Parents and Carers Get Together
Just to remind you that the next Parents and Carers Get Together is next Monday, 16th January 2017 here at the school starting at 1pm.
If you have not been before, then what’s stopping you dropping in for a cuppa and a chat? We are a friendly, informal group and everyone is welcome.
We have Emma Wicks, from our Speech and Language Team joining us to talk about the work she offers across the whole school. She will be happy to answer any questions you may have. It would be great to see you.
Also save the date Thursday 2nd February 2017, again here at the school when Sara from Top Cats will be joining us to talk about the opportunities available to our young people at their after school and holiday scheme.
Finally, don’t forget we’ve also got our new meeting in Beccles on Tuesday 31st January 2017.
For more information, please contact Sam Bover here at the school on 01502 565439
Ofsted 'Outstanding' Residential Inspection Report (November 2016)
We were delighted to receive our latest Ofsted / Social Care Report for our residential provision with an 'Outstanding' outcome from the inspection which took place in November 2016.
The report can be found in the Residence section of our website http://www.ashleyschool.co.uk/images/SC024573_The_Ashley_School_Academy_Trust_Inspection_Report_16.11.2016_FINAL.pdf
Parents and Carers Get Togethers - Additional Beccles meetings
For details of our new Beccles meetings for our Parents and Carers Get Togethers please follow link here
Inspection of Suffolk County Council local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities from 12 December to 16 December 2016
More information is available in a letterfrom Ofsted setting out the objectives and how to make your views heard by clicking on the link below:
Last week we facilitated a Parents and Carers family bingo evening here at the school.
It was an opportunity of families and friends to come together for a bit of fun, in the evening after school.
It was great to see 57 people join us from many different families.
The evening was a great success with many of the children, and parents/carers requesting another similar event in the future.
One carer sent the following text to us: “Just to say thank you all for a good night last Friday. I think it went really well, it was nice to see other families. I think they all seemed to enjoy it.” B
Thank you to all families who supported us on the night.
Sam Bover and the PFS Team
Inspection by Ofsted of Residential Provision
Our Residential provision is being inspected Ofsted from today, Wednesday 16th November until Friday 18th November 2016.
Your views on the school, and particularly the Residential provision, are important to both the school, and Ofsted, so if you are a registered parent / carer of a pupil at the school you can tell us your views about the school by completing Ofsted's online survey, Parent View, at www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk
Further information can be found here
Parents and Carers Get Together
Just to remind you that the next Parents and Carers Get Together is on Monday afternoon, 14th November at 1pm.
We shall have a visit from Julia Bell a worker from the Lowestoft Shine Project based in South Lowestoft. She will tell us about the youth group available. We will also have some information about E-safety and anti-bullying.
Why not come and meet other parents and carers, and enjoy a relaxed afternoon. It would be lovely to see you. Come to school reception.
Also please let us know if you will be attending BINGO on the 25th November. Replies and payment needed by next Friday 18th November. Please call Sam Bover on 01502 565439 if you would like further information.
Consultation: Admissions to Schools in Suffolk 2018/2019
Suffolk County Council have launched the above consultation on the Admission Arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools in 2018/2019.
The Letter to Parents/Carers from Suffolk CC can be found here
The consultation paper can be found on the SCC website: www.suffolk.gov.uk/consultations
Intergalactic Artwork “Out of this World”
We were delighted in September to be offered an intergalactic artwork “Out of this World” which had been created by professional street artists, Graffiti Life.
The artwork was offered to the school by global paint brand, Valspar.
Measuring over 4 metres wide we have installed the space mural within our Key Stage 4 corridor so that it can be enjoyed many times a day by our pupils and we hope that this will inspire them to get creative with colour in their art and design work.
The artwork was featured, with some of our Year 4 pupils, in the Eastern Daily Press, Lowestoft Journal and Waveney Advertiser earlier in October.