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05
Sep
2016

Message from Interim Headteacher

I have recently been invited by Edwinstree Governing Body and the Diocese to take on the interim Headship of Edwinstree Middle School.

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23
Sep
2016

Volunteers

Thank you to those parents who have already nominated themselves as volunteers, potential Governors or members of the ESA, there is one more week to let the office know if you are interested in any of these support roles.

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23
Sep
2016

Attendance

To improve our rating pupils need to achieve 96% attendance as a group. Please help your child to make the most progress and support the school by not keeping children off school for any other reasons than ill health.

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26
Sep
2016

Pupil Voice

Our cook nominated Charlie’s Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate factory for the prize. He and a friend will be working with our Cook to produce his recipe for his class. Merits will also be awarded to a number of pupils who came up with fantastic recipes and names.

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30
Sep
2016

Improving Homework

As a proactive parent, you will be aware this week that supply lessons, and cover do not support our homework timetable and or process.

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03
Oct
2016

First ESA Meeting

The first ESA meeting will be held on 17th October at 6pm. It is not too late to join us, if you would like to support us in fund raising for the school please contact esa@edwinstree.herts.sch.uk or telephone the school office.

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03
Oct
2016

Parent Governors

Thank you to those parents who have nominated themselves as a Parent Governor. We will be speaking to the nominees next week and asking for pen portraits to support an election process.

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04
Oct
2016

Additional Inset Days

The Local Authority granted the school two additional days. The school will be close for pupils on 20th & 21st October. Inset days are an important tool for head teachers to help their staff keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date.

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07
Oct
2016

Open Evening

Thank you to around 150 pupils who came back to school on Thursday evening to act either as a guide or a subject specialist. Their enthusiasm was infectious and they did a great job in letting prospective parents and pupils know what it was like to be at Edwinstree.

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10
Oct
2016

Parent Drop-in sessions

Apologies to the parent that dropped in on Monday only to find out we had moved the drop in session to Thursdays - you were right our first newsletter did say Monday. Sorry to have wasted your time.

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12
Oct
2016

Volunteers

Thank you to all volunteers. We invite you to attend a training session at the school Monday 31st October from 5pm-6pm in order to prepare you to start in departments after half term.

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14
Oct
2016

Action Plan Meeting

We would like to welcome Parents and Carers to our update Action Plan Meeting for Parents/ Carers on Monday 14th November 6pm-7pm.

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19
Oct
2016

Homework Forum

Thank you to those Parents who have volunteered to attend the Homework Forum, I look forward to hearing your views on what makes effective homework and how we can adapt our policy to support Parents/Carers with home learning.

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02
Nov
2016

Ofsted Monitoring Inspection

Following the recent Ofsted Monitoring visit the letter is now available in the Letters sections of the website.

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04
Nov
2016

SATs Revision Resources

We would like to thanks all parents and carers for attending SATs advice session, here is a link to download the resources.

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07
Nov
2016

School Council

Our Year 8 School Council met last week to decide on the first house competitions to take place this term.

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18
Nov
2016

District Cross Country

Nine schools took part in the Disctrict Cross Country, BSHS, Hockerill, Saffron Walden, Leventhorpe, Joyce Franklin Academy, St Marys, Herts and Essex, Newport, Birchwood.

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25
Nov
2016

Year 6 Revision Guides

We recommend that Parents purchase these books to support their children in the lead up to the SATs.

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09
Dec
2016

Scholastic Book Fair

We would like to thank everyone who supported our recent Book Fair. The total sales resulted in an amazing £316.50 commission, which will be spent on new books for the school library.

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Year 8 Battlefields Visit