Published on: 13th January, 2023

Friday 13th January


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Friday 13th January

What a busy week this has been! Clubs have started back this week and school has been filled with activities during lessons and breaks. It has been great hearing all the music around school – in Young Voices, band practice and music lessons. If you are interested in music lessons, please speak with the office about recorder lessons and Shropshire Music Service for the range of instruments.

In assembly, we were thinking about New Year’s resolutions and how we need to show perseverance in order to stick with them! Good luck Longnor!

All the best for a lovely weekend.

Mrs L. Edgerton


Dance and dodgeball club

We have very few children signed up for dance and dodgeball club. If you are interested, please sign up as we may need to consider cancelling this unless numbers increase:

Dance and Dodgeball club January 2023

Job Vacancy – join our team!

Senior Clerical Assistant required

 30 hours per week, term time only Grade 4 (SCP 4) £10.98 per hour, plus Lunchtime Supervisor 5 hours per week, term time only, Grade 1 (SCP 1) £10.50 per hour

Fixed term until 31 August 2023, in the first instance

Required ASAP

The Governors & Head Teacher are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual to the post of Senior Clerical Assistant. The school ethos is distinct and through this we aim to nurture every child’s personal as well as academic development.

The ability to multi-task is essential; you will be dealing with parents/carers, pupil, and external agencies on a daily basis. The main duties of the role involve administration of SIMS, using IT and completing general admin tasks to support the day to day running of the school. The successful candidate must have good IT skills, be confidently numerate, with good Literacy skills and possess a ‘can do’ attitude. Experience/ knowledge of working in a school setting is desirable but not essential.

At Longnor we offer a positive and thriving school environment, a great team of staff and a commitment to continuing professional development.

The hours to be worked are Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 3.30pm with an unpaid half an hour lunch break.

Closing Date: Sunday 15th January 2023 at 5pm

Interview Date: Wednesday 18th January 2023

Senior Clerical Assistant Advert

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Young Voices

We had a brilliant time on Tuesday at Young Voices in Birmingham. The choir had over 6000 voices singing the songs and dancing together. It was amazing! We even sang with Heather Small!

If you are interested in purchasing a video of the day, please visit the following website and select that we were in Birmingham on Tuesday:

Thank you to the teachers for supporting such a long day.

Reception admissions for 2023

For parents of children who were born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019:

Please ensure that application for a school place is made by midnight (23:59) on Sunday 15 January 2023 if you wish their child to attend a Shropshire local authority school.

A booklet entitled the Parents’ Guide to Education is available on our website If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Shropshire LA.

Ukulele and recorder lessons

Mrs Edgerton will continue music lessons for those signed up on a Friday. Please remember your instrument and your music.

January Message from School Circle

School Circle has had a fantastic end to the Autumn term of 2022, the events and fundraisers run by our team of wonderful volunteers so far have raised £2100 for the school!

The Frost Fayre was another success raising £800 and an additional £150 for the Little Owls classroom. We also raised £122 from the Family Quiz Night as well as £129 from the Wreath Making Evening. This is a tremendous amount raised given the current economic climate and it is very appreciated.

Thank you very much to everyone who has supported us so far and as we head into the new term, I would like to invite everyone to the next School Circle Meeting on Thursday 19th at 8pm via Teams to start planning the Spring Term fundraisers. We are really keen for new members to join and bring fresh ideas to the table to help continue this so please do join us, all are welcome.

The Teams link is below for access and the agenda will be sent out next week:

Winter illness guidance for parents

Please find the attached guidance from the DfE regarding winter illnesses:

Winter infection guidance

BEAM drop in services

Parenting helpline