Gazette 12/05/2023

Headteachers message

Another week, Another Bank holiday! Hasn’t this week flown by?

We have been so impressed this week by the aptitude, resilience and commitment that our Year 6 pupils have made towards their SATs. They have all been absolute stars! Whatever happens next – you will all be remembered for your personalities, creativity and individualism. You have all done a great job!

Next week, Year 2, take on their SATS quizzes. We wish them all the best of luck!

It seems impossible that we are half way through May already. As we enter our busiest half-term, we look forward to seeing parents in and around school. Many teachers have already started to write end of year reports and we hope to issue these to you on Friday 14th July. 

It has certainly started to warm up amongst the grumbles of thunder. Hopefully the weekend weather is warm and dry. Have a lovely weekend, whatever you have planned. See you on Monday!

M Clarke



A huge well done this week to:

RRB: Thomas T & Rafferty T                     RD: Sully D B & Johnny L
1N:  Lola H & Rosie M 1R:  Archie A & Lara C
2/3R:  Hunter H & Jessica H 2/3BV:  James T & Eddie C
2/3A:  Eddie R & Pippa F  
4H:  Johnny L & Grace W 4L:  Annie B & William B
5L:  Alex F & Bobby G 5P:  Jazz D & Isaac L
6A:  Whole class 6G:  Whole Class

End of Summer Term
School closes for Summer on Thursday 20th July.

Parent Conduct

We are incredibly grateful for the support and respect we receive from the majority of parents, even sometimes, under difficult circumstances, or within challenging conversations. Unfortunately, we have had a couple of phone calls or emails received where parents have either been abrupt, rude or verbally abusive. Our staff are here to help and we will not tolerate any form of abuse. As much as we understand that sometimes you may feel frustrated or emotionally invested in situations regarding your children, we all need to remember to conduct conversations respectfully or politely. We need our whole community to support us with role modelling societally acceptable behaviours to the children. We have also overheard parents swearing and using inappropriate language on the playground and gates. Please refrain from this as there are children on site from 7:30am until 5:45pm daily. Sometimes, we have to manage inappropriate language used by children in school and this incredibly difficult to manage when adults around them are using similar language. This only applies to a small minority of our community and we would like to extend our thanks to the majority who make Glebe a wonderful community to be part of. 

Year 6 Productions and Leavers Assembly
Year 6 Leavers Assembly will be on Wednesday 19th July at 2:00pm. 

The Year 6 end of term production will be on Wednesday 5th July at 2pm and Thursday 7th July at 6:30pm. 

Attendance update

Please remember that you are legally responsible for making sure your child receives a full-time education either at school or through alternative provision such as home education.

Children from 5 to 16 must attend school regularly during term time.

You may be fined or prosecuted if your child is regularly absent without the school’s permission. Our attendance target is 97%. We have already made huge leaps towards this. 

I’m aware that some parents have expressed upset or concern at the text messages and letters issued regarding their children’s attendance. Please recognise that as a school, we have a statutory duty to continue challenging absence and keep parents informed of their child’s levels of attendance. Whilst it may not be the approach that some parents approve of, it is the expectation that the school will address attendance concerns and support families with meeting our attendance thresholds. If you have any worries or concerns regarding our attendance protocols, please do speak to Mrs Wyer, Mrs Parker or myself, who form the attendance team. Please, however, be aware that the protocols in place will need to continue as per DfE and government guidelines.

We seek to help and support families so any initial meetings with Mrs Parker or Mrs Wyer are intended to support families with any barriers to improving attendance that falls short of at least 93%. Thank you for working with us to improve attendance for all!

School Lunch

Next week will be on Week 2 of the new Spring/Summer Caterlink Dinner Menu.  Please see copy menu in the attachment section. 

How to watch the Eurovision Song Contest with subtitles, sign language or alternative commentary for people with sight loss.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Grand Final will be broadcast live on Saturday 13 May 2023 at 8pm (BST) on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds.

BSL translation will be available during the live show via BBC iPlayer.

Deaf Awareness Work Shop
Essex Clear Ears are presenting a Deaf Awareness Workshop on Friday 26th May. Please see below in our attachments a poster giving you all the information you need to book a place.


Attendance: Our school target is 97%

Year to date 95%

We expect pupils to be in school everyday.

We will not authorise term time absence except in exceptional circumstances and where appropriate, Essex County Council will issue fines.


RD:  94% RRB: 89%
1N:  95% 1R:  94%
2/3A:  98% 2/3BV: 89%
2/3R: 96%  
4H: 97% 4L: 96%
5L:   100% 5P: 95%
6A: 99% 6G: 96%

This week, the class with the highest attendance was 5L with 100%. Well done! The attendance reward will be coming your way..

Key Dates

May 2023 – Year 2 SATS

23/05/23 – Y5 trip to the Globe Theatre

24/ 05/ 23 – Y1 trip Call of the Wild

26/05/23 – Half Term

05/06/23 – Return to school

15/06/23 – District Sports

16/06/23 – Junior Music Festival

23/06/23 – Sports Day

26/06/23 – 29/06/23 – Year 6 Residential

05/07/23 Year 6 production 2pm

06/07/23 Year 6 production 6:30pm

19/07/23 Year 6 Leavers assembly 2pm

20/7/23 End of Term

Curriculum focus – Our week in photos