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Headteacher Newsletter - Tuesday 15th February 2022

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Pearson Teaching Awards 2022

Entries are now open for the 2022 Pearson National Teaching Awards as featured on BBC’s The One Show.

The ‘Unsung Hero’ Award, honours our everyday heroes and ensures these amazing staff working in schools and colleges are given the thanks they deserve. This award is open to anyone working in a school – teacher, support staff including caretakers, playground helpers, school office staff, head teachers and teachers.

It is the only award open to nominations from parents/carers and pupils so if you know an amazing member of school staff or school/college team send them a free thank you e-card from the website and tick the box saying you would like to card to turn into a nomination. We’ll then follow up with the recipient’s school to progress the thank you into a fully fledged Pearson National Teaching Awards entry!

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Furniture Donation

We are very grateful to SJ Counselling of Needham Market (a division of social work projects) for their kind donation of some furniture.

Church Family Service

Dear everyone,


Thanks so much to those of you who were able to make it to the Family Service today. It was really special to see the 'new recruits' filled with joy as they literally sang from their hearts to welcome one and all.


Rev Brin did a brilliant job of orchestrating the worship, with Pip helping to get our church ready; all the staff (especially Mrs. Ling) worked so hard to keep the children happy and plan the service; Mrs. Barber rose to the challenge of arranging many copies of the Order of Service! Most of all the children: so proud of their learning, of themselves and so happy to be part of our wonderful Crawford's school.


Have a great evening, one and all.


Miss D.P., Dep Head

Class 1 and 4 Forest School Hike

Class 1 and 4 enjoyed a hike with Mr Hurkett and Miss Grist last week.
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Games Club

Mrs Mason has been busy with games club.
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Test Register

To assist with logging Covid cases in educational settings, Suffolk County Council is now using TestRegister. You should, by now, have received an email invitation. Please use TestRegister to log the result of any Covid tests taken by Crawford's pupils in your family. This is in addition to recording your family's test results with the Government portal.

Thank you.

Early-help - Breakfast and After School Clubs

Our Early-help Clubs can be seen below.


After School:

Monday - Ball games with GVTSSP

Tuesday - Target games with GVTSSP

Thursday - Multi-sports with Mr. Hurkett

Friday - Lego Club with Mr. Hurkett


Clubs will are bookable in Arbor. Please ensure you pack a healthy snack for your child to have during After School Club and - as ever - let the office staff know if you don't need your place so they can free it up for someone else.

Free School Meals - could you be eligible?

Your child may be eligible for free school meals throughout primary school. This could save you approximately £437 per year.

To check or apply online, visit: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-meals-uniforms-and-trips/apply-for-free-school-meals/

Check if you're eligible


Your child will get free school meals if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit but no element of Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

  • If you are supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work fewer hours per week

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (£616.67 per month), as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).

To check if your child is eligible, apply online for an immediate response or call 01473 260989.


We encourage you to apply because the school receives additional funding (Pupil Premium) for all children on income-related Free School Meals.

Information from Nexus Fostering

Could you foster?

Would you like to find out how you can provide a family home to children in your area? Nexus Fostering is a well-established and highly regarded fostering agency, based in Norwich, who are urgently seeking full-time foster carers willing to foster older children and siblings. The agency is rated Ofsted 'Outstanding' in all areas and place a high premium on the quality of support and care that they provide to every one of the foster carers and, in turn, the children and young people placed with them.

To find out more about becoming a foster carer in Norfolk and Suffolk please call 0800 389 0143 or email foster@nexusfostering.co.uk.

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Calendar Dates

Friday 18th February

- Queen's Platinum Jubilee Additional Bank Holiday

Monday 21st February - Friday 25th February

- Half term

Tuesday 1st March

- School returns after Half Term