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Forest School Dates for This Half Term

These are Forest School dates for each class for this half term. Please remember strong footwear and long sleeves and trousers for each Forest School session.

 

F1AM –  Tuesday 6th, 13th June

F1PM –  Friday 9th June

F2KB –  Tuesday 20th, 27th June, 4th July

F2LP –  Monday 12th June

Y1KH – Wednesday 7th June

Y1SM – Wednesday 21st  & 28th June 5th July

Y1RW – Thursday 8th June

Y2SJ –  Monday 5th June

Y2JJ – Monday 12th,19th,26th June & 3rd July

Y2CV  – Thursday 8th June

Y3JW – Tuesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th June & 4th July

Y3AB – Wednesday 14th  June

Y4 – Friday 16th June

Y5 – Wednesday 14th June

Y6 – Friday 9th June

CIRP – Wednesday 7th June

Driveway Access – Changes Coming Monday 22nd May 2017

Many thanks to everyone who has responded to our consultation. We have received a number of responses, the majority of which support the proposals and so I am writing to inform you that the new arrangements will be in place from Monday 22nd May 2017. This will initially be a trial period and will be reviewed at the end of June 2017.

A reminder of these arrangements is as follows:

  • The school gates will be closed between 8.30am -9.15am and again between 3pm and 3.45pm
  • The gates will be manned by staff, who will grant access to passes and permit holders only during these times
  • Gates will only be opening to allow people onto site during these times. No exit from the drive will be permitted until after the restricted period.
  • Permits and passes will be given to the following groups
  1. Staff of School, Daycare & Family Centre who have a valid staff ID card or permit
  2. Visitors who have been issued with a visitor permit
  3. Disabled learners/families and blue badge holders
  4. Learners transported to school by Taxi and with a travel escort by arrangement with the Local Authority
  5. Rising Stars Daycare families who have been issued with a parking permit
  6. Visitors to the Family Centre who have been issued with a valid permit
  7. Any other person issued with a valid permit that is presented at the gate
  • Permits will be issued by the Headteacher.
  • Parents and carers may apply for a permit to access the drive during these times if they feel being unable to do so will pose a risk to the safety and wellbeing of their child or themselves. Applications should be submitted to the Headteacher and will be issued at the discretion of the Headteacher.
  • Anyone without a valid permit will be required to find alternative parking away from the school site during these times.

 

All parents and carers who have applied for a permit and meet the criteria above should have received a permit today. Further applications can be submitted to the school office or passed to myself for consideration.

Blue badge holders do not require a permit as long as they are able to present their blue badge on arrival.

I am aware that, whilst this measure will improve safety on the school site, it does not resolve the issue of congestion and the volume of traffic on Bruce Avenue, which remains a concern for many of you and so we ask that all parents and carers continue to be responsible and mindful of the safety for everyone during very busy times.

Finally I ask for your continued support and patience as we begin implement the new arrangements from next week.

If you have any further questions about this matter please do not hesitate to contact me.

Restricted access parking letter 2

Restricting Access to the School Drive – Consultation

As you will be aware we have been experiencing heavy congestion on the school drive at the start and end of the school day as a result of excess parking in the visitor’s car park and on the school, drive itself. We are aware that the congestion is the cause of much frustration for parents and carers as well as posing some significant risks to the safety of both adults and children as they arrive or leave school.

We have worked with our PTA to try and reduce congestion in a number of ways this year however without success and now looking to implement a new policy of restricted access to the school drive during key times in order to ensure to safety of everyone on site.

The new arrangements would be implemented from Monday 22nd May 2017 following a two-week consultation period. We will write to inform all parents of the outcome of the consultation period and to confirm new access arrangements on Friday 19th May.

These new arrangements are a very similar model to that used at many other schools across Barnsley. Under the new arrangements:

  • The school gates will be closed between 8.30am -9.15am and again between 3pm and 3.45pm
  • The gates will be manned by staff, who will grant access to passes and permit holders only during these times
  • Gates will only be opening to allow people onto site during these times. No exit from the drive will be permitted until after the restricted period.
  • Permits and passes will be given to the following groups
  1. Staff of School, Daycare & Family Centre who have a valid staff ID card or permit
  2. Visitors who have been issued with a visitor permit
  3. Disabled learners/families and blue badge holders
  4. Learners transported to school by Taxi and with a travel escort by arrangement with the Local Authority
  5. Rising Stars Daycare families who have been issued with a parking permit
  6. Visitors to the Family Centre who have been issued with a valid permit
  7. Any other person issued with a valid permit that is presented at the gate
  • Permits will be issued by the Headteacher. Anyone meeting the above criteria will be issued with a permit before Monday 14th May 2017.
  • Parents and carers may apply for a permit to access the drive during these times if they feel being unable to do so will pose a risk to the safety and wellbeing of their child or themselves. Applications should be submitted to the Headteacher and will be issued at the discretion of the Headteacher.
  • Anyone without a valid permit will be required to find alternative parking away from the school site during these times.

 

We are inviting all parents and carers to consider the above proposals. If you would like to make a response to the proposals please return any comments in writing to school no later than Friday 19th May 2017 at 12.00pm.

If you have any further questions about this matter please do not hesitate to contact Miss Dring via the school office or call in at any time.

Restricted access parking letter

Book Week

Next Week is Book Week at Worsbrough Common & Rising Stars!

Our celebration of books and reading starts this Friday (3rd March) with a special World Book Day Dress Up Day event. Come dressed as a favourite book character!

Next week will be a week jam packed with special events including library visits, author visits, themed lessons, competitions and not forgetting the return of the Book Fair.

The Book Fair is a book shop in our Immersive Hall. Open before and after school, come along and browse current and classic popular books for each age group. Every book sold helps to raise funds to our school library.

Forest School Dates for Spring 2

Forest School Class Sessions

F1 am Tuesday 28th Feb

F1 pm Thursday 9th March

F2 KB   Tuesday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th March

F2 LP Tuesday 4th April

Y1 KH Wednesday 1st March

Y1 SM Wednesday 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March

Y1 RW Wednesday 5th April

Y2 JJ Monday 6th, 13th March

Y2 CV Monday 20th, 27th March, 3rd April

Y2 SJ Thursday 2nd March

Y3 AB Wednesday 1st March

Y3 JW Tuesday 28th Feb, 7th, 14th March

Y4 Friday 17th March, Tuesday 21st, 28th March, 4th April

Y5 Wednesday 8th March

Y6 Friday 10th March

CIRP Thursday 2nd March