UPDATED: Parent Feedback Session Links

The links for the parent feedback session have been updated. Here are the updated links:

Fireflies

Grasshoppers

Dragonflies

Bees 

Scorpions

 

We had a technical error (meaning any booking was taking up that particular slot for all classes). This has now been fixed. The original links have been closed. If you made a booking before these links were closed, then this has been transferred over to the new booking link – so you do not need to do anything.

 

Another thing is that Fireflies parent feedback sessions are just for Year 1 pupils. Parents of reception children will receive a end-of-year report this term. Apologies that this was not communicated initially.

Parent Feedback Meetings – Links

As communicated previously, we are exploring an online booking system for our Parent Feedback Meetings. To book a meeting with your child(ren)’s class teacher(s), please follow the relevant link(s):

 

Fireflies

Grasshoppers

Dragonflies

Bees 

Scorpions

 

Please note: all meetings take place on 11th July – except Scorpions, which are being held on various different dates. Some additional dates/times are now available for Scorpions.

Upcoming End-of-year Dates

As usual, the end-of-year schedule is pack with different events. Here is a quick update/summary of what is coming up (and when):

 

Date Event Location / Time
28.06.24 Non-uniform Day Brown Clee School
All Day
29.06.24 Summer Fair Brown Clee School
12:00 – 15:00
01.07.24 – 02.07.24 Secondary School transition Days (varies per school) Secondary Schools
All Day
02.07.24 Fireflies – Sealife Visit Sea Life Centre / All Day
03.07.24 Sports Day Brown Clee School
10:00 – 15:00
Lunch on field at 12:00
08.07.24 New Starters’ Meeting Brown Clee School / 13:00 – 13:45
10.07.24 Headteacher Inteviews Brown Clee School / All Day
11.07.24 Parent Feedback Sessions
(Fireflies, Grasshoppers, Dragonflies, Bees)
Brown Clee School

13:00 – 18:00

 

16.07.24

17.07.24

KS2 Performances

Evening

Afternoon

Brown Clee School

18:00 – 19:30

13:30 – 15:00

17.07.24 KS1 Beach Afternoon Brown Clee School  / 13:00 – 15:00
18.07.24 Leavers’ Service St. John the Baptist Church

14:00 – 15:00

Non-uniform day – 28.06.24

As you may be aware, Tamsyn is raising money for the Little Princess Trust.

 

We will be having a non-uniform day on 28/06/24 to help raise some further funds for this.

 

All children can come in non-uniform for this day – and, if you would like to make a donation, then please send some money in with your child.

Summer Fair – Raffle Tickets

We have now received the raffle tickets for the draw which will take place at the Summer Fair on Saturday 29th June here at school.  We are sending a book of tickets home with the children.   Please return any tickets sold with the money to the school office and also if you do not want any tickets, please could you return the book to school.

Parent-Feedback Meetings

We will be holding our parent-feedback meetings this term.

 

We will be trialling an online booking system (Calendly) for these.

 

For Scorpions, you can choose across a number of days/times between now and the end of term. The link for these can be found here: https://calendly.com/admin-brownclee/scorpions-parent-feedback-meeting-24.

 

For the rest of the classes, these meetings will take place between 13:00 and 18:00 on Thursday 11th July. The links for booking a time for these will be emailed out next week.

Ofsted Report Published!

Following our inspection carried out by Ofsted on 8th May, our final report was published yesterday. We are delighted to announce that the school remains to be considered a good school – with the inspectors particularly recognising the atmosphere of togetherness that permeates throughout the school, the pride the children have in attending Brown Clee and the appeciation that they have for the way in which they are cared for.

 

This inspection was an “ungraded inspection” – which means that it would not have resulted in individual graded judgements but focused on determining whether the school remained the same grade as at the school’s previous graded inspection (Sept 2014). If the inspectorate team had any significant concerns during this inspections, they would have either turned the inspection into an immediate 2-day graded inspection or would have come back in 1 to 2 years time to carry out out a full 2-day graded inspection. See further information on graded and ungraded inspections. They were, however, very pleased with what they saw, and their next visit will likely be in around 4 years’ time.

