The Anchor News - 21st October 2016

21st October 2016

Hi everybody,


First I would like to introduce myself to the new families at St. Clement's, I am Mrs Dowling and I am the Pastoral Manager. I am involved in the mentoring of the children and work very closely with teachers, support staff and family members to ensure your child achieves their full potential. I offer children 1-1 support, group support and classroom support with any difficulties they may be experiencing at school or home so they can achieve the best possible outcomes. I also offer parents support with any problems they may be experiencing, so please ask at the office if you require any support or wish to talk.


Part of my role as Pastoral Manager is to improve attendance and punctuality within the school.  The attendance is currently not quite at our target of 96% so please can I remind Parents/Carers to get their child to school on time, every day.

Can I also remind you that it is very important that you provide the office with the following evidence if your child is off ill from school to enable us to authorise the absence:


* Medical appointment card

* Letter from a professional

* Medication prescribed by a GP

* Copy of prescription

* Letters concerning hospital appointments

* Compliment slip signed by Doctor’s receptionist


Another part of my role is being involved with achieving the UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award. I am very proud that the school and the UNICEF team have now achieved Recognition of Commitment. Thank you to my team of helpers who are all very enthusiastic.


After half term I will be planning for the annual Christmas Fayre.  If anybody would like a stall, to help with the planning, or to donate items for the Bric-A-Brac stall, please come and see me.


I hope you all have a lovely half term and stay safe.


Mrs Dowling

Pastoral Manager