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EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 19.7.19

Dear Parents and Carers

We have come to the end of yet another school year and, as usual, the time has flown by.  We hope that everyone involved with the school has had a good year and that the summer holiday is restful and happy.  The final Excellence Everywhere video for 2018-2019 will be available on Tuesday and we thank all the students and staff who have appeared in the video over the year.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News :

  • The autumn/winter lunch menu is attached and recipes will be available from the parents' page of the website ready for September
  • The Key Diary Dates for Term 1 are attached and the full Key Diary Dates for 2019-2020 are available from the website.  Please note that any items in red are not yet confirmed.
  • In the interests of safety and well-being, we respectfully ask that you do not park across empty bays when dropping off or picking up your child.  This causes distress and anxiety for anyone who needs to leave on time and we would like to avoid this if possible.
  • MGS will be taking part in the Maidenhead Town Show on the 14 September and further information will follow when we return to school

Reminders:

  • Term ends at 1.30pm on Tuesday, 23 July 2019 and the new term begins on Thursday 5 September 2019
  • If you haven't yet completed the parental survey, we would be grateful if you could do so by the end of term: It is available via Survey Monkey or in hard copy ( hard copies have been sent home to all parents/carers and a copy is attached).  Please complete only one version by the end of term: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NBMFKV8

Information on the following can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 12.7.19

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News:

  • Our amazing school choir took part in a music festival at Addington School on the 4 July and the video is available from the website.  A huge well done to everyone involved - they were amazing!

Reminders:

  • NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS on Monday and Tuesday, 15 and 16 July 2019 as these are staff training days (preparing for transition)
  • The annual parental survey is available via Survey Monkey or in hard copy ( hard copies have been sent home to all parents/carers and a copy is attached).  Please complete only one version by the end of term: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NBMFKV8
  • Term ends at 1.30pm on Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Information on the following can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

 

 

WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 8.7.19

Dear Parents and Carers

Please accept my apologies for not getting the email out to you on Friday.

Due to activities' week and transition looming ever nearer, there is no Excellence Everywhere this week.  However, there will be one final bumper video before the end of term.

News:

  • Our mural is almost complete but we have run out of  BLUE and PURPLE plastic bottle tops so could you please continue to send in these colours?  
  • Traffic complaints: If you have a complaint about traffic issues, please forward it to customer service at RBWM - https://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/info/200127/contact_the_council/898/make_a_complaint as well as letting the school know - Thank you.
  • The annual parental survey is available via Survey Monkey or in hard copy ( hard copies have been sent home to all parents/carers and a copy is attached).  Please complete only one version by the end of term: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NBMFKV8

Reminders:

  • First School Leavers' Assembly (for Year 3) takes place at 10:30 on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 followed by a Teddy Bears' Picnic at 11:30 for all First School parents
  • Stay and Play for Early Years from 09:30-11:00
  • Coffee & Chat in the parents' room from 09:00-11:00 on Friday, 12 July 2019
  • Stay and Play for Usborne Cluster from 09:30-10:00 on Friday, 12 July 2019
  • NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS on Monday and Tuesday, 15 and 16 July 2019 as these are staff training days (preparing for transition)
  • Find out more about the My Ed School App, which provides useful information about your child, and which can be used to send and receive FREE messages to and from school via your mobile device, can be downloaded from: https://www.myedschoolapp.com/.   If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Elif Poile at: elif.poile@manorgreenschool.co.uk

Staff moves:

  • Saima Awan, SSA in Carroll class is now on maternity leave

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

PARENTAL SURVEY 2019

Dear Parents and Carers

Here is the link to our 2019 survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NBMFKV8
 
Hard copies will also be sent home but please ensure that you only complete one version - either electronically or in hard copy, whichever you prefer, and please complete it by the end of term.

We are aware that some of you do not use the My Ed School App which provides you with useful information about your child and you can use it to send and receive FREE messages to and from school via your mobile device. You can find out more and download the App from: https://www.myedschoolapp.com/

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Elif Poile at: elif.poile@manorgreenschool.co.uk



 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 28.6.19

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News:

  • Next week is our Activities' Week which includes sports' days, so please remember to send your child in with sun hats, sun cream and water bottles
  • Last night's Upper School Prom was a great success and a good time was had by all.  The students looked stunning in their glad rags and Gracie was crowned Prom Queen, with Alfie A Prom King.  Congratulations to them both.

Change to Key Diary Dates:

  • First School Year 3 Leavers' Assembly takes place at 10.30am on Wednesday 10 July 2019,  followed by a Teddy Bears' Picnic for all First School Parents and children (11:30am - 1.30pm)
  • Early Years' Stay & Play (toileting focus with Paula) takes place from 9.30-11.00am on Thursday, 11 July 2019

 Reminders:

  • Summer Fair on Sunday, 30 June starting at 12:00 noon.  Please do join us - the sun is meant to shine!

Staff moves:

  • Cassie McNeaney goes on maternity leave today and Christelle Petit will take over as HLTA of Milligan class
  • Simone Justice, SSA in Alhberg class leaves today; supply staff will cover.
  • Saima Awan, SSA Carroll class goes on maternity leave today; supply staff will cover.

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 21.6.19

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News:

  • The Summer Fair takes place on Sunday, 30 June 2019 from 12:00 noon. A promotion flyer and a  book of raffle tickets has been sent home with each student . All ticket stubs and money should be returned (in the brown envelope also included) to Sharon Carrigan, Family Adviser. Please contact Sharon C if you require more raffle tickets. Thank you.
  • Traffic complaints: If you have a complaint about traffic issues, please forward it to customer service at RBWM - https://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/info/200127/contact_the_council/898/make_a_complaint
  • Bucks home to school transport information meetings:  Bucks County Council will be holding meetings to provide information on what changes have been made to the home to school transport service, why it needed to change and what this will mean for you. The presentation will explain in detail charging bands based on distance travelled, increasing independent travel training for eligible young people aged 16-18 years and the new allocation of dedicated individual travelling assistants for student support. Further information on how to seek to get financial assistance and applying for bursaries will be provided. See  flyer for dates and further information
  • There has been a confirmed case of Shingles in Ahlberg class (Penguin cluster).  More information can be found at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/shingles/

Reminders:

  • LAST WEEK TO COLLECT BOTTLE TOPS - Bottle top challenge: for Activities Week this year, classes across the school will be working to create a 'Bottle Top Mural' for the swimming pool area and each class is encouraged to collect as many bottle tops as possible so please support the students and help them to collect the bottle tops until the 28th June.   The class with the highest number of bottle tops collected will win a prize! 
  • Upper School Prom: Thursday 27 June 2019 from 6.30-8.30pm 
  • Senior Leavers' Assembly: Friday 28 June 2019 at 1.45pm 

Staff moves:

  • Megan Bennett SSA has moved from Hargreaves class to Oxenbury class 

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

Fest for All at Addington School on Saturday, 13 July 2019 from 1.30 to 7.30pm - see flyer 

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 14.6.19

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News:

  • Fundraising for Manor Green School - Friday, 21 June 2019 will be a themed mufti day.  Students and staff are invited to come to school dressed in sports wear for a £1 donation
  • The Summer Fair takes place on Sunday, 30 June 2019 from 12:00 noon.  We hope to see you all!  Poster attached.
  • Note: the May Day Bank Holiday for 2020 has changed from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to coincide with 75th anniversary of VE day.

Reminders:

  • Parents SHARE Group, 09:30-11:30 on Wednesday 19 June 2019 - Resilience - Healthy Minds
  • Middle and Upper School Talent Show: Friday 21 June 2019 at 1.30pm - parents are invited
  • Upper School Prom: Thursday 27 June 2019 from 6-8pm - letters have been sent home
  • Senior Leavers' Assembly: Friday 28 June 2019 at 1.45pm - letters have been sent home to parents of leavers
  • Bottle top challenge: for Activities Week this year, classes across the school will be working to create a 'Bottle Top Mural' for the swimming pool area and each class is encouraged to collect as many bottle tops as possible so please support the students and help them to collect the bottle tops until the 28th June.   The class with the highest number of bottle tops collected will win a prize! 

​School uniform:
Some students are not wearing the required school uniform whilst in school, so you are respectfully asked to encourage them to do so whenever possible:  http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/School-Uniform
 
First School​

  • Jade sweatshirt with logo
  • Jade sweatshirt cardigan with logo
  • White polo shirt (with optional logo)
  • Black/grey trousers/skirt
  • Sensible dark shoes

Middle and Upper School

  • Black sweatshirt with logo
  • Black sweatshirt cardigan with logo
  • White polo shirt (with optional logo)
  • Black/grey trousers/skirt
  • Sensible dark shoes
  • School blazer (optional) 

Items with a school logo can only be purchased from Goyals in Maidenhead and, whilst the sweatshirt is mandatory, plain white polo shirts without a logo can be worn.  All non-logo items can be purchased from High Street stores.
 
Goyals can be contacted on 01628 639725 or at sales@goyals.co.uk
Website: http://www.goyalmaidenhead.co.uk/
 
Thank you for your support in this matter.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Staff changes:

  • Sarah Stevens, SSA in Morpurgo, leaves school today

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 7.6.19

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News:

  • Bottle top challenge: for Activities Week this year, classes across the school will be working to create a 'Bottle Top Mural' for the swimming pool area and each class is encouraged to collect as many bottle tops as possible so please support the students and help them to collect the bottle tops until the 28th June.   The class with the highest number of bottle tops collected will win a prize! 
  • We have a confirmed case of Glandular Fever in Ahlberg class (Penguin Cluster).  Further information is available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/glandular-fever/

 Reminders:

  • We missed this last week due to half-term so please send in any books next week: 1st Wednesday of every month is book day!  If you have one book at home that is in good condition and you no longer need it, send it into school on the first Wednesday of every month.  It will go into our reading corner for all our students to enjoy!
  • HPV vaccine for Year 8 girls on Friday 14th June - please return the consent forms if you haven't already done so. Thank You.
  • Coffee and chat in the parents' room from 09:30-11:00 on Tuesday, 11th June alongside the Hum Jolly meeting
  • Our Middle and Upper School Talent Show auditions take place next Friday morning, 14th June, with the Talent Show the following Friday afternoon, 21st June.

Staff moves:

  • Charlotte Walsh SSA  has returned from maternity leave and will be in Early Years
  • Danielle Martin, HLTA has moved to Donaldson class
  • Hayley Magreehan is now the HLTA in Oxenbury class
  • Tory Tofts, Teacher in Dahl class starts her maternity leave today;  Arpita Majumder,  HLTA will cover
  • Sara Lucena, SSA has moved from Zephaniah class to Freedman class
  • Marie Akon, SSA has moved from Freedman class to the Link
  • Zephaniah class vacancy is being covered by our supply staff
  • Alice Stone has moved from Rosen to Browne class. Vacancy in Rosen class is being covered by our supply staff.


​Information sent on behalf of Berkshire Healthcare School-aged Immunisation Team
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING MEASLES MUMPS AND RUBELLA VACCINATIONS 
 
There has been a sharp increase in the number of cases of measles reported nationally and globally https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47940710 as well as an increase in Mumps cases for 15-24 year olds. Berkshire Healthcare provides immunisations against infectious diseases for all school-aged children, and we want to assure you it is not too late to get your child vaccinated. Children are at risk to themselves and the wider community if they have not received two doses of MMR (usually given at 13 months and 3 ½ years). Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and sometimes lead to serious and potentially life-threatening complications, initial symptoms may be similar to cold-like symptoms such as a runny nose and high temperature. 
 
Measles is a notifiable disease and if your child has not received two combined MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) doses of the vaccine or, has previously received the singular MMR vaccines, they will NOT be protected and they are AT RISK of contracting the illness as well as passing it on to others, especially at risk are the vulnerable (babies and individuals with life limiting conditions). Two combined MMR doses are required for full protection.  If you are unsure about your child’s immunisation history, check their Red Book.
 
There is no charge for this vaccination and we offer a number of community clinics across Berkshire both after school and on Saturdays, the service is available to all children attending state, independent and special schools. This vaccination is not routinely available from GP practices for children of school age.
 
If your child attends a school in Wokingham, Reading or West Berkshire and you would like your child to be vaccinated please contact us by emailing bks-tr.SchoolimmunisationTeam@nhs.net  or calling 01189 207575.
 
