If you have any safeguarding concerns about your child, or another child in the school, please speak to one of our safeguarding leads.
Week Beginning 13th January 2020.
I may be a little late in welcoming you all back, but I want to take the opportunity to say I hope you all had a happy and Holy Christmas and New Year.
I just want to remind parents that I am available should you wish to speak with me, about your child, an issue you are concerned about in school or perhaps even at home. My role as 'Family and Pupil Support Co-ordinator' means I will, where possible, support beyond the classroom. Most days I am available should you wish to drop in to reception but appointments can also be made. I am also available via telephone - simply contact the school reception and ask for Mrs Potts - and if I am busy I will return your call as soon as possible.
Finally a big thank you to the children, parents and families that made my first term at Holy Rosary so enjoyable. I said it at the beginning of the school year and I shall say it again - the children here at Holy Rosary are delighful!
Next week - 11th-15th November is Anti Bullying week.
Odd Socks Day takes place in Anti Bullying week each year to help raise awareness of bullying. It is a day when people are encouraged to wear a pair of odd socks to celebrate individuality and allow them to express themselves buy showing how unique everyone is.
The children will be participating in activities in class during the week to highlight the different types of bullying, how it can affect them and what to do should they experience or witness bullying. They will also have a whole school assembly on Thursday afternoon - a chance to come together and explore this years Anti Bullying week theme 'change starts with us'.
We are asking that on Tuesday 12th November the children wear odd socks. These can be of any colour. I have challenged class teachers to come up a class photograph showing off our odd socks and I am hoping they can get a little creative.
We thank you in advance for you support.
With Social Media becoming an increasing form of communication and entertainment for us all, I think it is important to remember that behind every picture or status is another human being. Here is a little visual prompt to make us THINK before we post.
Just as our bodies can become unwell, people’s minds can become emotionally unwell too and this may be more common than you think, with 3 children in every classroom experiencing a mental health problem at any given time.
In recognising the significance of early intervention and prevention in mental health, the Youth in Mind initiative is specifically targeted to respond to the needs of children and young people.
Youth in Mind prioritise two main areas. Firstly, they work closely with schools to raise awareness of mental health issues and provide education and support to students, parents, teachers and governors. Secondly, they offer an innovative range of therapeutic services that can be tailored to meet both school, community and individual needs.
Take a look at their website to find some more info on their drop-in sessions!
Frightening news that has been revealed by Sky News - Children as young as six have been accessing dating apps and they have been asking is enough being done to protect our children. Read the full article here...
This week I have spent time going round classrooms, getting to know some of our children a little more. My role is to primarily ensure that the children of Holy Rosary are in school, and that they feel safe and secure at all times. This is already something that is well established at Holy Rosary, but my role will enable a regular and common point of contact between school and home, should it be needed. With that being said I would also like to let parents know that I am available should you wish to call or meet with me, if you have any concerns or to offer support in any way I can. Our shared goal is to ensure your child reaches their full potential.
As we approach the end of our first week of a brand new school year, I would just like to take this opportunity to thank the staff and students of Holy Rosary for the most amazing welcome this week. It has been a joy spending time with the children, both in and out of class and I am really looking forward to the year ahead. Another big thank you to the parents I have had the pleasure of meeting this week, and to the ones I am yet to meet, I look forward to doing so, in the coming weeks. Your children are delightful!
We are delighted to introduce our new 'Family and Pupil Support Officer', Mrs Potts.
Mrs Potts will be joining the Holy Rosary family in September and her role will involve many different tasks. Mrs Potts role will involve many tasks including supporting parents and children, especially during difficult times, attending safeguarding meetings, discussing safeguarding referrals with parents and improving attendance.
Mrs Potts will be available each school day.
Week beginning 15th July
Free hotline for children involved with Children's Services.
Coram Voice provides a free National Helpline for children and young people involved in Children's Services. If a child needs support with the following:
- advice on their rights abd what support they're entitled to
- support at meetings with Children's Services to express their wishes and feelings
- support to make a complaint if they are not happy about the decisions that have been made about them.
