Dear Parents and Carers 07/01/2022
Happy New Year! I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas break and managed to see those you had planned to see
and did the things you had planned to do. It has been wonderful seeing the children back in school this week pleased
to see their friends and keen to learn.
If you won and have not yet collected a raffle prize or something that you bid for in the Silent Auction, do please come
to collect it from the school office as soon as possible and at the latest by the end of next week.
Adults who are fully vaccinated and all children aged 5 and above identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-
19 are strongly advised to take a LFD test every day for 7 days and continue to attend their setting as normal, unless
they have a positive test result or display symptoms.
For those testing positive for COVID-19, self-isolation advice states that it is now possible to end self-isolation after 7
days, following 2 negative LFD tests taken 24 hours apart. The first LFD test should not be taken before the sixth day.
Thank you to those of you who have donated birthday books to the school libraries. Mrs Wilkins has had a number of
queries regarding the books on our wish lists so here they are again. Many thanks for considering this:
KS1 – https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/2Z68HHLA1L4KW?ref_=wl_share
KS2 – https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/2OU93ZTB2R74G?ref_=wl_share
Years 1-6: Harry, Josh, Rebeca, Annabella, Ethan, Nika, Iris, Dolly, Eric, Varvara, Nicholas, Emily, Cian, Anya, George W,
Eesha, Stanley, Luna, Luka, Mariella, Bella, Sam, Alfie and Ella.
House Points – Seacole
Attendance – Overall 92.44% Penguins 98.82%
Due to Government Funding in the Adult Education Budget there are several Free online Level 2 CACHE/TQUK/NCFE
Accredited Courses available to help better understand some key issues around young people's mental health and
Below are some of the most popular courses on offer:
● Understanding Autism (learn how individuals process sensory information, understand characteristics,
understand conditions, learn how speech, language and communication differ in people with Autism)
● Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health (Understand factors which may affect Young
People's mental health, the impact that they have and how to support them with these issues)
● Understanding Behaviour That Challenges (supporting positive behaviour, effective communication & how to
manage challenging behaviour)
● Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties (understand characteristics of ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia & Dyscalculia,
importance of early diagnosis, assessment methods available to diagnose learning difficulties)
The qualifications are completed within a 10-week period, duration is completely dependent on each learner's ability
as to how fast they complete and how many hours it takes. There are no exams, essays or end-point assessments
however I would however advise that these are NOT 'short courses' that will take just a few hours to complete. As
these are equivalent to a GCSE Grade C, you are required to write comprehensive answers for some questions. You
may do as many as you like, just one at a time.
The only criteria the learner must meet to be eligible, is the following..
● Aged 19 or over on or before 31 st August 2021
● Have lived in the UK/EU for 3+ years
● Not already on a Government funded course (Apprenticeship for example)
The course is completely free, but the learning provider reserves the right to charge a drop out fee in the event that
someone enrols, but then makes no attempt to complete the course without a valid reason. That said, the college
will grant extensions if the learner has a genuine reason as to why they feel they won't be able to complete it within
the 10 weeks. If you are interested in undertaking one of these Free Online courses, then please complete the
following link this week. This will then allow you to complete a quick registration. You will then be contacted so
that somebody can explain how enrollment works and answer any questions you may have.