 

If you would like to see the full details of the report (or see any previous reports), they can be found here: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/123532

Summer Fair & Table Top Sale – Saturday 29th June – 12pm to 3pm

Please see the attached poster giving more information on the Summer Fair being held on Saturday 29th June between 12pm and 3pm here at Brown Clee School.  The Fair will raise funds for Friends of Brown Clee School (FOBCS) and Little Explorers Preschool.  There will be lots of things to enjoy including tombolas, cakes stall, bbq and much more along with a raffle.  Raffle tickets will shortly be available from the school office and also from Little Explorers.  If you would like to make a donation for the tombola or anything else, please bring these to the school office.  Many thanks in advance for your support for this fundraising event.

New Class Teacher

Following our information regarding class organisation last half term, we are delighted to announce that we have appointed Mrs. Alice Parker as a class teacher. The initial plan was for Mrs. Parker to be teaching in Scorpions from September (with Mr. Harley teaching Scorpions for one day a week); however, as Mrs. Parker is currently available, she will be teaching Scorpions Tues – Fri each week beginning from next week. Mr. Harley will be teaching Scorpions on Mondays (as well as P.E. with Year 5/6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Bikeability – this week

Just a quick reminder that Bikeability will be happening this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for Year 5/6.

 

They will need their bikes and helmets in school for all three of these days. If you would like their bikes to stay in school during this time, we can store them overnight in school.

Tamsyn’s Fundraising

Tamsyn is currently raising money for the Little Princess Trust.

 

“The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or to other conditions such as Alopecia.

The charity is also one of the largest funders of childhood cancer research in the UK.

The Little Princess Trust relies solely on the generosity of its wonderful supporters who help the charity give Hair and Hope to so many children and young people with cancer each year.

Tamsyn has decided to cut her long hair to send off to make a wig for a child that needs one and is fund raising to cover the cost of making the real hair wig for a child in need of one

Chill salon at 46 Whitburn street will be cutting it at 10am on Saturday 29th June if anyone wants to be there.”

 

If you would like to donate, please follow the following link.

Spaces in Clubs!

Don’t forget to sign up to the activity clubs next half term!

KS2 Cheerleading: 7 spaces – Please do give it a go, we need to keep this fantastic club going!

KS1 Multisports: 7 spaces

Yr 1-6 Create Club: 3 spaces

Invasion Games: 5 spaces

Please bring payment into the office.

Activity Clubs letter Summer Term 2 2024

FOBCS and Little Explorers Summer Fayre & Table Top Sale

☀️Summer Fayre and Table Top Sale☀️

We are very excited to say FOBCS and Little Explorers Pre-School are joining forces to hold a Summer Fayre and Table Top sale on Saturday 29th June 2024 at Brown Clee School, to raise funds for the children of our lovely school and pre-school, but we need your help to make the event a success 🙏🏻.

👩🏻‍🌾Table Top stalls

If you would like a table top stall, please send us a message. Stalls are charged at £10 each and will be located on the school playground. Please bring your own table.

Plant Stall

Donations to our plant stall would be very much appreciated so please get in touch if you can contribute. We are asking you to hang on to them until the weekend of the fayre to ensure they survive that long!

🎁Raffle Donations

If you, a family member, friend or your workplace feel like you can and would like to donate a prize for our raffle, then any donation, big or small, will be very gratefully received. Please send us a message or leave it at school or pre-school.

🛍️Tombola

Donations for our tombola (children or adult friendly) would also be very gratefully received and can be left at school or pre-school.

🍷Water or Wine?

Donations of bottles of wine would be very welcome alongside empty screw top wine bottles and old newspapers for this fun game! Please drop them off at school or pre-school.

😇Volunteers

If you feel able to donate anything else, help organise the event or man a stand, we would be really grateful. Please get in touch.

