Windrush opportunity for pupils aged 8 and above
Lyttanya Shannon is directing a documentary for the BBC , about the experience of the children of the windrush generation in the British education system, during the 1960s and 1970s. During this time, black children were 4 x more likely to be sent to special schools, known back then as schools for the “educationally subnormal”. These startling disparities were often caused by racist assumptions and attitudes towards black children. It had a profound effect and prevented many from achieving their full potential.
We’d like to include an element in the film that explores the experience of young black children and teenagers in today’s schools, to find out how they feel about their race in the context of education. We’re looking for a variety of ages, between 8 and 16, and would ideally like to film this or next week .
The film is being executive produced by Oscar winning director Steve McQueen, and by James Rogan, Director of Stephen Lawrence: The Murder that Changed a Nation.
If you would be interested in your child taking part, and to find out more information, please email the researcher for the project Beya@roganproductions.net or text +44 7538 712227.
We will film at a social distance, ideally in an outdoor space - and your child will need to be chaperoned by a legal guardian or responsible adult.
Roald Dahl Day - Friday 11th Septmeber
Nursery Classes and Stay & Play sessions
Reminder Nursery Classes and Stay & Play sessions begin next week. Contact the school office if you are unsure of your child’s nursery start date or stay and play session.
Staggered start and end times of the school day
Supporting your child's return to school
Return to School
- School re-opens to ALL pupils on Thursday 3rd September. Nursery and Reception pupils: please see your individual letters.
- School start and end times are staggered (please check here).
- School meals from our new catering company, Caterlink can be ordered, using sQuid, as per usual.
- We expect pupils to come to school in the new purple school uniform, available from Harry's @ Fashion Mark, 18 High Street, Southall, UB1 3DA.
All of the above information and more can be found in the letter from the Headteacher, dated 17th July 2020.
Meet the teachers
As we are unable to do the traditional Meet the Teacher this year your new class teachers would like to introduce themselves, welcome you and let you know how excited they are to meet and see you all again in September.
We know that 2020 has been a strange year so the teachers and staff at Dormers Wells Infant and Junior School would like to say goodbye, good luck and farewell in a slightly different way to normal.
Black Lives Matter Community Event
Free online festival - 10th July
Parents Guide to Black Lives Matter
On June 22nd this year, Lockdown Britain will celebrate the 72nd anniversary of Windrush. Why not ‘Zoom In’ this Thursday 18th June for a Windrush-themed WAPPY Lockdown Life session.
Staying well at home
Parent online safety support
Joint Somali Community Language Parent Support Group
Children's Services Health Visitors & School Health Team Duty Line
The Felix Project
During the Easter Holidays, we are providing food hampers and packs (66 packs today) for our pupils and their families, supplemented with food from by The Felix Project.
The Felix Project
The Felix project will be at school on Monday 6th April from 2pm
The Afghan Family Project
The Afghan Family Project who provide advice and support to families during difficult times; they are running a telephone befriending service.
Please contact Navida Sayed on 07587 373436 or email NavidaS@familylives.org.uk for further information.
Free school meals
Bug club step by step tutorial
New arrival pupils
Please find attached a flier put together for parents of our New Arrival pupils. It has some suggestions of activities and a list of websites they can access from home to support English language learning during the school closure.
Covid-19 resource page
Ealing gov has compiled some resources which you may find useful, including how you can speak to children about coronavirus , educational activities and more...
Home edition of Let’s Get Out and About
Advice for COVID-19 (different languages)
Do you need advice?
On things such as benefits, debt, family relationships, drugs, alcohol or abuse problems?
Online resources during school closure
Coronavirus Update - 18/03/20
From Thursday 19th march 2020, the schools will be partially closed due to high levels of staff absence.
The year groups open are: Reception, Year 2, Year 5 and Year 6 only
Letter to Parents - 13/03/20
Free entry to Pitzhanger manor and gallery
Click on the image below to take you to the website.
Parents Evening Postponed
Unfortunately, the following classes parents evening has been postponed. The children in these classes will be expected to attend school as usual.
Classes 1ST, 2NS and 4SA.
Coronavirus Update - 06/03/20
The school continues to follow guidelines issued by the Public Health agency with regards to the Coronavirus. Our children have been fantastic in following the good hygiene routines established and we will continue to keep you updated.
SATS information evening
Are you interested in ESOL classes?
