Bake Off comes to The William Amory.

16th February 2016
Year 2 are looking at making bread as part of their learning about The Great Fire of London. Let’s hope that the reproduction of Pudding Lane isn’t fully authentic.

We’ve got Mrs Coates judging in place of Mary Berry. Mrs Watkinson with Mrs Baker are our double act and most ably replace Mel and Sue.

Governors Needed

6th January 2017

Your School Needs You

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Have you thought about helping out your school and community?

Parents can help their school in one of two ways – via the PTFA and by becoming a governor…

AND RIGHT NOW, WE NEED GOVERNORS.

A governor helps with the future of the school and the direction it’s headed. We are recruiting for Parent/Carers Governors so if you have a child in school and you are someone who is:

  • able to give up a little of their time, but not huge amounts;
  • interested in what goes on in schools, but does not need to be in education;
  • able to ask questions, but does not need to have a mountain of qualifications or a statistics degree;
  • wants what’s best for all the children in the school;

and finally:

  • our governing body would especially ask for anyone with skill in finance to join our finance committee. But don’t let this put you off. A person with all of the above skills is more valuable than an accountant from Price Waterhouse Coopers who can only spare a few minutes every term.

 

Come to our information evening on Tuesday 10th January 2017 at 18:00 if you would like to know more.

Please find our nomination form here –  governor-nomination-and-election-jan-17

Facebook

NEW – FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

Dear Parent/Carer/Friend,

 

The William Amory Primary school communicates with parents in the following ways: weekly newsletters emailed to parents and available at both Key Stages; texts; in person at the beginning and end of the day; in person by appointment; via the school website; via our electronic diary. Until now avoided social media such as Twitter and Facebook, as there are significant concerns about their suitability.

We are aware, however, that many of our parents have these accounts and will access them regularly. We also know that emails can easily get lost and texts can be very intrusive. For that reason we are trialling a Facebook page to help with communication. We have decided that Twitter does not suit our purposes.

 

The Positives of Facebook

We will use Facebook to celebrate successes and to provide information about events that have happened or are coming up. We will not be using Facebook for the following:

  • To publish photographs or children’s names;
  • To replace the newsletter, texts or appointments;
  • To issue homework or similar;
  • To enter into any correspondence or engage in dialogue of any form.

 

The negatives of Facebook

One of the concerns about Facebook is trolling or similar. Should you wish to like a post or page then, of course, you are free to do so. However, we expect all to observe the following, very reasonable, rules:

  • No names of children, parents (other than your username which can be seen by all);
  • Staff names should be avoided unless it’s something like, “Thank you Mrs X for the trip.”
  • No dialogue between viewers (we ask this to stop viewers responding to potential trollers);
  • No negative comments. Should you have an issue with something in the school please book an appointment to see the member of staff, the Headteacher or the Governors. This is not the place for it.

 

The school reserves the right to block any user for any reason without notification. Viewers will be blocked from making comments for violations of the above or for actions not consistent with the ethics of the school.

This blocking WILL BE PERMANENT. A viewer may request a lift from the ban in writing to the Governors who will then review the block at the next available Full Governors Meeting. Neither a member of staff nor the Headteacher will enter into discussion about lifting the ban – it should be noted that this decision is the remit of the Governors and the governors alone.

The full policy can be found here.