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Welcome message from Ross Moody, Principal

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to school for 2016! Another exciting and inspiring school year lies ahead. I wish an extra special welcome to the new Early Years pupils and any arrivals throughout the school. I am sure you will be happy at St Ursula’s and will quickly feel part of our school family.

The start of a new school year enables us to set the tone for learning and behaviour in the school. It is an important time for teachers and children to establish classroom routines and to set expectations of behaviour and working well together. Please help us by ensuring children are in school by 8.50 at the latest (in preparation for a 9.00am registration), wearing the correct school uniform and prepared to learn.

On the school website you will find detailed information about the school day including school uniform information and what they need to bring, when for games and PE. We know it takes a day or two to get used to going to bed on time and settling back in and this is key to helping the children do their best.

Over the summer the new school building has been progressing at pace and it is very exciting to see colours on the walls and flooring going down. I think the children will absolutely love their new school environment.

Shine ran summer clubs through the holidays. Well done to all children who attended; I was told repeatedly that the children were a delight to teach and that their behaviour was truly exceptional.

We are in the process of having a new school website built and I will keep you updated as to the progress and launch date in the coming weeks.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to say how proud I am to be the Principal at St Ursula’s Academy, and look forward to working closely with the wonderful dedicated staff, Academy Ambassadors, parents, and children to continue to build on the many strengths of the school and to realise our ambitious goals for all our children.

With kind regards

Ross Moody
Principal

Key Dates

* Christmas lunch – Tuesday 6th December

* INSET day – academy closed Wednesday 7th December

* Carol Concert at St. Peter’s Church – Monday 12th December Reception and Year One at 9.30pm Years Two and Three at 11.00am Years Four, Five and Six at 2.00pm

* Pantomime at the Bristol Hippodrome – whole school attending the 11.00am show (children will require a packed lunch on this day) Tuesday 13th December

* Reception/Year One Christmas play performances - Wednesday 14th December - 9.30am and 2.00pm Thursday 15th December - 9.30am and 2.00pm Two tickets allocated per child, inform the office of your time/date choice.

* Christmas jumper day (with normal uniform) - Friday 16th December

* End of term 2 – Friday 16th December

* Term 3 begins on Tuesday 3rd January 2017


 Rights Respecting Schools

Well done to all the pupils and staff as we have completed Level 1 of the Rights Respecting Schools initiative. We are now working hard on achieving Level 2.

For further information please see here.

New Term Dates

Please find the term dates for the next academic year here.

SAT tests

Please find a presentation on KS1 and KS2 SAT's tests here.

OFSTED Inspection

During the 14th and 15th of January 2015 we entertained a group of inspectors from OFSTED who reported back on Friday the 23rd with their report. Here is a copy of the report.

Thank you to all Staff, Parents and Pupils.

Children's University

As a school we have signed up to the Children’s University. The Children’s University is an international charity that provides 7 to 14 year olds (and 5 to 6 year olds with their families) with access to exciting and innovative CU learning activities and experiences outside of the normal school day. On becoming members of the Children’s University, children are issued with a Passport to Learning which is available from school.

Children are then encouraged to participate in CU Learning Activities. Each hour of CU validated learning they complete brings the child closer to a Children’s University graduation certificate presented at a locally organised graduation ceremony hosted in a real university setting. Shine After School Club have also signed up so pupils can gain validated learning there too. For more information please see the attached document and visit www.childrensuniversitywest.co.uk.

 

 

SCHOOP

You may have seen the posters or read the emails and facebook posts, but what is SCHOOP? SCHOOP is a school communication system that allows your childs teacher to communicate important information to you at any time of the day. If there are a new set of spellings that need to be learnt, or if there is a trip that their class or year group are going on, or if we need to communicate that the school needs to be closed due to severe weather this can all be communicated directly to your smart phone. 

If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet

  1. On your iPhone or iPad click the App Store button
  2. On your Android phone or tablet click the Google Play button
  3. Search for Schoop and download the FREE app
  4. Run the app and follow the instructions
  5. Enter our Schoop ID 3801
  6. Add the years and groups relevant to you
  7. That’s it – you’re in the loop!

Academy Improvement Plan

Please find the Academies Improvement Plan here.

 

St Ursula's a Rights Respecting School

St Ursula's is a UNICEF Rights Respecting School. Please take a look at our booklet to learn more.

 

Homework Policy

Please find details of St. Ursula's Homework Policy here.

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