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Published by mrsthomas, 2017-06-23 03:50:14

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23RD JUNE 2017



Please pay for school Dear All,
dinners via SIMS Agora
Wow what a week...despite the very hot weather children and staff have done a really
good job keeping on track with learning. Big Thanks go out to Mrs Thompson who is
leading a Maths Mastery course here at BJS for members of our staff and others from
local schools. They spent a second morning here observing Miss Gale and her class.

Also Miss Gale led some very informative Grammar/Reading workshops this week in
school giving helpful hints and tips for the both Grammar and Reading.
If you did not manage to get to the meetings then please check out our
website on the 'English Page' where she will be putting some great re-
sources to help you to help your children.

Sports Day— Parents who did attend said:
Tuesday 4th July 'Very insightful - it was good to understand what is required at each year stage'
'Very informative - any additional information is always welcome to help support our
am children at home'
'This session was such a valuable and interesting workshop'
Open Evening— 'Presentation was enthusiastic, Miss Gale was wonderful!'
Tuesday 11th July ‘Strategies well positioned and thought out. It helped to validate and add value to
3.30pm—come and existing practices as well as providing different approaches'
meet your child’s More sessions will be available for Grammar, Writing and Maths in the new academic
new class teacher year. If you have any particular request please let me know.
and work through- Next week sees us embarking on an exciting 'Arts Week' where children will be
gaining stimulus from the National Portrait Gallery. More information in the bulletin
out the year from Mrs McKee later.
Have an enjoyable weekend,
Please remember
to update the Young Carers

school office if your We work closely with the Young Carers organisation and are proud to be the
address, contact first primary school in Warwickshire to achieve their Gold School’s Award!

telephone numbers Young Carers do an amazing job supporting young people who are in a caring role. The project
or email address describes a Young Carer as 'a young person who lives with someone who has an illness, disability,
change as it is mental health or substance misuse problem'.

important we have
the correct

information for
your children's
contacts recorded

in school.

If you think this project could help a young person in your life, have a look at the link and if you
have any questions or would like a referral making, either contact me in school or contact the
project direct

Lunch Time Top Table Claim your free school meals

Henry B—5BG Ruby S—6CC Mrs. Reeves- from the
Nathan A—5BG WISDOM Brown and her 3rd of July
GENEROSITY Evie C—5SS team awards
Maisey W—3FR Mia H—5SS children for 2017
Hanna Y—3ED Kiel H—5FM demonstrating
Harriet H—3ED Joshua H—5FM our Christian ...everyone's a winner!
Elizabeth W—5SS COMPASSION values during
Casey B—5FM lunch time, the Applying for Free School Meals has never been easier.
children get an Parents can either call 01926 359189 or visit
invitation to and receive an
join the top instant decision regarding eligibility. Any information you
provide will be treated in absolute confidence. If you receive
Excellence Awards any of the following benefits then your child may be eligible

This week’s Excellence Awards were presented to for Free School Meals:
the following children during Thursday’s assembly:

3ED—Charlotte D for improved focus and concentra-  Income Support or Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance (but
tion on spelling in her writing not Contribution Based Job Seeker’s Allowance).

3FR—Sydney T for fabulous presentation. Sydney’s work is a pleasure  The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit.
to mark  Child Tax Credit where the family’s annual income as assessed

3AT—Rollover by HMRC is not in excess of £16,190. Please note that families
who are also entitled to Working Tax Credit do not qualify for
4SV—Scarlett S for consistent hard work in all subjects Free School Meals.
 Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act
4BY—Leah W always quietly doing the right thing—a good role model 1999.
 Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (but not
4JE—Arjan S for great contributions in class discussion this week Contribution-Based Employment and Support Allowance).

5BG—Kieran H for attempting every task with a ‘can do’ attitude— *If you qualify we are entitled to an extra £1,300 of pupil premium
keep it up! benefits so please sign up to help support your child and the school.


5SS—Amelia S for always doing the right thing—a super worker and Take One Picture
role model

Year 6—To all children who took part in activities week and produced Teachers are busy preparing a very
some beautiful work—a lovely week! exciting Art week next week called Take
Year 6—To all children who went to France last week—a fantastic One Picture which is linked to the National Gallery.
time had, great company and we are very proud of you. Children will be introduced to a famous piece of art which
French—Rhiana L (5BG) - for a consistently excellent attitude to her currently hangs in the gallery itself, in London.
learning in French, with 100% effort all the time—superbe!
We can't tell you what it is yet...all will be revealed, but next
Punctuality week will be a week of discovery linked not only to Art but
across as many other curriculum subjects as we can.
Congratulations to Oak who won the Time Keeper's Award this
week! One late mark from 3AT stood between them and the I will be recording the process and will be busy submitting
Golden Pocket Watch Award! our school portfolio which could potentially lead to our art
and other curriculum work being displayed in the National
Gallery next year!

Punctuality has slipped this week with Sycamore recording 7 (5 What a great way to link Art to our curriculum and inspire
of which came from 3FR) and Chestnut recorded 6. the children! Watch this space for more news next week.

We had a great 'time keeping' week last week....let's get back Mrs. McKee
there please!

Thank you messages from Parents about France and Activities Week

Thank you so much for all the wonderful messages given by parents to me and to the team who went to France. Among
them were:

Just a quick email to pass on my thanks to all of your wonderful and caring staff , who took the time out of their family lives, to give the
children an amazing trip to France.
Thomas thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and I think that it's been such a fantastic opportunity for him to have had at this
age. Judging by his recount of his time in France, it sounds like his memories will always be good ones to look back on.
Truly appreciated.

