memory. Pete Douglas was a much loved parent and governor, who sadly passed away 4 years ago. He would have loved everything about the new quad!

Already, the children have enjoyed using the quad as a stage for role play and for hearing stories. Here’s to many more performances and lots of laughs in the future!

Ursula takes the hotseat in our fantastic new quad!

The Douglas children gather around their dad's memorial plaque.


Radon Gas Information

During the holiday period, I was informed by Sheffield Local Authority that the levels of radon gas found in school are above recommended levels, following a period of monitoring last term. I have been assured that there is no immediate danger to the health of our staff and pupils. In order to control the levels of radon accumulation within the school, we will shortly be having a series of extractors fitted. The equipment installed will disperse the radon gas into the atmosphere where it will dissipate naturally and harmlessly.  We will then continue to monitor levels to ensure the radon levels are reduced.

For further inforamtion please download the letter here:

Radon Gas information

 


Manchester United Trip

I have recently received communication from Manchester United Football Club inviting us to take advantage of their offer of discounted tickets for their Champions League game against FC Braga at Old Trafford on Tuesday 23rd October.  I’d like to run a trip from school for parents and children (in Years 2-6) and am writing to gauge the level of interest.

For further information and to register interest for the trip please download the letter below and return the attached slip as soon as possible.

Man Utd Trip Letter


Local School Visits

There are occasions when we would like to take the children out of the school grounds during school time, to visit places such as the library and shops.  These visits may take place with very little notice. I can assure you that your child will be well supervised on any such visit.

If you have no objections to us making local visits will you please download the letter below and return the attached slip as soon as possible.

Local Visit Permission letter


Mr Stewart’s Blog Autumn Term 1 2012

Welcome back to the start of another academic year. I hope you’ve all had a lovely summer break and return refreshed and ready to start the new term.

We have some new members of staff to welcome to our team with Mrs Hargraves and Mrs Holmes joining our Teaching Assistant Team. We also welcome Mrs Wilkinson who will be working with us on a temporary basis. We have also got a whole new class of new starters to welcome into our FS2 class. I am sure everyone at school will make them feel very welcome.

We have been really busy over the summer holidays improving the learning environments around school. The outdoor classroom now has a paved path and electricity and each classroom has been fitted with new doors. We have also developed the outside quad areas and we now have a sensory garden area and a storytelling quad to enjoy. The quad will be officially opened by actress and storyteller, Ursula Holden-Gill on 11th September which we are all very excited about. Finally, the FS2 outside area has undergone huge development with an artificial grass carpet being laid as well as a decked area and new sandpit. I’m sure the children will get a lot of pleasure from using the new areas.

The Year 5 and 6 children are busy preparing for their annual residentials. The Year 5 class set of for Parson’s House (12th-14th September) while the Year 6s travel to Thornbridge Outdoor Education Centre a fortnight later (26th-28th September). Let’s hope for the Indian summer to continue!

Mr Paxman has been busy organising the extra curriculum timetable and as well as the usual clubs that we run there are new clubs including American Football and a Rubik Cube Club. I’m sure they will prove to be really popular with the children.

Here’s to a great autumn term with lots of exciting and inspiring events.

Mr Stewart


End of Term

With the end of another year upon us, I’d like to say an enormous ‘thank you’ to the staff, our parents and more importantly, our children for making this year such a special one.   As I look back I feel so lucky to work alongside so many fantastic people.  There have been so many events, trips and special moments which we have all enjoyed as well as some other which we have supported each other to ‘get through.’

We say goodbye to Mrs Collier, Mrs Guy and Miss Heels from the staff team and wish them all the very best for the future.  We also say goodbye to our Year 6 children who have worked incredibly hard in many ways to help and support us around school.  They move on to secondary school much more mature than last year and I have no doubt that they are fully ready to take that step.

Have a fantastic summer break.  I think we are all ready for it and it will be nice to have time to relax.  Thank you all for your amazing support and we will see you for the start of next term on Wednesday 5th September.