Published on: 6th January, 2023

Friday 6th January


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Friday 6th January

A Happy New Year to you all!

We have had a lovely start to the year with everyone returning to school keen to work hard and learn. It has been a pleasure walking around school and seeing all classes focused and enjoying their learning. Well done, Longnor!

This week has been Hygge week and we’ve thought about how we can relax on our own, enjoying a book with a cosy blanket and slippers. We have had a look at our learning environments in school so that they are more ‘Hygge’. We’ve thought about using low level lighting, plants in the classroom and fairy lights to have a welcoming atmosphere. We’ve also been trialling Calm Brain – scientifically designed routines that help us to regulate our emotions. These have been great fun and have been used throughout the day. Although we can’t really have cushions and blankets in school all the time, we will definitely continue to build in the Hygge approach as we continue through the year.

I hope that you have a lovely weekend and I look forward to hearing whether you have any Hygge time at home!

All the best.

Mrs L. Edgerton

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.

End of day

We have altered our routine in school so that all children will be dismissed on time at 3:15pm. The bus children will still be leaving school first, but we have a swift system now set up so that children will be at the gate at 3:15pm ready to spot their lift home. Thank you for your patience in this and as we improve our systems.

Forest School

Forest School is planned for next week as follows:

  • Eagle and Merlin class on the Wednesday
  • Kestrel class on the Thursday
  • Little Owls on a Monday

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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Dance and dodgeball club

Please see the attached letter sent home today for dance and dodgeball club:

Dance and Dodgeball club January 2023

Lunch time clubs

Clubs will start next week.

Young Voices for Merlin and Eagle Class

For those attending Young Voices on Tuesday, I will hand out any t-shirts on Monday so that you can wear them on Tuesday to go to Birmingham.

Here are a few reminders of the details:

  • We will be transporting the children to and from Birmingham via coach. The coach will leave Longnor at 10:45am and will return at 10:30pm.
  • **Children will need to bring enough food with them for both lunch and dinner – no nuts, fizzy drinks or glass bottles please**
  • Remember to wear a plain white t-shirt or Young Voices top on Tuesday.
  • Try to listen and sing the songs at the weekend. They are all on Spotify which you can access for free.

For those staying in school, Mrs Wilson will be teaching you. Please come to school in school uniform as usual.

Ukulele and recorder lessons

Mrs Edgerton will continue music lessons for those signed up on a Friday afternoon. These will begin next week. Please remember your instrument and your music.

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