Published on: 8th December, 2023

Friday 8th December


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Friday 8th December

Good evening,

With the darker evenings and colder weather, it is certainly winter and signs that we are heading towards the end of the autumn term. Before the end of term, there is a busy timetable with events that you are invited to, so please see the diary dates as we would love to see you!

This week we have been lighting the first candle in our advent ring. It is a purple colour to symbolise the preparations for Christmas and represents the value of hope. Thank you to the School Circle who have helped us in our preparations by decorating the school. It was magical welcoming students back on Monday morning to the fairy lights and Christmas trees.

We have had a few sporting events this week. Well done to the basketball players who went to Church Stretton School on Tuesday to play games and improve their skills. There were a lot of teams there, meaning lots of matches. Everyone improved their skills and many scored hoops. Well done! On Thursday, we went to the year three and four dodgeball competition. This was a very competitive event as it feeds into the county tournament. Congratulations to both teams as they came second and third in their year group competitions. Good luck to the year five and six teams next week as they attend their dodgeball competition.

For now, I must head off to finish preparing for tonight’s Frost Fayre. I look forward to seeing many of you there.

All the best.

Mrs L. Edgerton




Frost Fayre – 6pm Friday 8th December

Not long now until the Frost Fayre – please pop the date in your diary and remember that friends and family are welcome too!

We would like to invite our musicians to perform at the fayre. Here is a running order of performances:

6:15 School Choir Christmas Songs

6:30 Eagle Class Performance on glockenspiels

6:45 Recorder groups

7:00 Merlin Class performance

Eagles – Beedles Wood Forest School – rescheduled

We have rescheduled Eagles Forest school trip to Beedles Wood for next Tuesday 12th December. Please can your child come to school in their forest school clothes with their waterproofs and wellies in a bag. They will need a packed lunch and a water bottle (no glass). Thank you

Christmas Concert

Longnor CE Primary School will be hosting a Christmas Concert on the 18th December at 6:00pm, at St Mary’s Church, Longnor.

We would like to invite the children to perform in the school choir, school recorder groups and/or perform a solo performance.

If you would like your child to perform in either one of the listed groups or as a soloist, please let the office know. School will then select individuals to perform at this concert and let the children know.

Upcoming Dates

Mrs Wilson

Mrs Wilson has been at Longnor for many years and has supported many children in their learning. She has been instrumental in leading forest school. At the end of this term, we will be bidding her a fond farewell as she leaves the Longnor family. I’m sure you’ll join me in expressing our thanks and wishing her the very best in her next steps.


Popcorn and PJs Evening – next Weds 13th

Schedule in your late night shopping or present wrapping whilst the kids are at our fun movie night with a festive film shown.

Tickets must be purchased via ParentPay by 12th December and this event is open to all children in the school.

Tickets are £5 per child to include food and drink for the evening – see poster for details.

Job vacancy – come and join our team!

Combined post: KS1 teaching assistant and lunchtime supervisor

Fixed term until 31 August 2024, in the first instance,

Required January 2023

The candidate’s hours will consist of the following:

Grade 5 (Level 2) SCP: 6-7, £12.38-12.59 per hour

16.25 hours KS1 Level 2 teaching assistant:

* Monday – Friday 8:45 – 12:00

Grade 1 £11.59 per hour.

5 hours lunchtime supervisor (12:00-13:00 each day).

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and skilled practitioner to work under the guidance of KS1 teaching staff to implement agreed work/care/intervention programmes with individuals or groups, in or out of the classroom.

Ideally, the successful candidate will:

  • Have at least GCSE Maths and English Grade C or equivalent, as well as a Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent
  • Experience in leading phonics groups
  • Be able to support the Christian ethos of the school

The school can offer:

  • The opportunity to work with experienced, committed and enthusiastic staff
  • Inspiring indoor and outdoor learning environments to work in
  • An ethos that promotes exciting ways of learning

Closing Date: 18th December 2023

Interview Date: 19th December 2023

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For further information and an application pack contact the school office on 01743 718493 or email

Job Description lunchtime supervisor

Job Description TA role


Schools Employment Application Form

Christmas Dress Fundraiser – Wednesday 13th December

Own Clothes Day – Friday 15th December

Concern regarding tutors – Shropshire County Council

Message from Shropshire County Council:

It has come to the attention of the local authority that safeguarding concerns have been raised about a private tutor. This person has been offering his services to pupils who attend Primary Schools in the Shrewsbury area, despite being unqualified and unregulated.

It is your responsibility to ensure that anyone you’re “hiring” as a private tutor, has the appropriate credentials and safer recruitment checks in place.

Shropshire County Council consultation notice

Please find attached the notice from Shropshire County Council admissions:

Consult Parent notice 2023

Parenting helpline

Toy Donation Appeal

Tractor Run

Missing fleece

Matilda in Year 2 is missing a Next zip up navy blue fleece. Please could you check your child’s PE kit and bag. Many thanks.