The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Spring Term 2 - Issue 3

Our Star Achievers this Week

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A word from Mr Broom.

Wow! What a week. As strange as it sounds, we've probably had the busiest week of the year so far while we endeavoured to pack in the cancelled meetings/events from our snow days into this one.

Book week has been a blast. Firstly, thank you to everyone who came to our Story Evening on Wednesday. I was gutted to miss out as the GDPR (Data Protection ) training was rescheduled for the same night. However, I hear that Miss Mackay and our wonderful team of staff did a fabulous job in my absence.

Meanwhile in school, we've had lots of prospective teachers come for a look around school, showing their interest in the new teacher post we have advertised for September. It's also been our lesson observations week and I'm delighted to say that our children are making great progress in lots of areas. I'm sure you will be pleased to see how hard they have all been working next week in our parent/carer consultations.

Site Manager/Sports Leader Appointment

I am delighted to announce that we welcome Mr Jason Wooffindin to our team as our new Site Manager. He will begin his role in early April.

In addition, he will also take on the role of Sports & Wellbeing Leader. This means you are likely to see him on a morning, leading a beginning of the day exercise routine and the other part of his role will be leading lunchtime and after-school sports clubs & events. I'm sure you will make him feel most welcome.

Parent/Carer Consultation Evening Dates

Our Parent/Carer Consultation Evenings are:

Monday 12th March - 3pm - 6pm

Tuesday 13th March - 3pm - 6pm

If you haven't already done so, please make an appointment for this important discussion about your child. If you can't make your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can rearrange.


We have two more special lunches scheduled for this term. Please see below:

Monday 12 March - Y1 - Mother's Day Lunch

Wednesday 28 March - Reception - Easter Lunch (more details later)

E-Safety Workshops

If you are interested in taking part in our e-safety parent workshop with NSPCC on Friday 16th March from 2pm-3pm, please enter your name in the form below.
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It's important that children attend school regularly and at Sherburn Hungate we recognise that excellent attendance leads to excellent achievement. Fact!

Congratulations to our Year 5 children who are our attendance champions in school this week with 98.1%.

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 whose attendance is 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.

Thank you for your continued support with our attendance drive. It is really appreciated.

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Buddies Before/After School Club

'Buddies', our in-house before/after school care provider has been up and running now for the past few weeks and places are filling up fast. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, term time only. The morning session is from 0730-0900, and the afternoon session 1500-1800.

For further information click here.

Kelly Summersgill at

Kelly is looking forward to hearing from you.

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Wider School Community Items

Stay up-to-date with the Sherburn Community Website

Stay up to date with the latest news and updates happening in Sherburn in Elmet and the surrounding areas. From community matters and local events to important information and general news, the Sherburn in Elmet website will give you all the information you will need to find out more about the historic village of Sherburn in Elmet.

Train to Teach with STAR Alliance

Ever thought about become a teacher and making a difference to the lives of so many young people? Read on...

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.

Further Information - Click Here

Northern Film & Drama

Acting classes for children!

Whether you want your child to gain confidence, have fun and develop new skills or you would like them to learn the craft of delivering lines of a script on set, we

cover an array of different workshops here at NFD that can be adapted to your child's needs and help them develop their communication, imaginative and creative skills.


Class times from 4.00pm onwards. 4 yrs to 11 yrs


5.30pm to 6.30pm 12 years plus. The Studio, South Milford


Sherburn High School Newsletter

Click here to access the Sherburn High School newsletter. Further information can be found at

Tadcaster Grammar School Newsletter

Click Here to access the February edition of the Tadcaster Grammar School newsletter. Further information can be found at

Sherburn-in-Elmet Lions Club

I met with the Elmet Lions Club recently to talk about how they could support our school and how our school could become involved in their community work.

If Elmet Lions is something you would like to get involved in, please email Ann at

Bikes/Scooters - Not on the Playground

A polite reminder that should children bring bikes/scooters to school, they must not be ridden on the school playground or footpaths for health and safety reasons.