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Newsletter – 14 Jan

Message from the Headteacher, It’s been a busy week in school and I have really enjoyed starting to get to know all the children. Parrots have been learning about the history of Long Wittenham and Janet Haylett came into school to share the WI’s scrap book. Parrot’s enjoyed their Victorian school day and looked fabulous in their costumes. […]

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Newsletter – 7 January

Message from the Headteacher I am delighted to have completed my first week as headteacher at Long Wittenham School and have been made to feel very welcome by the children, the staff and the wider school community. I am sure you will join me in welcoming Sally Jarman and Charles Montier who are the new […]

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Newsletter – 20 December

Message from the Headteacher Thank you very much to everyone who volunteered, donated or attended the very successful Christmas Fair last week – the PTA raised an impressive £1,100. We are also very grateful to the Harrison family and the Higginbottom family for their sterling work filling the skip on Friday! After numerous trips back and forth with arms […]

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Newsletter – 10 December

Message from the Headteacher Throughout this term, we have been making excellent progress on our journey towards attaining a bronze Rights Respecting Schools Award. This week, staff and pupils completed questionnaires and Values Ambassadors Dani, Ella, Hannah and Tei Jai helped me to develop an action plan. UNICEF UK works with schools to create safe and inspiring places […]

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Newsletter – 3 December

Message from the Headteacher As I mentioned last week, we plan to introduce Zones of Regulation as a whole school resource to support children’s wellbeing. The Zones of Regulation is a complete social-emotional learning curriculum, created to teach children self-regulation and emotional control. It’s often taught in school settings but parents can use and teach the Zones of Regulation at home, […]

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Newsletter – 26 Nov

Message from the Headteacher In this week’s assemblies, children have been learning more about being a Rights Respecting School by finding out about the ABCDE of Rights A: Rights are for ALL childrenB: Rights are there at BIRTHC: Rights CANNOT be taken away D: Rights DO NOT have to be earnt E: All rights are EQUALLY important On 20th November, it was World Children’s Day and, to find out about […]

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Newsletter – 19 November

Message from the Headteacher Thank you to Miss McLachlan, the School Council and everyone who supported the Children In Need fundraiser today – it was a great community event! We’ll update you with the total raised on Monday. Thank you for all the creative entries to our Anti-bullying Poster Competition; our Values Ambassadors found it very difficult to choose just one winner from each year […]

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Newsletter – 12th November

Message from the Headteacher Thank you to everyone who supported the non-uniform day with donations for the upcoming Christmas Fair. Christmas card packs are in book bags today, so if you would like your child to design a card, please return these by Tuesday 16th November. Our wreath-layers and readers did us proud at the annual village Remembrance Service on 11th November; […]

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Newsletter – 5th November

Message from the Headteacher As you will have read in the message that went out earlier today, governors are delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs. Gillian Fraser as the new permanent head teacher here at Long Wittenham. I have had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Fraser as her current school, Stoke Row, is […]

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Christian Aid donation of £35.59 and 150 packages

Newsletter – 15th October

Message from the Headteacher I have been so impressed by the way that our new starters have so quickly become part of the school community! Asylum Welcome interpreters have been a tremendous help; members of staff have really gone above and beyond to find out about good practice, provide bespoke language lessons and put in extra hours […]

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