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Welcome to Newton Poppleford Primary School


Our school vision

Our vision is to provide a happy, caring and engaging environment where children become confident learners and develop skills for life.


School places

If you are interested in a place in our school, please contact the school office for further information, as we do have places in several year groups.



Parent Consultation Meetings

Parent Consultation meetings.

We are trying a different format for these meetings this term, teachers will now hold meetings on one day from 9:00am until 6pm. Sign up sheets for these are now up in the hall (from Monday 13th October). Teachers will be holding their meetings on the following days;

Monday 20th October Mr Morison and Mrs Winterburn

Tuesday 21st October Mrs Turner and Mrs Stephen

Wednesday 22nd October Mrs Coogan and Mrs Raffell/Mrs Hosken

Thursday 23rd October Mrs Thomas

If you are unable to get into school to sign up for a time, please either email or call the office, so that they can arrange a time for you from Monday 13th October.


Job Opportunity:

Clerk to Governors – Newton Poppleford Primary School
•Required to provide an efficient and professional service to our Governing Body.
Duties will include: attendance and minute taking at all Governing Body Meetings, formation of agendas, correspondence, circulation of papers, supporting the Chair of Governors and Headteacher and guiding the Governing Body on procedural matters.
Effective ICT skills (emailing, word-processing), organisational skills and inter-personal skills are essential, along with initiative and enthusiasm.
•Salary Details: £7.87 - £8.81 per hour
•Job term: Permanent, Part Time
•Hours: 200 hours per annum
•Based at: Newton Poppleford Primary School,
•Location: East Devon, Devon
•Organisation: DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL
•Closing date:05.11.14
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
A DBS(CRB) disclosure is required for this post.
Please apply using the link to the application form below and return it by email to admin@newton-poppleford.devon.sch.uk

Email Addresses:

We have noticed occasional problems when replying to 'hotmail' email addresses - we have been informed that this is a 'hotmail' problem not our own service provider. If at all possible please could parents currently using a hotmail address change to an alternative email and notify us of it as soon as possible. Many thanks.

Please note that you may need to install a PDF reader (e.g. adobe acrobat) to your device in order to open some of our files/links


Lunch Menu Autumn / Winter 2014


Please note that term dates for the 2014/15 & 2015/16 Academic Years are now available on this website - please go to School Office/Calendars


Tesco Online Uniform Service


Absences...

-Any type of pre-arranged absences from school must be authorised on an 'S2 absence request form' which are available from the school office or on the school website. This will include medical & dental appointments, music exams, compassionate requests etc - if in doubt please ask at the office.
Thank you.


Illness:

We would like to remind you that the NHS guidelines say that any child who has had any sort of tummy upset should remain off school for 48 hours after the final episode of illness.


Exeter City FC - after school club booking form



Spelling Information for Years 3, 4, 5 & 6

Dear Parents / Carers
Having spent some time looking at further research in spellings and investigating good practice in other schools, children in years 3, 4, 5, & 6 will be adopting the following system:
- Children will get a spelling log to keep at school in which words that they have struggled with or spelt incorrectly will be added.
- They will then have to spell the words correctly a number of times to consolidate the correct spelling.
The children will continue to focus on spelling strategies during lesson time and may occasionally have spelling investigations for homework. Assessment in spellings will continually take place. Please contact your child’s class teacher if you need any further information.
Many thanks
Carmen Winterburn

Twilight Club:

If your child is booked into Twilight Club and you arrive at 3.15pm to collect them we would be most grateful if you could let the member of staff at Twilight Club know you are taking them - to avoid us spending time trying to locate a missing child.
Thank you.


PE KIT:

Please may we remind parents that children should have PE kit with them every day.

PE kit includes:

White T-shirt

Navy Shorts

Training shoes (please refrain form buying black plimsoles if at all possible)

Children may not be allowed to do PE without the correct footwear.

Thank you.


Governor Update

As part of our role as governors, we regularly look at the school’s information on overall progress that the children in each year group are making. The school’s Senior Leadership Team set ambitious targets for pupil progress this year, which are higher than the average national expectations. We are delighted that the latest school data shows that we are on track to meet and in many cases exceed these targets. As governors we wanted to share this good news with you and to acknowledge the good work that is being done by the whole school staff in achieving success for all our pupils.

Please see the governor's page for the latest Chair's Blog


Poppleford Post Online:


Software and information to help progress pupils' mathematics ability

NumberGym

A letter about NumberGym, new Maths software being used in school, will be sent home on Thursday 20th January. It gives information about the software and the username and password so you can access it at home. It is a great resource for you and your child to explore. Please click on the link below to go the login page.

Understanding progress in Mathematics: a guide for parents

Also, here is a link to information produced by the (now defunct) Department for Children, Schools and Families, about what your child's progress in maths should look like in their time at primary school and going into secondary education. It gives information about working at different levels in maths and activities you could try at home with your children. You will need to be able to open a PDF document to read it.


Letters to parents

The majority of our letters are now sent electronically via Parentmail - please pop into the school office and leave your email contact details if you are not currently receiving them.


For letters about specific class activities, please see your child's class page.


Any views about this website?

Please email jamesm@newton-poppleford.devon.sch.uk


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