2019-2020 Term Dates
Autumn Term 2019
Term starts – Thursday 5th September 2019
Half term – Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November 2019
Term Ends – Friday 20th December 2019
Chistmas holiday – Monday 23rd December 2019 to Friday 3rd January 2020
Spring Term 2020
Term starts – Monday 6th January 2020
Staff Training Day – Friday 14th February 2020
Half term – Monday 17th February 2020 to Friday 21st February 2020
Term ends – Friday 3rd April 2020
Easter Holiday – Monday 6th April 2020 to Friday 17th April 2020
Summer Term 2020
Summer term starts for children – Monday 20th April 2020
Half term – Monday 25th May to Friday 29st May 2020
Staff Training Day – Monday 20th July 2020
Main summer holiday begins – Tuesday 21st July 2019 to Monday 31st August 2020
2019-2020 Term Dates are provisional and could be subject to change
To gain Victoria Park’s prestigious Class Attendance Trophy, children in the class will have attended (and been on time!) everyday for a week. They will then be rewarded with being the keepers of the school attendance trophy for the following week and will receive a mini trophy to keep/exchange for prizes.
This year our pupil leadership group – the Changemakers – have decided on the rewards:
When exchanged, 1 mini trophy entitles the class to receive 5 mins extra playtime.
3 mini trophies entitles the class to receive a class pyjama Pinata. 4 mini trophies entitles the class to receive a class pizza party.
The Changemakers also agreed that all pupils present for everyday of the term be rewarded with a badge for their uniform, and that each year group should be represented by a different colour – how many badges can you spot as you walk around the school?
Guidance for Parents around Medical Exclusions in School.
This year has seen the introduction of ParentMail at Victoria Park Academy. ParentMail is a service paid for by schools to help communicate and collect payments from parents.
From now on, all letters, messages, parents evenings and payments will be coordinated through ParentMail, meaning less paper used, less opportunities for messages missed, and the introduction of a cashless school office.
Registering with or logging into ParentMail is usually straight-forward but if you do need help we are happy to walk-through your setup with you – please contact the school office for support.
We recommend parents download the free ParentMail App onto their smart phones. Doing this means you won’t need to search through busy inboxes for schools messages or have to remember login details. https://www.parentmail.co.uk/support/parent-support/
INSPiRE is recognised nationally as an excellent parental involvement activity to help to increase parents’ awareness of children’s English and Maths skills, to build confidence in children and their parents and to help raise levels of achievement in Maths and English. The aim is for every class to be involved in a workshop session; these take place usually on a Wednesday afternoon in an informal atmosphere. Every child will invite an adult family member to attend; this is where your child can show what they have been learning about in school. The workshops are led by the children and facilitated by their class teacher. They are always fun and often you make resources with your child, which can be used at home as a learning aid, or to put proudly on display! INSPiRE has become part of our school culture for well over 7 years and it is a strong base for further parental and family involvement activities which develop the partnership between child, parents and teachers. The activities are practical and the environment is informal with an element of fun. Free refreshments are always available. To the right is a timetable of when your child’s INSPiRE workshop is. Please note that if the workshop is on another date or cancelled you will be told by your child’s teacher. We look forward to seeing you.
Inspire Dates 2019 – 20
All workshops run on Wednesdays between 1.45pm and 3.00pm
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Please find all relevant safeguarding policies in the Key Document section.
For any other safeguarding concerns please contact the school office on 0121 558 8701 to speak to the Designated Safeguarding Officer.
Victoria Park Academy provide advice on E-Safety as a downloadable information sheet.