The Anchor News - 22nd April 2021

22nd April 2021

Welcome back and Ramadan Kareem!


We are now entering the last term of our academic year, hopefully we will be able to progress through this one uninterrupted and the children will fully get back into the swing of things. We are putting lots of things in place this term to address needs of the children socially, emotionally and academically.


Week commencing May 3rd you will be invited to attend a Teams live session or phone call with your child’s teacher. This is your chance to find out how your child/ren are doing, how lockdown has affected them academically and what plans are in place to support them over the next term. Letters will be sent out next week to arrange times/date.


For those families that are celebrating Ramadan. We have shared information about ways for younger children to participate in Ramadan without the need to fast all day whilst at school. Fasting at a young age whilst facing the academic and physical challenges in school can cause difficulties for younger children and we do not recommend this during school days. We fully support other ways children can demonstrate devotion to Allah and we have asked children to write some prayers/ poems that we can share within school and on the website.


Finally, unfortunately since returning to school there have been issues with a few parents causing disruption at the start & end of day with parking in front of drives. As you can imagine, the residents do not appreciate being blocked from exit or entering. Please do not block drives or stop the car in the middle of the road as it causes problems, is illegal and more importantly, is dangerous for your own and all other children and families. We will ask the local PCSOs to visit school at home/start of day to chat with parents. Thank you.


Have a lovely weekend


Miss Shryane - Head Teacher


Safeguarding: Bright Sky

Bright Sky is a mobile app and website for anyone experiencing domestic abuse, or who is worried about someone else.


The website is focused on how to spot the signs of domestic abuse, advice on how to support someone you have concerns for, and ways to find help. To access it you can click on the Bright Sky logo above.


The app can be downloaded for free via the app stores, just search Bright Sky. Launched in partnership with Vodafone, the app includes questionnaires to assess the safety of a relationship, and a section on dispelling myths around domestic and sexual abuse.


Download from your app store by clicking on the images below.

The app is available in 5 languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi, Polish and Welsh.