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Ofsted to visit TLA

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have been notified today that Ofsted will be visiting TLA on Tuesday 24th and Wed 25th April (this week) to look at all aspects of the school.

As important members of our school community they welcome your view. Please share your thoughts via

Letters have been sent to you today in paper form and via email.

Please see digital copies here.

Letter to parents

School inspections – a guide for parents

Year 1 Curriculum Assembly

Year One have produced some BRILLIANT work towards their topic learning this half term already! They have also done some ASTOUNDING work in maths.

We are going to showcase some of this learning on Wednesday’s assembly at 8.45am – 9.15am. All parents and carers are welcome.

Please don’t worry if you cant attend – we will be showcasing our learning at the end of the half term also!

April/May Newsletter

Check out the latest TLA newsletter with important diary dates, curriculum news, new staff and details about important things happening around school. Please share with your friends. Thank you.

Newsletter April May 18

Summer Tests in Year 1 and 2

Dear Parents and Carers of pupils in Year 1 and Year 2,

We cannot believe we are already fast approaching summer term which is one of the busiest and most important terms in school.

This is especially true for pupils in Year and Year 2 who will be taking National Tests which are important as the performance of every child is monitored against all children in the country.

Children in Year 1 will complete their Phonics Screening Test

Children in Year 2 will complete their Key Stage 1 SATS Tests and (if necessary) retake the Phonics Screening Test from the previous year.

The tests do not worry us and hopefully will not worry the pupils. In fact last year most pupils completed without even realising they were doing it. We want to keep their stress levels down – AND YOURS – so were are putting lots of important work in to get rid of their nerves before then.

Remaining Term Dates

Dear Parents and Carers,

As we approach the upcoming Easter break and the end of the second term we thought we would take this opportunity to remind you of the dates school is closed to pupils for the rest of the school year. It gets very busy at this time of year and different schools tend to do different things so we would like to clarify this for you.

Thursday 29th March – Pupils in for last day of term

Friday 30th March – Sunday 15th April Easter Holidays (School Closed)

Monday 16th April – School Opens

Monday 7th May – Bank Holiday Monday (School Closed)

Friday 25th May – Pupils in for the last day of the half term

Saturday 26th May – Sunday 3rd June – Mid Term Break (School Closed)

Monday 4th June – School Opens

Friday 6th July – Training Day (School Closed to pupils)

Thursday 19th July – Last day of year

Friday 20th July –

School Closure

Dear Parents and Carers,
With the snow continuing to fall we have made the decision to close school for today. We are sorry we must do this as we don’t want to risk the safety of the staff or pupils travelling to school in these conditions. We will update on tomorrow as soon as we are in a position to make a decision. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Many thanks for your cooperation.



Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to begin with a big thank you to those who work hard and support their child to make sure they are in school as often as possible and therefore have good records of attendance.

As a school we appreciate that there are times which children are sick and should not be in school however we have now reached a point where attendance is becoming the single biggest concern we have as a school.

Targets set by the Government expect children’s attendance to be at 96%. We monitor attendance on a daily basis and share our concerns when it starts to show signs of decreasing and offer support. We also telephone when children are not in school or conduct home visits to ensure their well-being.

Despite our efforts our school attendance figure is decreasing and now stands at 93.33% which is unacceptable. Approximately 25% (50 pupils) have an attendance figure this year which categorises them as ‘Persistently Absent’.

TLA January Newsletter

Happy New Year.

A warm welcome to 2018. Please check out our January newsletter with important information on school meals, parent views and important dates for the term ahead.

Principal Newsletter Jan 18

A summary version has also been issued via pupils and digital copies via text, social media, email and Dojo.

If Santa has been kind to bring you a new phone over Christmas please update school with your latest contact details.


Christmas Message Dec 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,                                                              

On behalf of all at Temple Learning Academy we would like to wish everyone associated with our school a Happy Christmas holiday and very best wishes for a successful and happy 2018.

From the first set of Reception and Year 7 starters on 4th September to the last notes of the carols being sung today, staff have been working long hours to ensure that each student is given every opportunity to succeed. We wish to pay tribute to all staff involved and to thank parents and carers for their invaluable support in the task of developing young men and women of whom we may all be proud. There is no more important work than this and we hope that you share our belief that it is both a privilege and a pleasure to participate in such a project.

Our students have been involved with a wide range of activities and events this term, many of which feature on our Facebook page and Dojo posts.

Christmas Lunches at TLA

School Dinners . . . for information only!


Dear Parents and Carers,


We have an upcoming week of catering treats. On the last week of term, week beginning Monday 11th Dec, there will be some slight adjustments to the catering timetable.


On Tuesday 12th Dec we will all have Christmas Dinner together. On this day there will be no yellow option. There will be a roast turkey Christmas dinner and a vegetarian Christmas dinner.


On Thursday 14th Dec we will have our normal Friday lunch. We will use the menu choices you have already sent through.


On Friday 15th Dec we will have a whole school lunch buffet as a special treat for everyone. Children will be able to choose their own foods on that day. We will manage vegetarian and allergy needs.


In January we will continue with regular menu choices until the Spring Half Term. Further information will be sent out closer to the time.


Merry Christmas from all the Temple Learning Academy Catering Team