BILTON C OF E JUNIOR SCHOOL
Plantagenet Drive, Rugby, CV 22 6LB 11TH JANUARY 2019
BILTON C OF E Headlines
POINTS OF We all wish you a very Happy New Year! We have Something I discussed with the
INTEREST: started the year well with a crime in the children on the back of some
building....not to worry, Yr4 are helping us find out really lovely emails and cards I
3SV & 5SS— about who took Mrs Webb's chocolates! received for the school is that I
Allotment club will wanted 2019 to mark the year
The All Weather Track is up and running, excuse of the 'Thank you'. I have
start next week the pun! Mrs Webb and Mrs Strefford have spent a created a 'Thank You' book to collect examples of
lot of time preparing for this moment and it should thank you's they have received or copies they have
Please do not park be ready in a couple of weeks. sent.. I have encouraged them to write and thank
on school people for the gifts they received over Christmas as
premises unless you a starting point....On that
have applied for a note can I say on behalf
special permit from of all my staff a huge
the headteacher for thank you for all the
cards and gifts we re-
special ceived at the end of
circumstances term. We do not expect
gifts at all, however, it is
lovely to feel
appreciated. Thank you.
Many Blessings for 2019...
PTA BINGO Mrs Norton and the BJS Team
January at school, Thank You
6.30pm to 8.30pm
You may remember from the Christmas Fayre that
We also enjoyed a performance of we asked for sweet jars purchased at the fayre to be
Aladdin on Friday too! Thank you for returned to us if possible.
your kind donations and also thank
you to the PTA who paid towards When the jar is empty because you’ve eaten all the treats;
them coming on behalf of all Keep the jar to save your pennies to support your feet.
children. Everyone here has leapt
into 2019 with gusto! For every sweet or chocolate eaten, during Christmas time;
Put a penny in the jar and don’t forget this rhyme.
When the jar is full of pennies, remember to bring it back;
Every penny raised will go, towards our running track!
We’ve had another sweet jar returned
to us full of pennies to help support the
running track—thank you! As the
track is currently underway we would
welcome any more jars returned.
I have the freedom and choice to be ambitious for my future
Punctuality Congratulations go to Chestnut and Oak houses this Lunch Time Top Table
week for achieving the Time Keeper’s Award.
Well done to Year 6 who were awarded the Golden
Pocket Watch for perfect time keeping.
Roll over to next
Return of 'Always Child'
We have resurrected 'Always Every week Mr. Wilson and his team awards
child’ too...this was children for demonstrating our Christian values
something I did a couple of during lunch time, the nominated children get an invita-
years ago and it worked tion to join the top table on the Friday of that week.
really well. Once a month 12
children (one from each This week’s Excellence Awards were presented
class) will be invited by Mrs to the following children during Thursday’s
Norton to meet and have assembly:
juice and biscuits as a way of
saying 'Thank You' for 3ED—Evie D for hard work and concentration in
ALWAYS being polite, well all her learning
mannered, courteous and
just generally themselves!
Look out for invites coming
their way :-)
3ES—Caitlin G for a very positive start to the
term—keep it up
3SV—Ava W for her sensible and hard working
attitude to all that she does
4DB—Oscar A for making a great start to the term
4FM—Daniel A for a fantastic start to the new
4AT—Freddie C-G for his focus in lessons and
5JE—Joe D for lots of hard work and engaging
with all his learning
5SS—Grace W for a fantastically positive start to
the new term and Year!
5AL—Cody B for a great start to the year—keep it
6JB—Jake P for making super contributions to
class discussions and showing curiosity in science
6CC—Owen W for a positive working attitude in
maths this week
6KC—Gene F for always being a great PE monitor
Messy Church @ BJS
A family friendly time full of fun, games, food and crafts
Saturday 19th January 2019, 4.30pm to 6pm
For more information contact 07901 998079 or stmarks-
LEAVE OF ABSENCE DURING TERM TIME Value for Half Term
UPDATED INFORMATION FOR PARENTS Value of the half term is 'Trust'. We will be
discussing with the children about the value of
The Supreme Court recently reached a decision in the case of Platt v Isle of being trustworthy and how we can build trust
Wight Council which has clarified the law on unauthorised leave, including with one another. Trust links with so many of
holidays, during term time. The parents of children of compulsory school our other values. It is linked with honesty,
age are required to ensure that they attend school on a regular basis. The respecting one another and being plain old
Supreme Court has made clear that attending school ‘regularly’ means that kind.
the children must attend school on every day that they are required to do
so. As such, the parents of any child who is absent from school without au- Free Online Safety Book
thorisation for any length of time are likely to be considered as committing
an offence under s444 of the Education Act 1996. New research suggests children are using social
media before parents have spoken to them about
Head Teachers retain the ability to authorise leave in accordance with the how to use it responsibly, with 48% being exposed
Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006. When to it by age seven.
considering such requests for a leave of absence, the school are obliged to
act within the law. Head Teachers may not grant any leave of absence dur- To help parents have these important conversations
ing term time unless there are exceptional circumstances relating to the with their children at a younger age, Vodafone UK
application. If the leave is granted, head teachers are able to and Andersen Press have teamed up with
determine the number of school days a child can be absent for. award-winning author Jeanne Willis and illustrator
Tony Ross to produce a co-branded digital edition
It is for the Head Teacher to decide what is ‘exceptional’ and it is at their of #Goldilocks. The book is a modern twist on the
discretion if the circumstances warrant the leave to be granted. The school classic fairy tale and offers a fun and accessible way
can only consider Leave of Absence requests which are made by the for parents to discuss responsible social media use
‘resident’ parent. with their younger children.
