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Miss Thornber’s Mini Placement

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.

Emergency Contact Details


 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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 Emergency Contact Form

Child’s name:    ____________________________________

Year Group:       ____________________________________                  

Class Teacher: ____________________________________

Address:             ____________________________________




Phone number: ____________________________________ 

Email address:   ____________________________________


Emergency Contact (1)

Name:                ____________________________________

Telephone:         ____________________________________

Address:             ____________________________________


Emergency Contact (2)

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March Newsletter

Attached is our newsletter for March. Please take a look and see upcoming key dates and details of things happening around school.

Newsletter March 2019

Academy Funeral Arrangements

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.

Sad News – A great loss

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.

Teacher Training Day

MONDAY 7th JANUARY WILL BE A STAFF TRAINING DAY. Please add this extra date to your calendars at home. Thank you.

After School Clubs

After School Clubs finish next Friday 14th Dec for the year. Club letters for Spring Term will be issued when we start back in January with clubs starting up again for everyone, including Reception,  before the end of January.
We will keep you updated.

So far this year we have run over 450 clubs after school for pupils.

November Newsletter

Dear parent, carers and wider community,

Take a look at our November Newsletter and see what’s happening in school over the next half term.

Thank you for your support.

Jobs at TLA

Currently recruiting for a Reception Teacher & new Teaching Assistants.

See details on the ‘Recruitment’ Section of our website.