If your child attends a school in Slough, Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead or Bracknell Forest and you would like your child to be vaccinated please contact us by emailing
bks-tr.SchoolimmunisationTeam@nhs.net   or calling 01753 636759.

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 24.5.19

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News:

  • The Key Diary Dates for term 6 are attached
  • There has been a confirmed case of Strep throat in Milligan class (Oxford cluster).  More information can be found at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/strep-throat/symptoms-causes/syc-20350338 
  • The First School Leavers' assembly (for year 3 students) has moved from the morning of Friday, 12 July to the morning of Wednesday 10 July 2019.  Further information will follow.
  • The NHS nasal flu vaccinations will take place on Wednesday, 2 October here at school, with a follow up date of  Friday, 8 November 2019 for those that need second doses or are absent on the 2 October.  

Reminders:

  • Term 6 begins on Monday, 3rd June 2019
  • All parents and carers of Middle and Upper School students are invited to an Anxiety Workshop on Wednesday, 5th June from 1.00-2.30pm.  Please return the reply slip attached if you would like to attend.

Staff changes:

  • Simone Justice, SSA,  moves to Ahlberg

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 17.5.19

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News and reminders:

  • Our Inclusion Celebration, held on Friday, 10th May was an amazing success.  We had 32 schools and 1,000 students join us on Cox Green playing field to sing and sign to 'This is me' from the Greatest Showman.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we had a wonderful time - the sun even shone!  We featured on the BBC South news early Friday evening and gave an interview to Radio Berkshire on Monday morning.  Our thanks go to all the schools who supported us, Reading FC and the Mayor for joining our celebration.  Here is the link to the Maidenhead Advertiser article and photographs: https://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/gallery/maidenhead/145039/in-pictures-manor-green-school-celebrates-inclusion-with-32-other-schools.html
  • Hot weather: as the warmer weather is now upon us, albeit intermittently, please ensure you send your child into school with sunscreen, a sun hat and plenty of fluids.  There is a sunscreen form attached which you need to complete and return to school with your child's sunscreen
  • Families with year 9 children who were immunised in the spring are asked to provide their feedback on the delivery of the Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio, Meningitis ACWY and Targeted MMR immunisations using the electronic survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7JPMWLY .  The closing date for the survey is Thursday 23rd May 2019.

Reminders:

  • School finishes at 3.15 pm on Friday, 24th May 2019 and term 6 starts on Monday 3rd June 2019
  • All parents and carers of Middle and Upper School students are invited to an Anxiety Workshop on Wednesday, 5th June from 1.00-2.30pm.  Please return the reply slip attached if you would like to attend.

Staff changes:
       From Monday:

  • Simone Justice, SSA moves to Dahl 
  • Fatem Omri, SSA in McKee moves to the Independence Cluster to support a student
  • James Hickey, SSA moves to McKee 
  • Arthur Gashumba, SSA moves to Murphy
  • Paul Godfrey, SSA moves to Llenas
  • Claire Finch, SSA  (Morpurgo) and Anna Masters, SSA  (Blume) swap classes 

       From Term 6:

  • Danielle Martin, HLTA moves to Donaldson to replace Hannah Winser (leaver)
  • Hayley Magreehan, HLTA moves to Oxenbury
  • Charlotte Walsh, SSA returns from maternity leave to Andrea
  • Louise Steadman, SSA returns from maternity leave to the Link

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

Ne Blue badge rules: https://contact.org.uk/news-and-blogs/new-blue-badge-rules-in-england-to-come-into-force-on-30-august/

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 10.5.19

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News and reminders:

  • We have created a fund raising page  to raise funds for playground equipment.  Please spread the word and share this page with your friends, family and colleagues 
    https://www.gofundme.com/jn56k-playground-equipment&rcid=r01-15572242866-4311772512be45ea&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w
  • As mentioned in the Excellence Everywhere video, our students raised £1004.05 at the May Fayre.  A big thank you to everyone who supported the event
  • Students and staff are encouraged to wear something green next Friday, 17th May to raise awareness of Mental Health (Mental Health Awareness Week)

Reminders:

  • Parents' SHARE Group next Wednesday, 15 May: Well-being and self-development
  • All parents and carers of Middle and Upper School students are invited to an Anxiety Workshop on Wednesday, 5th June from 1.00-2.30pm.  Please return the reply slip attached if you would like to attend.

Staff changes:

  • Kyra Cross leaves today and Flynn Lucas takes over as HLTA of Browne class from Monday

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 3.5.19

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News and reminders:

  • Today's May Fayre was well attended and everyone seemed to enjoy the event so a big thank you to everyone who supported us.
  • Reminder: Monday is a Bank Holiday so there is no school
  • This year's Upper School Prom will be held on Thursday, 27th June and letters will be sent home with further information.
  • We have a confirmed case of Chickenpox in Rowling class (Oxford cluster).  Information on symptoms and treatment can be found at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chickenpox/
  • All parents and carers of Middle and Upper School students are invited to an Anxiety Workshop on Wednesday, 5th June from 1.00-2.30pm.  Please return the reply slip attached if you would like to attend.

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

  • The annual Cox Green Horticultural and Craft Show is on Saturday 7th September 2019 at Cox Green Community Centre.    There are a variety of adult and children’s classes for all age groups including vegetables, flowers, handicrafts, cooking, art and photography.   This village show has something for everyone and it’s a fun way to get children involved and their entries are free.  You do not have to live in Cox Green to take part we accept entries from family and friends in the local area who want exhibit.  Schedules will be available on the Cox Green Centre website www.coxgreencommunitycentre.org.uk, by emailing coxgreencoxgreenhortshow@yahoo.com or from Cox Green Community Centre.

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE 26.4.19

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome back to school for term 5.  We hope you all had an enjoyable Easter.  Due to this being the first week of term, there is no video.

News and reminders:

  • 1st Wednesday of every month is book day - 1st May 2019  so if you have one book at home that is in good condition and you no longer need it, send it into school for our reading corner for all our students to enjoy!
  • Our May Fayre takes place on Friday, 3rd May 2019 from 09:30 - 11:30 so please do come along to support us. 
  • The 2020-2021 term dates are now available from the website.  A copy is also attached for convenience.
  • HPV vaccine letters were sent home to all Year 8 girls yesterday.  Parents need to complete and return the forms by Friday 10th May even if they do not give consent so that the NHS has a record.  The vaccinations will take place at school on the morning of 14th June.
  • Maidenhead Lion's Club are offering 26 free tickets for a day trip to Paulton's Park on Sunday, 16th June 2019. Please contact Sharon Carrigan, Family Adviser on 01628 513800 ext 2008 or by email: sharon.carrigan@manorgreenschool.co.uk for more details. Closing date: 7 May 2019.  Further information attached

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

  • Thames Valley Adventure Playground Charity sponsored Walk in the Park 2019: 
    Who: You and your family and friends
    When: Saturday the 8th of June. Register between 10am and 12pm for the 2.5 and 6 mile walks, and 10- 11 am for the 9 mile walk.
    Where: Windsor Great Park, Savill Garden Entrance Car Park: Sat Nav TW20 0UJ 
    Why: To make a difference in the lives of children and adults with special needs and their families and carers
    The details:
  • You can register via our website or by clicking through this form https://form.jotform.com/Springwalk/walk-in-the-park-2019
  • Entry for those 16 years old and older £5. Children are free. 
  • Registration will be near the Obelisk, with an area for picnicking and relaxing with your fellow TVAP walkers.
  • Parking is payable in the Savill Garden Entrance Car park. This contributes towards their important disability friendly facilities. 
  • At registration you will collect walker numbers and maps for the members of your group. The maps will have the phone numbers you need in case of emergency and will highlight the facilities. 
  • When registering you can chose to have a sponsorship form emailed to you or to set up a fundraising page on JustGiving: www.justgiving.com/campaign/walkinthepark2019
  • There is a Treasure Hunt for TVAP Treasure Rocks with prizes for those that find the rocks along the walk and bring them to the registration tent on their return!
  • If you have any questions or I can help at all, do email me at reama@tvap.co.uk


Messages for Bracknell families:

  • Bracknell Family Information Service
    Dear Parent / Carer, We are looking for recommendations!!
    The Bracknell Forest Parent Carer Forum has suggested it would be useful to have a section on the Local Offer listing local services such as hairdressers, dentists, driving instructors, cafes, etc., that either specifically cater for, or have an understanding of/experience with SEN/ASD/ADHD, etc.   If you can help us by recommending any local service provider that you have used in the past, please email details to:
    fis@bracknell-forest.gov.uk or call us on 01344 353133.  We will then contact them to ask if they’d like to be listed (for free) on the BF SEND Local Offer website.
  • Help needed with Education Transport Training Development
    Dear Parents and Carers
    Bracknell Forest Council’s Education Transport team are reviewing the training for drivers and Passengers Assistants working on school and college transport. 
    They will be focusing more on the individual needs of children and young people and are very keen to work in collaboration with parents and carers. 
    If any parents and carers are available to assist in developing the training alongside professionals or to provide feedback on the training itself, please get in contact with:
    Matt Howlett on (01344 355157 / education.transport@bracknell-forest.gov.uk )

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE 5.4.19

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News and reminders:

  • We would like to formally thank The Cherry Pickers of Cookham Dean (a small fundraising group of longstanding formally known as The Kaffirs of Cookham Dean) for their generous donation of £500 towards school funds.  This money will be used for IT equipment to support the students.
  • The MCKS Charitable Foundation UK have donated £20,000 to the school, with the promise of a further £5,000, and you can see the cheque presentation in today's Excellence Everywhere video. We are very grateful for their generosity.   Charity Today News has published an article about the donation: https://www.charitytoday.co.uk/20000-donated-to-special-needs-school-to-help-enhance-their-outdoor-learning-area/  and there are photos from the day on their Facebook & Twitter pages.
  • 1st Wednesday of every month will be book day!  If you have one book at home that is in good condition and you no longer need it, send it into school on the first Wednesday of every month.  It will go into our reading corner for all our students to enjoy!
  • We have a case of Chickenpox in Murphy class (Orchard cluster) .  More information is available from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chickenpox/
  • We have a case of Slapped Cheek Syndrome in Early Years.  More information is available from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/slapped-cheek-syndrome/
  • The attached letter regarding Relationships and Sex Education has been sent home with students today
  • The Key Diary Dates for term 5 are attached
  • We wish you all an enjoyable and restful Easter!

Staff changes after Easter:

  • Jemma Soden moves to Browne as Class Teacher
  • Patricia Dzobo joins Llenas class as Care Assistant 
  • Simone Justice and Mig Quinnell (SSAs) swap classes. Simone is now in Dahl and Mig is in Shakespeare 
  • Lisa Dakin, SSA joins Browne class 
  • Claire Ward, HLTA moves to Carroll class 
  • Ro Pisoni, HLTA moves to Freedman class 

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

  • Channel 4's Junior Bake Off 2019 is looking for talented young bakers between 9 -15 years old. Filming will take place from late July 2019, but applications close on Monday 6 May 2019,  
  • Sportsable - Berkshire Vision Activity Day on Saturday 6 April 2019 10am to 6pm at Braywick Sports Ground, Maidenhead. 
  • The Douglas Bader Foundation invites all youngsters between the ages of 6-18 with a disability to The Bader Braves Young Aviators Day on Sunday, 23 June 2019 at White Waltham Aerodrome

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE 29.3.19

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News:

  • Congratulations to Mateo for being one of the winners of the My Mum competition in the Maidenhead Advertiser this week (the winning picture of his mum is on the first page of the picture special).  He was one of 188 entries and wins an Easter egg.  All of our school's entries can be seen on the first page.
  • Students and staff are encouraged to wear something blue to school on Tuesday, 2nd April in support of Autism Awareness Day
  • First School Easter Bonnet Parade will take place during the end of term assembly at 10:30 on Friday, 5 April 2019 and  First School parents are invited.  This will be followed by an Easter egg hunt on the First School playground and parents/carers are welcome to stay until 11.45. If you are planning on attending, please communicate this in your home/school communication books or notify the class teacher

Reminders:

  • Stay & Play for Early Years and Usborne cluster between 09:30-11:00 on Friday, 5 April 2019
  • Parents' Bring & Share Brunch takes place in the parents' room between 11:00 - 13:30 on Friday, 5 April 2019
  • Students finish school at 1.30pm on Friday, 5 April 2019 and transport has been advised

Staff changes:

