• Place available in Year 3 for Sept - email bevr@htpd.surrey.sch.uk

Junior 25/01/13

25 January 2013

Dear Parents,

The snow delayed the handover of the Chapel by a few days and this will now take place on Monday afternoon. Everyone is so excited and can’t wait to use it. From Tuesday do have a look in. We are still waiting for the bridge link to the year 6 corridor and the glass building around the lower entrance and the music room.

We hope very soon to put the school development plan (SDP) on the website. This is a key document written each year in June. It sets our main priorities for the year. This year’s SDP highlights two curriculum areas for special attention; these are boys writing and maths. We are working very hard in both of these areas to maintain and then improve our progress. We are also thinking hard about how precisely we work with children with special needs and learning difficulties. Over the next few weeks I will write more about these subject areas and school departments.

With best wishes,


Dates for the Diary:
Friday 15th February - Fluffy Friday (Mufti)
Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February - Half Term

A BIG thank you to Hannah Belsey and her parents, Ella Cox and her mum, and Peter Cowne for all their help clearing the snow from the playground on Wednesday. The children are delighted to have the playground back in operation.

Netball Club on Monday
There will be no netball club on Monday as there is a swimming gala.

Dear Parents/Carers
Had you ever wondered who the school’s governors are and what we do? If so, read on. We are a group of 22 people - all of whom are staff, current parents or past parents – with a real commitment to working together to help Holy Trinity Pewley Down give our children the best possible start in their primary education. Have a look on the website to find out more about us and the range of experience and interests we bring to our role.

Governors’ responsibilities fall into 3 main areas:

  • To provide strategic direction to the work of the school
  • To support, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school
  • To hold the school to account for standards achieved and the quality of education

We carry out our role through the main governing body and a range of sub committees covering key areas – Learning, Staffing, Finance, Every Child Matters and Admissions. Governors visit the school regularly and many contribute their specialist professional skills to the life of the school as well. We’re planning some brief reports in subsequent newsletters on what we’ve been doing this term. You’ll see that we are fortunate enough to have a schools’ architect, a surveyor and a health and safety specialist amongst our governors – to name but a few!

Elections for parent governor vacancies do come up from time to time – we let you know when they do. If you have any queries about the work of the governing body, please drop me an email at ukpeppers@msn.com.
Yours sincerely
Deborah Pepper, Vice Chair



Phil the Bag extended until 31st January

Due to the snow disruption earlier this week the deadline for Phil the Bag has been extended until Thursday 31st Jan.

This is a fantastic event that allows you to clear out your wardrobes and shoe cupboards whilst helping the school raise funds. Curtains, sheets, towels, leather handbags etc are also accepted. Please note that if you have not received a bag - or have lots to donate, you can use normal bin bags. Bags should be left at the bottom of the ramps before the end of Thursday 31st Jan. Thank you for your support.

Year 4&5 Cake Sale – Friday 1st February
It is the Years 4 & 5 Cake Sale next Friday so please send in cakes/biscuits, things like fairy cakes/flapjacks etc. No nuts please. At recent cake sales we have been short on cakes so please do try and send cakes in on Friday so that there are enough to go around.

The cakes are sold to the children during school time in the afternoon. Each cake costs 25p so we suggest you send your child in with 50p - £1.00.

If you want your container returned please mark clearly - they will be left at the bottom of the ramp for collection.

We are also looking for helpers on the day, from 1:15 we need a few people to set up and then sell the cakes, if there are any cakes left over we sell them after school. Offers of help to Lesley Wood Lesley@revalia.co.uk

Missing - Navy blue sweatshirt with Keller colour logo. Clearly named Archie Jones. Missing since 10 January, please can you check in case you have it in error.

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