Call the Always Heard Helpline
Freephone helpline : 08088005792
Text and WhatsApp: 07758670369
They will explain what advocacy is and how to get an advocate. They will work with them until advocacy is in place.
Year 5 parents please read the letter regarding Secondary School places.
Week beginning 25th February
Please take a look at the age rating guide for parents. This poster shows film and game age ratings.
Week beginning 11th February
Monday morning we welcomed Aaron Phipps to our school. What an inspirational person.
Week Beginning - 14th January
Parents, please could you take part the following survey to rate the flu programme in schools
Week beginning 10th December 2018
Please view this video for parents from National Safety Online. It is a song about digit gifts and staying safe online. Enjoy!
Week beginning 4th December
Check out google internet legends - the website has a section for parents and a game to play with your child relating to internet safety.
Week beginning 4th December 2018 - Norovirus - Health Advice
We are now coming into the Norovirus ‘winter bug’ season and therefore the attached guidance will support your school in reducing the risks and potential spread of infection. Health Advice Guide can be found below.
Please be reminded that children who have Norovirus symptoms must remain off school or nursery for48 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhoea to stop the spread of the infection to other children and staff.
Week beginning 19th November - Road Safety Week
Our assembly theme this week is 'Road Safety'. During this week it would be great if you could also discuss road safety with your child/children. We also take this opportunity to remind all car users of considerate and safe parking.
Week beginning 12th November - Anti-bullying Week
Anti-bullying week starts with odd socks day on Monday 12th November. Keep a look out on twitter to see what the children have been up to.
Week beginning - 5th November
Take a look at our new safeguarding board for parents.
Week Beginning 29th October
Please ensure that school has at least 2 up-to-date contacts. Contact the office if you need to change any of your information
Week beginning 24th September
We look forward to a visit from Sapphire, who will be speaking our KS2 children about mental health, online safety and cyber bullying. Sapphire will be replacing the missed visit from Danny Boyle, who is unfortunately still unwell.
Safeguarding Week - week beginning 17th September 2018
During our safeguarding week all children will be exploring a different area each day.
The week will include a working with the NSPCC and a visit from the PCSO's .
Friday 25th May 2018
GDPR Privacy Notices
Our new policy and privacy notices in line with the GDPR guidance can be found
on our GDPR page
Wednesday 25th April 2018
Look at this parent guide at keeping your child safe on snapchat
Monday 19th March 2018
Our new Lockdown policy was sent home in our Emergency procedure booklet- please ensure you know about what is required of parents in the event of a lockdown.
Thursday 8th March 2018
Mrs Atkinson is leading the assembly this week and is exploring "Inspirational People". Ask your children who they talked about and what they can remember
Tuesday 27th Feb 2018
Fire Risk Assessment
Safety is of a huge priority - Visitors from the Health and Saftey team came to assess the school and ensure it is "fire safe". A report will be created and shared and actions completed.
Thursday 8th Feb 2018
Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.
Click here to access more information and resources..
Thursday 8th Feb 2018 @ 2pm
LAURA LANGHORN - Emotional Well-being practitioner.
Children's Mental Health Week - Parents are invited to come to meet Laura Langhorn, an Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner on Thursday 8th Feb @2pm. Laura will speak about Mental Health and then offer a chance for questions and help to signpost to services. PLEASE JOIN US
Week Beginning 5th Feb
Children's Mental Health Week 2018
Monday 5th Feb, we have started the week with an assembly outlining what Children's Mental health week is all about. If you want to know more, the powerpoint used has been attached below.
Week Beginning 29th Jan
FS & KS1 Assembly this week was all about "WORRYING" and the strategies we can use if we are feeling worried
Week Beginning 29th Jan - Our new Well-being display is going up in the hall ready for "Child mental health week" next week. Next week we will be celebrating "Our uniqueness"
Week Beginning 22nd Jan 2018
This week we are practising our Fire Drills to ensure we can evacuate the school safely
Week Beginning 22nd Jan 2018
Our 3rd member of staff is completing their "Reach and Rescue" training provided by the swimming service to ensure they are fully compliant in supervising swimming sessions.