Each application for a leave of absence will be considered on a case by case https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/digital-
basis and on its own merits. parenting/goldilocks
Where applications for leave of absence are made in advance and refused, Educaterers—School Dinners
the child will be required to be in school on the dates set out in the
application. If the child is absent during that period, it will be recorded as The price of a school meal is £2.25 per day during the Spring Term.
an unauthorised absence, which may result in legal action being taken
against the parent(s), by way of a Fixed Penalty Notice. The cost of meals is estimated as follows:
Failure to make an application for leave in advance can also result in a Fixed 5 day week £11.25
Penalty Notice being issued to the parent(s).
1/2 term payment (29 days) £65.25
All matters of unauthorised absence relating to a Leave of Absence will be
referred to the Attendance, Compliance and Enforcement Service of (Tuesday 8 Jan—Friday 15 Feb 2018 incl)
Warwickshire County Council
The preferred payment method is via the
It is important to note, Fixed Penalty Notices are issued to each parent of
each absent child, (for example 2 children and 2 parents, means each online payment system SIMS Agora. If you have not registered to
parent will receive 2 invoices in the amount of £120 each, totalling £240 for
both children, this is reduced to £60 per child if paid within 21 days). use the system a registration code is available from the school
Where a Fixed Penalty Notice is not paid within the required timeframe as office.
set out on the notice, the matter will be referred to Warwickshire County
Council’s Legal Services to consider instigating criminal proceedings under Drop in sessions for parents/carers with young
S444 Education Act 1996. people with SEND, please follow link for more
Fixed Penalty Notices are issued in accordance with Warwickshire County
Council’s Code of Conduct for Penalty Notices. Living With an Autism Spectrum: An Evening with John
Simpson, please follow the link for more information: https://
Your child’s progress academically as well as socially is our shared priority www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/living-with-an-autism-spectrum-an-
Warwickshire Primary School pupils recorded 29,703 half day
sessions of absence due to holiday in the Autumn/Spring term
during the academic year 2017/18. This is an increase of 6,256 on the
Princethorpe College T: 07971073530 / 07849168639 www.funstareducation.co.uk
Try Tag Rugby E: [email protected]
Friday 8 February 2019—4.15 to 6.00pm Funstar StreetDance club offers children a chance to learn the coolest commercial &
hip-hop moves to the latest songs whilst having fun in a relaxed and safe environment.
If you’d love to give tag rugby a try, why
not come along to the Princethorpe Year 5 We incorporate challenging games which teach children life skills, self- confidence
and encourage them to be active. Our most important aim is to have FUN. What better way to end the
Try Tag Rugby Session!
Do you love to sing?
We run a motivating awards system where each month one child who we feel has excelled and improved
If you love to sing, come along to the considerably will receive a Funstar trophy, there may also be the opportunity to show off their talent in
Princethorpe College Year 5 Choral Fun
Day! A day of free musical activities, singing assemblies, school performances and to parents.
tuition and team-building skills ending with
a gala performance. Saturday 19 January Funstar StreetDance -(3.30pm -4.30pm) Friday’s @ BJS 11th January - 12th April 2019 –
13 sessions @ £3.50 = £45.50
2019, 9.00am to 4.30pm
**FREE TRIAL available to NEW pupils please contact us via email**
For more information on either events
contact: Helen Morgan on 01926634262 or TO APPLY: please go to www.funstareducation.co.uk registration/payment tab. Then select the click here
link for term time classes.
[email protected] Limited spaces are available therefore places will be given on a first come first serve basis. (All current chil-
dren must also apply online every term or their name will not be added to our online register) Many thanks
Funstar Education ☺
Triple P (teens) SCHOOL CLOSURES
The Strengthening Families team will be In the event of any bad weather where it is necessary to close the
delivering evening sessions of Teen school an announcement will be made on Rugby FM 107.1, BBC Coventry
Triple P starting on Wednesday 13th & Warwickshire 94.8FM and Free Radio 97 & 102.9 FM. Please do not
February at Oakfield Park. ring the school but listen to the radio.
If you are interested please register Alternatively sign up for free school closure text alerts to your mobile phone – please
online through log on to:
School Information PTA NEWS School—Diary Dates
School gates open at 8.30am, doors open at 8.40am Dates for your Diaries: 2018/2019
School starts at 8.50a.m - Any child arriving after this Monday 18 February to Friday 22nd February
Friday 18th January— 2019—Half Term
time is late and will be marked as such. Family Bingo School Closes Friday 12 April 2019 at 3.30pm
School Opens Monday 29 April 2019
School finishes at 3.30p.m Friday 8th February— Monday 6th May 2019—School Closed Bank
If your child is ill and going to be absent please either School Disco Holiday
Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2019—Half Term
telephone us on 01788 810675 (you can leave a voice Friday 15th March—Grown Monday 3 June 2019—Teacher Training Day
mail if the office is closed or busy) or email us ups Quiz Night
on [email protected]
Wednesday 10th April—
If you feel you need to meet with a teacher face to face Easter Egg Competition
please email the school office Friday 7th June—Family
[email protected] Bingo
If you need to talk with a teacher over the phone or have Saturday 22nd June—
a general enquiry for them please email
[email protected] Our teachers are busy School closes Thursday 18 July 2019 at 3.30pm
with your children in the classrooms all day however
they will get back to you as soon as possible. Fri 19 July & Mon 22 July - Teacher training
Monday 2nd September—Teacher training
If you would like to share concerns or contact
Please view the Autumn’s
Mrs Hodgson our Home/School Support worker, please edition of the Fundzine on the
call the office, pop into school or email her directly
on [email protected] school website
Inspire Challenge Achieve