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We were very privileged to take part in the grand re-opening of our local Maidenbower Co-op on Friday 4th December, along with 5 of our pupils who took part in a competition to design a picture. Thank you to the Co-op for allow us to be part of this morning, and well done to our winners and runner up pupils.

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We have had an amazing amount of donations of items for our annual Harvest Festival, and our children have enjoyed the rare occasion of a Harvest assembly (Separate lower and upper school ones) presented by Claire Hiley who volunteers for Crawley Open House. They are especially grateful for the all donations they have received, as they provide support and services for those suffering the effects of homelessness and unemployment and many other exclusions, They are always there for people in need.

Thank you so much.

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We had our own coffee morning to support Macmillan, and lots of staff donned their oven gloves and mixing bowls yesterday and look at the delicious feast that greeting us in our staff room at breaktime today! Well done to all the staff who baked, and well done to all of us who happily parted with money to consume them! Grant Total to follow later in the week.

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We hope these photo’s put a smile on your face! our chicks are certainly putting a smile on all of our faces, adults and children alike! They are a week old today and are getting bigger and more confident every day.

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Dear Parents,
Free Family Well-being Course for Parents and Carers,
Whilst it’s great to be back at school and things are on the up, we know that lockdown has taken its toll on everyone’s wellbeing. To help parents and carers to bounce back we will be running our successful and popular CLANGERS family wellbeing course, designed to improve both physical and mental health. The course has moved online and consists of 6, one and a half hour zoom sessions where we will be sharing simple, low cost ideas and activities suitable for the whole family.

The booking link is www.tickettailor.com/events/lpklearning and details can also be found on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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What a lovely day it has been here at Maidenbower Junior school, We have loved the atmosphere and the buzz around the school and playground with the excitement of teachers and children all dressed up in an amazing variety of costumes, wigs and accessories,  it has been an amazing sight to see. And thank you for all those of you who have embraced the electronic donation system via School money to help us have less handling of cash in the school, we look forward to revealing how much we raised when it has all be added up.

We thought you may like to see some of the amazing efforts of some of our children. Well done everyone.

 

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We thought you may like to see a selection of photo’s to show how happy our children are to be back at school and with their friends again, what a lovely first week with a full school we have had! It has been so lovely to see them all together for the first time in 2021.

 

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One of our most precious and favorite time of our school year is when we present our Anne Newson and more recently our Spirit of Sport award.

Anne Newson was a governor at our school for a long time, and when she passed away her family wanted to honor her memory with a once a year award where one child from each year group are selected by the teachers unanimously for displaying outstanding contributions to one of our school values, or have overcome challenges, or have shown an amazing attitude to school.

We also present a “Spirit of Sport” award to one child from the whole of our school, for showing an outstanding attitude to all our sports, in a way that we as a school are proud of, this award is in memory of Ursula Woods who was a TA at our school for many years, who sadly passed away last year, and her family wanted to preserve her memory with this award.

We normally have a whole school assembly to present the awards, where the parents and carers of the selected children attend, and the children who have been selected are completely unaware that they have been chosen till the assembly, however because of the current pandemic we have not been able to have assemblies, so the Teacher of the student and the Lower / Upper school Deputy head surprised the children by turning up at their residence! It was a very emotional surprise and the moment was certainly not any less special with this unusual presentation, we would like to congratulate and thank the children who received the awards.

Anne Newson award for Year 3 went to Samuel, Year 4 to Gabriel, Year 5 to Joshua and Year 6 to Stela, and for Launchpad Izzy

Spirit of Sports award went to Kaylee from Year 5

Congratulations to you all.

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We have recently been reviewed by a group called Challenge Partners, of which we are part.
Please see further information at https://www.challengepartners.org/
The report makes great reading!
Challenge Partners is a practitioner-led national network of schools that improves school performance through peer-to-peer challenge and knowledge sharing. Each school in Challenge Partners receives an annual Quality Assurance (QA) Review. The QA Review is a peer review involving senior leaders from other schools in the partnership. The review has a whole-school remit and focuses on teaching and learning, which enables practitioners to have deep conversations about the quality of learning in the school being reviewed.
All outcomes are agreed between the school and the review team as part of an ongoing professional dialogue that seeks to unpick and articulate effective teaching practice and school improvement strategies. Review reports are a summary of conversations between peers during the three days spent in school before February half term.
Please note that by nature of being a collaborative peer review, the QA Review is different from other external inspections. Due to the review’s focus on teaching and learning, the review does not consider areas such as safeguarding or governance and so its outcomes are not directly comparable to an Ofsted inspection.