Welcome, baby Jude
Good Luck, Miss Bennett
Chloe Bennett, our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator across the Three Hares Schools, has successfully applied for a new job and will be leaving our schools at Easter. Chloe has been part of the Three Hares for a very long time, having started her career as a teacher at South Tawton Primary School back in 2008. We are very happy for Chloe as her new job will be a step forward in her career - we wish her all the best in her new role. At South Tawton Primary School, Liz Davidson will be leading on SEND for the Summer Term, supported by the Trust SEND team. We know she will do an excellent job. From September, a new hub SENDCo will be in place. We know that parents and carers will want to join us in giving Chloe Bennett their very best wishes for this next step in her journey.
South Tawton Primary School will not be closed due to strike action this week
Following on from previous correspondence regarding the National Education Union (NEU) calling their members to strike, in accordance with the provisions of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1992, we are writing to inform you of our school plans should the industrial action go ahead as planned.
To determine if there will be the need for a full or partial closure on some or all of these days, we have undertaken a risk assessment and I am writing to confirm our arrangements for Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March 2023.
The school will be fully open to all year groups on both days.
Staff Car Park Gate
The wooden gates into the staff car park have recently been fixed and will now once more be closed during the school day. This is an important aspect of our safeguarding procedures and ensures that only school staff, pupils and signed in visitors are on the school site at any time. If you are collecting pupils from after-school clubs, please do not use the staff car park as having cars moving around the carpark when children are crossing it from the field presents an unnecessary risk. Children will be brought to the playground gates and handed over to parents at the end of clubs. Thank you for your help in keeping our pupils safe.
Make Our Future Bright
Hopefully, your children will have told you about our Trust song for the Festival of Hope. Pupils across all Trust schools were recently recorded singing this song and the digital team have put together a wonderful video showcasing this. The video can be viewed on YouTube by following the link below.
Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March - Possible NEU Strike Action. South Tawton Primary School will be fully open
Friday 17th March - PTA Chocolate Bingo
Monday 20th March - Years 1-6 Pupil reports to parents
Friday 24th March - Tag Rugby competition at South Zeal Recreation ground
Monday 27th 4pm and Tuesday 28th March 6pm - Y3/4 performances of Oliver
Monday 27th March - 3rd and final round of Cross Country competition at Sleekers' Farm, Sourton.
Monday 3rd April - Friday 14th April - Easter holiday
Monday 17th April 6pm - French Trip meeting for parents about the Y6 French residential
Tuesday 23rd June - Trust Rainbow Day. Details to follow
Many calendar and term dates can be found in the calendar at the bottom of our website home page.
2022 23 Term dates can be found here.
2023 24 Term dates can be found here.
Thank you so much for everyone's support and participation in the Books Bingo! Not only did a lot of the children really challenge themselves by reading a variety of books, it raised £175 for the PTA ! And it is with great pleasure that we can announce that Saffron in Year 2 won the toy shop voucher!!
Friday 17th March, in the school hall. Doors open 6pm and eyes down at 6.30pm. £5 for a book, refreshments will be available to purchase and of course a great raffle at half time!
Please can we ask for donations of chocolate eggs - big or small - to be dropped off to the school office by pick up on Monday 13th!
Decorate an Easter egg competition
Blank eggs will be available to buy for £1, from your teachers from Monday 13th. Decorate them however you like - let your imaginations run wild! Hand them back to your teachers by Wednesday 29th March and then Mrs Marvin will pick the best one from each year. The winning decorated eggs will then be displayed in South Zeal village shop window...plus the winners will win a chocolatey treat!!
Once again, thank you for your ongoing support - the PTA couldn't function without you!!
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