It is with sadness that I announce that Phil will be leaving his post at the school from the end of this term. Phil has been a Learning Mentor at the school for 6 years and his role in school with be sorely missed by all pupils, parents and staff. We thank you him for all of his incredible work and sincerely wish him the best for the future.
Please be assured that our commitments to after school clubs, extra curricular sports and the BOPZONE will continue. They are an essential part of our school ethos. Please bare with us why we take time to recruit the right personnel in order to take these things forwards into the future.
In other staffing news, Mrs Dawson (Foundation Stage Teacher—Class 2) has announced she is expecting her first baby due in March/April 2019. I am sure you will join me in sending Mrs and Mr Dawson our congratulations! A letter has been sent home to class 2 today.
Tea With Santa
We had a fantastic Tea with Santa fundraising event on Thursday after school for our Foundation and Lower School pupils, including a visit from ‘the big man in red himself’ in our school grotto! Thank you once again to our fantastic Friends of Blidworth Oaks Fundraising group for putting together a super event. and thank you to the staff for staying behind to support it.
Nottingham Panthers Family Event
Several of our school families attended an event ran by the Nottingham Panthers this week. This involved a back stage tour, a chance to ice skate and free tickets to a Panthers match!
We took an A and a B team to an EfL Football Tournament ran by Mansfield Town this week. Both teams did incredibly well but unfortunately we did not qualify to progress any further in the competition. Well done to all those who took part and in particular to Louie and Kye for their player of the tournament performances for our teams.
Just a reminder that our school Christmas Jumper day will be on the 21st December (the last day of school term). Children will be able to wear their Christmas Jumpers (or any other Christmas clothes if you haven't got a jumper) on this day. If you haven't yet seen our Christmas programme of events, please drop into the office for a copy or find them on our website.
Reading Challenge/High 5 Reward
The cut off date for this term’s High 5 Reward and Reading Challenge was today. Letters for children who have successfully completed the High 5 challenge this term will be out later next week. If your challenge hasn't managed the challenge this time around, please support us by reminding them that not everyone can achieve it every term. We run this challenge and reward three times a year!