Newsletter 31st March 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are now at the end of the Spring Term and the Easter holidays are about to start.  Children and staff are tired but with so many happy memories to take with them into the holidays. The learning has been fun, outdoors, indoors and memorable. We look forward to hopefully hosting Sports Days in the Summer Term, when parents can attend and we would love to start our learning cafes again very soon.

Partnership News

We have a lot to celebrate this term. The partnership working really enables a smooth transition across the primary age range for all children who attend both schools.  It upskills teachers and leaders and gives an insight into different key stages for all staff.  Sam Petchey starts as Partnership Head of George White Junior and Mousehold after Easter. I will remain as Head of School for Mousehold Infant and Nursery School supported by Sam.  Thank you for all of your support.

Sad goodbye and thank you to Mrs Abeyta

Mrs Abeyta is very sadly leaving us today. We wish Mrs Abeyta all the best and thank her for working incredibly hard supporting our children. Children and staff will hugely miss Mrs Abeyta.

Thank you to the staff

This term hasn’t been easy as we have continued to manage with fewer staff than we would like due to Covid, illness and other reasons. Staff have stepped up and been very adaptable covering classes and responding to where the need is within school. The staff at Mousehold always go the extra mile for your children. I wish them a well deserved break over Easter.

Absence from School

Please may we ask you to follow our guide lines, if your child is absent from school because they are suffering from diarrhoea and/or sickness they should not return to school for 48 hours following the last episode of sickness/diarrhoea that they experience. Thank you for your cooperation.

Safeguarding – Online Safety

Please remember over the holidays, if you are worried about the safety of a child then please contact the number below at CADS

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

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

Friday 31st March – Last day of Spring Term

Tuesday 18th April – First day of Summer Term

Monday 1st May – May Day Bank Holiday – School Closed

Monday 8th May – Coronation Day Bank Holiday – School Closed

Week Commencing Monday 29th May – Half-Term Holiday – School Closed all week

Thank you for your continued support

I hope you have a wonderful break over Easter.                                

Yours faithfully

Mr Ian Tolson

Head of School

Mousehold Infant and Nursery School is part of Inclusive Schools Trust