A huge thank you to all of you who returned the recent parent questionnaire. We received over 250 questionnaires back – which is over 2/3 of the school. Your views are really important to us and help us to make changes or tweaks to current practice to ensure we are providing the very best for our children and their families at Gayton. Please click
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We are pleased that we have a new school dinner provider to provide us with our school dinners from November 2021. Nottinghamshire Council are the company who will oversee this, with meals being cooked at a local Derby school in a similar arrangement to that we had previously with Derby Moor. They are providing us with a great menu full of different daily choices
We are beginning to receive information regarding secondary school open events regarding transitions to Year 7. Remember that the deadline for making an application for your child is Sunday 31st October 2021. As we mentioned in our first newsletter, please make sure that you select more than one school. We will continue to update this page as we get information from other secondary schools.
We have sent out information to all parents with all the information needed ready for a return to school on Monday 6th September. Please note that our start and finish times return to normal and there is no longer the provision in the hall before and after school that we operated to support parents with siblings whilst we had staggered start and finish times.
You may have read or heard this week about rapid testing for COVID-19 being rolled out to include parents and carers of school-age children, including adults who support as part of a childcare bubble. This type of rapid testing allows for more asymptomatic COVID-19 cases to be detected and can help to break chains of transmission. These are the same tests that staff at
St. Giles’ Church would like to invite you to be a part of their Window Wonderland! From the 11th December a number of homes in the local area will be especially decorating one of their windows and we would love you to find as many of them as you can. Each window will display a St. Giles’ “Do not be afraid” poster as well
The staff at Gayton are really missing you all. School is very quiet without all of our wonderful children and supportive parents. We know it is hard trying to incorporate home learning around your own work commitments while you are all at home: many of us are having the same struggles as you are – so thank you for showing the passion we have
The Local Authority have asked us to share with you the link to this book. The brilliant Axel Scheffler has produced a book about Covid-19 Coronavirus just for children – and it’s available as a FREE download. Click the book to download. The Gruffalo illustrator worked with consultant Professor Graham Medley, two head teachers and a psychologist to make sure the book got the
Our new Separated Parent policy can now be found in the policy section on the website. The policy has been written in conjunction with our Data Protection Officer and some parents who kindly gave up their time to read through the policy and fed back to us to ensure we had addressed all issues faced by separated parents when dealing with school. The policy
Our new dinner menu launches in the first week after half term on Tuesday 5th November (Monday 4th November is an INSET day). The new menu is full of ideas from the School Council, in response to Pupil Questionnaires from before the summer holiday. The new menu sees Pizza as a main option for all children, rather than being a halal/vegetarian option, a reduction