National Child Safety Week- Useful information about keeping your children safe.
Please follow this link for useful safety information from the Child Accident Prevention Trust about preventing accidents in common situations at home and in the community. The resources include road safety, water safety, choking hazards, dog safety, and more.
Information around Dog Safety:
Sports Week and Sports Day
We have had a fun and active sports week. Every day the wake up and shake up with Tor Gilchrist and Rachel Hunter has given everyone a positive and active start to the day. Many children have also taken part in circuit fitness with Tor, which was pretty tough but enjoyed by all of the students that took part.
Thank you to everyone who attended sports day. It was a fine day and pretty hot but hopefully no sunburn. Everyone involved showed a great sporting attitude and all of the children really got involved in the range of events. After all of the activities and races the final scores were:
1st – Kestrel 226
2nd – Hawk 215
3rd – Falcon 206
Well done to all houses, and thank you to Mr Cripps for organising the event.
Joiners & Leavers
It is that time of the year when we think about transitions. We have had a few new pupils joining (or re-joining) The Priory over the past few weeks and it’s always lovely to welcome new families to The Priory community. We will be welcoming a full new cohort of children to Reception next year, and over the next few weeks we will be meeting the new Reception parents to introduce them to The Priory (though several already have children here).
Every year there will be some children who unfortunately need to leave the school. If you are planning on leaving The Priory and you have not already informed us, please email Office@priory.hants.sch.uk as soon as possible.
Several parents have commented to me in the mornings on how good the playground area is looking. This is thanks to Jen and Lou from the PTA. Jen rallied together a team of her colleagues from HP and several of them came last weekend to paint the fences. We had some very generous donations towards this project and I’d like to thanks the Crane and Nagalewska families for their generous donations of wood preserver and decorating materials. Along with myself, Mrs Adams and Mr Cripps, we managed to give the playgrounds a well-needed spruce up. A worthwhile community effort. Thanks all!
Alternative Provision – survey from Ofsted
Ofsted is looking at the quality of Alternative Provision* in the Hampshire Local Authority. As a school, we have been asked to share the link below to allow any families with experience of alternative provision (which does not affect most families) to contribute to the evidence they will need to gather as part of this process and to inform the national report on AP that will be produced.
*The definition of alternative provision is as follows: education arranged by local authorities for pupils who, because of exclusion, illness or other reasons, would not otherwise receive suitable education; education arranged by schools for pupils on a fixed period exclusion; and pupils being directed by schools to off-site provision to improve their behaviour.
If you have any experience of alternative provision, either directly or through a young person you have worked with, please complete the survey below: