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National Online Safety – WhatsApp

National Online Safety – WhatsApp


Covid Testing over the Christmas Period

Please see the attached letter which has gone out with our pupils this evening.


National Online Safety

We are delighted to announce that, here at Gayton Junior School, we have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online by working with National Online Safety – providing resources for all parents and carers.  Please see the attached letter from Mrs Clarke, our Learning Mentor, for more details. National Online Safety Parents Invitation Letter Nov 2021 National Online Safety Parents Leaflet Nov 2021


New School Meal Provider

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

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Secondary School Open Events – Year 7 Transition

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.

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Return to School Information 2021

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.

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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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