  • Jemma Soden (teacher) moves to Browne class after Easter
  • Jordan Lovelock (trainee teacher) moves to Pratchett class after Easter
  • From Monday Saman Dost (SSA) will move with a student from Tolkien to Pratchett class
  • Sam Fowler (SSA)  has moved from Gravett to Browne class
  • Clivison de Santana (SSA) has moved from Blume  to Gravett class

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

  • All about Autism conference, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 at The Curve, Slough
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at the Desborough Theatre, Maidenhead on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April 2019
  • Windsor FunFest will be held on Sunday 7 April 2019.   If you wish to attend please go to the web site: http://www.windsorlions.co.uk/events/funfest/  and complete the registration form.  The FunFest will be held at the Windsor Leisure Centre for the exclusive use of the FunFest.   Only parents and siblings will be allowed to attend. This event is for children with both physical/sensorial and learning difficulties and will be a great day out – with no entrance or attraction fee!
    Attractions will include: - Human Table Football, Obstacle Course, Soft Play Area, Bungee Run, Wii, Bouncy Castles, & a children's entertainer.  The backdrop will be the leisure pool, wave machine, slides etc. The event will run from 2.00 through to 6.00, with exclusive use of the leisure pool from 4.00pm.
  • The Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are offering MMR catch-up sessions for year 2 children
  • Healthwatch eBulletin for Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead: https://mailchi.mp/235a010f179e/e-bulletin-march-19?e=2c8e7459d8

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 22.3.19

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News and reminders:

  • We have had a confirmed case of chickenpox in Zephaniah class this week (Puffin cluster). More information is available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chickenpox/
  • The Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are offering MMR catch-up sessions for year 2 children.  Please see attached flyer for more information

Key Diary Dates' update:

  • There is no Blume assembly on Friday, 29 March; a Rocksteady concert will now take place for the students 
  • There will be an MGS dance performance at the Middle School end of term assembly on Friday 5 April

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

  • Internet safety - Digital Parenting is the go-to guide for parents to get up to speed on the latest digital technology and wellbeing issues, so families can get the most out of the online world and navigate it safely.  A copy of the guide is available from the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Information-for-Parents
  • Copies of the spring issue of the Berkshire Primary Times (a free whats’ on guide for Berkshire) are available in school
  • Centre Algarve letter and leaflet - holiday complex specially designed for people with special needs or disabilities and their families or carers
  • Norden Farm, Maidenhead  SEND family events for March/April
  • Autism Friendly Films Screenings at the Curve, Slough
  • Daily living made easyinvitation to attend a free public event from 7.30-9.30pm on 1 May 2019 at the Spencer Denney Day Centre, Park Corner, Windsor SL4 4EB.  The event will be an opportunity to see simple tools, devices and services designed to help people who have difficulties with general daily living to stay as well and independent as possible. Devices to support unpaid carers will also be available.  

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 15.3.19

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News and reminders:

  • Reminder: please return your reply slips if you are planning on attending the Middle School Production Gogglebox on 19th, 20th or 21st March.  Letter attached
  • We have had a confirmed case of Chickenpox in King-Smith class this week. More information is available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chickenpox/

Staff changes:

  • Amy Davis SSA has moved from Rosen class to the secondary Link
  • Nelly Wamui Golova joins McKee class as Lunchtime Support Worker on Monday 18 March.

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 8.3.19

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News and reminders:

  • You may or may not be aware that our Headteacher, Joolz Scarlett, suffered a knee injury during the February holidays.  Consequently, when she is not able to be in school she is working from home and is in daily contact with the SLT, Cluster Leaders and the Chair of Governors.  Please contact the school in the usual manner and if you need to contact Joolz, please either email her or contact me
  • Reminder: please return your reply slips if you are planning on attending the Middle School Production Gogglebox on 19th, 20th or 21st March.  Letter attached
  • The MGSFA Noticeboard is attached 
  • We have had a suspected case of Chickenpox in the Primary Link in the Invictus Building this week. More information is available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chickenpox/
  • Please be aware that there appears to be a sickness and diarrhoea bug doing the rounds and cases have been reported in Hughes and Handler classes.  It is possible that it could be the Norovirus:  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/norovirus
  • Thursday, 21st March 2019 is World Down's Syndrome Day and we are asking everyone to support awareness by wearing odd socks: https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/about/campaigns/world-downs-syndrome-day/
  • The school Prom will be held on Thursday,  27th June 2019 from 6-8pm at school.  More information will follow at a later date

Staff changes:

  • Natalie Rapley SSA  has joined Milligan class
  • Charlotte Rampton HLTA in Child class leaves today
  • Melissa Ray will move from SSA in Browne class to HLTA in Child class.
  • Lee Sweeney, Care Assistant will move from Morpurgo class to Jeffers class, swapping with Christina Hickey SSA.

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 1.3.19

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News and reminders:

  • We have a confirmed case of Hand, Foot and Mouth in Blume class (Puffin Cluster).  Further information can be found on the NHS website:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hand-foot-mouth-disease
  • Once upon a Bus - a world on wheels of story-telling are coming into school on Monday, 4 March 2019 to entertain our First School children - see flyer
  • The next Coffee & Chat session will be held on Tuesday, 5 March 2019 and is a joint session with the Hum Jolly group 
  • World Book Day:  FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY - Billy Bob Buttons, the award-winning, bestselling children’s author, will be visiting this school on the MORNING of  7 March 2019. 

Billy Bob Buttons is the author of sixteen very popular children’s books including Felicity Brady and the Wizard’s Bookshop, the bestselling Muffin Monster, Tiffany Sparrow Spook Slayer, The Cool Kids Book Prize winner, WIDE AWAKE, and the UK People’s Book Prize winner and bestseller, I think I Murdered Miss. Last year, this book sold over 40,000 in the UK alone and won the UK People’s Book Prize.   Every year, he meets with approx. 50,000 primary school children to deliver his popular literacy workshops. Throughout the morning, he will be delivering the workshops to Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, focusing on Planning a Story, Adventure Writing  and Characters.  There will also be an opportunity for your child to meet Mr. Buttons and buy a signed and dedicated book. Attached  is a price list plus lots of information on the different books they can pick from. If you wish your child to buy a signed book, simply put the money (the author will have change with him) in an envelope (with your child’s name and class written on the front) and hand it to the school office / class teacher asap.

  • Cancer Research Fundraising Day: we are incorporating this with World Book Day on Thursday, 7 March 2019 when students and staff are invited to dress up as their favourite book character.  We ask that a £1 donation is made towards the charity
  • Our Middle School Production takes place on the 19, 20 and 21 March 2019 - letter attached.  Please ensure you book your tickets by returning the reply slip to school
  • Key Diary Dates: please note that there will be no Blume assembly on the 29/3/19 as the students will be performing a Rocksteady concert instead
  • MOMO: there has been a lot in the news recently about a new on line game called MOMO that is very risky for children and young people.   Please see guidance attached

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

  • Maidenhead BIG READ starts this Saturday and RBWM are short on volunteers for reading for an hour or two at any of the sessions on 2, 3, 8, 9, 16 & 17 March at the Nicholsons Centre between the hours of 11 am and 3 pm so if you can help please get involved: https://www.maidenheads-big-read.org.uk/.      Their is also a Conversation with Dame Katherine Grainger next Friday - see the press release on the website
  • Phab Youth Club next session is Friday 8 March 2019
  • Berks, Bucks and Oxon Disability Cricket are running some cricket sessions for 7-11 year olds with Autism starting at St. Pirans School in Maidenhead on Tuesday evenings from 26th February
  • Autism group - free toolkit sessions:  Adolescence - 6 March 2019 and Managing Emotions - 27 March 2019
  • Bracknell Forest families only: caravan still available for 25 October 2018 - booking form 
  • The next Windsor FunFest will be held on Sunday 7th April.   If you wish to attend please go to the web site: http://www.windsorlions.co.uk/events/funfest/  and complete the registration form.  The FunFest will be held at the Windsor Leisure Centre for the exclusive use of the FunFest.   Only parents and siblings will be allowed to attend. This event is for children with both physical/sensorial and learning difficulties and will be a great day out – with no entrance or attraction fee!
    Attractions will include: - Human Table Football, Obstacle Course, Soft Play Area, Bungee Run, Wii, Bouncy Castles, & a children's entertainer.  The backdrop will be the leisure pool, wave machine, slides etc. The event will run from 2.00 through to 6.00, with exclusive use of the leisure pool from 4.00pm.

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 15.2.19

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome to the last Excellence Everywhere video and weekly news' update for term 3.

Please click the link below for the video:

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News and reminders:

  • Term 4 begins on  Monday, 25 February 2019 and the Key Diary Dates are attached
  • A big THANK YOU to Richard Mayhew and the team at Arnold Laver in Reading for their donation of plywood to our DT department.  With Gary's help our DT students will be putting it to great use, producing some amazing products for our May Fair
  • All schools were sent a massive THANKYOU & WELL DONE for their performances at the School Sport Partnership’s Primary Dance Festival 2019 which was held this week at Magnet Leisure Centre.  The shows were fantastic and there have been many fabulous comments/ feedback about the high standard of performance achieved this year.  We CONGRATULATE AND THANK all of our students and staff involved in the festival.  Mr Peters watched our students perform and he thought they were fantastic!
  • Our Spring/Summer lunch menu is attached and on the website.  Recipes are also available from the website
  • Once Upon a Bus will be coming into school on Monday, 4 March 2019 to work with our First School and sensory students.  
  • One of our students recently suffered a stroke which has left her paralysed and monies are being raised to purchase necessary equipment to help with transportation and adapting the house to meet her needs.  If you would like to find out more or contribute, please go to this link for more information: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/helpcharleighgetmobileagain?utm_term=DG2mar7Nm

Staff changes
•             Nicola Pegg, SSA,  will be full-time in Milligan
•             Carolina Puerto SSA in Handler class starts her maternity leave at half term and will be replaced                 by Sasi Adapa
•             Amy Jones SSA will move from Jeffers class to Hughes class to replace Sasi Adapa
•             Christina Hickey new SSA will join Jeffers class.
•             Isla O’Reilly, Teacher in Ahlberg is swapping classes with Aniqa Butt, Trainee Teacher in King-                       Smith class
•             Jerrell Gumbs, Teacher in Rowling class, will be out on Tuesdays; Claire Walters – HLTA, will                         cover.

Message from the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust:
Dear Parent/Carers of Reception to Year 5 Children who received the Flu Vaccination Autumn 2018
 
Berkshire Healthcare Trust wants to thank you for your support in having your child vaccinated against flu autumn 2018. We are pleased to inform you that with your help we achieved an overall uptake of 67.3% across Berkshire and immunised a total of 49,361 children in over 300 locations.
 
The school immunisation teams could not do this without your support, and we are constantly trying to improve our services, therefore would be grateful if you would spend a few minutes to complete this short online questionnaire by close of play 1st March 2019 to help us make such improvements.
 
