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Recycle With Michael

We have signed up to take part in the Recycle with Michael programme with The Salvation Army.

The programme raises money for the school.  Each pupil is given a bag, which the Salvation Army provides and all we ask is that you fill it with second hand clothing and shoes.  The Salvation Army then collect the bags and donate a precentage of their value to the school.  The remaining money raised from reusing or recycling the clothes and shoes is used to fund the Salvation army’s ongoing charity work.  you can read more about this on http://www.salvationarmy.org.uk

We will let you know the collection date of the bags.  You can also take a look about the programme on https://recyclewithmichael.co.uk/schools-recycling

KS1 Class Carnival!

On Friday 30th November KS1 took part in their very own Class Carnival! We created our own headdresses and musical instruments in preparation.  Everyone had chance to parade around, showing off their wonderful headdresses before we all played our instruments together, finding the beat within different pieces of traditional Brazilian music. Finally, we learnt some basic Salsa moves and had a go at dancing the Salsa to the music. We had lots of fun together celebrating our topic, Rio De Vida!

 

Parent Governor Vacancies

The governing body of the school has 2 vacancies for a parent governors and is looking for parents who have children at the school.  The term ‘parent’ relates to any person who have ‘parental responsibility’ as defined by the Section 576 of the Education Act 1996.  If you have any queries about your eligibility as a parent, please contact the headteacher for further advice.

If you are interested in becoming a governor then please click and read the information below then complete the nomination form and put this in the Governor nominations box which is situated in the school office.  If you need a Qualifications and disqualifiations form and a nomination form then just see Jo or Karen in the office.

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GB ATHLETE AT HILLOCKS- KURTS ADAMS

KURTS ADAMS the elite canoe slalom athlete came to visit Hillocks!

 

In 2015, Kurts was the British National Champion Division 1 in Kayaking and in 2016 he was the British National Champion in canoeing- ranking 2nd in Europe!

 

 

Canoe slalom (previously known as white-water slalom) is a competitive sport with the aim to navigate a decked canoe or kayak through a course of hanging downstream or upstream gates on river rapids in the fastest time possible.

 

SAFER SCHOOLS APP

Please click on link below to download the Safer School App.

The App is designed to support and protect children by educating and empowering them both at school and at home.  Through their access, your children get access to information that is relevant to them and you will receive tips and advice on how to keep them safer on line.

http://zurichsaferschools.co.uk/your-app/

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Reporting a child’s absence

Dear Parent/Carer,

Communication to our School for a child’s absence

Our school has an automatic communication system that will allow you to contact us directly by text message, to keep the school up dated with any general Information such as:

  • To report a child’ absence.
  • Appointments
  • Pass on message to class teachers
  • Any other problems

During busy hours the staff receive phone calls asking questions that are not of an urgent nature. By using Text Messages In you will help the school.

You schools dedicated texting mobile number is:  07860 005195    text GIF

You would just text this number normally just like texting friends and family, please confirm your child’s full name and class when texting the school.

We as the school will be able to text back using the system if you need a reply, however, the aim is to free up time in the office, and is just another arm of communication between the parent and the school.

If you do not want to send a text then you can ring the school number 01623-408785 and press option 2 and leave a message as to why your child is absent or you can e-mail school:

              office@hillocks.notts.sch.uk   

It is important to let school know as we monitor all attendance and punctuality daily.

 

 

Whistleblowing Policy

Breakfast Menu

Our Breakfast Club opens from 8.00am.  Your child can have any of the items on the menu below.  However, if you do not want them to have a breakfast a charge of £1 is still payable.

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School Holidays

Here are the holidays for the next 3 academic years.  Click on link for relevant year.

Designated Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Team

The following people are our designated safeguarding staff. If you have any concerns about a child then please report it to one of the team
Louise Regan

 

    Louise Regan  – HEAD – Designated Safeguarding Lead 

 

 

Margaret Newcombe - Deputy Headteacher

 

 

Margaret Newcombe – Deputy Head – Deputy Safeguarding Lead

 

 

 

 

   Chris Gibbon – Deputy Safeguarding Lead