🤩We look forward to making this a successful event for the school and pre-school and thank you in advance for your support🤩

Friends of Brown Clee School (FOBCS) Meeting – Tuesday 21st May

The Friends of Brown Clee School (FOBCS) will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday 21st May at 5.30pm here in the school.

They are looking forward to discussing ideas for fund raising and what to spend this on in the summer term.  Everyone is welcome to come to the meeting.

Win 2 months of free swimming lessons

To celebrate International Learn to Swim Week (13th-19th May), Halo Leisure have announced an exciting opportunity for you to WIN 2 months’ worth of swimming lessons for your child at their local Halo Pool!

To enter the competition and be in with a chance to win this incredible prize, simply visit their webpage: www.haloleisure.org.uk/winlearntoswim

Second-hand Uniform Scheme

We are beginning to set up a second-hand uniform scheme via our PTA (FOBCS).

 

If any parents have any second-hand uniform that they would like to donate, please bring these into school office, and we will start building a bank of uniform.

 

We will take old as well as the new active uniform.

 

More details on how to purchase second-hand uniform will become available once this has been fully set up.

Charity Auction in Aid of Neenton Church

A charity auction is being held on Saturday 15th June at The Down Inn in aid of Neenton Church Memorial window restoration.  Please see the attached poster for further details and contact numbers.

Charity auction poster

Sports Day ’24 Information

As mentioned in a previous post (https://browncleeschool.org.uk/important-dates-this-term/), Sports will take place on 3rd July.

 

This year, the event will be slightly bigger than previous years – and will begin at 10:00am and finish at the end of the school day (15:15).

 

The morning will comprise of children competing in teams in a variety of different activities in rotating stations. We will then have lunch (where children and spectators can eat together). After lunch, there will be a series of different running races and presentation at the end. Spectators can attend any individual parts of the day – or the whole day.

 

More specific information for the children will come nearer the date.

Celebration Assembly – Cancelled – 16.05.24

Unfortunately, there will not be a celebration assembly next Thursday (16.05.24)

Brown Clee Benefice Weekly Pew Sheet

The Brown Clee Benefice Weekly Pew Sheet is attached to this post.  This has information on the Church Services within the Benefice, along with other activities and events and news.

This Sunday 12th May, the Midland Oil Engine Club Tractor Run takes place starting from Lower Cockshutt Farm, WV16 6RF,  at 10.00am.  There will be lots to see during the day, plus ringing of the bells at approximately 4.00pm.  The day will culminate with a very special Worship on the Farm with Revd Joe at 4.30pm.  It promises to be sunny and warm too!

The following weekend on Saturday 18th May, is St. John the Baptist Church Fete.  This will start at 1.00pm with the BBQ.  Items for stalls are needed.  Please contact Marjorie Jones if you would like to run your own stall.  There will also be a plant stall with lots of beautiful homegrown plants.

12.5.24pewsheet

Ofsted Inspection – 8th May 2024

Ofsted have advised that they will be inspecting the school tomorrow, Thursday 8th May.  The attached letter and Guide for Parents gives more details.  Ofsted value the views of parents and would like as many parents as possible to complete their online survey, Ofsted Parent View below.

Welcome to Ofsted Parent View | Ofsted Parent View

Letter to parents

School inspections – a guide for parents

Brown Clee Benefice Weekly Pew Sheet

The Brown Clee Benefice Weekly Pew Sheet is attached to this post.  This has information on the Church Services within the Benefice, along with other activities and events and news.

5.5.24pewsheet

Special Eurovision Menu – Tuesday 14th May

Laura and Carla will be serving a special Eurovision Menu on Tuesday 14th May.  As we are unable to change the choices on ParentPay for one day, if your child would like the Swedish Meatballs please select ‘Penne with Beef Bolognese’ and if your child would like the Swedish Vegeballs please select ‘Veggie Cottage Pie’.  Jacket Potatoes and sandwiches are also available on that day.

May 2024 – Eurovision – Menu