Please click on the link below and thank you for your support in this matter.
parent survey link here
 
The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 8.2.19

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News and reminders:

  • How we communicate with parents - see attached.  This information is also available from the parents' page of the website 
  • Maidenhead Big Read 2-17 March - school flyer attached.  Further information on events in Maidenhead are available from their website: https://www.maidenheads-big-read.org.uk
  • Spring/Summer lunch menu - the new menu will be available next week
  • Message from Greenredeem: So far nearly 9,000 bottles in total have been collected by the school, which is great news!
    If possible please  take the survey that was mentioned in the leaflets sent out:
    Take our two minute Recycling Survey and you can win a £10 M&S Voucher!
    As part of our current recycling initiative at your school, we would like you to complete a short survey to help us to get a better understanding of your views on plastic bottles and recycling, (where 5 lucky winners could win a £10 M&S voucher).  Please visit our website to complete the survey:  www.greenredeem.co.uk/rbwmschools

Staff changes:

  • Nicola Pegg, SSA, is returning from maternity leave and will work in Milligan class 
  • Ramya Rajesh joins us as a volunteer 
  • Kayleigh Johnson, SSA, returns from maternity leave next week and will initially cover a staff absence in Pratchett class

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

  • Autism group – free toolkit sessions : Understanding Behaviour - Making sense of sensory differences - 13 February 2019 and Girls on the Spectrum - missed and misunderstood - 27 February 2019
  • Phab Youth Club - change of dates: there will be a club running tonight as last week's was cancelled due to the snow and the next club will take place on the 8th March 2019
  • RBWM free public event on 1st May 2019: Daily living made easy - An opportunity to see simple tools and devices designed
    to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or general daily living to stay as well and independent as possible
  • Slough Special Voices Newsletter, February edition: information includes forthcoming  March dates 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 1.2.19

Dear Parents and Carers

Due to the school closure as a result of the snow and icy conditions on Friday, here is the belated Excellence Everywhere video and weekly email:

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News and reminders:

Staff changes:

  • Michelle Freeman, P/T SSA in Milligan class, has left the school and we are currently recruiting a replacement
  • Melissa Gill, P/T SSA in Wilson class, has left the school and Tabitha Marsh will join the class after half term
  • Sam Dost, SSA, has joined Tolkien class
  • Rhiannon Jones, Head of Independence, has returned from maternity leave on a phased basis 

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 25.1.19

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News and reminders:

  • If you need to contact the class teacher or HLTA urgently during the day, please contact reception in the first instance, since classroom staff are not always able to check emails during the school day.  If teachers and/or HLTAs are out of school for any reason, they will use the 'out of office' facility so that you know not to expect an immediate response.  
  • We will be holding a collaboration of schools from RBWM, Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham and Slough, together with Reading FC, on the 10th May 2019 and everyone will be singing and signing to This is me.  You may like to take a look at the video: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/newsletter-section
  • Our parents' Communication Working Group has now been renamed and is the Parents’ Forum.  Any concerns or issues you would like discussed can be forwarded to any of the members: School: Warren Griffiths, Sharon Carrigan, Sharon Glover, Kathleen Brown.  Parents: Chris Tate, Katherine Watts, Lynne Bargery, Maxine Lattimer, Liz Matthews, Catherine Ann Hewitt, Sally Bond, Monica Rouf, Jackie Paice, Judith Ineson, Paula Imber
  • Reminder: PTA Quiz night in the Small Hall on Saturday, 2nd February 2019; 6.30pm for 7.00pm start - flyer attached

Staff changes

  • Charlotte West (teacher for King-Smith class) leaves today to start her maternity leave.  Aniqa Butt, trainee teacher, and Jayne Cooper, HLTA , will lead the class in her absence
  • Melissa Gill, p/t SSA in Wilson class also leaves today and we are recruiting for a replacement. 
  • Sara Lucena, SSA, is moving from Handler to Zephaniah from Monday

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

excellence everywhere and weekly news' update 18.1.19

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News and reminders:

  • Greenredeem recycling initiative - please see attached letter about recycling your plastic drinks' bottles (up to 2 litres) and raising funds for school in the process.  Please do support us.

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 11.1.19

Dear Parents and Carers

A belated welcome back to you all and a happy New Year!

Due to this being the first week of term, there is no video this week.

News and reminders:

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

Message for Bracknell families:

Dear Parents and Carers
 
I wish you all a very Happy New Year.
 
Please find attached the Caravan Holiday Application Form and a reminder that all applications need to be sent to me (Becky Durrant) by Friday 18th of January 2018 at 12 noon please.  Thank you to those of you who have already sent me your forms.
All successful families will be notified by Friday 25th January.
 
The dates available are:
 
5th April 2019           £400
12th April 2019         £400
24rd May 2019          £425
19th July 2019           £450
26th July 2019           £450
2nd August 2019       £450
9th August 2019        £450
16th August 2019      £450
23rd August 2019      £450
25th October 2019    £400
 
All breaks are for 7 days (Fri to Fri).  Please see the attached flyer and application form for details.
 
Applications by email are very welcome just scan or take a photo of your completed form and send it to this email address (short-breaks@bracknell-forest.gov.uk).
 
Postal applications should be sent to:
Becky Durrant
Short Break Services (CSST)
2nd Floor North
Bracknell Forest Council
Time Square
Market Street
Bracknell  RG12 1JD
 
We will prioritise families who have not been before, but all eligible families that have been before are welcome to apply and be entered into a draw for any remaining dates.
 
A £50 deposit is required to secure your booking when your holiday is allocated to you. 
 
Balance of the holiday is due 4 weeks before your holiday start date along with a cheque for £100 in case of an damages.  This is shredded as soon as the holiday park confirm the caravan has been left clean and tidy and no damages have occurred.
 
If you have any questions of queries please do not hesitate to give me a call on 01344 352733 or send me an email.
 
Becky Durrant
Short Break Coordinator
Tel: 01344 352733
Email: Short.Breaks@bracknell-forest.gov.uk
 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 19.12.18

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

This is the final video and email for the term and for 2018 and we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and hope that 2019 brings you health and happiness.

News:

  • Students return to school on Monday 7th January 2019 and the Key Diary Dates for term 3 are attached
  • We raised £134.72 towards school funds from the school photographs and approximately £300 from the Christmas orders so a huge thank you to everyone who supported these projects
  • Manor Green School is a member of the Schools Partnership Programme (SPP) along with three other special needs' schools: Kennel Lane in Bracknell and Brookfields and Addington in Reading.  The project is funded by the Education Endowment Foundation and is an important part of our mission to support senior leaders in improving the attainment of all pupils, and particularly the most disadvantaged
  • We congratulate the Manor Green swimming team who came first overall in the special schools' swimming gala at Brookfields -  see the article in the A&MSSP newsletter attached
  • Old IT Equipment Donations:  One of our classes will be starting an IT recycling project in January and we are looking for donations. If any parents/carers have old laptops or desktops at home that are gathering dust not being used, we would love to take them off your hands. Ideally these need to be wiped of data before being donated. Our school IT team will be ensuring this has been completed before students work with the equipment.

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

Disabled Living's December Newsletter: https://issuu.com/disabledliving/docs/disabled_living_dec_newsletter?e=26748259/66165826 https://issuu.com/disabledliving/docs/training_diary_2019-2020_final?e=26748259/66062643

 

 

excellence everywhere and weekly news' update 7.12.18

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​

News:

  • A letter  from the Headteacher regarding staff structure changes is attached
  • An update letter from the Chair of Governors is attached
  • Our recent fundraising day for Age Concern raised £138.10 - thank you to everyone who contributed

Reminders:

  • First School Christmas production takes place on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th December
  • Christmas jumpers to be worn for Christmas lunch day on 13th December

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 30.11.18

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery

News:

  • Please do not bring dogs onto the school site when you collect your children, as it can cause problems for the students and for the staff having to deal with the situation.  Thank you
  • Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Children in Need day - we raised an amazing £436.37 and this was not even one of our designated charities
  • There will be a relaxed performance of Dick Whittington at the Kenton Theatre, Henley on Monday 17th December @ 5.30pm. Tickets are available at a reduced rate with carers going free. Bookings should be made directly via the general manager, Paula Price-Davies, by email NOT through the website. Please see attached for more details.

Reminders:

  • Our School Christmas Fair takes place on Thursday, 6/12/18 from 9.30 – 11.30.  It is run by our students and we hope you will be able to support us on the day. 
  • Students and staff are invited to wear Christmas jumpers for Christmas lunch day on 13th December

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

  • Autism Group - free parent toolkit dates: Adolescence - 5th December 2018  and Misbehaving or Misunderstood - 9th January 2019
  • FREE Tapeball Cricket sessions for 8-13yr olds at Furze Platt Leisure Centre starts next week

Eton PHAB - a new youth club for teens with and without disabilities - this club is going to be running every two weeks for the time being and the organisers are trying to be as accommodating as possible in order to make sure that everyone has a great time. If you think your child would be interested in attending, we suggest contacting Dan on the number on the flyer to discuss his/her specific needs beforehand. 

Some feedback about the PHAB club at Eton:

Both of my boys had a great time at PHAB club last Friday. They felt relaxed, everybody was friendly towards them and they enjoyed being there. They could not think of anything that they would like to change and are looking forward to the next one.  I spoke to Dan beforehand and he was very helpful in discussing my son's needs and how they could meet them. I was able to stay in a lounge nearby enjoying cups of tea and chatting with other parents.

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 23.11.18

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News:
Message from our Data Protection Officer:
On the Photo Consent Form you received in October the second mention of Data Protection Act should have said 2018, not 1988. The first mention of the Act was correct.
Also, please note -  ICO (information Commissioner’s Office) has changed their website address to www.ico.org.uk.
 
Reminders:

  • Our School Christmas Fair takes place on Thursday, 6/12/18 from 9.30 – 11.30.  It is run by our students and we hope you will be able to support us on the day. 
  • Students and staff are invited to wear Christmas jumpers for Christmas lunch day on 13th December
  • There are still FREE tickets available for the pantomime, Hansel and Gretel, for the evening performance on 10/1/19. Please contact Sharon Carrigan

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 16.11.18

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

Thank you to all parents who have contacted us about the expired link on the video.  We have now sorted out the problem and, hopefully, you should now be able to successfully use it.  Please do let me know if this is not the case

News:

  • Students and staff are invited to wear Christmas jumpers for Christmas lunch day on 13th December
  • The attached transition letter from Warren Griffiths is being sent home to parents of students in years 11 to 13 today
  • Christmas orders have been distributed to classes today; however, late orders are still awaited.  If you have any issues with your order please contact me and I will deal with them when I return to school on the 26th November

Message from Sharon Carrigan:
The next Parents’ SHARE Group session will take place on Wednesday 21st November at Manor Green School between 9.30 and 11.30am. The topic is “Preparing for Adulthood” and will be in the form of a Question & Answer session/discussion following on from RBWM’s Transition Events which took place in September and October.
 
There are still FREE tickets available for the pantomime, Hansel and Gretel, for the evening performance on 10/1/19. Please see last week’s email update for details.

Reminders:

  • Our School Christmas Fair takes place on Thursday, 6/12/18 from 9.30 – 11.30.  It is run by our students and we hope you will be able to support us on the day.  

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 9.11.18

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

We are aware that some of you are experiencing difficulties with the link - an expired message is being shown.  We are investigating the problem and will update you as soon as we can.

News 

  • Children in Need day – Friday, 16/11/18: this is not one of the school charities chosen by our School Council, but it will be a mufti day so students and staff are welcome to dress up and donations will be accepted - poster attached. In addition, Pudsey will be visiting us on Monday 12/11/18 between 2-3pm.  There will be Pudsey merchandise for sale and students are welcome to wear something spotty
  • Parents’ information session 21/11/18: due to a low uptake last year this session will not go ahead, but any parents who need assessment information are welcome to contact the school
  • School Awards' Celebration 23/11/18 - invitations have been sent home to the parents of students involved
  • Please be aware that there is an app called ‘Discord’ available which allows on-line gamers to speak to, and text, one another. It appears that there is little regulation of, or safety features, on this app. If you have any concerns in this area, the safeguarding section of our school website contains resources for on-line safety: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Safeguarding
  • Our School Christmas Fair takes place on Thursday, 6/12/18 from 9.30 – 11.30.  It is run by our students and we hope you will be able to support us on the day.  
  • We have a confirmed case of Impetigo in Rosen class  (Ladybird cluster).  Information can be found at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/impetigo/
  • House Captains for all three schools have now been appointed.  Congratulations to the following students:

            First School:  Simmonds - Nikita; Weir - Adam; Storey - Peter; Peacock - Luke
            Middle School: Simmonds - Jacob; Weir - Reece; Storey - Alistair, Peacock - Gabby
            Upper School: Simmonds - Alfie; Weir - Gracie; Storey - Lewis; Peacock - Victoria

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

  • Autism Group - free parent toolkit - Girls on the Spectrum: 14/11/18
  • Cinderella pantomime at the Magnet Leisure Centre in Maidenhead from 22-30 December 2018
  • Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead's Christmas show The Moomins launches next month  and they will be hosting Relaxed Performances of the enchanting winter tale The Fir Tree on Saturday 1 December and Saturday 29 December at 11am.  This friendly format sees house lights kept on low during the show and the doors will be left open, so audience members can come and go as they please. The house will also be open earlier so that visitors can get familiar with surroundings before the show starts. A Touch Tour can also be requested before the performance to allow time to familiarise with the characters, puppets and set, as well as getting to go on stage and meet a member of the cast. The tour will take place at least 30 minutes before the show. Numbers are limited for these tours so if you would like to book one please call the Box Office on 01628 788997 to confirm availability.
     
