HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Everyone at Elmwood School would like to wish you a very happy Christmas and healthy New Year.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Save the Children – Wear your Christmas jumper to work day and helped to raise vital funds for this Charity.

HOME TO SCHOOL TRAVEL CONSULTATION

Parents and Carers are being consulted over budget changes at Walsall Council that will affect Home to School Transport next year.  The consultation period is open until 5th January 2015 and a questionnaire and detailed letter are available on the Parents area of our website. Hard copies of the documents are available from the School Office.

CHILDREN IN NEED

PENTAX DIGITAL CAMERAStaff and pupils enjoyed a belated day of fun in aid of Children in Need on Monday 17th November due to the School being closed for training on Friday 14th.  Children in Nurture enjoyed a host of activities including Pudsey biscuit making and so far £75.00 has been raised for this worthwhile cause.  Photographs are available in the gallery section.

YEAR 6 OPEN EVENING VISIT

Parents and Carers of students currently in Year 6 are welcome to visit the School ahead of their child transferring in September 2015; this will take place on Monday 6th October at 3.30 pm.  During this visit there will be an opportunity to have a tour around the facilities on offer as well as meet with staff.  We look forward to welcoming you to Elmwood.

EXAMINATION SUCCESS

2014 GCSE Examination Results

Another very successful results day for the 2014 Year 11 leavers who received their examination results in the post on Thursday 21st August. The average grade achieved by pupils has improved across English, maths and science with two pupils managing to secure GCSE C grades in their English and maths, a first for the School. Our pupils accessing alternate provisions should also be extremely proud of their achievements with 8 out of 9 pupils securing a Post 16 provision in September 2014; this is the perfect benchmark for their future carers and aspirations. For those who may still be in need of any help and assistance then please contact Jayne Fairley from 2nd September 2014 who will continue to support you in the coming years.

These results are testament to the hard work of everybody within the Elmwood Community and continues our ‘rapid’ improvement demonstrated over the past four years.

Congratulations to everybody you should be extremely proud of your achievements.

ALLOTMENT SUCCESS

Over the past year students and staff have been busy working on our local allotment area, which from the photographs you can see the transformation. The site has been cultivated with clearing, shed painting, sowing and the best part, yielding crops which have then been eaten!  Well done to everyone who has played a part in this project.

 
allotment-before allotment-after

 

 

SUMMER SCHEME

Our new students joining us in September will be able to join in the fun at our summer scheme which runs for two weeks from week commencing 4th August.  With lots of activities both in and out of School to take part in we hope our new students soon feel part of our community ahead of the start of the new term.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

RE: STRIKE ACTION – THURSDAY 10TH JULY 2014

Unfortunately Elmwood School will be closed to all pupils on Thursday 10th July as a result of the industrial action affecting some teaching and non teaching trade unions. The decision to close the School has not been taken lightly but, in this instance where staff have elected to take lawful industrial action, the School has no choice but to take the appropriate steps to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all pupils.

 

 

 

ALL CHANGE IN SEPTEMBER

Following consultation with Governors, parents, staff, pupils and the Local Authority, Elmwood School will be changing the times of the School day from September.  This has been ratified by Rose Collinson, Interim Executive Director who  wrote ‘I thought it was a compelling and evidenced case and support the way ahead. I can see some early nights for children and early walks for dogs on the horizon!’

Below is how the new day will operate.

8.25 – 8.40 8.40 – 9.00 9.00 – 9.30 9.30 – 10.10 10.10 – 10.50 10.50 – 11.00 11.00 – 11.10 11.10 – 11.50 11.50 – 12.00 12.00 – 12.30 12.30 – 12.45 12.45 – 13.30 13.30 – 14.15 14.15 – 14.25
Briefing Activities Breakfast Lesson 1 Lesson 2 GD/RW Break Lesson 3 GD/RW Lunch Social Reading Lesson 4 Lesson 5 GD/RW