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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Dinner Menu – New for Summer 2019!

Mrs Hardisty, our new School Business Manager has been working hard with our catering company to improve the dinner menu. After speaking with kitchen staff and the School Council, a new menu for Summer 2019 has been created. This menu starts running on Monday 29th April, beginning with Week 1. School meals stay at the same price – £2.20 per day: please pay for
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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.


Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 5th February 2019

We took part in #SaferInternetDay2019⁠ ⁠ on Tuesday 5th February. This year’s theme was ‘Together for a Better Internet’ – everyone has their part to play in making the internet a safe place for our children. During the day we shared “5 Top Tips” for keeping children aged 7-11 safe online via the school’s Twitter account (@GaytonJunior). The top tips can be found below:
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Childcare Choices

Are you eligible for help to pay for your childcare? The Government helps many families with childcare costs, whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.  Visit Childcare Choices to find out more about what you are eligible to receive and how to make childcare as cost effective as possible. 


School Dinner Price Increase

From 1st September 2018, the price of our school meals will be increasing to £2.20 (£11 for a full week). The menu remains the same and will start with Week 1’s meals on Monday 10th September (click here to view the menus). Children can still change between dinners and packed lunches by telling their class teacher each morning. Please ensure they pay for their
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Fond Farewells

GOOD BYE! We are sorry to be saying good bye to Mrs Clarke, one of our Year 6 teachers, at the end of term. She has gained a well deserved promotion as Deputy Headteacher in another school.  Mr Chapman will move into Class 11 and Ms Hallam will be teaching in Class 5 in September. Mrs Fletcher is retiring after working at Gayton for
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Safeguarding Update – Fortnite

Our recent newsletter highlighted the risks to children who are playing Fortnite online. Click here to read a BBC article raising issues that are concerning the NSPCC about the game, including data that suggests 25% of children playing the game had been contacted online by strangers. The NSPCC has detailed advice for parents on keeping children safe online and identifying if grooming is taking
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