  • FACT Bucks will be holding two evening Parent Carer forums on 13/11/18 in Chesham and 28/11/18 in Buckingham providing information on the Future of Short Breaks and Home to School Transport for 16 - 18 year olds with SEN.  See website for more information

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 2.11.18

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News:

  • You may be eligible for up to £140 as a one off discount on your electricity or gas bill this winter through the government and energy suppliers' Warm Home Discount Scheme – https://contact.org.uk/news-and-blogs/you-could-get-140-off-your-bills-this-winter-with-the-warm-home-discount-scheme/
  • There will be a mop-up photograph session on the morning of the 15th November 
  • The Parents' Assessment Information Session on the 21st November will not be taking place at this time.  Further information will be shared once a decision has been made about the best way to deliver this
  • Further information about the Upper School Awards' Celebration on the 23rd November will be sent home next week

Reminders:

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 19.10.18

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News:​

We have had an enjoyable and productive term 1, although it has been extremely busy.   We wish you all a restful half-term holiday and look forward to seeing the students return on Monday, 29th October 2018.

  • The Key Diary Dates for term 2 are attached
  • Please remember to return your Christmas card orders to school with payment (cash or cheque) by Wednesday, 31st October 2018.
  • Photograph proofs have been sent home for those children who had photos taken.  Please follow the instructions on the proofs and order your photographs on line.  A further session is booked for Thursday, 15th November 2018
  • We have a confirmed case of Hand, Foot and Mouth in Andersen class (Penguin Cluster).  More information can be found on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hand-foot-mouth-disease/

Reminders:

  • We are hosting a joint Coffee & Chat for all parents of Manor Green School on Tuesday, 6th November 2018. The “Hum Jolly” mums will be cooking some delicious recipes from their recent cookbook. Please come and join us in the Parents’ Room from 9.30am -11.30am to meet, greet and eat
  • Jedi Night - Saturday, 3rd November 2018

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 12.10.18

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.
https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News:

  • We are hosting a joint Coffee & Chat for all parents of Manor Green School on Tuesday 6/11/18. The “Hum Jolly” mums will be cooking some delicious recipes from their recent cookbook. Please come and join us in the Parents’ Room from 9.30am -11.30am to meet, greet and eat!
  • PTA Notice Board is attached
  • We have confirmed cases of Hand Foot and Mouth and Impetigo in Rosen class (Ladybird cluster) - letter attached

Reminders:

  • The Celebration of life assembly for Owen Goddard will take place at 1.30pm on Friday, 19th October 2018.  Parents of Middle and Upper School students are invited.  If you wish to attend, please complete and return the reply slip (either electronically to me, or in hard copy)  – letter attached
  • Parental survey: a big thank you to everyone who has completed and returned the survey.  If you have not already done so (via Survey Monkey or in hard copy) it is not too late
  • Parental contributions; again, thank you to everyone who has completed and returned the reply slip.  Please do return it if you  have not yet done so.   Contributions can be made by cash, cheque, the online Tucasi system, Standing Order and BACS; however, we would prefer that you use the online Tucasi system if possible,  as this automatically allocates the money to the correct place.  If you do wish to use Standing Order or BACS you will need to contact our finance department for the bank details.

           Tucasi 
           Go to the school website and click on TUCASI ONLINE PAYMENTS (top right corner under the search             browser) and follow the online registration details.  If you are a new user, you will  need a Link                 Access Code from finance. This is unique to each child. 

           Please email:  finance@manorgreenschool.co.uk and they will send you a code

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 5.10.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders:

  • The Celebration of life assembly for Owen Goddard will take place at 1.30pm on Friday, 19th October 2018.  Parents of Middle and Upper School students are invited.  If you wish to attend, please complete and return the reply slip (either electronically to me, or in hard copy) 
  • Head Boys and Girls: we are pleased to announce that our Head and Deputy Boys and Girls have been appointed for 2018-2019.  Congratulations go to all the students who interviewed for the posts and to the following, who were appointed:

           Sam        Head Boy
           Chloe      Head Girl
           Alfie         Deputy Head Boy
           Sophie     Deputy Head Girl

  • Parental survey: a big thank you to everyone who has completed and returned the survey.  If you have not already done so (via Survey Monkey or in hard copy) it is not too late
  • Parental contributions; again, thank you to everyone who has completed and returned the reply slip.  Please do return it if you  have not yet done so.   Contributions can be made by cash, cheque, the online Tucasi system, Standing Order and BACS; however, we would prefer that you use the online Tucasi system if possible,  as this automatically allocates the money to the correct place.  If you do wish to use Standing Order or BACS you will need to contact our finance department for the bank details.

           Tucasi 
           Go to the school website and click on TUCASI ONLINE PAYMENTS (top right corner under the      search browser) and follow the online registration details.  If you are a new user, you will  need a Link    Access Code from finance. This is unique to each child.  
Please email:                     finance@manorgreenschool.co.uk and they will send you a code

  • Please note that the class assemblies on the 12th October are Zephaniah and Hughes (not Dahl)
  • We have a confirmed case of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Andersen class (Phoenix cluster).  Please see the NHS website for information on prevention: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hand-foot-mouth-disease/
  • Jedi Night: Saturday, 3 November 2018 - please put the date in your diaries

The following information can be found on the website unless otherwise stated: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS'  UPDATE 28.9.18 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders:

  • Please complete and return the parental survey (either electronically or in paper form) and the parental contributions' reply slip if you have not already done so.  Thank you
  • Due to the summer exam certificates not being received until early November, we have moved the Upper School Award Celebration from 5th October to 23rd November.  This will be invitation only. 
  • Updated Key Diary Dates for term 1 are attached (v4) to reflect the move of the Award Celebration
  • A reminder that we have Internet Safety guides and resources for parents in the Safeguarding section of our website.  This may be useful given that we are seeing more and more of our students taking part in on-line gaming: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Safeguarding
  • Flu vaccinations take place on Tuesday 2nd October.  Please return your consent reply slips if you have not already done so.  Thank you
  • Circus Starr - Wednesday 17th October - free tickets are available from Sharon Carrigan.  Please see information attached - deadline is 5th October 2018
  • The 2018-19 Share programme is attached and also available from the website

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 21.9.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.  Unfortunately, we currently have a problem with our website and it is not allowing us to see the uploaded videos.  Please click the link below and then click on the blue Watch on Vimeo button (please note that our videos are not accessible from the Vimeo site).  Our ICT team are working on solving the problem.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders:

  • We will be holding a Celebration of Life assembly for Owen on Friday, 19th October 2018.  More details to follow
  • Updated Key Diary Dates for term 1 are attached.  These now include class assembly details and the Upper School  Awards' Ceremony on the 5th October.  Invitations will be sent to parents of those students receiving certificates
  • Term dates for 2019-2020 are attached and can be found on the website.  Please note that, instead of having two staff training days in January, we are having them at the end of term 1 in October.  This will become our normal training day pattern for future years.
  • The 2018 parental survey has been sent home electronically and in paper format.  Please only complete one version.
  • Circus Starr - Wednesday 17th October - free tickets are available.  Please see information attached

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 14.9.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

I am sorry to disappoint, but there is no video this week.  However, we should be back on track for next week.

News and reminders:

  • We are using a different provider for our Christmas cards this year - please see poster attached.  Hopefully, this new provider will make life easier and they are offering a variety of different items for sale, not just Christmas cards.  I will keep you posted with regards to order deadlines, etc.
  • A parental survey will be sent out next week both electronically and in paper form.  Please ensure that you only complete one format.

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 7.9.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome back to school and to the new academic year. 

Our thoughts and best wishes are with Owen's family at this sad time.  He is greatly missed by everyone here at school.

Please note that, since this is the first week of term, there is no Excellence Everywhere video this week.

News and reminders:

Message from Mrs Pringle:
I would like to thank, students, parents and staff for my wonderful picnic at the end of the summer term. I had been dreading it, as someone who does not like a fuss, but I really enjoyed it and am very grateful to everyone who organised it when I know everyone was busy at the end of an exhausting term.  The students who performed in that heat were outstanding.  I am very grateful to all of the parents who came to join us and I thank them for their thoughtful gifts of flowers, chocolates, candles and good wishes. My house was beautiful.

Autumn/Winter lunch menuis available from the website, together with the recipes.

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 20.7.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

Please accept my apologies.  The system showed this email as being sent on Friday but on checking today, it does not appear to have sent.

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.


https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders:

  • We look forward to seeing you for Pat Pringle's picnic on Monday, 23 July from 12.30-2pm.  Please remember to bring only finger foods (there will be no cutlery) and a picnic blanket if you have one.
  • Please remember that we finish at 1.30pm on Tuesday 24 July
  • The new lunch menu for autumn/winter is attached and the recipes will be available from the website during the summer
  • Key Diary Dates for term 1 2018-2019 are attached.  Key Diary Dates for the whole year will be available from the website over the summer although some events may still need confirmation
  • Students return to school on Tuesday, 4 September 2018

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 13.7.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

There is no video this week, but there will be a final one for the year with next week's update.

News and reminders:

  • If you are coming along to Pat Pringle's picnic in the playground on Monday 23 July, please bring picnic blankets and finger foods since there will be no cutlery provided.  If you have any food protection nets/covers, we would be extremely grateful to borrow them
  • Please remember that the students finish at 1.30pm on Tuesday 24 July 2018.
  • Mr and Mrs Yilmaz placed a charity box in their bakery in Maidenhead and their customers raised £65.20 for our school funds. We are extremely grateful and thank everyone who donated.
  • Manor Green School Friends Association (the PTA) has a great selection of second hand uniform available in exchange for a small donation. Most items, most sizes and all in excellent condition. All proceeds go straight back into funds to support the school.  Please contact Sharon Carrigan, Family Adviser, for further info or if you’d like to have a browse: sharon.carrigan@manorgreenschool.co.uk or call 01628 513800
  • An updated school uniform price list for Goyals has been placed on the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/School-Uniform
  • National Book Tokens are running their annual schools competition and we are asking for all of you to help us win more books for our library.  For the chance of winning our school £5000 and yourself £100 of National Book Tokens please complete the simple online form using this link  - National Book Tokens Competition .  Please ask all your friends and family to enter for us - the more entries we have, the more chances of winning.  The closing date is 31st July 2018.

The following information is either attached, a link is provided or the information is available from the website:  http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 6.7.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders:

Message from the Local Authority: Level 3 Heatwave Alert

A level 3 heatwave alert has been issued from July 5th to July 9th. This means that temperatures are very  likely to rise to levels that increase the risk of ill health among vulnerable people.

Children’s susceptibility to high temperatures varies; those under four years of age, who are overweight, or who are taking certain medication may be at increased risk of adverse effects. Some children with disabilities or complex health needs may be more susceptible to high temperatures. Children with breathing conditions such as asthma or COPD may be more affected when there are high air pollution levels together with hot weather.

The Public Health Team are working with our communications team to ensure messages go out to families.

“Stay out of the sun. Keep your home as cool as possible – shading windows and shutting them during the day may help. Open them when it is cooler at night. Keep drinking fluids. If there’s anybody you know, for example an older person living on their own, who might be at special risk, make sure they know what to do.”

Please also refer to the

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/428850/Looking_After_Children_Heat_PHE_AC_AB_Publications_MP_JRM_FINAL.PDF


Pat Pringle's Picnic in the Playground on the 23 July - please accept my apologies, I gave you the incorrect times last week.  The picnic takes place from 12:30 to 14:00.  See flyer attached.

The PaCiP annual report is attached, for your information.


 

 

 

SPORTS' DAYS - HEATWAVE 

Dear Parents / Carers
 
Due to the current heatwave, please be aware of the contingency plan for sports’ days on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
 
All sports’ days will be going ahead as planned but we will be limiting the amount of time that students will be out in the sun and between races they will be given the opportunity to find shade and drink water. 
 
Students will not be allowed outside to watch every race, but will be called to compete in any scheduled races.  Staff will assess how long the students in their class are able to cope with the hot weather and it might be that some of the end races are cancelled.  If appropriate, some activities may be held indoors.
 
Please ensure that your child brings sun cream, a hat and a water bottle to school during the current hot weather and we would be grateful if you could ensure that they also bring their house T shirt into school this week.

