June 2016 Newsletter

1st June 2016

NUT INDUSTRIAL ACTION, JULY 2016

Dear Parents and Carers 

As I’m sure you’ll be aware, the National Union of Teachers is planning to take industrial action on Tuesday 5th July 2016 over the impact of funding cuts on teacher contracts, workload and children’s education. This is a dispute between NUT members and the government, it is not a dispute with the school. 

The action, (a one day strike), will result in class or whole school closures across the country. 

The decision to close the school is never taken lightly, but in this instance, where staff have elected to take lawful industrial action, I will have no choice but to take appropriate steps to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all pupils. 

We know that school closures inconvenience parents and carers and so I am writing to give you advance notice that Milton Park Primary will be closed to all pupils and this will include the Breakfast and After School Clubs. 

To those children who were on a school trip, we will endeavor to re-schedule this date either in the Summer or Autumn term or offer a full refund if we cannot re-schedule. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Kind Regards

Miss L Fitzpatrick

Headteacher

Trust Got Talent

The 2nd Trust Got Talent finals were held at the Playhouse on Wednesday 28th June. The Playhouse was full of cheers from parents/carers and school audiences. Sue Odgers was the compare and four judges used their score sheets to record the children's performances.

All acts were talented and entertaining, it was a difficult choice for judges to choose. However Oldmixon won the KS1 act but MILTON PARK won the KS2 act.

Well done to our children in the 'Matilda' act and to all the wonderful parents and teachers who have given up there free time to help support the children.

Certificates will be presented in assembly and the trophy will be displayed proudly in our trophy cabinet in Reception.

School Attendance
 
It has come to the schools attention that the numbers of children being withdrawn from school during term has increased significantly in recent weeks.

Please note that the government and school policies have not changed and that we are still unable to grant holidays during the school term. As such, parents removing children will be referred forward to the Educational Welfare Services within the local authority for issue of a penalty fine.

Sports Day and Summer Fete
 
Sports day will be held at Ewart Road on Thursday 23rd June from 1.30pm - 2.30pm.  All family memebers are welcome.  At 2.30pm the children will return to school with their Teacher and everyone is invited to come and join us for our Summer Fete which wills start at 3pm.  Please make sure you bring the letter to the school field - this was sent home with children and can also be found in 'letters' on the website.