Thank you to all the parents, carers and members of the community that came to support us at our Summer Fayre on Saturday. We raised an amazing £976!
The Gainsborough Charles Baines Community Primary School News
- The PSA would like to thank you for your kind donations: Gainsborough Trinity, S&A Hair, Scissors, Zumba with Fay, Stallard Kane, Wilkos, Lincolnshire Otter, Tesco, Playzone, Lincoln Castle, Butlins, Rand Farm, B&Q, Messingham Zoo and Co-op.
- Please come and join us for our Summer Fayre on Saturday 7th July at 11am. There will be many stalls and games to keep the whole family entertained, with many prizes to be won. We look forward to seeing you there.
- This week the class that have earned the most value points is Year 1. Well Done.
- This weeks book token winner is Hannah D from Year 3. Well done.
- This weeks book token winner is Toby L from Foundation Stage. Well done.
- 22 May 2018
May 2018 Newsletter
Staffing - We are delighted to welcome Mr Woolley as the headteacher whislt Mrs Simmonds is on maternity leave. Mr Woolley will be in and around school during the Summer Term to meet parents and children and to ensure a smooth transition ready for September. We would also like to welcome Mr Boast, who will be joining our staff team in September as a class teacher. We will keep you informed about which teachers will be teaching which year groups in September. Thank you for your support with these changes. Finally, it is with regret that we need to inform you that Mr Gaff will be leaving at the end of the Summer Term. We would like to thank him for all of the work he done over his many years at the school. He has given so much to the school and will be greatly missed. We would like to wish him all the very best as he moves on to pastures new, with an exciting career outside of education. Attendance - This is something we are working hard to improve as a result of our Ofsted inspection. For the academic year 2017-2018, we have set an attendance figure of 97%+, however our current attendance figure is only 94.89% and needs to improve. Please may we remind you that if your child is absent, you must contact the school office to inform them, as any unauthorised absences may result in a fine. We have noticed an increase in the number of parents writing to us regarding holidays during term time. Please be advised that if you take your child out of school for a holiday, it will be unauthorised and this could lead to you being fined. Please check with either the school office, or the school website, for our term dates for next academic year, so as to avoid taking holidays during term time. We will be working hard as a school to improve the attendance figures. This will mean that from September 2018, more fines may be issued. Uniform - It has been noted that school uniform over the Summer Term needs to improve. There are a number of children who are still wearing trainers and this is not school uniform. Children need to wear school t-shirts and jumpers, rather than hoodies, which again, are not school uniform. May I also remind you that leggings and tracksuit bottoms are not school uniform either. P.E. Kits should be either black or navy blue shorts with a white or navy blue t-shirt/polo shirt. It is vital that children are wearing school uniform as this can affect their behaviour and attitude to learning. Children without uniform will be receiving phone calls home, as it is something that we are really working hard on as a school. Thank you for your support with this. Thank you for your support with both SATs, in Years 2 and 6, as well as our recent Ofsted inspection. We appreciate that SATs can be a challenging time for the children and we would like to congratulate them on their resilience and their attitudes towards learning during this period. The results from the SATs will be sent out with reports at the end of the school year. Your positive responses from the Parent View survey were recognised in the report, as well as it being noted on the day that children were in school on time and ready to learn. Dates for you diary - There are a number of important dates coming over the Summer Term. Please check the calendar on the school website or the complete newsletter for all of these important dates.
