Published on: 8th September, 2023

Friday 8th September 2023


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Friday 8th September

Welcome back!

It has been lovely seeing everyone back in school and ready for a fantastic year ahead. The sun has been shining and all have been outside enjoying the fresh air and learning outside.

We have all been thinking about challenges and goals that we would like to achieve this year with our new teachers. All at Longnor have settled really quickly to the new routine – thank you to all for adapting to the earlier start. Don’t forget to look at the school website (class pages) to see our learning and timetables: click here.

All children from years 1-6 have been given Seesaw logins, allergy and permission forms. Please take time to check details and return these to school so that we have up-to-date information. Should you need another copy, please let us know.

We would like to invite you to a meeting next week to meet class teachers (please see the post below). They will update you with information that will be useful for the year ahead. It will also be a good opportunity to ask questions or share anything that would be useful for the teacher to know. This year, we hope to invite you into school to see our work more and aim to complete some workshops alongside your child: we hope you can join us.

If you would like to help out by listening to readers or coming on a school trip with us, then please speak to the office to complete a DBS. We would be delighted to have your support and work with you.

Have a lovely weekend. Enjoy the sunshine and stay safe.

Mrs L. Edgerton


Should you ever have any concerns about safeguarding or child protection, then please do not hesitate in contacting school. You can speak to any member of staff, but in particular:

  • Mrs Edgerton (designated safeguarding lead)
  • Mrs Jones (deputy safeguarding lead)
  • Mr Helliker (deputy safeguarding lead)

Meet the teacher meetings

Class teachers would like to invite you to a meeting next week to talk about the year ahead:

  • Kestrel class – Ms Mullock – Wednesday 13th September at 3:30pm
  • Merlin class – Mr Helliker – Thursday 14th September at 3:30pm
  • Eagle class – Mrs Lewis – Monday 11th September at 3:30pm

Assemblies this week

We have been thinking about making sure all are welcome and showing our school values of love, hope, joy and trust as we begin our school year.

Respect in a democracy:

We are all thankful that we live in a democracy (a British Value). As a school, we have made some decisions about equipment at break time, sharing our thoughts and opinions followed by a vote. We have also thought about how we can work together to show respect by looking after our belongings.

If you would like a free PE bag so that children can look after their belongings, then please contact the school office.

E-safety updates

Thank you so much to those of you who have signed and returned the ‘Acceptable Use Policy’ (AUP) that went home on Wednesday. Every child, member of staff, governor and parent signs the AUP to ensure that we all have consistent messages to our youngsters about the importance of staying safe online.

Here’s a weekly poster that I will send out in each newsletter to help prompt conversations and support all to be safe:

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Hot temperatures

As the temperature looks to stay hot this week, please remember to dress and prepare for the weather, including:

  • Packing a water bottle. Some children like to freeze a bottle of water the night before and then it will defrost nicely through the day.
  • A sun hat for break times.
  • Sun screen put on in the morning before school please.

Thank you!

FAO Year 6 pupils: school admissions – secondary school 2024

Your child is due to transfer to secondary school in September 2024.  The online application process opens on the 4 September 2023 and closes on 31 October 2023.  A letter will be sent home with your child, outlining the process.  Alternatively, please follow this link – Apply to start or transfer school | Shropshire Council  which takes you to the Shropshire Council Admissions website.  Applications received by Shropshire Council after the closing date will be classed as late, so please ensure you make your application on-time. Details about secondary school open evenings can be found in the Parents’ Guide to Education in Shropshire booklet, on the same website.

Interesting parent courses/information

Should you be interested, there are some free courses/information sheets for parents for a range of subjects. Here are a selection that we have found:

ASD Support

Need to chat? Looking for advice?

Book onto one of our Autism West Midlands online support sessions with a specialist Autism Advisor. They can discuss difficulties and coping strategies for children/young people up to their 18th birthday.

You must be a Shropshire Council Resident to access these appointments, no diagnosis is required. Sessions can be booked through to the 27th Oct 2023 but are getting booked up quite quickly! Offered through Autism West Midlands. Use the link above which will take you directly to the information and booking page   This is the general webpage for Autism West Midlands Scroll down to the bottom of this page and you will find several PDFs which give advice for parents on supporting their child with ASD, sensory issues and life skills.

Clubs/short breaks support

The link below will take you straight to the on line registration form for ‘All in’ which offer children with SEND activities and clubs during term and holiday time. Parents have to register, if their application is successful, they will be given an access code which will enable them to book clubs etc.

General  This link shows all the services that are registered with Shropshire council This link will take you to the Parenting Team who offer parenting courses and support through clinics and on line remote training. If you click on the information and support drop down menu and click on children, there’s lots of information and tips for parents who are struggling to get their child to sleep at night.

Free sofa bed – for collection only

This sofa bed hasn’t got a fire sticker on it; therefore, we are unable to keep it in school. Please let the school office know if you would like it.

School Circle AGM

School Circle (Longnor School’s PTA) will be holding the annual AGM on the afternoon of Thursday 21st September at 3.30pm.

All parents and carers are automatically members of School Circle whilst your child is at Longnor, so why not coming along to find out more and see how you can get involved whilst meeting other Longnor families.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Request for School Circle Treasurer

School Circle are looking for a new Treasurer as Richard Hall, current Treasurer, is stepping down this year after very kindly undertaking the role since 2017.

Richard has shared a few words about the role below:

“It is a commitment but if you can ‘add up’ and have a basic understanding of a spreadsheet it is not difficult.  Principally the role is: make sure events have floats, bank the cash, prepare a basic report of how much money is raised.  If anyone has any questions I’m happy to have a chat.”

If you think you could support School Circle with this role, please get in touch with Richard for a chat via the School Circle Whats App group or leave your details with the school office and he’ll be in touch.  Many thanks.


100 Club Renewal Reminder

Last call for all those wanting to renew your 100 club number for this school year.  Please can you confirm whether you do or don’t want to continue with your number ASAP so that we can release numbers to those families new to school?

If you need a reminder of your number(s) and payment method please ask Tina from School Circle or enquire via the school office who will let Tina know.

Many thanks for your continued support!

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