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 29.6.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders:

  • Congratulations to our Talent Show winners: Chloe and Amir, both from Storey House.  Chloe performed her song at the leavers' assembly today and Amir will perform at the Activities' Week opening ceremony on Monday
  • As some of you may be aware, Pat Pringle is retiring at the end of this academic year and, since she has been at the school for 20 years, we are going to send her off in style with a picnic in the playground on Monday 23 July 2018 starting at 2pm.  Everyone is invited - please see attached flyer for further details
  • Books of raffle tickets for our Summer Fair  have been sent home with the students.  Please return any money and stubs to school in an envelope marked for the attention of Sharon Carrigan.  There are lots of great prizes (first prize is £200) so you could be the lucky one, but you’ve got to be in it to win it!  You’ll also be able to buy tickets on the day (this Sunday 1 July).
  • Many thanks to everyone who supported our fundraising day last Friday; we raised £146.  £73 will be donated to Macmillan and £73 will go into school funds
  • DON'T FORGET TO COME ALONG TO THE SUMMER FAIR ON SUNDAY!
  • We will be replacing the photographs displayed around the school in the near future as many of the students have moved on to pastures new.  If we have an individual photograph of your child you are welcome to have it free of charge.  However, if you wish to make a donation to the school, this would be gratefully received.  Please contact me if you are interested.

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 22.6.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders:

  • Upper School Prom on Thursday, 28 June starting at 6pm
  • Senior Leavers' Assembly on Friday, 29 June at 2pm - by invitation only
  • School summer fair on Sunday, 1 July from 11am to 2pm
  • Heatwave alert 
  • National Book Tokens are running their annual schools competition and we are asking for all of you to help us win more books for our library.  For the chance of winning our school £5000 and yourself £100 of National Book Tokens please complete the simple online form using this link  - National Book Tokens Competition .  Please ask all your friends and family to enter for us - the more entries we have, the more chances of winning.  The closing date is 31st July 2018.
  • General catering assistant vacancy (term time only): please contact Kiah Preston on 01268 513800 extn 6003 or email: manor-green@caterlinkmail.co.uk

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website:  http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 15.6.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders:

  • We have reintroduced our student blogs to the website and these can be found on the Parents' Page.  Classes will take it in turns to write blogs each week.  Andersen class started the ball rolling this week: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Primary
  • We will be holding our first First School Leavers’ Assembly on Friday, 13 July 2018 at 2pm in the Small Hall to celebrate the students who are moving from First to Middle School and invitations will be sent to Year 3 parents/carers. 
  • We will be fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support and Manor Green School on Friday, 22 June 2018.  This will be a mufti-day (school uniform does not have to be worn) with a danceathon and students and staff are asked to donate a £1 if they wish to take part.  We are planning on inviting the students to vote for the SLT and OLT to carry out silly challenges on the day for an additional cost of 25p, so please do send some extra money in with your child if you can
  • Manor Green School in Maidenhead achieves the Inclusive School Award for the fourth time - see the full article: https://iqmaward.com/news/manor-green-achieves-the-inclusive-school-award/

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

  • Chalfont Saints Inclusive football taster event - Saturday 16 June 2018 - flyer attached
  • Limelight 2018: a celebration of art, talent and creativity at Brookfields School at the South St Arts Centre on 26 and 27 June 2018 - flyer attached
  • Cox Green Horticultural Show - Saturday 8 September 2018 at Cox Green Community Centre 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 8.6.18 

 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders:

  • Updated Key Diary Dates for term 6 have been updated to include class assemblies.  Copy attached

  • PTA Noticeboard and Summer Fair poster attached  

  • Our leavers' assembly will take place at 2pm on Friday 29 June 2018 as published in the Key Diary Dates.  This will be the last day of attendance for all of our senior leavers.

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 25.5.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders:

  • Important Reminder: Please note that, regardless of a student's age, they should not independently bring any medication into school and all medication must be signed in by class staff on arrival at school.
  • Please be aware that there are a select few school transport vehicles that are not required to wait in the normal traffic queue, due to the additional needs of the students they are transporting.   It may appear that they are jumping the queue but this is not the case and they have been given prior authorisation and a visible pass that allows them to drive straight into the school car park.
  • The Key Diary Dates for term 6 are attached.  Please note that the Upper School Prom (28th June) and the summer fair (1st July) were omitted from the list in last week's email.
  • The Talent Show will be held on the 22nd June.  Parents will not be invited to auditions, but parents of students who will be performing in the show on the 22nd June will be formally invited
  • School finishes today at  3.15 pm and we return to school on Monday, 4th June.

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

Wishing you all a warm, sunny and restful May holiday and let's hope the thunder storms forecast do not materialise!

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 18.5.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders:
Once again, we are speeding towards the end of another term.  Term ends at 3:15pm next Friday, 25 May 2018 and school resumes on Monday, 4 June 2018.
The term 6 Key Diary Dates will be attached to next week's email but please note the following important events taking place:

  • Upper School Talent Show  - 22 June - please note that this may be cancelled
  • Upper School Prom - 28 June
  • Senior Leavers' Assembly - 29 June 
  • Activities' Week: What a wonderful world - w/c 2 July
  • Ladybird Sports' Day - 3 July (morning)
  • Orchard and Usborne Sports' Day - 3 July (afternoon)
  • Middle School Sports' Day - 4 July (morning)
  • Upper School Sports' Day - 4 July (afternoon)
  • Staff Training Days - no school for students - 16 and 17 July
  • Transition meet the team session for parents/carers - 2pm on 17 July
  • Student transition begins - 18 July
  • Middle and Upper School end of term assembly - 9:30am on 24 July
  • First School end of term assembly - 10:30am on 24 July
  • End of term Bring and Share Brunch in parents' room - 11:00-13:30 on 24 July

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 11.5.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders:

  • There is an article in this week's Maidenhead Advertiser about Natalia (Oxenbury class).  Her family are trying to raise money to send her to Poland for therapy.  If you would like to help, please visit: https://just4children.org/children-helped2018/natalias-golden-heart/
  • The May Fayre raised just over £1,000 so a huge thank you to everyone who managed or supported it.
  • The IAS  will to be welcoming Mencap to Maidenhead to present their Planning for the Future seminar on Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 at Manor Green School.  This will cover important financial considerations for families, including wills and trusts - further information attached

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 4.5.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders:

  • Thank you to everyone who joined us for the May Fayre today.  The sun shone and the event was very successful.
  • We would like to remind parents that we have a host of useful resources and guides for parents in the Safeguarding section on our website (see link), all geared towards promoting the well being of our students. If you ever have any concerns or questions relating to these areas,  please contact Warren Griffiths, Head of Well being & Safeguarding on 01628 513800 ex 2000 or warren.griffiths@manorgreenschool.co.uk
    http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Antibullying-and-Cyberbullying
  • Monday, 7th May 2018 is a Bank Holiday so there is no school.

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

  • The Autism Group - Managing Emotions, Tuesday 15th May 2018 - flyer attached
  • FREE guide about Yubo (formerly Yellow), the social media application which has been commonly labelled as ‘Tinder for Teens’.  The guide provides information for parents about the dangers associated with the platform and how they can reduce the associated risks, including, but not limited to; Bullying, Low Self Esteem, ‘Going Live’ and Location Features:   https://twitter.com/natonlinesafety/status/991688591817441280
  • Matt Fiddes Martial Arts - children and adults with disabilities are welcome - flyer attached
Wishing you all a restful and happy Bank Holiday weekend!

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 27.4.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders:

  • May Fayre - Friday, 4th May 2018, 9:30-11:30: everyone welcome; please do come along.  It will be held outside (weather permitting) and all classes from Phoenix, Penguin, Puffin and Oxford will be running stalls.  Please meet in reception and our Head Boys and Girls and Prefects will escort you to the playground
  • PTA Noticeboard is attached

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Emails

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 20.4.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

Due to this being the first week of term, there is no video this week.

News and reminders:

  • Hot weather: as the weather is now warming up, please ensure your child comes to school wearing appropriate clothing, with sun cream and a sun hat.  Please complete the attached form and return it to school
  • Swimarathon: we raised an amazing £1119.13 for Manor Green School (the other half goes to the Lions' Club) so a big thank you to everyone who took part and to Wendy Woodham for, once again, organising a very enjoyable and successful event
  • Mini parental survey: if you have not yet completed and returned your survey form, we would be very grateful if you could do so
  • May Fayre - Friday, 4th May 2018, 9:30-11:30: everyone is welcome; please do come along.  It will be held outside (weather permitting) and all classes from Phoenix, Penguin, Puffin and Oxford will be running stalls.  Please meet in reception and our Head Boys and Girls and Prefects will escort you to the playground

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 29.3.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders:​

Here we are at the end of another very busy and fruitful term.  We wish you all a very happy and restful Easter and look forward to seeing everyone again for term 5 on Monday, 16th April 2018.

A mid-year mini parental survey is attached and we would be grateful for your responses either electronically or in hard copy.  A hard copy has been sent home with every child today.  The annual parental survey will still take place in the summer.

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS'UPDATE 23.3.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders:

  • Thank you to everyone who supported out Children in Need fundraising day.  We raised £126.66.
  • Our First School Easter Parade will take place at the end of term assembly next Thursday.  Parents do not need to make or provide anything as this will be done in school

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: 

  • Madagascar - A Musical Adventure at South Hill Park,  Bracknell:  relaxed performance on Wednesday,  11th April at 12 noon, perfect for children and families who prefer to still have some lights on, sound levels reduced, no pyrotechnics and a chill out room to use if things get a bit much.
  • Swan UK - Undiagnosed Genetic Conditions: Information event on Thursday 26th April from 10am-2pm at St Anne's College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 16.3.18

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders: 
Middle School Production next week - your reply slips should have been returned by last Wednesday if you are planning to attend one of the performances
Maggie May, a beautiful little girl of only 18 months, sadly lost her battle with Leukemia last week and her parents have decided they would like to raise money for two other little girls that were on Maggie's ward at Great Ormond Street.  We, along with other schools in Maidenhead, are helping to raise funds by allowing students and staff to wear something red on Tuesday,  20th March and pay a £1 towards the cause.  Further information can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/david.morgan.92317121/posts/10160346171695599
Key Diary Dates - update 
o Down Syndrome Day - Wednesday 21 March 2018 - everyone to wear odd socks to show awareness
o Sport Relief - Friday, 23 March 2018 - students and staff can dress down to raise awareness but we will not be fundraising
o Activities' Week theme will now be What a wonderful World -  w/c 2 July 2018
o The summer fair will take place on Sunday, 1 July 2018

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website:  
Next Parents' Share meeting is at Manor Green School on Wednesday, 21 March
Bracknell and Wokingham College - drop-in interview session, Wednesday 21 March 2018

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 9.3.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders:

  • HRH The Earl of Wessex visited school on 27 February: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/newsletter-section
  • Maidenhead Advertiser's My Mum competition - we have two winners: Jessica and Millie.  A very well done to them!  They will both receive an Easter egg and have their photos in the paper.  The My mum entries are in this week's paper and can be viewed on the website: https://manorgreenschool.fluencycms.co.uk/Newsletter-section
  • Our four chicks can be viewed live on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP3ysCtF5
  • Please note that our mock exam week has been moved from next week (w/c 12 March) to w/c 16 April to better support our students
  • Our Middle School Production takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 20th,21st and 22nd March.  A letter has been sent home (and is attached) so please ensure that you return the reply slip by the 14th March if you are going to attend.

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 2.3.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.

https://myeds.co.uk/m/aaf7a878d33c

News and reminders:

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: 

 

SUSPECTED HAND, FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE 27.2.18

 

Dear Parents / Carers

We have a suspected student case of hand foot and mouth in Rosen class (Ladybird Cluster).

Hand, foot and mouth disease is easily passed on to other people. It's spread in coughs, sneezes and poo.
Please note the following guidelines to reduce the risk of spreading hand, foot and mouth disease:

  • wash your hands often with warm soapy water – and teach children to do so
  • use tissues to trap germs when you cough or sneeze
  • bin used tissues as quickly as possible
  • don't share towels or household items – like cups or cutlery
  • wash soiled bedding and clothing on a hot wash
More information can be found on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hand-foot-mouth-disease/
 
 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 23.2.18

 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available.

Please click the link below.
http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery

News and reminders:

  • World Book Day: Thursday 1 March 2018.  There will be various activities taking place across the school throughout the day and students are invited to dress up as a favourite book character
  • Children in Need fundraising day: Friday 9 March 2018 will be a mufti-day for students and staff for a £1 donation.  There will be a staff cake sale with various activities taking place in the classroom, including face painting.

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website:

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 9.2.18

Dear Parents and Carers

Due to the technical problems experienced this week, there is no Excellence Everywhere video.

