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SevenOaksPrimary School

‘We are all equal and our teachers are all kind’ (Pupil quote)-– Ofsted 2017
Pupils are proud of their school and enthusiastic about their learning-Ofsted 2017
Pupils feel safe and said that they trust there is always an adult they can go to if they feel concerned-Ofsted 2017
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Pupils achieve well at this school-Ofsted 2017
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1. Archive Newsletter 07.09.16

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 DIARY DATES
Friday 9th
9:00 – 10:00am Uniform Shop open
Saturday 10th
SPSA Dragon Boat Festival
Monday 12th
3:00 – 4:00pm Uniform Shop open
Tuesday 13th
2A, 2B, 6A, 6B swimming
9:15am 3C Meet the Teacher – Dining Hall
Monday 19th
3:00 – 4:00pm Uniform Shop open
Tuesday 20th
2A, 2B, 6A, 6B swimming
Friday 23rd
6:30 – 8:30pm SPSA Family BBQ & Disco
Monday 26th
3:00 – 4:00pm Uniform Shop open
Tuesday 27th
2A, 2B, 6B, 6A swimming
Wednesday 28th
8:00pm SPSA meeting
 
Sunday 2nd October
Sevenoaks Family 5K Event – advance places only (see Newsletter for further details)
Monday 3rd
Literary Festival in Main Hall
 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome Back! I hope you all enjoyed your summer holidays and that the children are refreshed and ready for another action packed, enjoyable year at Sevenoaks Primary! We are only on day two but it already feels like we have never been away!

This is an historic year in the life of SPS. It is our last year in the current building and this time next year I will be writing the newsletter from my office in the new build.

I must admit to having mixed emotions. Whilst the existing building has its issues and has taken a considerable amount of the school budget, I have become attached to it, warts and all, and will be sad to see it go. However, the upside of a new, purpose built shiny new school outweighs these emotions and it will be exciting to see the new structure emerge over the coming months.

The new arrangements for entering the site and the use of the top field as the ‘main playground’ has presented its challenges but, fingers crossed, they are working as well as could be expected. A new entry point is currently being constructed along Bradbourne Road, which we are hoping will be operational this term. This will support access to the site and will remain after the completion of the new school.

Support Needed!

A major strength of SPS is the teamwork that exists amongst the children, parent, staff and governors. This has allowed the school to achieve so much over the years and I am sure it will continue in the future.

This spirit of teamwork will be needed more than ever over the next year. I am sure the building will be completed smoothly and with few mishaps but I would ask for your support if there are challenges ahead.

Drop Off

The Key Stage 2 children should not be entering the Top Field until 8.40am. A member of staff will be supervising the area from this time. Although it is lovely to see parents, we would be grateful if you could support the growing independence of the children by dropping them off quickly and remaining behind the white lines marked around the field.

Parking

We have been asked by Adult Education to remind parents that they should not be using their car park. Although classes have yet to commence (hence the reason why it is currently so quiet), they will start next week and we have been informed that ALL spaces will be needed.

Baby news
 
We are delighted to announce that Mrs Wilson has safely delivered a baby girl named Niamh. All is well with both mother and child – welcome to the world Niamh!
 
Please join us in congratulating Mrs Wilson and her husband Tim on this wonderful news – what a delightful start to the year!

 

Uniform Shop opening times/dates in 2016
 
The School Uniform Shop will be open on the following dates and times for the rest of 2016. It can be located using the corridor to the right of the entrance to our main hall.

Wednesday 7th September 2:30 - 3:30pm
Friday 9th September 9:00 - 10:00am
Monday 12th September 3:00 - 4:00am
Monday 19th September 3:00 - 4:00am
Monday 26th September 3:00 - 4:00am
Monday 10th October 3:00 - 4:00am
Monday 31st October 3:00 - 4:00am
Monday 14th November 3:00 - 4:00am
Monday 28th November 3:00 - 4:00am
Monday 12th December 3:00 - 4:00am
 
Clubs Information 2016-2017
 
Your child should have brought home their blue clubs list this week.
Please could you ensure that your child’s choices have been completed and returned to the class teacher by:
Wednesday 14th September.
Further details on how the clubs operate can be found in the supplementary leaflet with this Newsletter.
 

Absences from school

You can report your child’s absence from school via the following email address: absence@sevenoaks.kent.sch.uk

Once you have emailed your child’s absence from school, there will be no need to follow up with a letter to the class teacher when your child returns to school. However, please note that we are unable to accept any other messages to the class teachers, school office or club leaders via this email address.

The telephone answer machine will still be in use to report absences (01732 453952, Option 1) or alternatively please call in to the school office.

Medical Reminders

  • We would like to remind parents/carers that following a bout of sickness or diarrhoea, children must not return to school until 48 hours after their final episode of illness
  • Should your child (or their siblings) contract an infectious disease (particularly chicken-pox or cold sores) please inform the school office as soon as possible, as we have a child in school with a weakened immune system
  • Should your child have asthma, please ensure that you supply the school with an in-date inhaler as soon as possible. Parents/carers will need to bring the inhaler into school in its original packaging with the prescriber’s information label attached and to complete the necessary paperwork
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT WE OPERATE A ‘NO NUTS’ POLICY IN SCHOOL
  • Polite notice – NO MEDICATION SHOULD BE BROUGHT INTO SCHOOL BY A PUPIL. Should your child be prescribed medication by a doctor that requires administration during the school day, it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to bring in that medication (such medication to be in its original container, complete with dosage instructions). As before, prescribed medication will also require parents/carers to complete the necessary paperwork
  • ONLY PRESCRIBED MEDICATION CAN BE ADMINISTERED BY A MEMBER OF STAFF

If your child has any changes to their medical information, please email the details to manager@sevenoaks.kent.sch.uk.

Data collection sheets
 
Your child will have brought home their annual data collection sheet at the end of last term. Please ensure that you check through all the details, amend if necessary, and return to the school office as soon as possible.
 

Thank you

Scooters/bikes in the school grounds
 
Please do not allow children to ride bikes or scooters within the school grounds during drop-off or collection.
 
The volume of pedestrian traffic during these times means that an accident will be inevitable unless we ask children to refrain from using them.