Week starting: Monday 30th January 2017


Link with West Yorkshire Police on Domestic Violence


Dear Parent / Carer


The school has been asked to cooperate in a new initiative that will run jointly between schools and West Yorkshire Police. The project has been established to support children who are resident in households where there are incidents of domestic violence abuse. We know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally hurt by being either present in the house or directly witnessing an incident of domestic abuse.


The domestic abuse school notification project has been designed to provide confidential notification to schools on any incidents of domestic abuse which occur within a child’s household that might have an impact on a child whilst they are in school.


The project will ensure that Mrs Chadwick, the school’s designated safeguarding lead, is trained to allow her to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, and ensure that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in or witnessed a domestic abuse incident.


Once notified, staff will not necessarily get involved or mention anything to the child in school. We will merely be informed of issues happening at home, which may affect a child’s learning and behaviour in school.


If you would like further support or information about domestic abuse please go towww.westyorkshire.police.uk/domesticviolence


If you would like to discuss the matter further with me, please book a time to see me.

PJ Moon



We have had some snowy / icy mornings recently and are likely to face a few more before Spring arrives.

Please see below our snowy morning procedures.

·         If there is some doubt about school being open we will make a post at 7am on the school website, on our facebook page as well as text you the decision via your phones.

·         We take advice from staff members who live in Bolton Woods about the condition of the roads in and approaching Bolton Woods. It may be that the roads are still frozen and have not been gritted, in which case we may announce a delayed start where the school will open at 10am rather than 9am. This is to give staff time to reach school and prepare the site for the safety of staff and pupils.


Dear parents

Mrs Aspinall will be leaving us at half term to take up a post working in a day nursery. Mrs Aspinall has worked for us for the past 6 years and we thank her for her many contributions to the life of the school and her input into those pupils who have been in her classes throughout the years. We wish her well in her next professional challenge.

Our advertisement for a replacement has been published and we will inform you of plans for the teaching provision in Class 2 for next half term.



Tuesday 31st January – Bradford City Assembly – all age assembly at 9am. They will promote and explain the sponsored ‘Beat the Goalie’ event to be held on Wednesday 1st March at 12.45.

Tuesday 31st January – Year 11 parents evening, 7pm. Please could students attend this consultation with their parents.

Advance notice – Class 2 Assembly on Wednesday 15th February at 9am. Parents are welcome to join us for this.

Half term – School closes on Thursday 16th February. Please note the school is closed to pupils on Friday 17th February. Re-opens on Monday 27th February.

Primary school is focussing on Fair Trade in the next two weeks, and Class Three will be collecting empty wrappers showing the Fair trade logo. If you have any empty wrappers or containers with a fair Trade logo, please could you send them to Class Three.

Parents Prayer time for the school is at 2.30pm on Thursday afternoons in the portakabin in the bottom playground (Room 10). Please join us.

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