Weekly Memo 19th June 2020
AIMING HIGH – SUCCEEDING TOGETHER
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Classes 2020 – 2021
We have been busy planning class allocations for September. Mrs. Mathias left us at Easter and Mrs. Langley has been on maternity leave since half term. Miss Gillet will sadly be leaving us this year to take up a position at a school more local to her home. Mrs. Wilson will be returning to supply teaching, but we hope that she will cover some classes again in the future. We wish them all the best and thank them for their hard work and commitment over their time at Woodcote.
We will welcome Mr Harris, Mr Johnson and Miss Little to our team of class teachers from September. Mrs. Wilkinson will also return from maternity leave for part of the week. Mr. Bignell will continue to take a lead on P.E. teaching across the school and developing our physical education provision. Mrs. de Freitas and Miss Williams will cover classes across the school. Ms. Rivett will continue to teach music across the school.
Below are the classes and teachers for September 2020 and the classroom they will be based in.
Children will be meeting their new teachers via Zoom sessions in the coming weeks. In the meantime, teachers will meet to discuss the children in their new classes to support a smooth transition.
We are pleased to announce the safe arrival of a baby girl for Mrs Langley and her family. Baby Eva was born on Tuesday this week. We wish the family huge congratulations!
WAVE Awards 2020
We are pleased to announce we will still be running our annual governor awards (renamed the WAVE Awards – Woodcote Achievement, Values and Excellence Awards) this year. Please nominate a child who you feel has demonstrated one of our school values by completing the nomination form here. Deadline for nominations Friday 26th June.
Change of Term Date
Attached is an updated set of term dates for next academic year. We have taken the decision to move the INSET day in Spring 2021 from Monday 22nd February to Monday 4th January.
Apps to support children with mental wellbeing at home.
We continue to think of you
We know this is not easy for anyone. We know that family life can be pretty intense at the moment. But we want you to know that we are thinking of you all and if there is any way that we can support you at home please email us at: email@example.com
Possible Eligibility for Free School Meal Support
Link to survey –
During these unprecedented times we are aware that some families home and financial situations are changing.
We are currently able to provide food bags and supermarket vouchers for families if they are entitled to Free School Meals. If you are not currently in receipt of Free School Meals but think you may now be eligible then please fill in the survey so that your eligibility can be checked.
Please note this survey is being collated by The Pioneer Academy Trust as they are supporting us during this time.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
If you do require any assistance or support during this time please do let us know. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or in case of emergency 07545696428.
AIMING HIGH – SUCCEEDING TOGETHER