News and reminders: 
• The Key Diary Dates for term 4 are attached
• The spring and summer lunch menu is attached.  This commences on the 19/2/18.  Recipes will be available from the website.
• World Book Day: Thursday 1 March 2018.  There will be various activities taking place across the school throughout the day and students are invited to dress up as a favourite book character.
• There have been two diagnosed cases of Impetigo in school; one in Donaldson class and one in McKee class.  Further information is available from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/impetigo/
The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website:  
• Windsor Lions FunFest for Children with Disabilities & Learning difficulties on Sunday, 25th March 2018 -  http://www.windsorlions.co.uk/events/funfest/ . Complete the attached registration form and email/post it directly back to Windsor Lions. 

The FunFest will be held at the Windsor Leisure Centre for the exclusive use of the FunFest.   Only parents and siblings will be allowed to attend. This event is for children with both physical/sensory and learning difficulties and will be a great day out – with no entrance or attraction fee!

Attractions will include: - Human Table Football, Obstacle Course, Soft Play Area, Bungee Run, Wii, Bouncy Castles, & children's entertainer  The backdrop will be the leisure pool, (wave machine, slides etc.) and there will be a Sporting Corner, (Boule, New Age Curling, Throw balls etc.)  – Resourced and managed by SportsAble.  The event will run from 2.00 through to 6.00, with exclusive use of the leisure pool from 4.00pm.
• RFC Disability Just Play Sessions: the My Ability programme are now delivering 2 new evening sessions in Reading. (see attached posters) 
Inclusive Football
Mondays
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Venue: Bulmershe Leisure Centre, Woodlands Ave, Reading, RG5 3EU
 
CP Football (starting Tuesday 20th February)
Tuesdays
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Venue: Goals Centre, Woodlands Ave, Woodley, Reading, RG5 3EU

 

 
 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 2.2.18

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available from the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery

News and reminders:
PTA Quiz Night - Saturday 3 February 2018 at 7pm
Key Diary Dates: Share/MGS Sessions - add 21/2/18 and move 14/3/18 to 21/3/18.  Updated KDD available from the website.
Our school improvement plan includes improving communication and, as part of a pilot programme, one student has been selected from each class to work on "structured conversations".  Letters have been sent home to the individual families.  Please note that this is not open to everyone at present

Reminder from Therapies' Team:   
Don’t forget to let Sharon Carrigan know if you plan to come to the coffee and cake session regarding "How therapy services work at Manor Green school" on Wednesday, 7 February at 09:00.  There will also be an opportunity to stay on for a brief talk focused on typical feeding development, which will run immediately after from 11:00-12:00.

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 26.1.18

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available from the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery

News and Reminders:
Please note two additions to the Key Diary Dates.  The full updated version is available from the website: 
• Friday, 4th May 2018 - 09:30-11:30,  May Fayre to be organised by the students
• Tuesday, 6th February 2018  – Safer Internet Day – activities will be run across the school

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website:  
PTA Quiz Poster for 3/2/18
• Windsor Lions FunFest for Children with Disabilities & Learning difficulties -  http://www.windsorlions.co.uk/events/funfest/ . Complete the attached registration form and email/post it directly back to Windsor Lions. 

The FunFest will be held at the Windsor Leisure Centre for the exclusive use of the FunFest.   Only parents and siblings will be allowed to attend. This event is for children with both physical/sensory and learning difficulties and will be a great day out – with no entrance or attraction fee!

Attractions will include: - Human Table Football, Obstacle Course, Soft Play Area, Bungee Run, Wii, Bouncy Castles, & children's entertainer  The backdrop will be the leisure pool, (wave machine, slides etc.) and there will be a Sporting Corner, (Boule, New Age Curling, Throw balls etc.)  – Resourced and managed by SportsAble.  The event will run from 2.00 through to 6.00, with exclusive use of the leisure pool from 4.00pm.

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 19.1.18

Dear Parents / Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video, Issue 14, is now available from the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery     

News and Reminders 
• The Key Diary Dates have been updated to v12:  9/2/18 assembly change to National Citizenship Assembly.  Please note that the times for 9/2/18 were out of alignment on the hard copy sent home.  Revised version attached.
• We have a case of diagnosed Impetigo in Hargreaves class (First School).  Impetigo is a common and highly contagious skin infection that causes sores and blisters. Impetigo occurs when the skin becomes infected with bacteria.  The bacteria can be spread easily through close contact with someone who has the infection, such as through direct physical contact, or by sharing towels or flannels.
As the condition doesn't cause any symptoms until four to 10 days after initial exposure to the bacteria, it's often easily spread to others unintentionally.
Children and people with diabetes or a weakened immune system – either due to a condition such as HIV or a treatment such as chemotherapy – are most at risk of developing impetigo.
The advice below can also help to prevent the spread of the infection:
•    don't share flannels, sheets or towels with anyone who has impetigo – wash them at a high temperature after use
•    wash the sores with soap and water and cover them loosely with a gauze bandage or clothing
•    avoid touching or scratching the sores, or letting others touch them – it may help to ensure your nails are kept clean and short
•    avoid contact with newborn babies, preparing food, playing contact sports, or going to the gym – until the risk of infection has passed
•    wash your hands frequently – particularly after touching infected skin
•    washable toys should also be washed – wipe non-washable soft toys thoroughly with a cloth that has been wrung out in detergent and warm water and allowed to dry completely
If you think that the infection has spread to someone else, make sure they're seen by a GP as soon as possible.

More information can be found at : https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/impetigo/

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website:  
Lego Masters, Series 2
Behaviour Support for Parents management courses - Bracknell Forest - April and October 2018
Family Fund - helping disabled children - please visit the website for more information
Sound Around Concert, Reading - 10 March 2018

 

 

 

MMR CATCH-UP SESSION FOR YEAR 9 STUDENTS 17.1.18

Dear Parents / Carers of Year 9 students

For your information, I am forwarding a message from the Berkshire NHS Immunisation Team.

From January 2018 the School Aged Immunisation team will be offering a catch up MMR programme alongside routine delivery of Meningitis ACWY and a booster dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. This appears to have caused some confusion as we have received some feedback and completed forms from parents consenting to the MMR vaccines, when their children have already received two doses.
 
To clarify the catch up MMR programme is for children who:
Received no doses of MMR as a child (normally given in the UK at 12 months and 3 years 4 months)
Received single MMR vaccines as a child (these do not count as MMR) therefore two doses would need to be given of the triple vaccine
Received less than two doses of MMR as a child
 
This programme is not a booster and is not for children who are up to date with the childhood immunisation programme and, received two doses of the MMR vaccine as a child.
 
I have attached the routine childhood schedule and a leaflet about MMR and would be grateful if this correspondence could be sent out to year 9 parents and carers.
 
Many Thanks
 
Charlotte
 
Charlotte Church
Service Lead for the School Aged Immunisation Team and the Health Inequalities Project
 
Kind Regards,
 

Amber Doughty
Immunisation Co-Ordinator
 
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
King Edward VII Hospital
St. Leonard’s Road
Windsor
Berkshire Shared Services SL4 3PD
 
01753 636759 
Mobile: 07876 258456
 
amber.doughty@berkshire.nhs.uk
www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk
www.berkshirecommunityhealthservices.nhs.uk

 Children, Young People and Families (CYPF)

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 12.1.18

 

Dear Parents/Carers

The first Excellence Everywhere video for 2018 is now available: https://manorgreenschool.fluencycms.co.uk/Video-Gallery.  We hope you enjoy it.  Please remember to try using Google Chrome if you have difficulties with viewing the video.

News and Reminders:

  • Middle and Upper School Talent Show - 1.30pm, Friday, 2nd  February 2018: Parents are invited but please be aware that not all students who audition will be in the final show.  Students will know whether or not they have been successful after the auditions on the 26 January 2018
  • Meet and Greet MGS therapists on Wednesday, 7th February 2018.  Please see invitation attached

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: 

 

 

WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 5.1.18

 

Dear Parents / Carers

Welcome to Term 3.  We hope you had an enjoyable holiday and send you our best wishes for 2018!

As the students only returned to school yesterday, there is no Excellence Everywhere video this week.

News and reminders:

Message from the therapy team:
Happy new year to school staff and families from the therapies' team.

We let people know, at the end of term 2, that we would be adding new therapists to our team due to staff changes and maternity leave. We are now pleased to be able to say that we have new speech and language therapists and a new physiotherapist.

The Speech and Language therapists are:

  • Christopher (Chris) Frusciante to replace Shelly
  • Jennifer (Jenny) Wyllie to cover maternity leave for Melissa.
  • Libby Cooper to provide additional maternity leave cover for January . 

All classes will continue to have a named therapist so please ask your child’s class teacher who to contact if you are unsure.  Drop in clinics for information and advice will continue as before.
 
We also have a new physiotherapist called Melody Potter who will be working alongside Jane Harris, who many of you already know.
 
With best wishes for a continued successful 2018 here at manor green school therapies.

Message from the NHS: Flu catch-up clinics
Dear Parents,
 
Nationally flu levels have been on the increase and over the last two weeks there has been a significant increase of flu cases within the Thames Valley.
 
If your child is currently in years Reception to year 4 and have not yet received their flu vaccine when we visited your child’s school, it is not too late to have this done.
 
The school aged immunisation team are holding  a number of flu immunisation clinics across Berkshire this month and you can phone and book your child an appointment using the contact details below:
 

Berkshire West (Wokingham, Reading, West Berkshire)

01189207525

Berkshire East (RBWM, Slough, Bracknell)

01753 636759

Email: bks-tr.SchoolimmunisationTeam@nhs.net

 

     

Please see flyers attached for more information.
 

Many Thanks
 
Charlotte Church
Service Lead for the School Aged Immunisation Team and the Health Inequalities Project
T: 01635 273580
charlotte.church@berkshire.nhs.uk

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 19.12.17

 

 

Dear Parents / Carers

Welcome to the last Excellence Everywhere video for 2017!  The video is now available from the website and features our wonderful Ladybird students in their Christmas production - they are amazing!
http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery.

Reminders and updates:

  • The Key Diary Dates for term 3 were sent home in hard copy yesterday.  These are also attached.
  • A huge thank you to the Rotary Club for the First School Christmas party at the Holiday Inn on the 11th December.  Everyone had a wonderful time.
  • We are proud to announce our Christmas card winners who received a £5 gift voucher at the end of term assembly today:
    • Usborne: Grace - Blume
    • Ladybird: Jasper - Oxenbury
    • Phoenix: Abdul -  Andersen
    • Puffin: Ellie-Marie - Collins
    • Penguin: Qasim - Hughes
    • Oxford: Conrad - Handler
    • Orchard: Andrew - Freedman

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: 

  • BBC1 Shop Well for Less are casting for a third series - see flyer for further details
  • Parents and Carers in Partnership (PaCiP) - save the date: 18th January 2018

And, finally, the MGS team would like to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!   Please note that students return to school on Thursday, 4th January 2018.

 

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 8.12.17

Dear Parents / Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere is now available from the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery
Please remember to try using Google Chrome if you have trouble viewing the video.

News and reminders:

  • Middle School Christmas Disco – please note the change of date to Thursday 14 December from 13:30 - 14:30.  Middle School students do not have to wear school uniform on this day
  • Cold weather alert :A level 3 cold weather alert has been issued from Thursday 7th Dec to Tuesday 12th Dec.  This means that temperatures are likely to drop to levels that increase the risk of ill health among vulnerable children and adults.  The advice is to make sure that you stay warm. If going outside make sure you dress appropriately. If indoors, make sure that you keep your heating to the right temperature; heating your home to at least 18°C in winter poses minimal risk to your health when you are wearing suitable clothing . If there is anyone you know who might be at special risk, for example, an older person living on their own, make sure they know what to do to stay warm and are well stocked with food and medications. If you are worried about your health or that of somebody you know, ring NHS 111.  More information is available on the winter health pages at NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk).
  • First School Christmas Production takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, starting at 10am.  Please ensure you have returned your reply slips.
  • School Christmas lunch takes place next Thursday, 14 December

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 1.12.17

 

Dear Parents / Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video, Issue 10, is now available from the website:  http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery​
Please try using Google Chrome to open the video if you experience problems.

