Dear Parents & Carers,

13th May 2019

Please find below dates of forthcoming events that you may wish to make a note of in your diary.
We have also included Term Dates for Academic Years 2019/20 in order that you can book your holidays outside of Term Time. Full details of events will follow in due course.

May
17th – Handball Competition Yr.6 only
27th – Half Term

June
3rd – First Day of Term
5th – Food & Farming Day – Blackbird Class
w/c 10th – Owl Class Residential to Osmington Bay
14th – Robin & Chaffinch Class trip to Linton Zoo
21st – Teacher Training Day – School closed to pupils
24th – Teacher Training Day – School closed to pupil

July
8th – Starling & Woodpecker Class Trip to Gunpowder Mills
10th – Sports Day (First Choice) – details to follow
11th – Sports Day (Second Choice)- details to follow
18th – Yr.6 Leavers Service
24th – Last Day of Term. School closes at 12 noon

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Hurwood
Headteacher

Dear Parent/Carer,
PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTION                                     13th May 2019
I am writing to you to invite you to stand for election as a parent governor, or nominate another parent to do so. In our school, we have provision for one parent governor and there is currently one vacancy.
The governing body, with the headteacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. Governing bodies have three core strategic functions:
• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
• Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
• Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active part in the governing body’s work. However, we would particularly welcome nominations from parents with the following skills: finance/accounting, legal, HR and Health and Safety. Training is available for all governors and this board of governors has an expectation that those new to being a governor attend induction training.
On the school website under Governors there is a document which summarises the circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a governor. Nominations must be from parents or carers with children at the school on the day that nominations close.
If you would like to stand for election please complete the enclosed nomination form and return it to the school, or email it to chairofgovs@eppingupland.essex.sch.uk, no later than 22nd May 2019. Please write a little bit about yourself to support your nomination, which should be no longer than 250 words. Self-nominations will be accepted, but if you are nominating another parent please seek their prior consent.
If there are more nominations than vacancies the election will be by secret ballot. If that is necessary, voting papers will be sent to all parents together with details of the ballot procedure.
Yours faithfully,

Chair of Governors

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Model Nomination Form

Election of parent governors

 

Please enter IN BLOCK LETTERS the name and address of the person being nominated for election:

 

Name: ___________________________________________________________________

 

Address:

 

 

Signature of person nominated: _______________________________________________

 

Signature of proposer (if different to nominee): ____________________________________

 

Name and address in BLOCK letters of proposer (if different to nominee):

 

 

Personal Statement (maximum 250 words)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wish to submit my nomination for the election of parent governor

 

I confirm (i) that I am willing to stand as a candidate for election as a parent governor and (ii) that I am not disqualified from holding office for any of the reasons set out in the Articles of Association and the Education (Independent Schools Standards) (England) Regulations 2010 as amended.

 

Signature

 

 

(Date)

 

Completed nomination forms must be returned to the school by 22nd May 2019

25th March 2019

Dear Parents/Carers

Easter Service 2019

As you know, we are incredibly lucky that the school is at capacity as a one form entry school. As such, there are certain logistics that need to be considered and in some instances changed or amended.

One of these areas is our church services. The number of children we now have virtually fill the church themselves. If we add to that those parents who have used cars to transport pupils, the church does not have enough adequate seating.

Myself, Colin Tankard, our Chair of Governors have met with Revd Olivia Maxfield- Coote and members of the church, along with some parents who attend church, to talk through options and possibilities.

We have agreed to trial the following this year, some of which is not significantly different:

Harvest – In the school hall, led by Revd Olivia

Christmas – At All Saints, Epping Upland, in the evening, with family

Easter – In the afternoon, at All Saints, Epping Upland.  All pupils being transported to and from church by coach. Only parents of those children who will be reading will be invited to attend.

Leavers – At All Saints and attended by parents of Y6 pupils only

I am sure you will understand the dilemmas we face with regard to whole school attendance at church. We could, alternatively decide not to hold services at All Saints, but this is not currently something we want to even contemplate.

Please can you return the proforma below to indicate permission for your child to travel by coach to our Easter Service which will take place on Tuesday April 2nd at 1:30 pm.

Should you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Hurwood

Headteacher

 

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Easter Service – 2nd April 2019

 I am happy for my child………………………………………………………………………………..(name) of

……………………………………………………………Class to travel to and from All Saints Church by coach*

I do not want my child to go to the Easter Service*

 

Signed………………………………………………………………………………parent/carer