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Joint Media Statement
January 2018 Dear Parent / Carer The Joseph Whitaker Family of Schools As a group of schools, we always value both positive feedback and constructive criticism from all stakeholders. With the increased use of social media in society we are aware that some comments are made about our schools and in some cases individual staff that are beyond constructive...
Newsletter - 22nd December 2017
As Noddy Holder would say (shout!) …It’s Christmas!! What a fabulous way to start the festive season with our Wriggly Nativity and Carol Concert. Thank you to all who came along, there were lots of smiles at the many talents of our wonderful children and Community Orchestra. Of course it if wasn’t for the dedication...
Newsletter - 1st December 2017
BABY NEWS! We are thrilled to share the happy news that Mrs Bowell is expecting another baby! We are so happy for Keeley and her family, Baby B is due in the spring! SCHOOLS FOR PEACE Abbey Gates are honoured to be part of this international project. Schools for Peace (Skole Za Mir) is a growing partnership between schools in...
Newsletter - 31st October 2017
TOO BUSY? …LET’S MAKE TIME… It is vital that we all work together to ensure that the children are happy and successful while they progress through their schooling. Research has shown that: § At 7 a parent's influence on a child's learning is SIX TIMES that of their school § At 12 years...
Schools 4 Peace/Skole Za Mir
Abbey Gates is a Schools 4 Peace school! Schools for Peace (Skole Za Mir) is a relatively new and growing partnership between schools in the UK, Bosnia and Serbia. The purpose of the partnership is to help each partner school to make ‘peace making’ an important part of its educational and community life. By ‘peace-making’ we mean...
Newsletter - 22nd September 2017
MINI MARATHON… We have a number of families taking part in the Robin Hood marathon this Sunday 24 September (52 runners!). Did you know that as well as doing this for fun they are aiming to raise much needed funds for our school? If every family sent in £5 to show their support we would raise nearly £750! Please use the...
Newsletter - 8th September 2017
WELCOME… To a new school year - and what a GREAT year it promises to be! We are thrilled to welcome new children in to the FS and Y4- we hope you love your new school! Welcome also to our new team members: Mrs Anna Evans- School Business Manager Ms Lucy Grace-F1 Teacher Miss Evie Orchard-F2 Teacher Mr...
Newsletter - 14th July 2017
WHAT A WAY…TO HAVE FUN! It all began with the PTA Summer Fair on Sunday 2 July – a magnificent and record breaking £5400 was raised! Caroline Hopkin and her team really went the extra mile. A special mention to Janice Sardone who has helped with the raffle for some years, to the Draper family for their support with...
Village Newsletter - 1/7/2017
Includes: Dinosaur visit Mill Adventure Base Rand Farm
Village Newsletter - 1/6/2017
Includes: Rainbow Toast Swimming Castleton
- Jun 17 - Orchestra
- Jun 19 - Y5 Rand Farm Parents’ Meeting
- Jun 24 - No Orchestra tonight
- Jun 25 - FS/KS1 Faith Workshops
- Jun 26 - F and P Governors’ Meeting
- Jun 26 - KS2 Faith Workshops
- Jun 27 - FS/KS1 Sports Day PM
- Jun 28 - KS2 Sports Day PM
- Jun 30 - PTA Summer Fair
- Jul 1 - Orchestra
- Jul 2 - Y6 JWS Transition Day
- Jul 4 - Y5 Residential Visit to Rand Farm