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Summer Reading Challenge

Just a reminder that the Leeds Library Summer Reading Challenge has now launched at Halton Library! See the invite and event brochure with all the free events in over the summer. 

For details please click this link SRC programme 2

The challenge really aims to encourage the children’s literacy levels over the summer, this year’s theme is Mischief Makers so it’s going to be a lot of fun.

One school will receive the school cup – the school with the most sign up’s from their classes so this is something to aim for!

Let’s beat the figures from last year and get even more sign up’s and completers.

The Library will come out to schools in September and see which children received medals and completed the challenge and we do a celebration assembly.

Thanks – and hope you have a lovely summer of reading.

End of year thoughts.

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have come to the end of another very busy and eventful year at Temple Learning Academy. Thank you for the support you have shown us this year.

We have achieved several key milestones marking the progress and growth of our school. Firstly, all building work was completed this academic year. We are proud of our new building, how it looks and how it functions. ISG, our contractors, have gone on to win two regional awards for Temple Learning Academy and are nominated for national awards in autumn.

Our pupil numbers have increased from 42 in 2015 to a staggering 430 in September 2018. We are now running three of the four learning phases and will have pupils in Reception, Years 1 to 3 and in Years 7 and 8. We have become a ‘school of choice’ and are becoming oversubscribed on entry into Reception and Year 7. Our staff numbers have also increased from 9 in 2015 to 77 by September.



Dear Parents and Carers,

Moving forward to your child entering Year 3 this Sept there are a few things that you will need to know.…

Lunches cost £2.30 per day or £11.50 per week payable in advance on line through the Parentpay website. The menu will be online on our website for you to see and you will also be able to see what your child has eaten each day. If you haven’t activated your account now is the time to do so. Cash will not be allowed. If you would prefer to pay by Paypoint at your local store please inform the office so they can order a Paypoint card for you.
We will continue to use Cool Milk to process school milk accounts.

Welcome to TLA Books

Our amazing Year 1 pupils, with a little help from Miss Smith, have created some ‘Transition Books’ to help you get to know a little more about our school.

Check them out here.

Phase 1 Transition Book

Phase 3 Transition Book

Red Kite Learning Trust Update

Our Governing Body attended a Temple Newsam Learning Partnership Trust conference last night to review the reports from due diligence with Red Kite Learning Trust and carry out final questioning around joining this Trust. The Governing Bodies of all TNLP Trust schools were in attendance.

Our Governors met after the conference, and following a discussion, felt confident enough to vote in favour of our school becoming joining the Red Kite Learning Trust. The next step in this process will be a decision by the Red Kite Trust Board to accept our school and they are meeting on 4th July. There will be further information once this final decision has been made.

Find out more about the Trust here


OFSTED: – Our report has arrived. Hardcopies are going out to parents and carers tonight. Feel free to view it yourself on our website.


Dear Parents and Carers,

In recent conversations with pupils and concerns raised from parents about issues at home we would like to draw your attention to two issues that are having a negative impact on children – at home and at school.

The first revolves around a game called Fortnite:Battle Royale.

Fortnite: Battle Royale is a game which combines Minecraft-style building with shooting for survival. It has been described as ‘Call of Duty for kids’ and has 40 million players worldwide. It can be played on the PC, Xbox or Playstation.

Although this is a 12+ rated game, unsuitable for children at our school in Year 1 and Year 2, we know many are playing this at home and talking about it in the playground. We have noticed an increase in fighting type games in the playground with children inventing their own ‘Fortnite’ type games. The link below provides access to a guide informing you about the dangers associated with the viral game and how you can reduce the associated risks including;

Head Lice

Dear Parents and Carers,

Some children are coming into or home from school with head lice. We can only get rid of these if you treat them at home.

It is important you treat head lice as soon as you spot them. You should check everyone in the house and treat them on the same day if they have head lice.

There’s no need to keep your child off school if they have head lice.

You can use medicated lotions and sprays that kill head lice in all types of hair. You can buy these from pharmacies, supermarkets or online.

Head lice should die within a day. Lotions and sprays come with a comb to remove dead lice and eggs.

Some treatments need to be repeated after a week to kill any newly hatched lice. Check the pack to see if they’re OK for you or your child and how to use them.

If lotions or sprays don’t work,

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!