Newsletter 10th February 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have reached the end of the first half of Spring Term. Next week is half-term and school is closed. We have really seen the children thrive this term and so much progress can be seen in all aspects of learning. We have seen children grow in confidence and self-esteem and really strong friendships are now established. The progress in writing, reading, phonics and maths is really evident and the learning in all subjects is becoming embedded in the children’s long- term memory. Children can link the learning from a previous unit of work to their current learning. This is encouraging and rewarding for leaders, teachers and support staff.  We look forward to the second half of this term when we see longer, brighter days and can plan school trips and even more enrichment opportunities for your children.

Thank you to staff

Behind the scenes at Mousehold this term has been very challenging at times with staff absence. The staff have gone the extra mile and been very adaptable, moved between classes and always without complaint. The children have continued to have the support they need and deserve. We have a very resilient, strong staff team and I’m very grateful and proud of all of them. Thank you to all of the wonderful staff at Mousehold.

 Too Good to Go

Please find below a link to the app ‘Too Good to Go’

Taken from the Too Good To Go website:

Our mission? To make sure good food gets eaten, not wasted. Every day, delicious, fresh food goes to waste at cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops and manufacturers – just because it hasn’t sold in time. The Too Good To Go app lets customers buy and collect Magic Bags of this food – at a great price – directly from businesses.

Please see below more information where Aldi have teamed up with Too Good To Go.


Please see our website for all of our policies and more information about safeguarding

Free Safeguarding training

The NSPCC is running this training campaign. Sign up before 19th February to take part and support your child.


Listen up, Speak up

With our free 10-minute digital training, we’re empowering every adult to know what to do if a child needs help, and where to go if you need support yourself.

Designated Safeguarding Leads Mr Tolson, Mr Smith and Miss Wood. These members of staff monitor and manage all safeguarding practices and ensure staff are supported and have the training they need. Please ask to see one of these adults if you are worried about the safety of a child at school.
If you have a safeguarding concern about a child out of school hours then the number to ring is:   CADS – Children’s Advice and Duty Service – 0344 800 8020.

Diary Dates

Week commencing 13th February – half term holiday.

Monday 20th February – first day back.

Thursday 23rd February – Height/Weight screening for reception children.

Thursday 2nd March – World Book Day – send your child to school, dressed either as their favourite book character, or in their pyjamas!

Week commencing 6th March – Parent Teacher Meetings all week – An appointment can be booked through WEDUC.

We hope you have a lovely weekend

Yours faithfully
Mr Ian Tolson
Head of School

Mousehold Infant and Nursery School is part of Inclusive Schools Trust