Newsletter 17th May 2024

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you for completing the Annual Parent Survey. The results and a summary of responses will be shared on the next newsletter and will also be on our website.

The Senior Leadership teams from both schools have been working together to plan the transition for the current year 2 children to GWJ. This will be after half-term and a date will follow soon. We will ensure the transition is smooth for all children and we will arrange extra visits to the junior school for the children who would benefit from extra transition.

Please take time to look at our school websites. You can read about our curriculums and get a feel for both schools.

Job Vacancy

We are looking to appoint a Midday Supervisor to join our team and support the children during lunchtime. If this is something you may be interested in, please speak to Mrs Holmes in the school office for further details.

Attendance at Mousehold Infant and Nursery School

We have a celebration assembly each Friday afternoon where we share children’s achievements with everyone. As part of this assembly, we congratulate the class with the highest overall attendance for that week. The class with the highest attendance in Key Stage 1 receives ‘Top Dog’ to take to their classroom for the week. The class with the highest attendance in Reception receives ‘Top Cat’.

Our whole school attendance target is 96%. Current whole school attendance is 94.04%.

Top Dog – this week the highest attendance for Key Stage 1 goes to Raven class with 98.85%.

Top Cat – this week the highest attendance for Reception goes to Chaffinch class with 98.75%. 

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Promoting Well-Being in our School

We would like to thank parents for coming along to our first Well-Being Café this week.

As an introduction to what we hope will be a regular event each half term we shared information about what we offer both children and parents, to help support emotional and social well-being.

We are all involved in supporting your children daily by developing positive, healthy relationships, keeping them safe and providing a wide range of opportunities through the curriculum and additional activities.

We will be compiling an Information Leaflet which will list and explain the support available in school. This will be on the website and made available to parents at the beginning of the new school year.

Support for children and Parents includes.

  • 1:1 time to listen to children and hear children’s voices provided by trusted adults.
  • 1:1 sessions to support with emotional and social awareness run by our ELSA’s.
  • Specialist “Time for You” sessions provided by the Benjamin Foundation.
  • New Drawing and Talking Therapy.
  • A Parent led Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Programme.
  • A new well-being after school club.
  • Amanda Derer, our Parent Support Advisor is available to support parents by listening, advising and sign-posting to other services.
  • Mrs. Graham and Mrs. Desouky, our Mental Health Champions, have received training to help support the school team to best support our families and are available to also provide support.


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

Designated Safeguarding LeadsMr Tolson, Mr Smith, Miss Balachandre, Miss Greenwood 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 24th May – King and Queen Day – KS1 only

Week commencing Monday 27th May – Half Term Holiday – School is closed

Friday 7th June @ 9am – Reception Sports Day

Wednesday 12th June – Historical City Walk – Year 2 only

Friday 14th June – Nursery Sports Day @ 10:45am AND 2:15pm

Friday 21st June @ 9am – KS1 Sports Day

Thank you for your continued support

Yours faithfully
Mr Ian Tolson
Head of School

Mousehold Infant and Nursery School is part of Inclusive Schools Trust