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New DfE Complaints Guidance 2019
The DfE has launched the updated Complaints Guidance which can be accessed via the link below:
Updated Model Safeguarding Policy
Please find attached the updated model safeguarding policy from the CYPS Safeguarding Team. We have added an annex B, relating to supporting staff when
adults disclose non recent/historic abuse.
New Edition of the Electrical Wiring Regulations available!
Dear Duty Holder/Building Manager/Caretaker
The new BS 7671 18th edition electrical wiring regulations will be introduced from the 1ST January 2019 and one of the changes in the regulations is the relaxation of the quarterly RCD function test to six monthly.
Therefore from the 1st of January your buildings RCDs only need to be function tested twice a year and attached is a revised schedule template to be used as confirmation these tests have been completed.
If you have any queries please contact your electrical inspector for further information.
Diversity week at St Peter's Catholic Primary
Children can learn a lot about different countries and their custom by simply taking part in engaging activities related to the diverse
cultures and traditions.
It was a great pleasure to deliver four cultural workshops during the diversity week that took place at St Peter's Catholic Primary at the beginning of October.
Following the initial discussion about the different countries and practical activities related to their culture that we can offer, school expressed interest in workshops about India, Poland, China and Russia.
Reception an Y1 children had an opportunity to learn about Indian culture, Diwali celebration and Rangoli patterns during the “Welcome to India” workshop that was led by Mary Sivaanbu, Bilingual Support Officer. Mrs Sivaanbu demonstrated how to tie the sari and make Rangoli patters using coloured flower. The children enjoyed trying on traditional Indian costumes and making their own Rangoli patterns using variety of pulses and rice. Also everyone danced including the teachers to the lively form of folk music called ‘bhangra’.
Every country has lots of original recipes and Poland is no exception. Learning about the country’s geographical features, language and cuisine took place in Y5. The session was led by Paulina Latifi, our Polish Bilingual Support Officer, who recently joined the team. Some of the Polish pupils in the class were very proud to participate in teaching the polish alphabet and useful phrases to their peers. After the presentation, the whole class took part in preparing “Blueberry Pierogi” a yummy Polish dish.
The children in Y4 &Y6 enjoyed learning about China and Chinese Calligraphy which is one of the traditional arts unique to China. The session was led by Kai-Man Ching Bilingual Support Officer. They had the opportunity to learn about the different techniques and how to use the pressure of a pointed Chinese brush to create Chinese numbers on paper. The children were very creative and enjoyed the activity.
The session was led by Natasha Galloway, Russian Bilingual Support Officer. The children in Y2 and Y3 participated actively in learning about Russia, the Russian alphabet and counting Russian Dolls Matryoshka. They all listened attentively to interesting facts about the Russian culture and traditions. Some children tried on the traditional Russian costume. Later on, everyone enjoyed practising Russian traditional dance moves for cheerful Russian Dance “Kalinka-Malinka”. The activity was full of fun and very engaging.
Virtual School – Language support also provided a display and fascinating artefacts about China, Poland, India and Russia from the loan base.
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the head of the school Stella Groarke, class teachers and other school staff who were very supportive during the diversity workshops.
The Diversity week went exceptionally well, children and staff thoroughly enjoyed taking part and learning about different countries and cultures. The feedback from the pupils and the teachers were very positive.