Newsletter: 12 June 2015


Well done to Regan Russell, Dylan Sturgess, Ellie Appleton, Kaya Causer, Joshua Johnson (Mrs Campbell’s Class), Lillie Nelson, Nathaniel Aderemi, Joshua Verard, Leyla Hime (Mrs Kaleel’s Class), Danny Ball, Madison Bush, Alexi Prime, Jemma Johnson, Corey Marks, Alfie Tillbrook (Miss Biggs’s) who achieved Green Cards this week.



Well done to Miss O’Riordan’s class, who had the best attendance this week with 100%.


Open Evening (Tuesday 23 June- 5-7pm)

Our summer Open Evening is on Tues 23 June, between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.  This gives you the chance to look at some of your child’s work over the past year, have an informal chat with your child’s current teacher and to introduce yourself to your child’s teacher for next year.


New classes for September

Please find below information regarding your child’s classteacher and learning assistant for next year

Current ClassNext Year’s Class
Year 3Green ClassClassteacher- Miss PanagiotidouLearning Assistant- Mrs Brown
Year 3Blue ClassClassteacher- Miss HubbardLearning Assistant- Mrs Pentelow
Year 4Miss Panagiotidou’s ClassClassteacher-Miss DayLearning Assistant- Mrs Gilbert
Year 4Mrs Campbell’s ClassClassteacher- Mrs KaleelLearning Assistant- Mrs Thorogood
Year 5Miss Gibbs and Mrs Kaleel’s ClassClassteacher- Mrs SachLearning Assistant- Mrs Leys
Year 5Classteacher- Mr DaveyLearning Assistant- Mrs Troshupa
Year 5Classteacher- Mrs KingLearning Assistant- Mrs McConnell
Year 6Mr Davey’s ClassClassteacher- Miss BiggsLearning Assistant- Mrs Taylor
Year 6Mrs Haslehurst’s ClassClassteacher- Miss O’RiordanLearning Assistant- Ms Thomas
Year 6Mrs Sach’s ClassClassteacher- Miss BektasLearning Assistant- Mrs Rumens

Mrs Byers, Ms Hazelwood, Ms Reynolds, Mrs Page and Mrs Wilson will continue to support learning across the school.  Mrs Tysterman will be joined by Mrs Ledgerwood, who will carry out intervention work, which continues to have a great impact on standards and Mrs Pughsley will be working one to one with children.  Mrs Pantelli will release teachers to enable them to focus on developing the subject they lead in the school.


Our Assistant Headteachers will continue in their role.  Miss Gibbs will be leading on Inclusion (including SENCO role) and maths, and Mrs Campbell will be leading on developing the school’s curriculum and assessment arrangements.


Your child will spend the day with their new teacher on Friday 26 June 2015.


Year 6 Enterprise Week

Next week, as part of their Design and Technology project, the Year 6 children will be cooking and selling sweet and savoury snacks at break-time on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Items will cost no more than £1.50. All children can bring in extra money to purchase these snacks. The money raised will go towards a Year 6 history workshop.


Complaint from resident

I have been contacted by a local resident who is upset that parents allow their children to climb on the neighbour’s wall and play with the fences/gates.  She is also upset that parents have been rude towards her when she has asked them to keep off her property.  Please keep an eye on your children at all times when travelling to and from school and teach them to be respectful of local residents’ properties.



Consultation Update

Dear Parents / Carer’s,


The governing bodies of the Leverton Infant and Nursery school and the Leverton Junior school recently undertook a consultation exercise with the local authority to ask for your views on the future of the two schools.


At separate meetings on Wednesday 10th June, both governing bodies reviewed and discussed the feedback received during the consultation and have decided that they would like to continue with the proposal to join the schools from September 2016.


The feedback received was generally in favour of the proposal, although some key concerns were raised. Governors have determined that they will provide appropriate support and ensure that robust monitoring is in place to enable the transition into a single school to be achieved while continuing to focus on the children’s learning and wellbeing.


Additionally, the leadership arrangements for the infant school have been confirmed, and Geoff Schooling (Chair of the Infant School) has asked me to share that Mrs Barbara Coates will be joining the school as Interim Headteacher from September 2015 until July 2016.  Barbara will be supported by our existing Deputy Head Teacher Amanda Beggs and they will share the role to provide continuity in leadership at the infant school as well as support for the transitional arrangements required for the joining of the schools.


I hope that you will continue to support the school during this challenging and exciting period, and that you will begin to see the many benefits that the children will experience once the schools become a single learning environment.


Yours faithfully,


Miggie Hillson

Chair of Governors

The Leverton Junior School


Dates for your diary

Wednesday 17 June                             Small Group Visit to Copped Hall

Tuesday 23 June                                  District Sports (Field Events)

Tuesday 23 June                                  Open Evening (5-7pm)

Friday 26 June                                     Transition Day

Tuesday 30 June                                  District Sports (Track Events)

Wednesday 1 July                               Year 6 Residential

Thursday 2 July                                               Year 6 Residential

Friday 3 July                                        Year 6 Residential

Tuesday 7 July                                                Sports Day (9am)

Thursday 9 July                                               Reserve Sports Day (9am)

Friday 10 July                                      Swimming Gala

Wednesday 15 July                             Full Governing Body Meeting

Friday 17 July                                      Break up from school (3:15pm)

Tuesday 1 September                          INSET Day

Wednesday 2 September                     INSET Day

Thursday 3 September                         Children return

Friday 23 October                                Break up from School

Monday 2 November                           INSET Day

Tuesday 3 November                          Children return

Friday 18 December                            Break up from school


Monday 4 January                               Children return

Thursday 11 February                         Break up from school

Friday 12 February                              INSET Day

Monday 22 February                           Children return

Thursday 24 March                             Break up from school

Monday 11 April                                 Children return

Thursday 26 May                                Break up from school

Monday 6 June                                                Children return

Wednesday 20 July                             Break up from school