Codsall High Federation of Schools Perton Middle School Incorporating: Codsall Community High School Bilbrook CE (VC) Middle School Perton Middle School Executive Headteacher: Mrs. M. Tunnicliffe B.Ed. NPQH Gainsborough Drive, Perton, Wolverhampton, WV6 7NR Tel: 01902 758244 Fax: 01902 746411 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.perton-middle.staffs.sch.uk July 2014 Message from the Headteacher Best SATs results in the history of Perton Congratulations to all year 6 students who worked extremely hard to achieve some good SATs results. 91% achieved a level 4+ in writing, 90% in maths and just under 90% in reading. Well done and thanks to all parents for your help and support over the past year. Have a great summer break. Mrs. Tunnicliffe Executive Headteacher Staff Leaving We are saying Goodbye and good luck to some staff who are leaving at the end of July. Mrs Pietragallo who has been at Perton Middle School for 30 years. Miss Bayliss who has been teaching French. Mrs Johnston who has been our Assistant Deputy Headteacher. Mrs Allen who has been teaching Design and Technology and Miss Rowley . They will be greatly missed by all staff and students and we wish them all the very best for the future. Mrs. M. Pietragallo D&T Support Assistant Miss. A. Bayliss Coordinator of Modern Foreign Languages, Mrs. J. Johnston Assistant Headteacher Miss. H. Allen Teacher of Creative Design Website: http://www.perton-middle.staffs.sch.uk Email: [email protected] [email protected] Miss. B. Rowley Higher Level Teaching Assistant School Start Time Please note that after the summer holidays the school building will remain locked until 8:15am. There will be no change to the opening of the school gates. Reminder that the first bell in the morning goes at 8.35am and all students are expected to be on the premises ready for the second bell at 8.40am which is registration time. There is also concern that some pupils are arriving very late at school, often after the morning bell has gone. Lost Property A gentle reminder about lost property. We are still having a large amount of lost property in school. If an item of clothing is lost, please check at reception or ask your child to look in the normal area by the PE changing rooms. Please also consider adding name tags, as this helps greatly with the return of clothing to the rightful owner. End of Year Extravaganza 2014 Perton Middle hosted one of its largest events this year - the End of year Extravaganza on Tuesday 8th July. This involved an exhibition of students' Art and Design Technology work and a concert with displays of both music and dance. 55 students participated in running or performing in the event, and the school received 195 people in the audience - a fantastic achievement by students and staff! YTF Day at Uttoxeter On 1 July 6 Year 7 students attended the Staffordshire Young Teen Fiction Award celebration day at JCB, Uttoxeter along with several other schools from across the County. Schools performed presentations for each of the six short-listed titles, voted for by students only, and there were talks from authors Sally Nicholls and Rob Lloyd Jones. The winner was announced, Tom Becker with While the Others Sleep. Tutbury Castle. On Tuesday 8th July, year 5 went on a visit to Tutbury castle, near to Uttoxetter. While they were there, the students were in the company of Elizabeth I. She spoke to the students for one and a half hours about her life and explained how much she loved her country and all those who lived here. The students were questioned by her Majesty, and we are very pleased and proud to announce that she was very impressed by not only their politeness, but also their knowledge of her reign. After lunch, again accompanied by the Tudor Queen, for private audiences (autographs and photographs!) the students then met a Knight of the Realm. He spoke to the students about serving the Queen and some of his duties protecting Her Majesty and England. Blists Hill Victorian Town. On Wednesday 9th July, year seven visited Blist’s Hill Victorian Town. The students saw what Victorian life was like in the Black Country. They visited the Old Sweet shop and sampled the confectionary to check that it was authentic. The fish and chip shop had the same treatment too! They also saw how members of the community lived; the butcher, the baker and the candle stick maker. Some heard the cry of the Suffragettes while others cried out in delight as they tried out the Victorian fairground rides. Two fantastic days out, enjoyed by everyone, especially the weather which we were blessed with. Perton Spring Festival Earlier this year in May, Mrs Spittle and Perton Middle School students Demi Maher, Ebenezer Mutoko, Lewis Robbins and Grace Pickford grew bedding plants from seed, which were planted in a prepared bed within Perton Library garden. The flowering plants were laid out into a Staffordshire Knot design and now are in full flower creating an eye catching blaze of colour. Student Road Safety We have been informed by several parents that a number of students are not observing road safety rules and there have been a few ‘near misses’ when a car has almost collided with a student or cyclist running out into the road. Please can you ensure that your child is aware of the importance of observing road safety rules. In order to ensure an efficient flow of traffic and most importantly to increase child safety, we ask that all vehicles follow the voluntary one way system and proceed along Gainsborough Drive with the school on the left hand side during these busy times. This has proved to be very effective in the past and I therefore ask all parents to adhere to this arrangement and to park considerately for the benefit of other road users and the residents of Gainsborough Drive. Concerns have been raised about safety of students leaving the school on bikes. Please ensure that your child follows the cycle safely rules. How to cycle safely Always wear a helmet Look behind you before you turn, overtake or stop. Use arm signals before you turn right or left. Obey traffic lights and road signs. Don’t ride on the pavement unless there's a sign saying that you can. On busy or narrow roads, don’t cycle next to another person. When overtaking parked cars, watch out for car doors opening suddenly and allow room to pass safely. Don’t use headphones while cycling. Don't weave in and out of traffic or change direction suddenly without signalling. BE SEE BE SAFE School Terms and Holiday Dates 2014 Students break up for Summer Term Inset Day Inset Day Term Starts Open Day Helping your child with Literacy Half Term Thursday 17th July 1.30pm Friday 18th July Monday 1st September Tuesday 2nd September Saturday 27th September 9.00am—11.00am Tuesday 7th October 6:00pm—7:00pm Monday 27th October - Friday 31st October This publication is also available on our website (www.perton-middle.staffs.sch.uk) where the print size can be enlarged if necessary. If you do not have access to the internet and need this publication in any other format please contact the school.
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