- 26 Mar 2018
March 2018 Newsletter
Thank you for your support when the decision was made to close the school during the snow. We do not take the decision lightly and the safety of the children and staff is paramount. Thank you for the amount of support at parent's evening, and the number of positive responses we had on Parent View on the iPads during the evening too. The year 3 parent's evening will be rescheduled after the Easter holidays. We are fortunate to have some sessions for parents of year 1 children, to come along and find out how to support their child's learning. Many year 1 parents received information about this at parents evening. If you are a parent of a year 1 child and would like further information please contact Mrs Toward and let her know you are interested in getting involved. We are pleased to inform you that Miss Lett will be returning to work before the Easter holidays. This has meant that the year 3/4 production will be rescheduled for after the Easter holidays. We are looking forward to welcoming Miss Wallwork, who will be starting after the Easter holidays in Year 5. In other news, Mrs Simmonds is pleased to announce that she is expecting her second child in September. Her maternity leave will start at the end of the Summer term and we will keep you updated with the interim arrangements, once they have been decided. Thank you for your support with these changes. If your child is due to take part in a residential visit, please could we ask that all payments are made up to date. If your child is due to go to Rand Farm, full payment must be made by Wednesday 28th March. Thank you for all the donations of Easter eggs, there will be a raffle held on the last day of term, where the children could win bundles of eggs for their family. This will happen during the school day and not during a parent assembly. Please could I remind you that the car park is for staff members. It has been brought to my attention that staff members are unable to access the car park when they are arriving at work, due to parents blocking the entrance. Please be mindful of this and ensure that the car park is not being used as a place to turn around cars in. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Finally, we are still working hard to improve our attendance and set a target of 97% for the academic year 2017/2018. Our current attendance figure if 94.7% and so we need to improve this. If your child is absent from school, please contact the school office to let them know why your child is unable to attend. If your child's absence is marked as unauthorised, due to you not informing the school, you could be liable for a fine.
- 18 Jan 2018
Well done to all of the children for returning to school with a great focus and determination. The attitude to learning across school has been impressive. The whole school visit to the pantomime last Friday was really successful and it was such a delight to see all of the children's smiling faces , joining in with all the shouting - in the right places! Attendance is a focus for school this year and for the academic year 2017-2018, I have set a target of 97%. Unfortunately, we suffered a spate of illness before Christmas, but we are hoping children are feeling rested and well after the break. After school clubs will commence the week beginning the 15th January and will end on the 23rd March. It is great to see that our Breakfast Club is well attended at present. Could we please remind parents to book their children in so we can ensure we have the right amount of adults in there for supervision. May children will have received games consoles, tablets or laptops for Christmas, could we please remind parents to check parental settings and make sure your child is safe online. If you require any further support, check the school website or speak to a member of staff. In the event of bad weather, a text message will be sent out as soon as a decision has been made as to whether the school can operate safely or not. We will also inform the Snowline at Lincs FM, as well as putting a notice on our website. We appreciate this may cause inconvenience, but the safety of the children is of paramount importance.
- 24 Nov 2017
Well done to all of the children that have taken part in sporting events recently; you have all represented the school brilliantly. Another well done to Year 6 who were awarded the Best School award at the Construction Day at the Lincolnshire Showground back in October. Unfortunately, our whole school attendance has dropped recently to 95.8%; this is below the national expectation of 96%. We are obviously disappointed and need to make you aware that attendance is reviewed every 6 weeks, and if a child's attendance falls below 90%, they will receive a letter from the Educational Welfare Officer. We must also make you aware that fines will be re-introduced. Please make sure you inform the school of any holidays or illness, as any unauthorised absence is liable for a fine.
- 10 Sep 2017
Welcome back to the new term. It is fantastic to see how keen and focused the children have come back after the Summer holidays. A special welcome goes to the new children who have started in Foundation Stage; they have settled so well, well done! Also, a warm welcome to our two new teachers, Miss Lett, who is teaching in Year 3 and also Miss Martin who is teaching in Year 4. Thank you for your continued support with setting a high standard with school uniform, it is wonderful to see so the children looking so smart and ready to work. Please could you make sure all uniform is named so that it can easily be returned if misplaced. Please could you note that trainers are not part of our uniform, and though the children are welcome to bring a pair to change into at play times, during lesson times, the children should be wearing smart black shoes. After consulting with the children regarding Friday Achievement Assemblies, they told us they thought they were too noisy, children played with their team point prizes, parents talked too much, the hall was too hot and also that the assemblies were too long. As a result of these findings, from next Friday, the 15th, we will be trialling the children entering the hall first, with the parents then coming in quietly at 2:50 so the children are all settled. Team point prizes will be acknowledged in the assembly, but these will now be given out in the classroom. We will keep you informed of any further updates.