Updates

End-of-year reports

Thank you for the comments received so far about children’s end-of-year reports.

I know some parents are not receiving Class Dojo messages from myself or the school office so please see a copy of yesterday’s newsletter below which includes the link to the online form.

end of term update July 2022

Celebration Assembly Thank You

Thank you to everyone who joined us this morning for our end-of-year Celebration Assembly. Having families join us again in school, for our first summer assembly in three years, was just the perfect end to our school year. It was wonderful to be able to share the children’s achievements and hard work with you, and we are so proud of each and every one of them. They truly are amazing!

Useful Links to Resources for Families

Shropshire Council have asked up to provide families with the following information:-

Useful Links to Resources for Families:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shropshire Council Cost of Living webpage includes links and advice for specific money worries, including :

  • Cost Of Transport
  • Debt and borrowing
  • Rent or Mortgage Help
  • Help with Energy Bills
  • Help with water rates
  • Financial help for people with disabilities
  • Help with pensions

 

 

Bicton wins the Gold Award!

Bicton CofE Primary School has been awarded the School Games GOLD Award for our PE and sports provision.

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we, Bicton CofE Primary School, have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our physical activity and school sport achievements this year include:
Starting a girls football team.
Taking part in the Daily Mile initiative.
Starting the Sports Leader Award with Year 5.
Taking non-participating children to write match reports.
Taking part in a wide variety of School Games events.
Having our Sports Leaders officiate events at other schools.

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible. We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

We look forward to applying once again in 2023!

Mr J Taylor

Friday update 01.07.22

Transition day for September classes

On Tuesday 5th July, children will be spending time in their September classes and will be bringing a letter home on Monday with further details.

Parent governor update

We are delighted to inform you that we have three new parent governors, who sent in nominations for our vacancies last week:

  • Marian Owoniyi
  • Ian Simons
  • Sian Tiplady

Our third vacancy became available following Jessica Greenwood standing down as parent governor, as her child will be leaving our school this term. We look forward to them being part of our governing body and getting to know our school in more detail.

On behalf of our whole school community, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jessica Greenwood and Richard Jeffries, both of whom have made a much valued contribution to our governing body and the development of our school during their time in post.

Parent surveys

Thank you for all the responses to our recent surveys – annual parent survey and Safer School survey. We are delighted to report that 100% of respondees said their child feels safe at our school, and 98% said they would recommend our school to another parent, that their child is happy at our school and that their child does well at our school. This is very reassuring to hear and we thank you for taking the time to share your views with us.

Your comments will support staff and governors in continuing to improve our school. As we introduce any changes next year, in response to comments received, we will keep you fully informed.

 

Arthog Final Day

Forget showers today … we’ve had torrential rain and wind!
In the 15 times I’ve brought Bicton children to Arthog, this is the worst weather I’ve ever experienced but I can say, with all honesty, that this is the most resilient and well-behaved group of children that I have ever brought away.