Newsletter: 23 November 2012

Headteacher’s Comments

207 out of 250 children (83%) in our school were represented last week at the Pupil Progress meetings. One of the areas OFSTED asked us to improve was communication with parents by informing them of their child’s progress.  I hope you found the meetings useful and you are fully aware of how your child is getting on and the progress they are making.


Well done to  Kacper Kurzawa (Mrs Watson’s Class), Rhys Brown, Archie Hemming, Mimi Fetta, Jay Hyams, Brianna Warner, Tia Joseph (Mrs Raddon’s Class), Alfie Plowman (Miss O’Riordan’s Class), Patryk Mulik,  Charlie Spillett, Kyri Neophytou (Miss Biggs’s Class) who received Green Cards this week.


Well done to Mrs Watson’s class who had the best attendance last week.

Charging Policy

The Governing Body this week reviewed and updated the school’s ‘Charging and Remissions’ Policy.  This can now found on the school website.

New Chair of Governors

Following nine successful years as Chair of Governors, Mrs Kane has decided it is now time to pass on the baton to someone new.  Mrs Kane has been a great friend to The Leverton Junior School and is our biggest standard bearer in Waltham Abbey.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Kane for her support over the past nine years as Chair of Governors.


I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Mrs Miggie Hillson as our new Chair of Governors.  Miggie comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge and her contribution to the school will be as positive as her predecessor.

Mrs Dean

As many of you are aware, Mrs Dean has not been in school since last December following an illness.  Mrs Dean has now decided to retire.  I know many of the children, as will all the staff, will miss Mrs Dean who contributed so much to our school over the past 7 years.  If you or your child would like to send a message to Mrs Dean please write it on the slip overleaf and return it to the school office by Friday 7 December.

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Children in Need

Thank you to all the children who supported Children in Need last week.  We raised over £200.

Shoe Box Appeal

Thank you to all the children and parents who prepared shoe boxes with gifts to send to children.  We managed to donate over 20 boxes to this year’s appeal.

Waltham Abbey Church’s Christmas Card competition

Well done to Jessica Okaka who was Highly Commended by the Mayor for her entry in this year’s Christmas Card Competition.

Dates for your diary

Mon 3 December         Year 3 Trip to Colchester Castle

Tues 18 December       Christmas Carol Concert (1:30pm)

Wed 19 December       Christmas Dinner

Wed 19 December       Pantomime (1:30pm and 5.00pm)

Thurs 20 December      Christmas Parties

Thurs 20 December      Break up from school


Mon 7 January             Return to school

Wed 16 January          Bags2School Collection

Thurs 14 February        Valentines Disco

Thurs 14 February        Break up from school

Mon 25 February         Return to school

Sat 23 March               Easter Raffle and Bingo

Thursday 28 March      Break up from school

Mon 15 April               Return to school

Fri 3 May                     Inflatable Day

Mon 6 May                  May Bank Holiday

Wed 22 May                Whole School Trip (Colchester Zoo) 8:30am-5:00pm

Thurs 23 May               Break up from school

Mon 3 June                  Return to school

Tues 9 July                  Bags2School Collection

Tues 23 July                 Break up from school

Sat 28 September         Autumn Fair