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If you missed a recent newsletter you can find a copy below.  Newsletters will be removed at the end of each term.  If there is a copy of an old newsletter you would like please ask at the office.

23rd September - Issue 3

Headteacher Appointment
I am sure that parents and children will wish to join me in congratulating Mrs. Fordham on her appointment as the next Headteacher of Almond Hill School.  I have worked closely with Mrs. Fordham for many years and I, along with all of the staff, am totally delighted that she will be taking over the leadership of our school in January and steering our school forward to great things for the future.

We all want to say a huge 'well done' Mrs. Fordham!

Please remember to join at your allocated appointment time. If your PTI starts late or the meeting stops and has to reconnect, the appointment will still run on the scheduled start and finish times. If connection is lost either by yourself or the class teacher, then you will need to log out and log back in again. The teacher will remain online during the scheduled appointment time. Obviously all meetings are subject to technology working for us and this will be our first attempt. We will ask you to be supportive if things do not go quite to plan, but please be assured that if there is a technical hitch at the time of the meeting then your child’s teacher will contact you to rearrange.

If you have not yet booked your appointment then please follow the link below (booking closes on Friday 25th September)

Please see the link below for a guide on using the system.

Macmillan Coffee Morning
We will be supporting this event as we do every year, it is very popular amongst our staff and the children. Staff will donate sealed cakes/biscuits within their allocated bubbles to ensure that we are adhering to Covid guidelines. We are asking parents to make donations via School Gateway so that we are not handling money in school. We will be ‘selling’ cakes on Friday 25th September, thank you in advance for supporting such a great cause.

Face Masks
Thank you to parents for supporting my request to wear a mask on school premises.

Changes to Collection
If you need to alert your child’s teacher to a change of the person collecting your child, please phone the office. If you are phoning after 2.30pm you must telephone and speak to a member of staff. Please do not email or leave a message as we cannot guarantee that these will be received and passed to the class teacher before the end of the school day.

If you are phoning the office to report an absence, please be specific when relaying your child’s symptoms. In the current climate we need to know if the absence is Covid related.

Visit our wellbeing section for courses available to parents. 

School Gateway

With more and more being added to the School Gateway app, including links to parents evening bookings, letters, and other information, it is important for parents to download to the app to keep up to date.


In an effort to save paper from we no longer send a paper copy of the newsletter home. You can access the weekly newsletter via the school gateway app or the school website and it is also sent home via email each week. 
With our communication methods changing it is important more now than ever that we have an up to date email address for you.
If you do not see the newsletter by email on a Wednesday please contact the school office to ensure we have the correct details for you.

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