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Emergency Weather Procedure
As we move into winter, please take note of the following procedures in the event that school has to close due to severe weather. In the event of closure we will contact Warwickshire County Council in the first instance. Please sign up to the Council notification system to receive a text message notifying of closure (http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/schoolclosures). We will put information regarding the closure on the school website. Text messages will be sent to all Priority (No 1) contacts notifying of closure. It may be that school opens as usual in the morning, but then a decision is taken to close in extreme situations; you will be notified as soon as possible by text. Rest assured that all children will be cared for in school until parents/carers can either get to school or make arrangements for children to be collected. It is essential that telephone numbers are kept up to date so that contact can be made in the event of such emergency closures, please remember to inform the office of any changes
OUR NEW COMMITTEE
- Chair Michelle Bunn
- Secretary Katie Thomson
- Treasurers Susie Bradshaw
- Chair Michelle Bunn
Our music lessons with Warwickshire Music Service have got off to a flying start again this year. Kirsty Caudell our music teacher is just amazing. She is teaching the whole of Year 2 to play the ukulele.
FABS organise a variety of events during the school year. The money they raise is used to provide resources or exciting opportunities for all of the pupils in school. It was decided many years ago that we would use the money so it would impact on every child in the school rather than being distributed towards individual classes and this works very well.
Below is an example of some of the items FABS have purchased:-
- 20 chrome books (Tablets)
- 10 IPads
- 6 Kindles
- 20 Laptops
- 2 computer storage cabinets
- Assessment books across the whole school in reading, spelling, grammar, maths and science
- Reading books for KS1
- Coach travel for the Pantomime and school trips
- Treats at Christmas
- Christmas entertainment for Pre-School, Reception and KS1
- Interactive Whiteboards in some of the classes
- Contributions towards the astro turf on the front play ground
- Flip video cameras
- A camera for each classroom
- Role Play Equipment for the Early Years
This is just in the past few years. As you can see it makes a huge difference to the resources for our children and as a school it makes us quite unique.
For further details follow the link on he side bar "Friends Association of School", "Your Commitee" and "Minutes of Meetings"
Friday 29th September we held our Macmillan Coffee Morning and were joined by parents and friends. It was truly lovely seeing the hall buzzing with pupils and visitors supporting this wonderful charity. We would like to give special thanks to FABs and Mrs Facchino and everyone who contributed cakes. The children really enjoyed seeing their parents in the hall and joining in with the whole occasion. This year we raised an amazing £265.00. Well done everyone!
On Monday 18th September we announced our New School Council. Over 50% of the children put themselves forward, which was amazing! At Barford St Peter’s we are proud to have pupil representatives that take part in Class and School Council meetings. These councils are in place so that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them. Through Class Council all pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their classmates in reaching a democratic solution. Wider issues that arise at Class Council are discussed further at School Council, this ensures that as many pupil voices as possible are heard. Pupils at Barford St Peter’s know that this is their school and that their thoughts and ideas matter.