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I hope that you all enjoyed the bank holiday weekend. It was lovely hearing about all the celebrations linked to the coronation. Podcast club have been developing some fantastic summaries of the festivities. We’ll do our best to begin sharing our podcasts through the newsletter, so watch this space.
Well done to all year sixes. We are proud of every one of you for your resilience, hard work and determination this week. Very well done to each of you. We hope you have a lovely, relaxing weekend following all your hard work.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.
All the best.
Mrs L. Edgerton
P.S. It was lovely to see Mrs Jones today – she popped into school. She’d like to say a huge thank you for all her gifts and messages. She is recovering well from her operation and is awaiting to hear about her next steps for treatment.
Next Friday 19th May, Kittle Photography will be coming in to take our class/group photos. Please can you make sure your child is in the correct uniform.
Please join us on Sunday 21st May, 12pm – 2pm at Bridge Farm, Leebotwood for the annual Duck Race.
Building on the success of last year, we really look forward to seeing everyone for this special Longnor tradition!
There will be several races on the day and then the Big Race as the final event. Prizes will be awarded to the owners of the following ducks in the Big Race:
1st Place: £25 2nd Place: £20 3rd Prize: £15 – Please bring lots of change for your bets!
A BBQ, cake stall, cold refreshments and tuck will be available to add to the occasion this year.
You are also welcome to bring a picnic and we would love you to bring chairs/blankets for comfort.
You can adopt ducks on the day for the Big Race – but if you are unable to come, then adopt your duck via ParentPay (£1.50 per duck). Feel free to adopt as many as you would like!
Look forward to seeing you there for a quacking time!
Location: opposite the sign for Farm Shop on A49 or use the App what3words: assets.studs.aced
Please note, there will be no toilets on site this year. Please also note dogs will not be allowed.
Duck Race Leaflet 2023
Longnor School Circle arranges two ‘Bags2School’ collections each year to help raise funds for school.
We need your donations of unwanted clothes, shoes, linens, curtains, accessories etc. to help with this.
Collection dates – Friday 12th and Monday 15th May.
We will have a collection point in the Village Hall car park at drop off and pick up times on both of these days. Please do not take bags into school as space is limited.
Just bag your items up in any bag you have (or pick one up from the school office), tie the top to stop items getting soiled in transit and pass them to a member of School Circle at the collection point.
If you can get friends, family and neighbours involved too it can make a big difference to the amount we raise!
If you can’t make the collection dates but have items you’d like to donate, please get in touch with School Circle via the office and we may be able to collect.
Please see below for a list of items that are accepted by the scheme. Many thanks.
Please come along next Friday 19th May at 3.30pm to help shape and plan the next Longnor Summer Fair.
This is a fantastic, social event and big fundraiser for the school but it takes a lot of hands and minds to make it work!
Please spare a bit of time ahead of school pick up to contribute to the planning of this year’s event – let’s make it bigger and better than ever! If you can’t make it but would like to take part, please let the office know and we’ll arrange for a Teams invite to be circulated.
Children can be popped into Night Owls for a short time if the meeting over runs.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Safer School initiative
The Safer School initiative is a school security initiative that encompasses personal safety. It was created by West Mercia Police and with the support of Shropshire Council, virtually all Shropshire schools are following the process.
The initiative is a practical and realistic risk management approach to the security/safety of school staff, pupils, property and the premises. Following the satisfactory completion of the process, schools receive the Safer School accreditation, and this accreditation is reviewed every two years. No two schools are the same and therefore, it is site specific to individual schools. The process involves a Safer School meeting, with representatives of the school following a comprehensive package. Safer School meetings are held annually, and parents/carers are informed of progress through newsletters.
The essential elements of the package are as follows: –
1. Implement basic security measures applicable at all schools i.e. property marking, and visitor passes etc.
2. Consider pro-active security/safety measures for the site/building and protecting assets.
3. Establish a procedure for recording incidents i.e. anti social behaviour, vandalism etc. Any recorded information can then be analysed. In addition, the same recording procedure can be used for surveying a problem i.e. an unauthorised thoroughfare.
4. If there are any projects to be undertaken, they are prioritised. Following the implementation of a project, the success of it is reviewed.
5. PSHE or education of pupils as per the Safer School pack.
As part of the process, the school would appreciate your views. Please could you complete the attached survey and forward any particular views/concerns, including any positive observations. These will be reviewed at a forthcoming Safer School meeting. The focus of the survey is the school grounds/site. If any parents/carers are interested to view the Safer School package, they are welcome to visit the school. https://forms.gle/DiwySvXeiJFuA4WH8
There will be a table with lost property at the front of the school at pick up time on Monday, if you would like to have a quick look.
Just a reminder that if your child has been sick or is suffering from diarrhoea, there is an exclusion period from school for 48 hours from the last episode.
Tel: 01743 718493
SENDCO Email: email@example.com
Longnor CE Primary School
Frodesley Road, Longnor, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY5 7PP
Headteacher: Mrs L Edgerton
SENCO: Lisa Owen