Would you like to improve your English by:
- Getting more confidence
- Practising speaking
- Getting help with writing
- Learning new words
- Improving reading
To find out more, come to the Parent Centre at Dormers Wells Junior School on Monday 16th March at 9:30am
1SK assembly will take place on the 12th March at 9am, due to parents evening taking place in the afternoon.
Dormers Informer - February 2020
Advice on the Coronavirus for places of education
Safer Internet Day
Tuesday the 11th of February was Safer Internet Day in school. Thank you to the parents who attended the workshop in the morning, I hope you found it useful and informative. Please click here to see the power point presentation.
Fun House February at Featherstone Sports Centre
Take a look at the various activities on offer at Featherstone Sports Centre during the half term break. You can participate in activities such as trampolining, football, frisbee, dodgeball and many more.
Let’s Get Out & About - February 2020
Dormers Wells Holiday Club
The club will run from Monday 17th – Friday 21st February 2020 from 1pm – 4.30pm and is open for children in reception up to Year 6.
The club is free however spaces are limited.
Children's Mental Health Week
Dormers Informer - January 2020
Safer Internet Day
You are invited to our safer internet day event, held at school on Tuesday 11th February.
Old shirt required for art lessons
The children regularly do art activities and from time to time this can be a little messy. We are requesting all parents provide their child with an old shirt or T-shirt that will help to keep them clean. If you have any other spare shirts they will be gratefully received too. Please send them into school with your child.
Dormers Wells Children Centre Timetable
Click here for Dormers Wells Children Centre timetable. They have started a range of universal and targeted group and and are looking to encourage families to return and utilize whats on offer.
Home Learning Project
Assembly for Year 1 class
It will be at 9.10 on Thursday 23rd January in the infant hall.
Reception ‘Stay and Play’ session
Reception classes will be having a ‘Stay and Play’ session for all children on Friday 17th January. This is an opportunity to see phonics in action. 9-9.30am
School Improvement targets 2019-20
FREE Online Courses for Parents/Carers– SKILLS NETWORK
The Skills Network is offering 20 fully funded distance learning courses (see link below). To be eligible for funding you must be aged 19 or over, have been living in the European Union for the last 3 years and have not previously completed the course you are wanting to enrol on.
The fully funded courses include:
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
- Level 2 Certificate in Behaviour that Challenges in Children
- Level 2 Certificate in Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition
Free IT and English Course
Life is much easier if you can use your English and IT skills independently and confidently. If you are interested in a free course please click here.
Dormers Informer October
Check out our latest version of Dormers Informer here!
Dormers Wells Children Centre Timetable
Click here for Dormers Wells Children Centre timetable. Dormers Wells Children’s Centre was briefly closed last year but reopened this April gone. They have started a range of universal and targeted group and and are looking to encourage families to return and utilise whats on offer.
Let's Get Out and About Family Newsletter
Friday 18th October 2019
School will be closed for INSET day, students do not need to come in, please make alternative arrangements.
Can I remind all parents/carers to park in the appropriate spaces outside the school grounds. The blocking of any school gate causes a major issue, in terms of safety and in line with the Highway Code, a vehicle must not park in an area with zig-zag lines or yellow lines.
If you are asked to move, please do so immediately and without verbal abuse of our staff, members of the local community or traffic wardens.
A CCTV camera is in place on Dormers Wells Lane and regular traffic warden patrols will issue parents with fines, if cars are parked illegally. This includes parking on the pavement, as well as parking across dropped kerbs, single or double yellow lines.
We all need to work together to ensure the safety of all Infant and Junior pupils, at the beginning and end of the school day. We have signs placed outside the school and staff wearing High Visibility jackets daily, to help ensure the safety of your child/children.
We would encourage all parents/carers to walk their children to school and where use of a car is unavoidable, to park further away from the school or in a safe place.
Sign up to our online cashless payment system sQuid.
Meet the teachers meetings - commencing 16th September 2019
Meet the teachers meeting will be held to give parents and carers the opportunity to meet their child’s teacher. Click for more information.
Start of the school year
In order to successfully join the two schools together, all school staff will be undertaking a week’s training in September, to thoroughly prepare for opening as one school: Dormers Wells Primary.
All Year 1 to Year 6 pupils will be welcomed back on Monday 9th September 2019 at 8:50 am, to begin our exciting new journey, as one school. You need to ensure your child is on the school site, before 8:50am, but no earlier than 8.40am.
If your child is starting school in our Nursery or Reception, your child's exact start date and time is detailed in the letter you received, at the New Parents' Welcome Meetings, on the 11th July 2019.
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