We would like say a big thank you to the team of parents who were able to reschedule our Christmas Fayre at such short notice. We appreciate the support from the many parents who came along to the fair to make the event a success.
We have had contractors in to check the condition of the Year 1 and Year 4 classrooms and would like to reassure parents that there is no danger to children following the burst water pipe flooding these two classrooms last week. Children are currently being taught in the hall and music room while the rooms are dried out.
Unfortunately we had a burst pipe overnight which caused considerable flooding to two classrooms. Staff have worked all morning with Telford & Wrekin to dry the rooms out as quickly as possible. We are hoping to be open on Monday as usual but will assess the situation on Monday morning. Parents will be notified via Seesaw / school website if we have to stay closed. Thank you for your understanding.
I hope that all the children have had an enjoyable first week back and are settled into their new classes.
We would like to extend our best wishes to our Year 6 children as they move on to their new Secondary Schools in September. Congratulations as well for their wonderful performance of “Shakespeare Rocks”. We hope all the parents and family of the children enjoyed the show. Thank you also to the parents who have been involved in school life for many years and who are leaving us this year. Your help and support has been greatly appreciated.
Today we also say goodbye to Mrs Bletcher, Mrs Garbett, Miss Nicholson and Miss Purcell and would like to thank them all for being part of our school community.
Mrs Bletcher has been with us for over three years, working with children in Year 6, accompanying children from Year 2 – 6 to competitions across Telford and running after school clubs. She is leaving us to concentrate on her role as a governor at a local school as well as being a Duke of Edinburgh Award Assessor.
Mrs Garbett has been with us for six years working with children across KS1. She will be a much missed member of staff and we wish her and her family all the best for their move to London.
Miss Nicholson is has been cheerful and enthusiastic member of staff, teaching Year 5 for the past four years. She is moving away from Shropshire and we wish her all the best with her future plans.
Miss Purcell has only been with us a short time but is now leaving us to start her teacher training; good luck for the next three years.
It has been another busy year at Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge and as always we appreciate the help and support we receive from the school and local community. Thank you:
• To all the parents for their support throughout the school year, supporting the children at Christmas plays, music performances, special assemblies, school trips, sporting events and so much more;
• Parents who volunteer in school and help run school clubs for the children;
• The Friends of Coalbrookdale for all their hard work at fundraising events to raise money for the school so that the whole school community benefits, from the Christmas Pantomime to books for the school library;
• All the Governors for giving up their time for meetings and their visits to school.
• The Greenwood Trust for the help with clearing the forest school area and Eco Garden area during the year
• The Co-op for their donations to the school BBQ
This week we had to change the exit code on the school gates as a visitor had been let in by a child who knew the code. If you need to leave the school grounds during school time please either ‘buzz’ the office who can release the gate for you or ask at the office for the number before you leave. The number will not be given over the intercom to parents/visitors. We hope you will support us in this as the safety of all our children is our priority. We would ask that parents do not let children know the number.
This week we welcomed Councillor Shirley Reynolds from Telford & Wrekin Council. Councillor Reynolds was very impressed with the pupils’ behaviour and attitude to learning.
The exit code for the school gates has been changed today as we were made aware that children knew the number by a visitor to the school.
The gates on Dale End and from Buildwas Road will be unlocked as usual at morning drop-off (8.30am – 9.15am) and afternoon pick-up (3.00pm – 5.00pm).
We would ask that children are not given the number and allowed to use the keypad.