Parents and Carers Get Together - 22nd May
Just to remind you that the next Parents and Carers Get Together is on tomorrow afternoon 1.00pm here at the school. We have Bev Patnell from Involve visiting; she will be telling us about the after school and holiday activities she runs and well as some post 16 courses which could be a good add on to college sessions for our year 11 students.
On Thursday 22nd June we shall be welcoming Allison McCowen, a Travel trainer to speak to the group. Allison supports students in KS4 to learn about safe travelling to, and from, school and college. It would be lovely to have as many of you as possible join us.
On Thursday 6th July at 1pm we have invited parents and carers who are new to our school. Maybe you could offer some tips to support them during the move from another school to The Ashley School. Why not come and meet other parents and carers, and enjoy a relaxed afternoon. It would be lovely to see you.
Pupil and Family Support Team
Suffolk Libraries - Summer Reading Challenge
The idea is for young children to read six library books of their choice and collect special stickers and other incentives along the way. A key part of the campaign is encouraging children to visit the library and speak to someone about the books they have read. Anyone interested can contact their local library or register online via www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/src
For more information visit https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
Summer Activity Club 21.8.17- 24.08.17
By now, you will have hopefully seen the plans for this year’s summer activities. If you have not and could be interested in your young person joining us please get in touch. Places are limited and the summer activities are available for young people currently years 6-11.
If you have already let us know that you are interested in booking places the booking forms will be sent out after half term. You will then be invoiced and places will be confirmed.
This year’s activities (see here) are looking to be very exciting and we hope the young people have plenty of fun. Thanks for your continued support.
Pupil and Family Support Team
Snape Maltings / Aldeburgh Music (Group A)
We're delighted to be hosting some after shcool activities at The Ashley School Academy Trust involving music and dance.
If you would like to engage with some or all of these exciting things please see here. The contact details for Karen Dickman, Lead for Aldeburgh Music are included on the within the pdf.
Check out the latest photos from the joint Wales School Trip 2017 with The Ashley School Academy Trust, The Priory School (Busy St Edmunds) and Stone Lodge Academy (Ipswich) by following the link to The Priory School 'Photo Gallery' by clicking here
Recently a small group of pupils were able to perform at Snape Maltings. They were most able ambassadors for The Ashley School Academy Trust and many positive comments have been received for their performances on the night. The pupils also took part in a workshop with Gwyneth Herbert, which included the rehearsal for the finale song, which had been composed by Gwyneth. A number of parents and staff attended to provide support.
A few pictures recording the occasion can be found here
Parents and Carers Get Together meetings.
So, in case you did not know we have regular meetings for parents and carers. We have have two meetings a month. One at Ashley school and the other in Beccles, we use the Butterfly Children’s Centre, Castle Hill, Beccles, NR34 7BQ, as a venue, . The meetings are very informal and friendly. It is a good opportunity to meet other parents and carers or if you have any questions about school. We also have visiting speakers join us from time to time speaking about a range of topics, which may be of interest.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 28th March 1-2.30pm in Beccles.
There are also meetings arranged for next term are 25th April 1pm-2.30pm Beccles and 27th April 1-2.30pm at The Ashley School. Mrs Alder PSHE lead will be joining us to speak about PSHE and how we teach about sex and relationships in school. She will also be available for a general chat. (27th April 1-2.30pm).
Hope to see you at one of the meetings.
Contact Sam Bover 01502 565439 for more information.
Key Stage 2 - Spring Term 2017
Our KS2 pupils have been busy this term visiting the "Time and Tide" Museum in Great Yarmouth and studying the topic "We are what we eat".
Click on links for pictures of the pupils enjoying these activities:
Click here for: Time and Tide Museum Visit
Click here for: We are what we eat
Parents and Carers Get Together
The next Parents and Carers Get Together meeting at The Ashley School Academy Trust is on Monday 20th March 2017 from 1pm- 2.45pm
We will be having a visit from Louise Holmes our in-school transition worker. Louise will be available to talk about support and options for pupils moving from school to college. Come and find out more about how we support young people moving from school and the opportunities available.
So, if you have not been before, then what is stopping you dropping in for a cuppa and a chat? We are a friendly, informal group and everyone is welcome. Contact Sam Bover01502 565439 for more details.
PD Day - Change of Date
Please note that the school has changed the planned PD staff training day from Friday 26th May to Monday 5th June.
The school will therefore now be open on 26th May 2017 and CLOSED on 5th June 2017.
Term dates are available on our website - http://www.ashleyschool.co.uk/news/term-dates