Friday, 7 July 2017

Parent Drop In Sessions



Winston Churchill are pleased to offer a drop in session every Tuesday morning from 8.30 - 10am in our Barista Coffee Lounge for all parents.  If you have any questions you would like answered or have anything to discuss, with regards to your son/daughter please come along.  Refreshments will be provided and there will be 2 members of staff on hand to answer your questions and/or signpost you to the appropriate resources available. 

Please note that if you wish to discuss anything of a confidential nature then you will need to make a separate appointment.

Kind regards
Mrs D Taylor
Family Engagement Leader

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Office Administration Apprenticeship for Year 11 Leaver

Are you interested in working within a busy school office, gaining experience of the variety of tasks required of our administrators while earning a regular weekly income and a recognized qualification?

Brookwood Primary School is offering a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to join our team as an administrator, based in the school office and supporting children, teachers and other staff with
administrative support.



Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Parent Forum meeting on Monday 26th June 2017

Dear Parent Forum,

Please find below the agenda for the coming meeting on Monday 26th June 2017.

As always please can you let me know in advance if you are able to come so I can make appropriate arrangements.

  1. Feedback on the App - Review of the App content and functionality following launch to all parents/carers. Suggestions for further information to be included particularly in the "resources" section.
  2. New on-line curriculum - Presentation of the developments with the on-line curriculum by Mr Parsons and opportunity for PF feedback.
  3. The development of The Winston Churchill Competencies - Presentation from Mr Parsons on the introduction of the competencies and their development as a structure for use by parents.
  4. Accessible, affordable extracurricular provision for all - How to engage an entire year group?

At the previous meeting we covered:

Parent Teacher contact, looking at the frequency and type of contact -
Feedback from parental suggestions informed the calendar/assessment cycle for 2017-18. Very useful to receive parent's feedback and in future it would be appropriate to provide more information in terms of calendar constraints as part of the exercise.
ACTIONS: Comments provided are informing calendar decisions

New communication App
JFR updated parents on the App and asked them to trial and provide feedback.
ACTIONS: Parents to trial App and provide feedback.
App to launch to parents having incorporated suggested improvements.

Home / School Partnership Agreement -
Parents reviewed Home School Partnership agreement and made several suggestion relating to expectations e.g. excellent punctuality and attendance. It was raised by several parents that many of the points in the agreement were essentially minimal expectations and that there should be a clear implication/expectation that these standards would be met by parents/students. JFR explained that this may be the case, however, it needed to cover all the bases and was a useful reference point for discussions with parents and students.
ACTIONS: Amendments suggested by Parent Forum adopted, agreement ratified by governors and amended agreement in use for 2017-18

Kind regards

James French
Deputy Headteacher
The Winston Churchill School

01483 476 861 ext 235

PE kit can be worn on Thursday and Friday

As the hot weather is still with us the students can continue to wear their PE kits for the rest of this week. (Thurs 22nd and Fri 23rd June)

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Fashion Show by Year 9,10 & 11 Students

The Fashion Show is being held in the main hall on Friday 30th June 2017 between 7:00pm-9:00pm.

Work from Year 9, 10 and 11 Textiles students will be showcased during the show, as well as other performances including a dance and song number and an additional teacher walk.

During the evening refreshments will be available and a drink will be included with your ticket price on entry.  

To finish off the evening there will be a raffle which will be collecting money for our chosen charity The Fashion and Textiles Children’s Trust.


Tickets are now on sale through Tucasi or you can purchase them from Miss Dodds.


Monday, 19 June 2017

Students can wear PE kit for Tuesday and Wednesday

Due to the very high temperatures we are experiencing at the moment students are permitted to come to school in their PE kits on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st June

Friday, 9 June 2017

National School Sports Week - June 26th-30th

Students, Parents and Staff activities during National School Sports Week be held at The Winston Churchill School