23rd January 2020

Dear Parents & Carers,
The Guidelines to Safety in PE have recently been reviewed and our Trust has adopted the guidelines from Essex.

In accordance with these recommendations, all jewellery now needs to be removed for PE, including earrings. Taping for any reason is not allowed under the Essex County Council Health & Safety Policy. If children can remove their earrings, they will be permitted to do so before a PE lesson. However, if they cannot take their earrings out, children will have to sit out of PE. Staff are not allowed to remove pupils earrings.

With this in mind, if you intend to have your child’s ears pierced we recommend that you do so at the start of the summer break, allowing time for them to heal and for the earrings to be safely removed.

Long hair is required to be tied back during PE lessons. Please ensure your child has a hair tie in their PE bag.

These guidelines will be adhered to from Monday 3rd February.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries regarding this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Hurwood

9th December 2019

Dear Parents & Carers,

Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 13th December

Friday 13th December is Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children.

Children can come into school wearing a Christmas Jumper in place of their normal cardigan or sweatshirt.

We do not expect you to go out and buy a jumper specifically for the occasion. If your child does not own a Christmas jumper they can add tinsel or something Christmassy to their uniform.

We would suggest a voluntary donation of £1.00 per child. All monies raised will go to Save the Children.

Thank you for your support.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Hurwood

2nd December 2019

Dear Parents & Carers,

Christmas Appeal

This year we have decided to support two local charities for our Christmas Appeal these are The Chocolate Run based in Harlow and Norway House Based in North Weald.

The Chocolate Run charity provides a shelter for the homeless at Christmas for 10 days. They provide simple accommodation, food, clothing and toiletries as well as a warm and friendly welcome. To make this happen they rely on donations.

Therefore donations of any of the following would be very gratefully received:-

Warm Clothing
Thermal Socks
Non-perishable foods
Thermos Flasks (helping people sleeping out to have a hot drink)
Lip balm
Wet Wipes

Norway House provides homeless families with temporary accommodation until such time as permanent accommodation becomes available. This year Norway House has requested Selection Boxes which will be passed on to the children in their accommodation.

Donations of any of the above can be sent into school from Monday 9th December.

Your support, as always, is very much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Hurwood