Congratulations to our fantastic kitchen staff, who have managed to get the highest award, from the food standards agency; 5 Stars for food hygiene.

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.

Either on the website, or in the pupil planners, 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.


June Update

Here Comes the Sun, Hello Goodbye, Eight Days a Week

Our music genre for this half term is The Beatles, so I thought I would use some of their song titles to introduce a letter about sun safety, who is leaving and joining, and the dates for the end of term activities.

I spoke to the children in assembly this morning about the importance of staying safe in the sun. At this time of year, we would expect ALL children to bring a hat to school. They should also have sun cream and a water bottle. We will decide on a daily basis if children are allowed out, and sometimes we will say they have to have a hat, or we may shorten the outdoor element of lunchtime, especially for the younger children. This is part of our role in keeping children safe, and something we take very seriously. The following is taken from the Cancer Research UK website;   ‘A history of sunburn increases your risk of skin cancer. The risk is especially high if you were sunburnt several times during your childhood.’

As always at this time of year, we have some goodbyes and some hellos to say.

Mr. Rogers will be leaving to take up a new job, as will Miss Bailey. Miss Maltby will also be leaving at the end of term. Although we will miss them all, we wish them well in their new jobs.

You may know (or have noticed) that Miss Glover will be going on maternity leave in the Autumn term. Mr. Harding will be joining the year 4 team and covering the maternity leave when Miss Glover leaves.

We also welcome Miss Measom, Ms. Rose and Ms. Russell to the Dovecote team.

If your child is going to be in year 3,4,5 or 6 next year, there will be an opportunity for you to meet their teacher on Wednesday 28th June between 3.30 and 5.30. If they are going to be in nursery, reception, year 1 or 2 next year, there will be an opportunity for you to meet their teacher on Wednesday 5th July between 3.30 and 5.30.

The children will spend time with their new teacher on Thursday 6th July and Monday 17th July. Reports will be sent home on Friday 21st July.                                                

The end of term achievers’ assembly is on Wednesday 19th July at 9.15, and the end of year achievers’ assembly will be on Monday 24th July at 9.30 (hopefully outside). More details to follow.

As ever, a busy last few weeks. Don’t forget Summer Fair Wednesday 12th July 3.30 – 4.30.

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