News and reminders:

  • Thank you to all those who purchased their child's Christmas cards, etc.  We raised £146.50 towards school funds.  Wrapping paper is still awaited and, hopefully, will be received next week.  
  • Please do not forget the Christmas Fayre from 9.30 - 11.30am on Thursday, 7 December 2017.  Friends and family are also invited.
  • Middle School students are welcome to wear their own clothes to school for the Christmas Disco on Friday, 15 December 2015

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: 

 

 

 

Additional funding to schools for Children who were Looked After 27.11.17

 

Dear Parent / Carer

Our school may be entitled to additional funding to support your child’s education if your child has been in care and this has stopped under one of the following criteria: 
Through Adoption
Through a Special Guardianship Order (SGO)
Through A Residence Order (RO)
Through a Child Arrangement Order (CAO)
You may be aware that schools receive additional funding for children in receipt of Free School Meals which is called Pupil Premium Funding. These children are automatically identified to the school through the Local Authority. The government announced that they are extending this funding to provide additional income for schools to support children who have been adopted from care. This Pupil Premium funding is currently £1900 per year per child.
Unfortunately, we are not advised on whether or not children have ever been in care and or adopted.  We therefore ask parents to let us know that they have adopted children from care so that the school can claim the funding available for the next financial year.

As this is a sensitive issue this notification is to allow you to make the choice whether or not you wish to disclose this information. All information received will be treated in strictest confidence.
This additional funding under the title of Post Looked After Arrangement, is only eligible for children who fit the criteria listed.  

There is no obligation for you to share this information with us, but in doing so your child may be given additional support with their education. 
If your child fits any of the criteria listed and you are willing for this information to be included in a Department for Education (DfE) Statutory return, please contact Elif Poile via elif.poile@manorgreenschool.co.uk or by calling the school on 01628 513800; giving the name and date of birth of the child concerned as soon as possible. 

You will then be contacted and asked to provide supporting evidence, i.e. the Adoption (Court) Order. In order to claim the funding for the next financial year the information will need to be included Census return that is sent to the DfE each JANUARY.

Pupil Premium Plus funding is not ring-fenced. It is designed to provide specific support to raise attainment and address the wider needs of children in this vulnerable group. National statistics show that children in care may face unique challenges and could struggle to keep up with their peers. It is vital that they are given the targeted support they need and the education they deserve to help them get on in life.

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 24.11.17

 

Dear Parents / Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video, Issue 9,  is now available from the website:  http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery
Please remember to try opening this using the Google Chrome browser if you experience difficulties.

News and reminders:

  • Christmas lunch reply slips - the deadline was last Wednesday, 22 November, but please either return the slip, email me or write in your communication book if you have not yet replied as we need to get numbers to catering.  Please remember to state whether a turkey or vegetarian option is required. THANK YOU
  • RSPCA Fundraising Day - Friday 1 December 2017.  Please see the poster attached.  The day will include: dressing up as animals (£1 contribution),  face painting, glitter tattoos, an animal competition and we will invite the RSPCA into school
  • Christmas Fayre - Thursday 7 December 2017 from 09:30 - 11:30.  Please see your invitation attached and do come along to support the students
  • Christmas Production - please see letter attached
  • For those who ordered Christmas cards, these should be with us next week

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 17.11.17

 

Dear Parents/Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery.  
If you experience problems opening the video, please try using the Google Chrome browser.

News and reminders:

  • I attach the Christmas lunch letter again.  Please remember to return your reply slip by Wednesday, 22 November
  • Our Student Council choose the charities for our official fundraising days and the first event takes place on Friday, 1 December 2017 in aid of the RSPCA.  Please see the poster attached.  The day will include: · dressing up as animals (£1 contribution),  face painting, glitter tattoos, an animal competition and we will invite the RSPCA into school.
That's all for this week.  Hope you have a great weekend.
 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 10.11.17

 

Dear Parents and Carers

This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available from the website: http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery
If you have problems watching the video, please try opening it in Google Chrome.  We are working on improving this facility.

News and Reminders:

  • Parents’ Information Session 15/11/17 - please remember to return your reply slips if you plan on attending - letter attached
  • Middle/Upper School Celebration 17/11/17 – my sincere apologies once again for my mistake with the date.  Please note that this is happening on Friday, 17 November 2017 commencing at 1.30pm and refreshments will be available from 1pm.  The letter is attached and please do return your reply slips

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 3.11.17

 

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome to the first Excellence Everywhere video and weekly update for term 2.  The video is now available from the website at: 
http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery.  If you have problems watching the video, please try opening it in Google Chrome.  We are working on improving this facility.

News and reminders

  • ​The deadline for Christmas card orders from APFS has been extended to 8/11/17.  Goods will be delivered around the 15/11/17
  • Please remember to return your reply slip if you are planning on attending one of the Assessment Information Sessions on the 15/11/17
  • We have a confirmed case of Chickenpox in school.  Further information is available from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chickenpox/#transmission
  • Message from Speech and Language Therapy services 
    There are exciting times ahead for the Speech and Language Therapy Team based at Manor Green School.
    Two of our clinicians are about to go on maternity leave. Shelly Hornberger will be having her baby in Germany where her husband has family. Melissa Dean will be more local. Both therapists will be on maternity leave by Christmas 2017.
    I am sure that you will want to join the therapies team in wishing both Shelly and Melissa well.

    Clearly you will want to know what happens next. We are in the process of providing replacement therapists. We will let you know when there is confirmed news.

    We are also delighted to be able to re- assure all families that our excellent therapy assistants are all still in place. Careful planning will ensure that therapy can continue.Support of class and school staff will also continue.  Fiona Rye will remain in place and can be contacted via the school office for any urgent queries. (fiona.rye@berkshire.nhs.uk).  Pat Pringle will also continue in her role as the lead person who discusses therapy needs for your children  and we will continue with this process on a weekly basis as before.

The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website: 

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 20/10/17

Dear Parents / Carers

Welcome to our last weekly email for term 1 - where has the time gone?  Unfortunately, due to technical problems, there is no Excellence Everywhere video this week, but normal service will be resumed when we return from the holiday.

News and reminders:

  • An important letter from our Governing Body is attached - please do read it
  • A paper copy of the Key Diary Dates for term 2 has been sent home with students today.  An electronic copy is also attached
  • If your child produced a Christmas card, the artwork has been sent home today.  Please follow the instructions in the letter and on the back of the artwork if you wish to make an order.  Orders can only be made online and the deadline for ordering is 25/10/17
  • letter has been sent home today regarding an Assessment Information Session being held in school on Wednesday, 15/11/17 at 09:30 and 18:00.  If you plan on attending, please return the reply slip indicating which session you wish to attend
  • A Middle and Upper School celebration will be held on Friday, 17/11/17 at 14:00 to present students with certificates achieved last academic year.  This will be by invitation only.  Further information to follow
The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website:
  • PTA Noticeboard 
  • Halloween and bonfire night safety reminder from Thames Valley Police - http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/
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  • EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND WEEKLY NEWS' UPDATE 13.10.17

     

    Dear Parents / Carers

    I am sending this week's email early because I am not in school tomorrow.

    This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available:

    http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery

    News and reminders

    • We have a diagnosed case of Hand, Foot and Mouth in school.  It is highly contagious so please keep your child away from school if you suspect they may have contracted it. More information can be found at:  http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease/Pages/Introduction.aspx#symptoms
    • Our Head Boys and Girls and Prefect appointments have now been made.  Please watch the video for more information and to meet some of them
    • Autism Accreditation Review 17/10/17 – parents of children with autism who normally collect their child from school are invited to meet the inspectors at 14:00.  No booking is required.
    • Whole school photographs (for all students) will be taking place on Wednesday,18/10/17
    • The Harvest Assembly at 09:30 on Friday, 20/10/17 is for Usborne Cluster only (Dunbar, Blume, Morpurgo and Jeffers classes). Parents are welcome to attend
    • Parents' information sessions on the new MGS assessment will be run on Wednesday, 15/11/17 (provisional times: 09:30-10:30 and 18:00-19:00).  Further information to follow
    • A Middle and Upper School celebration will be held on Friday, 17/11/17 at 14:00 to present students with certificates achieved last academic year.  This will be by invitation only.  Further information to follow
    • We are again participating in the APFS Christmas card project.  Due to the problems experienced last year, they have improved their processes and so we are giving them a second chance.  Artwork will be sent home around the 19/10/17 and orders must be made on line by 25/10/17.  Further instructions will be sent home with the artwork

    The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website:

    Please accept my apologies for there not being a PTA Noticeboard.  This is due to the email being sent early.

     

     

    EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND NEWS' UPDATE 6.10.17

    Dear Parents / Carers

    This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available:

    http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery

    News and reminders

    • Autism Accreditation Review 17/10/17 – parents of children with autism who normally collect their child from school are invited to meet the inspectors at 2.30pm.  No booking is required.
    • A student from Shakespeare class is collecting unwanted CDs for a recycling art project, so please send any you have into school marked for the attention of Shakespeare Class - thank you
    • Whole school photographs (for all students) will be taking place on Wednesday,18/10/17
    • The Harvest Assembly at 09:30 on Friday, 20/10/17 is for Usborne Cluster only (Dunbar, Blume, Morpurgo and Jeffers classes). Parents are welcome to attend
    The following information is attached or a link is provided.  All information is available from the website:

    EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND NEWS' UPDATE 29.9.17

     

    Dear Parents / Carers

    This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available:

    http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery

    News and reminders

    • Dyslexia Awareness Week - 2nd - 6th October 2017

    http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/fundraising/dyslexia-awareness-week

    BDA_Aims.jpg

    Dyslexia Awareness Week | British Dyslexia Association
    www.bdadyslexia.org.uk
    Dyslexia Awareness Week resources for the Children & Schools and Adults & Employers. DAW 2017

    Manor Green School is supporting Dyslexia awareness week with a range of activities across the school.
     

    • Autism Accreditation Review 17/10/17 – parents of children with autism who normally collect their child from school are invited to meet the inspectors at 2.30pm.  No booking is required.
    • A student from Shakespeare class is collecting unwanted CDs for a recycling art project, so please send any you have into school marked for the attention of Shakespeare Class - thank you

    The following information is attached and is available from the website:

    With best wishes for a restful weekend.

     

     

    EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND NEWS' UPDATE 22.9.17

    Dear Parents / Carers

    This week's Excellence Everywhere video is now available:

    http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery

    News and reminders 

     Flu immunisation consent forms have been sent home.  Please ensure you complete and return the consent form by Wednesday 27th September if you want your child to have the immunisation.  This cannot be given if the consent form has not been returned
     School assemblies now take place on Fridays as follows:  Upper School at 09:30; Middle School at 09:30 and First School at 14:15
     Please remember that Canon Lane (under the railway bridge) will be closed from Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th September and traffic delays are expected. More information is available from the website: 
     A student from Shakespeare class is collecting unwanted CDs for a recycling art project, so please send any you have into school marked for the attention of Shakespeare Class - thank you

    The following information is attached and is available from the website: 

     Letter from Mr Peters regarding the MGS Standards and Achievement Report 2016-17 summary of our particular success points.  The full report can be found on our website: http://fluencycontent2-schoolwebsite.netdna-ssl.com/FileCluster/ManorGreenSchool/Mainfolder/about-us/documents/Achievement and standards report 16-17.pdf
     MGS Coffee & Chat dates for 2017-2018.  These are also in the Key Diary Dates: 
     PTA Noticeboard
     Bracknell Open College Day
     Wooden Spoon Competition - the attached letter was originally sent home in July. 

     

     

    EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE AND  NEWS' UPDATE 15.9.17

     

    Dear Parents / Carers

    We hope you have had a good week and are pleased to send you the first Excellence Everywhere video for this academic year:
    http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk/Video-Gallery

    News and reminders:

    • Please ensure that you call school before 8:30am if your child is going to be absent.  This will help us to manage staff allocation more efficiently.
    • The Middle School Harvest Assembly has been moved from 29th September to 20th October.  The Key Diary Dates have been updated.
    • Flu immunisation consent forms have been sent home.  Please ensure you complete and return the consent form if you want your child to have the immunisation.  This cannot be given if the consent form has not been returned.
    • Apologies, the Key Diary Dates mention parents for the National Fitness Day on the 27th September; this should read staff, but you are all invited to take part in 10 minutes of physical activity at home or work if you feel so inclined.

    The following information is attached:

    Please note that we are using a new email system for communications home and I seem to be having some problems.  If you are aware of parents that do not receive this email or if you cannot open/access anything, please let me know.