Worth Less Campaign

As mentioned in the February newsletter, a group of Dorset headteachers have formed a campaign called Worth Less aimed at getting a fairer funding in education.
They are getting increasingly worried about the financial position of Dorset schools and feel that parental support is crucial to getting action on this matter. You can read the letter sent to the Chancellor or the Exchequer here.

You can also look at the School Cuts website to see the likely effect on local schools’ future budgets.

Dorset Admissions Consultation

Dorset will be consulting on admission arrangements and home-to-school transport policies for 2019/2020 with effect from Monday, 23 October 2017 to Monday, 4th December 2017. Details of the consultation are available to view at https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/school-admissions-policies.

All comments should be sent to schoolorganisation@dorsetcc.gov.uk

The key dates for the consultation are set out below.
Dorset LA consultation begins
23rd  October 2017
Dorset LA consultation ends
4th December 2017
Own Admission Authorities (including Dorset LA) determine Admission  Arrangements
28th February 2018
Own Admission Authorities (including Dorset LA) publish Admission Arrangements
15th March 2018
Deadline for Objections to Office of the School’s Adjudicator
15th May 2018

New Behaviour Policy

The school council have been working on a new Behaviour Policy. They met for a meeting to decide what should be included, then their ideas were discussed with each class so that every child had a say in the policy. You can see their work in each classroom, as well as around the school.



Nakirebe Primary School – Uganda

They have started work on repairing the roof and toilets at Nakirebe Primary school – many thanks for all the donations of cakes last term. Our fund raising, combined with generous donations over Easter from the local Easter breakfast, has meant that we have been able to send £1000.

You can also see from the pictures that a large container has arrived. This is the result of a lot of work with another sponsor in the UK. We did send some things to go into the shipment and plan is that the container will be kept by them and fitted out as a play room for the younger pupils.

Last time Brother John visited us he took back some seeds to grow hoping that is would help to vary the vegetable diet for the orphans. As you can see he has been very successful with the courgettes and the sweetcorn is looking good too!!

Many thanks, as always, for your continued support of our link school in Uganda.