St Jerome Church of England Bilingual School News

Polio vaccine

5 Oct 2022

The risk is low, but it is very important to make sure your child is up-to-date with all their vaccinations, including polio.

Check your child’s red book or contact your GP if you don’t think your child has had them. Find out more about which vaccines are given to children on the NHS website. 

The booster dose will be given to children that are up-to-date with their routine vaccinations. If they are not, they will be offered the next poliovirus vaccine in their schedule.

The vaccine will be given to them through GP practices and other local providers, not schools, who will contact parents and carers when they are ready for them to come forward.

The flu vaccine will be given at our school on Thursday 20th October, please ensure you have completed the consent form by Wednesday 19th October at the very latest.

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Book Fair

5 Oct 2022

As you will be aware from The Quil 30/09/22l, previous version can be seen here https://www.stjeromebilingual.org/our-newsletters/ we will be hosting a scholastic book fair at school from the 10th – 14th October.

The book fair will be open to parents on the following days: EYFS (Reception) – Tuesday 11th October 3:45pm – 4:45pmKS1 (Year 1 and 2) – Wednesday 12th October 3:45pm – 4:45pmLower KS2 (Year 3 and 4) – Thursday 13th October 4:00pm – 5:00pmUpper KS2 (Year 5 and 6) – Friday 14th October 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Please enter via the Station Road entrance to the school.

A further email giving more details of the Book Fair were sent out via email on Tuesday 4th October.

We look forward to seeing you at the Book Fair.

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We’re showing racism the red card – Friday 14 October

2 Oct 2022

Wear Red
Every heart and every mind that we change, changes at least one life but has the capacity to change hundreds, if not thousands of others.
Be a proud anti-racist. Be the difference. Join us.

2021 was a monumental year for Saint Jérôme School as we were part of 250,000 incredible individuals who celebrated Wear Red Day. Without a doubt a sign that our school community is keen to stand against racism.

On Friday 14th October we will once again wear red to stand against racism. This can be an item of school clothing or any other red item.  We invite the children and all members of our community to pay £1, or donate a book to our school via our Amazon Wishlist you’ll find it here. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for continuing to stand against racism.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of staff.

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Our first open day of the year

29 Sep 2022

We are delighted to welcome parents and carers of families considering joining our two Reception classes in September 2023 to our first open day of the year.  Our event will take place on Monday 3 October from 9.30am – 10.30am. This is a great opportunity to see inside our school and ask any questions you may have.

Booking is essential. You can book online here.

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Our letter to Parents and Carers on the death of The Queen

8 Sep 2022

I am sure you will have already heard the deeply sad news about the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Her inspiration and steadfast faithful service to the nation over so many years will be greatly missed. We join together with people all over the world who mourn her passing and pray for King Charles and members of the Royal Family at this difficult time. 

This is naturally an unsettling time for us all and marks a significant change in the life of our nation. Over the coming days, individually, as a community and as a nation we will want to express our thoughts, feelings and gratitude for our longest serving monarch.

Our children will most likely be aware of the sad news and may have questions or concerns and we need to offer the opportunity for them to talk about their thoughts and feelings. We can ask them what they know and we can ask them how they feel. We can share with them how the unexpected news that someone has died makes us feel and that we experience many different emotions including feeling sad, upset, shocked, confused or worried. These feelings are normal. Hearing about the death of someone in public life can also remind us of those we have loved who have died and trigger a range of emotions in us. If you feel that your child or your family would benefit from support, please speak with a member of the staff team.

Tomorrow the priority will be as far as is possible to maintain continuity and consistency for the children. Staff will gather before school to ensure we are well prepared and I will lead collective worship for the children in which we will appropriately acknowledge the news.

As soon as further arrangements are confirmed and we have received further guidance from the Diocese I will communicate this with you. It is intended that over the coming days the school will collate a book of condolence.

Thank you, each one, in advance for your support in what will be, of course, an unprecedented period.

May Queen Elizabeth II and all those who have died, rest in peace and rise in glory and may all who mourn this night receive comfort, strength and hope.

Revd Daniel Norris MBA NPQH
Headteacher

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Please remember to book school lunches

30 Aug 2022

Our school lunches are now bookable for those in Year 1 to Year 6.
As the price of food increases we are doing everything we can to reduce costs.
Ordering your child’s lunch in advance allows us to reduce waste and therefore reduce costs.
Please order your child’s lunch as soon as you can.

As we start our preparations for the start of the new academic year we wish to remind you to order your child’s school lunch at the earliest opportunity please. This will ensure your child receives the meal of their choice and that food waste is kept to a minimum.

If your child has an Allergy Plan these will be available from Friday and any problems should be communicated with [email protected].

Parents with children starting in Reception will receive their login details once their children have formally started school. Reception children will receive a school meal from Thursday 8th September.

We look forward to welcoming all children in Years 1 – 6 back to school on Monday 5th September and Reception children on a staggered basis from Tuesday 6th September.

Many thanks

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Could you be our new KS1 Teaching Assistant?

24 Aug 2022

Teaching Assistant for KS1.
Level 3 qualification or above required for immediate start.

Are you an experienced teaching assistant who is looking for an exciting opportunity and a new challenge?

Salary: Scale 2 NJC03 £21,783 pa FTE Pro-rata £16,459.87.
32.5 hours per week.
8.30am – 3.30pm.

Monday – Friday full time Term time only.

Discover more here

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Could you be our new kitchen assistant?

16 Aug 2022

We are seeking to appoint a special person to support our busy school kitchen, which provides meals for our children each lunchtime.  The successful applicant must be able to support our commitment to safeguarding, be entirely flexible, very hard working, enthusiastic and meticulous in the execution of all duties and will be expected to work as part of a team and support the catering needs of our pupils and staff.

Discover more here

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Have a lovely, relaxing, safe summer

21 Jul 2022

We will see Year 1 to Year 6 children on Monday 5 September. Children new to Reception will join us later that week.
We look forward to officially welcoming some new staff and with heavy hearts we say goodbye to some of our staff who leave us today, we thank them for travelling with us on our journey.

If your child is leaving us this year we wish them all the very best at their new school and thank you for being part of our school family. Although we may not see them every day next academic year they will remain in our hearts.

In September, for the first time ever, we will have children in each year group and in July 2023, we will say goodbye to our first ever Year 6. Time races on. So this summer we hope you have some time to slow down.

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