Dear Parents and Carers,
The last few weeks of summer term are upon us and rather than have a gradual end to the school year a flooding incident has meant things have become much busier than we had anticipated.
A fault with the main water tank resulted in an entire floor of classrooms filling with over 1000 cubic metres of water. Although we worked quickly to get all the water out, the rooms have taken some time to dry. Currently over 20 industrial heaters and dehumidifiers are running 24 hours a day to remove the damp. In the meantime staff have created ‘pop-up classrooms’ in spaces all over school and are going above and beyond to make sure this has as little impact as possible on teaching and learning.
Some things have had to change e.g. Read, Write Inc. lessons have been replaced with in-class phonics sessions so pupils still receive the same content, assemblies have altered as Rec are using the Heart Space,
Dear Parents and Carers,
Due to the flooding across school we will be cancelling ALL after school clubs for the remainder of the half term except these few:
Miss Leighton’s Clubs
Monday – cheerleading…
Tuesday- phase 3 dance
Wednesday – musical theatre
Friday- all through dance
Mr Connor’s All star cricket club
Miss Richardson’s Boys rugby
Miss Townend’s Phase 2 Football Club on a Wednesday
The Admin Team will confirm this with you.
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.
Thank you for your understanding.
We have some news! One of our reception teachers – Miss Thornber will be spending 9 days this half term at another school in the Red Kite Trust from Tuesday 23rd April- Friday 3rd May. She’s been asked to help them work with their team whilst a member of their staff is away.
We are very lucky at TLA to have a large Early Years team with 3 teachers and 5 Teaching Assistants across just 2 classes and strong Early Years provision so we have the capacity to release one of our members of staff. We often work collaboratively at meetings and visit each other’s schools for ideas and to develop curriculums and provision. This extended visit will give us the opportunity to further develop relationships with local schools and to develop our curriculums. The school would like support with our strengths in Maths Mastery and ICT and have just started to use a Talk for Writing literacy approach-something which we are interested in using to develop our story writing.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REQUEST: ACTION REQUIRED
Dear parents and carers,
It is important that we have your up-to-date contact details so we can contact you if your child needs you during the school day.
If you change your mobile phone, move house or want to change your child’s contacts list please let us know via Dojo, in writing, by contacting the school office on 01132 645456 with the information below.
Paper copies of forms are also available from the school office.
Every pupil will be given a copy this week.
Thank you for your support
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Attached is our newsletter for March. Please take a look and see upcoming key dates and details of things happening around school.
Last week we shared the sad news about Mrs Hannah Lamptey, one of our Phase 3 teachers, who died on Wednesday. Her family have asked we pass on their thanks for the many kind cards, letters and messages from pupils and their families. The response has been overwhelming and a testament to the amazing teacher she was.
Mrs Lamptey’s funeral will be taking place on Wednesday 6th February. As a school we would like to pay our respects yet run the school as normal as possible durin…g this very difficult time. Chairs of the Governing Body have approved for the school to finish early for Year 7 and Year 8 pupils only on that day so Hannah’s closest working colleagues and a group of pupils representing the school can pay their last respects.
School will end at 12.00pm on Wednesday 6th Feb for Year 7 and Year 8 pupils. Lunch will not be served for Year 7 and Year 8 on this day.
Dear parents, carers and wider school community,
Our school community was deeply saddened yesterday to learn of the death of Mrs Hannah Lamptey. In recent months everyone at TLA has been supporting Mrs Lamptey and her family as she battled a particularly aggressive form of cancer.
Mrs Lamptey was an outstanding teacher who cared very deeply about the success and wellbeing of each and every one of our pupils. We will all miss her very much and we will spend many difficult moments grieving this loss.
Today we informed our pupils of this sad news. This news is very difficult for all of us to accept and we will need to support each other during the grieving process. This morning many pupils have written letters which we shall pass on to Mrs Lamptey’s family with all our condolences.
We want you to know that all teachers and all school staff are here to help pupils in any way that we can.