The Hungate Echo
Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Spring Term 1 - Issue 3
A word from Mr Broom.
We had our peer review this week. This is where visiting headteachers effectively conduct an OfSTED style inspection, visiting classrooms, talking to children and parents and giving advice on where to go next. Well, it was a very successful day. What most impressed our visitors was the behaviour observed around school. We feel this is where we have made the biggest improvement since September. Our superb teachers and support staff were also celebrated and one of our next steps is to develop our teachers as leaders of different subjects. They're certainly up for the challenge.
I spoke to the children about internet safety in assembly on Monday, and launched our 'Zip it! Block it! Flag it!' campaign. I'm not going to tell you what it was about; the children will certainly know!
As a school, we're having a big push on uniform as we have seen some children come to school wearing different coloured shoes/trainers (other than black), with overly large head bows and with a range of coloured jumpers. Please support us in ensuring that all children wear the correct uniform for school. If they look smart, they learn smart!
Our Star Achievers this Week
Book Day? Why not a Book Week!
On Wednesday 7th March, we'll also be holding our story evening event. This is where the children will return to school in the evening (6-7pm) to listen to some amazing storytelling. Further details to follow but the event will be support by our wonderful Friends Association and will be free of charge.
Buddies Before/After School Club
For further information click here.
Kelly Summersgill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelly is looking forward to hearing from you.
Volunteer Readers Needed
New Spring Lunch Menu & Special Lunchtime Events
Special Lunches this half term:
Thursday 8th February - Year 4 Valentine's Lunch - more information to follow soon
Train to Teach with the STAR Alliance
If you thought that you’d missed the chance to train as a teacher, perhaps it is time to think again –with the School Direct programme through STAR Teaching School Alliance, you could train to become a teacher in a local primary school in less than a year.
For those interested, please see the attachment below.
Congratulations to our Year 5 children who are our attendance champions in school this week with 99% again!
As you can see below, our attendance in most classes is above the national average which is fantastic. Thank you for your support on this.
We have a small number of children who's attendance is in well below the national expectations. These children are known as persistently absent when their attendance falls below 90%. I will be making telephone calls to parents of these children.
The overall attendance this term is 97.2% and is above national averages. Thank you for your continued support with our attendance drive. It is really appreciated.
Wider School Community Items
Stay up-to-date with the Sherburn Community Website
Train to Teach with STAR Alliance
The STAR Alliance (Sherburn, Tadcaster & Rural Teaching School Alliance) are offering places for the 2018-19 academic year through the teach direct route, in association with Hull University. If you would like to know more, call in for a chat or click the link below for further information.
Sherburn-in-Elmet Lions Club
If Elmet Lions is something you would like to get involved in, please email Ann at email@example.com.