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Rapid Flow Testing for Parents and Carers

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

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Window Wonderland – St Giles’ Church

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

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To Our Gayton Families…

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

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Free Book to Download (illustrated by Axel Scheffler)

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

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Separated Parent Policy

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

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Autumn/Winter Dinner Menu Launch

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

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Headteacher Update for Parents – 22nd July 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, You may remember our previous correspondence regarding the leadership and management of Ridgeway Infant and Gayton Junior Schools earlier this year. The governors of both schools agreed that the best course of action for both schools was to facilitate Mrs Dale and Mrs Hill as Acting Headteachers to explore the effectiveness of joint, collaborative working and how this joint working

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Gayton App Launch

We launched our free Gayton Junior School app this week. Please have a good look around: the app will allow you to return permission slips, update your contact details and provide us with absence information. It will also allow us to send you key messages to keep you all up-to-date and there is an events calendar which you can download to your device! The

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School App Launch

Your child should have brought home a letter this week about the launch dates of our brand-new free app from Parentapps that will greatly improve the way we communicate with families. This will be the only way we communicate with parents by message from now on – the app will replace the previous Groupcall text message system, so it is really important that you

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Wonderful Writers Recall

Apologies: due to some printing errors on names and some stories missing their endings, we are doing a recall on all Wonderful Writers books that were sent home yesterday. Please return your books to school ASAP and we will send home a new copy. Many thanks.

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