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Wednesday 18 October 2017

 

To The Parents/Carers of children in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

 

When the children return to school after half term there will be some changes to the beginning of the school day.

 

At the beginning of this academic year parents, with children in Key Stage 2, were asked not to come into school at the beginning of the school day but to allow children to come in on their own. This was in order that children could become more independent and resilient. It was also to address concerns we had about safeguarding. As a result of parents cooperation with this change, it has been a great success. Children are getting into class promptly allowing the school day to start on time.

 

We have therefore decided that when the children return after half-term on Monday 30 October, we are going to extend this to Year 1 and Year 2. Children in Year 2 can be dropped off at the covered way on the Key Stage 2 playground and children in Year 1 can be dropped off at their classroom doors. Where needed, children will be initially supported in preparing themselves for the school day and gradually encouraged to do this more independently.

 

We are having a whole school focus on reading this year and children coming straight into class on their own will mean that staff will have much more time to listen to them read. If you need to speak to your child’s teacher you will still be able to do so at the end of the school day when children are dismissed from their classes. If you have an urgent message for a teacher you can come into the office, or leave a telephone or email message, and it will be passed on. If you have any concerns regarding these changes please do not hesitate to speak to me.

 

Could I also take this opportunity to remind you that if you would like your child to be collected by another adult you must either inform the class teacher, the previous afternoon, or alternatively, ring or email the school office.

 

Thank you for your cooperation and continued support.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Judith Ejdowski

 

Judith Ejdowski

Headteacher

Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School

Vacancies for Parent Governors

6 October 2017

 

Inset Day – Tuesday 5 December 2017

 

Dear Parents and Carers

 

INSET DAY

 

We have recently introduced a new system to teach writing across the school called the Write Stuff. In order that staff are fully equipped to deliver this system to the children we have arranged for staff training by The Write Stuff Company. This will take place on TUESDAY 5th DECEMBER WHEN THE WHOLE SCHOOL, ON BOTH SITES, WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE DAY.

 

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

 

Our first Parents Evenings of this school year are being held on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th October. Further details about Parents Evenings will be issued on Monday. However, due to the ongoing building work and for safeguarding reasons, there will be NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS ON THESE TWO DAYS. Please ensure your child is picked up at 3.15pm.

 

I apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support and understanding.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Judith Ejdowksi

 

Judith Ejdowski

Headteacher

Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School

 

Tuesday 3 October 2017

Building Work

Dear Parents and Carers,

As you are aware we are having some extensive building undertaken both at the Pre-School and at the main school.

 

At the Pre-School site the section of building adjacent to our premises is being knocked down. There will be extra parking and a new playground created in its place.

 

At the main school the hall is going to be extensively enlarged to accommodate the growing numbers of children in the school. There will also be three new classes at the top of the school.

 

I want to reassure you that the safety and well-being of the children at both premises is a major priority for us. We are working very closely with the contractors, meeting on a weekly basis to discuss any issues or concerns we may have. In the main school the building work that is taking place is totally inaccessible for the school and all walls/doorways have been boarded up so that we are unable to see anything that is happening. At times we are able to hear noise from the site but again the contractors work closely with the school to ensure there is as little disruption as possible.

 

It is anticipated that the building work will be completed by the end of the Spring term. We are all very much looking forward to the new spaces that we will have.

 

I would like to thank you all for your cooperation and support whilst the building work takes place. If you do have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Judith Ejdowski

 

Judith Ejdowski

Headteacher

Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School

Friday 29th September 2017

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

At Haydon Abbey School we value feedback from parents.

 

In order that we can meet the needs of all of the children in the school, we would be very grateful if you complete the attached survey by clicking on the link below. Your comments are also extremely helpful.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GSQJTRP

 

Kind Regards

 

Judith Ejdowski

 

Headteacher

Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School

Weedon Road

Aylesbury

headteacher@haydonabbey.bucks.sch.uk

01296 482278

Thursday 28th September 2017

 

Good afternoon.

 

Please see the letter below which we have been asked to issue on behalf of Bucks County Council.

 

Regards.

 

Haydon Abbey School

 

Dear Parents and carers,

 

Help us plan the future for children and young people in Buckinghamshire

 

We are currently reviewing a number of our services that support children and young people and want your views to help us develop good services for the future.

 

We have two consultations taking place at the moment and are encouraging you as parents of children in Buckinghamshire to take a few minutes to give your feedback.

 

1.   Help us get education and skills plans right for children and young people in Bucks

 

We want to know what is important to you and your children in relation to their education and skills, what you think works well at the moment and what we can do better in the future to work with all of our partners to ensure that your children have the best start in life and a good education.

 

It is our role to be the champion for your children and their learning as they grow, from the early years with childminders, pre-schools and nurseries, right through to schools and colleges and ensuring they are then ready to embrace their future.

 

Your views will help us plan how we work with schools, colleges and all those who support our children in their education and skills development to reach their potential and have good opportunities.

 

Please take a few minutes to give us your views on how we plan to do this for children in Buckinghamshire. Closing date: 24 October 2017

 

https://democracy.buckscc.gov.uk/mgConsultationDisplay.aspx?ID=3294

 

2.   Improving early help services for children and families

 

We want your views on changes to services for children and young people aged 0 - 19, and their families in Buckinghamshire.

 

We need to make changes so we can support the families who need it the most and are proposing a new approach to supporting children and families earlier to prevent them needing help from social care services in the future.

 

There has been a steady increase in the number of children and families needing support from children’s services in the last few years. This, along with less money in the public purse means that we need to change some services to better help the children and families who need it the most.

 

We know that some of our current services don’t always reach these children and families so we need to change that. We also want to join up services for families rather than them having to do so themselves.

 

The consultation outlines proposals for a new approach to helping children and families, to ensure small problems don’t get bigger and too difficult to manage. From money worries, parenting tips, behavioural issues right through to support with mental health and domestic abuse - the proposal is to work with families to tackle all of their problems at the same time.

 

This will mean changes to some of the existing early help services that we deliver or commission from others. These include:

 

  • Bucks Family Information Service
  • Children’s centres
  • Advice and support for young people through Connexions (Adviza)
  • Early Help coordinators
  • Families First
  • Family Resilience
  • Support for children who have lived with Domestic Violence (Refuge and Outreach) (Women’s Aid)
  • Support for parents through Barnardo’s
  • Young carers support
  • Youth Services

 

Have your say and help shape the future of early help services for children and families here in Buckinghamshire. Closing date 16 October 2017

 

www.buckscc.gov.uk/earlyhelp

 

Kind Regards

 

Sarah Callaghan                                                      Carol Douch

Service Director for Education                                  Service Director Children’s Social Care

Buckinghamshire County Council                             Buckinghamshire County Council

Bucks County Council Consultation Form

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