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Week Ending 21st September 2018


This week, Positive Praise Phone calls home went to:


Abigail – Green 2 – Year 3

Theo – Green 2 – Year 3


Attendance figures this week are as follows:


1st place goes to Indigo 1 – year 5 - for 100% attendance.

2nd place goes to Violet 1 – year 6 - for 99.6% attendance.

3rd place goes to Orange 2 – Year 1 - for 99.3% attendance.


Week Ending 21st September 2018


A busy week this week in school. Everyone is now fully settled and we are thinking about the terms ahead and the learning journeys commencing. We hope that you found the termly fliers useful, which were sent out last week and that the Q&A sessions on Wednesday were also a useful source of information. Teachers enjoyed meeting many of you and it was great to hear your queries and be able to answer any of your questions. Thank you for coming.


Here at Greasley Beauvale, we have a strong evolving leadership team. If ever you need to speak to any of us regarding an issue, or share your concerns or successes, you can speak to class teachers or any one of the following members of staff from the Senior Leadership Team:


Michelle Bates – Head Teacher

Lindsey Jamson – Deputy Head Teacher

& English lead

Lisa Clarke – Assistant Head Teacher & science lead

Taryn Manson –Assistant Head Teacher & maths Lead

Pam Barrowcliffe – EYFS & Behaviour lead

Rachel Stevenson – Special Educational Needs and Disability

Charlotte Busby – Curriculum Lead

India Marvin – Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural lead (SMSC)


Our year 6s made their first visit this week to Hall Park Academy for a ‘taster day’. I cannot quite believe that the next cohort are already thinking about the next stage of their educational career and making those all-important choices. A reminder that school applications do need doing soon and you will have been sent communication about this from Nottinghamshire County Council.


On Thursday, I did a learning walk across school and found that classes were lively and buzzing with curiosity and excitement. Displays are now beginning to fill with work from the term so far and topics are well underway. The school rules are clearly being followed and the children are developing a very good understanding of the Rainbow Values. Over the course of the year, we will continue to look at ways in which to support children to continue to make good progress; look at levels of challenge across school and ensure that an engaging and exciting curriculum continues to lead to good academic achievement and progress in all areas.


Today, we had our first ‘Rainbow Rewards’ assembly, which has replaced the previous ‘Gold Book’. This assembly will take place at the normal time every week (9am) and parents will be invited into the balcony to view the certificates being read out by staff. Every week will celebrate what children in each class have done across school and how one of the Rainbow Values has been met. The rewards will be discussed by the teacher and celebrate one of our new values:


Respect and acceptance – “Everyone is equal, everyone is unique”

Active body and active mind – “Take ownership over your health and well-being”

Inclusive yet individual – “Embrace diversity and be proud of who you are”

Nurture, develop and grow – “Persevere and take risks with your talents  and potential”

Believe in yourself – “Be confident in your choices”

Overcome your obstacles – “Be brave, show resilience and challenge yourself”

Wonder and curiosity – “Ask questions and seek answers”


What an exciting first week in our ‘Rainbow Rewards’ assembly today.


Excitingly, work to our playgrounds starts next week and continues over a two week period. We are having exercise equipment fitted to KS2 playground and a trim trail/climbing structure to KS1 grassed area. In addition, we have ordered extra seating areas and we can’t wait to see the projects being erected. The developers and contractors have everything in place to ensure that the work does not affect playtime and that the children remain safe. However, I please ask that you talk to your child/ren about not going close to the work during the school run. We will be giving the same message at school and ensuring that staff are aware of the work being carried out.


Thank you for your support in advance and have a great weekend.


Warm regards,


Michelle Bates

Head Teacher