Sports Premium

By Robert Staples, Headteacher - Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The Sports Premium is a grant which is allocated to schools to develop and enhance sports provision. In 2014-15, Fairlands Primary School received £8000 and used this money to contribute to employing a Sports Coach and a Sports Apprentice. These two members of staff work in EYFS to KS2, supporting teachers in delivering high quality teaching of all aspects of physical education. Please take a look at our Sports Premium Report for more information.

Showing Courage

By Robert Staples, Headteacher - Monday, 2 November 2015

Our Value for the month of November is Courage. We will be thinking about having 'everyday' courage, or being brave - with things like going to the dentist or going swimming for the first time.

We will also be thinking about bigger acts of courage - such as those shown by people who have given their lives in war - as part of our Remembrance Day assembly. 

Today, we thought about the courage shown by child refugees when they flee war-torn countries or persecution. We watched the video here about Matiullah, who is a refugee from Afghanistan, and thought about the courage his story showed.

Parent View Survey

By The School Office , - Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Parent View jigsaw

Thank you to all of the parents and carers who completed a Parent View survey at Parent/Carer Consultations last week.

The results are very positive, with 98% of parents agreeing that their child is happy at school, 96% agreeing that their child makes good progress, and 96% of parents saying that they would recommend Fairlands to another parent. You can read all of the results here.

Any parents/carers who did not have an opportunity to complete a survey last week can do so on the Parent View website.

The Value of Tolerance

By Robert Staples, Headteacher - Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Our Value for the month of October is TOLERANCE!

We are thinking about what it means to be tolerant. We have decided it means showing respect that other people can be different to me, look different and have different opinions or beliefs.

We are creating our own Tolerance Zebra, to remind us that beautiful things happen when we all join together to celebrate our differences!

Pupil Premium Funding

By Robert Staples, Headteacher - Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Did you know … just registering your child for Free School Meals Status could mean that the school gets extra money for your child?

THIS IS DIFFERENT FROM UNIVERSAL FREE SCHOOL MEALS, which is where all children in Reception to Year 2 are automatically offered a school meal for free.

If you are on certain benefits, you may be entitled to register for Free School Meal Status, which entitles your child to between £300 and £1320 Pupil Premium Funding – even if your child never has a school meal.  Click here to find out if you are entitled to register for Free School Meal Status.

Take Responsibility!

By Robert Staples, Headteacher - Monday, 7 September 2015

Welcome Back everybody! We are looking forward to a great new term!

As usual, we have a brand new Value this month - RESPONSIBLITY.

What does it mean to be RESPONSIBLE?

What does it mean to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY?

Please have a think about this at home and try to talk about what being responsible means. This will support the learning the children are doing in assemblies and at school.