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February 2022 Newsletter

Head Teachers’ Message

And so we’ve made it, despite all the Covid challenges, to the end of another term! Thank you for all your support thus far.


We are anticipating that Lucy Gilbert will return before the end of term, although she is currently still testing positive. Jade Prentice will be back after the holiday, as will Charli Folland.


Year 3 will remain under the direction of Nicola Gumbeer and Jacqui Balchin for a few more weeks, although we are expecting Kim Jackson to be back well before Easter. Please know that whilst Mrs Gumbeer works as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant in school, she is actually a fully qualified teacher – so your children are in safe hands.


Moving forward into the Spring and to hopefully the back end of Covid, we’re intending to re-establish our PFTA (see date in this letter) and hold some whole school events, that we’ve all missed. We’re looking forward to the return of June Rose Day, Sports day, some day trips, a Y6 residential and hopefully some invitations for parents to actually come into school. We’ll keep you posted with further details.


Lastly, our Parent Survey closes on Friday. If you are yet to respond to this, please follow the link below. Once the survey closes, we will share the results and our subsequent action plan with you:


We wish you a happy half term and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 22nd February.



Lesley Middleton & Kirstin Howarth



Staff News

We have welcomed Hannah Earnshaw to our staff team this month, Hannah is one of our Lunchtime Supervisors.

Sporting Achievements

The Year 5/6 Girls Football team took part in the County final competition. We finished in eighth place. The Year 5/6 Basketball team won the Corby Schools Basketball tournament. Fantastic effort, performances and team work from all the children!



Jim Ager, PE Subject Lead Teacher



PTFA Meeting

There will be an initial PTFA meeting on Thursday 3rd March at 2:30pm. Anyone interested in organising events for our children and being part of the PTFA is very welcome. We will need to elect parents into roles, so keep an eye out for nomination forms, soon to be emailed. If you can’t make this meeting, but you’re interested, please let Lesley Middleton know as we can arrange an alternative time. We are hoping the meeting will be in person, in school and that school restrictions will not return before then.



Thank you for supporting us in keeping our school walking routes safe. Any evidence of poor parking is referred to the police – who have been known to visit us and/or fine. It is also much appreciated when you stay off our zig zags, thank you.



We were very fortunate to be able to offer cycle road skills training to our Year 5 children this week. The children who took part loved these sessions and all feel much more confident riding their bikes. Unfortunately, training is limited to just 12 children each year but the course providers, Outspoken Training, do offer bike sessions to all ages, including adults, in our local area: check out Children's Bikeability Cycle Training - Outspoken!Training (

We will also offer Bikeability again next year, so any child who missed out in Year 5 will be able to join in Year 6.


Whilst we do not authorise term time holidays, we do ask that you let us know. Please ask the office for an Absence Form should you need one.


June Rose Day

We are hoping that by Summer Covid restrictions will be behind us so we are planning to hold a June Rose Day Celebration on Thursday 23rd June – from 1.15pm on our school field, parents are invited


Reverend Kane presented Bibles to our Year 3 children during a special worship this week, all about love in action and St Valentine.


As always, many thanks for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to contact Lesley Middleton or Kirstin Howarth, should you need:

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