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Lab_13 Online

Recently our Year 6 pupils join forces with Exonate and Ignite, for the unique experience of LAB_13 Online.

Please, visit the blog for more details and pictures.


Headteacher Update


Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope everyone is looking forward to half term…the weather looks promising, we all need a bit of sunshine.

Hours - After half term start and finish times will stay the same but we will reopen on a Friday afternoon.

Masks – Thank you all for wearing masks on the school site. As the risks are now decreasing it is fine if you don’t wear a mask when picking up and dropping off. Please do wear one though if you need to speak to a member of staff.

Dates – We still don’t know what exactly we’ll be able to do, that involves parents, in the last term.  We will give you as much notice as possible if we are able to invite parents to take part in events.

INSET – Monday 7th June is an Inset day. The children return to school on Tuesday 8th.


Yesterday we held an assembly for Years 1-6 around being safe and especially online safety. We took a quiz which discussed what to do in different scenarios. The majority of our children have access to devices that mean that they can access things online.  We also talked about whether our parents and carers knew how to keep their children safe online.

A new safety campaign aims to help parents have conversations with their children about keeping their 'door' closed to child sexual abusers. The campaign includes a booklet for parents, explaining the risks, explaining why children are vulnerable, and suggests practice steps that parents can take.

The mnemonic used in the campaign is TALK:

  • TALK to your child about online sexual abuse. Start the conversation – and listen to their concerns.
  • AGREE ground rules about the way you use technology as a family.
  • LEARN about the platforms and apps your child loves. Take an interest in their online life.
  • KNOW how to use tools, apps and settings that can help to keep your child safe online.

For further details go to: https://talk.iwf.org.uk/

There is also a lot of really useful advice on the NSPCC website.


Have a safe half term,
Ruth Guy-Clark

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I am delighted to welcome you to our school website. We hope you find it useful, informative and interesting. The pupils, staff, governors and parents are rightly proud of the school and the exciting opportunities that we offer. Our school motto is ‘Children First’ and we place that at the heart of all the decisions we make.

Our aim is that, ‘By believing in ourselves and working together, we will strive to achieve our full potential in body, mind, heart and spirit.’ As you look around the site you will see examples of some of the activities that contribute to this. 

You will be able to find out about Lab_13, our In Harmony project, the Secret Garden, Spanish, ICT, sports activities, after school activities, visits & residentials, and much more.

Enjoy exploring the site and getting a flavour of all the great things that happen at Dovecote.

Dovecote is at the heart of its community and we see your child’s education very much as a partnership. We want to involve families from before the start of nursery to the tearful farewell at the end of year 6 (and even then they come back!). We look forward to seeing you at parents’ meetings, assemblies, concerts, open days, school fairs, and many other events.

On the website, we have tried to include all the practical information that you could want to know about our school. If you have a question that is not answered, please get in touch and we will get back to you.


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