Just a quick email to say a huge thank you to all the staff who provided a fabulous week away in France for the Year 6 children. What a
wonderful opportunity for the school to offer and my son Toby certainly enjoyed his experience of France. Thank you for all the hard
work, organising, caring for them and bringing them home safe.

We really want to continue to keep offering the French trip, if any parents get the opportunity to talk to current Yr 5 parents on the
gate please let them know what a great time the children had. We realise money is often hard to come by but the trip is great value
because of all the opportunities the children get.

Leave of Absence during Term Time On line safety

The Supreme Court recently reached a decision in the case of Platt v Isle of Wight Please can we remind parents to monitor the
Council which has clarified the law on unauthorised leave, including holidays, during use of electronic devices at home. This includes
term time. The parents of children of compulsory school age are required to ensure computer games as this week we have had children across
that they attend school on a regular basis. The Supreme Court has made clear that the age range (including year 3 pupils) telling us they are play-
attending school ‘regularly’ means that the children must attend school on every day ing on Grand Theft Auto which is rated 18+. No child in our
that they are required to do so. As such, the parents of any child who are absent school should be playing this game or being exposed to
from school without authorisation for any length of time are likely to be considered any of its content.
as committing an offence under s444 of the Education Act 1996.

Head Teachers retain the ability to authorise leave in accordance with the Education Please see our school website if you need support around
(Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006. When considering such requests for online safety.
a leave of absence, the school are obliged to act within the law. Head Teachers may
not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional cir- CAMHS Survey
cumstances relating to the application. If the leave is granted, head teachers are
able to determine the number of school days a child can be absent for. We have been advised that funding has been secured to try and
address the ever growing ASD assessment waiting list via a
It is for the Head Teacher to decide what is ‘exceptional’ and it is at their discretion 'time limited' service.
if the circumstances warrant the leave to be granted. The school can only consider As part of the work the panel are doing they are asking anyone
Leave of Absence requests which are made by the ‘resident’ parent. who has professional or personal experience of CAMHS to
complete the following ,very short, survey.
Each application for a leave of absence will be considered on a case by case basis
and on its own merits.

Where applications for leave of absence are made in advance and refused, the child If you feel you can help, please do complete it.
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 an unauthorised absence, which hway
may result in legal action being taken against the parent(s), by way of a Fixed Penal-
ty Notice.

Failure to make an application for leave in advance can also result in a Fixed Penalty Well done to Harriet H who has achieved 100 stamps in her passport
Notice being issued to the parent(s). and will now be invited to Warwick University where she will receive
her certificate when she graduates!
All matters of unauthorised absence relating to a Leave of Absence will be referred
to the Attendance, Compliance and Enforcement Service of Warwickshire County

It is important to note, Fixed Penalty Notices are issued to each parent of each ab- Can you help?
sent child, (for example 2 children and 2 parents, means each parent will receive 2
invoices in the amount of £120 each, totalling £240 for both children, this is reduced We have thoroughly enjoyed being part of Children's University and it
to £60 per child if paid within 21 days). has been nothing short of amazing to see how many different activi-
ties our pupils get involved in away from school!
Where a Fixed Penalty Notice is not paid within the required timeframe as set out
on the notice, the matter will be referred to Warwickshire County Council’s Legal Unfortunately it costs us a lot of money to maintain our membership
Services to consider instigating criminal proceedings under S444 Education Act 1996. to this organisation and we are currently looking at having to with-
draw due to that cost.
Fixed Penalty Notices are issued in accordance with Warwickshire County Council’s
Code of Conduct for Penalty Notices. If anyone knows of any companies that might be willing to sponsor
our membership in order to keep CU going in school, please do make
Your child’s progress academically as well as socially is our shared priority contact with Mrs Norton or Mrs Hodgson. Thank you.

- See more at:

Bilton has

Do you have a particular talent
or skill?

Please enter our Talent show

Friday 30th June
at the Summer Fayre
between 5:30 and 7:00p.m.

Let Mrs Norton know the
following info:

Name of Act, names of people
taking part and how long you
will need on the stage.

Hopefully our amazing BJS
choir will be kicking it all off!

Book Donations for stall at Summer Luau Party

We are having a second hand book stall at the
PTA Luau Party.

If you have any books you could donate to the
school please send them into school by Wednes-
day the 28th June.

School Information School—Diary Dates

 School gates open at 8.40a.m Tuesday 4th July—Sports Day—am
 School starts at 8.50a.m - Any child arriving after this time is late Tuesday 11th July—Induction day—new
and will be marked as such. Thursday 20th July—School closes at 3.30pm
 School finishes at 3.30p.m Friday 21st July—Teacher Training day
 If your child is ill and going to be absent please either telephone us on 01788 810675 2017/2018
Term starts Tuesday 5th September 2017
(you can leave a voice mail if the office is closed or busy) or email us Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October
on [email protected] 2017—Half Term
 If you feel you need to meet with a teacher face to face please Monday 25th Dec to 5th January 2018—Christmas
email [email protected] Holiday
 If you need to talk with a teacher over the phone or have a general enquiry for them
please email [email protected] Our teachers are busy with your
children in the classrooms all day however they will get back to you as soon as
 If you would like to share concerns or contact Mrs Hodgson our Home/School
Support worker, please call the office, pop into school or email her directly
on [email protected]

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