Swinton Queen Primary School newsletter 8th October 2021


  1. Note from Mr Higginbottom
  2. Phase Leader Meetings Reminder
  3. Our New SENDCO!
  4. Term dates/INSET days reminders
Note from Mr Higginbottom

Hello! Just a short update for you this week. It was fabulous that our Y6 children enjoyed a visit out of school this week! They went to Crucial Crew to learn about personal safety including safety in the home, on the road, online, anti-social behaviour, criminal responsibility and emergency first aid. The children represented the school brilliantly - well done year 6s!

Whole school attendance is now 94.0%, it has unfortunately moved the wrong way this week. Miss Robinson's class have the highest attendance this week at 96.7% - well done class Y3/4R!

Phase Leader/ Head teacher Meetings

Our Head teacher/Phase leader meeting for parents of children in Key Stage 1 (Y1/Y2) will be held on Monday 11th October at 2:30 in the school hall. We hope that you'll be able to pop to school a little earlier than the end of the school day for KS1 children to come to meet with myself and Mrs Cox.

The Head teacher/Phase leader meeting for upper Key Stage 2 (Y5/Y6) will take place at 2:45 on Monday 18th October in the school hall. Mrs McArdle and I look forward to meeting parents of Y5/Y6 children then.

Our new SENDCO

I'm really excited that we have a new Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator. Miss Gray is now our SENDCO and has already made a great start in understanding the needs of children across the school. We're working together to ensure that all of our children get the best possible provision. Miss Gray and I look forward to working in partnership with children and parents to support the best possible achievement. If you'd like to speak to Miss Gray about this role or your child's needs, you can contact her via school or the email: SENCO@sqp.wwpat.org

INSET Days and Holidays

Just a reminder that we have TWO INSET days coming up - Friday 22nd October and Monday 1st November are staff training days. That means that children finish for the October half term break on Thursday 21st October and return to school on Tuesday 2nd November.

Please note that we have an additional TWO INSET days to be taken during the rest of the academic year which are yet to be decided. We will inform you of these with plenty of notice.

The autumn term ends on Friday 17th December. Children return to school after Christmas on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

SPRING HALF TERM Holidays starts - Monday 21 February 2022 Back to school - Monday 28 February 2022

EASTER Holiday starts - Monday 11 April 2022 Back to school - Monday 25 April 2022

SUMMER HALF TERM Holiday starts - Monday 30 May 2022 Back to school - Monday 6 June 2022

SUMMER Holiday starts 21 July 2022, children will return to school on either the 1st or 2nd September 2022 (though this is subject to change once INSET days are decided).

For the super organised, holidays for next year can be found here: https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/schools-schooling/school-term-dates-holidays/3

Enjoy the Weekend!

Thank you for your continued support of our school and for taking the time to chat to me about your thoughts. To contact me you can email enquiries@sqp.wwpat.org, find me on ClassDojo or chat to me at the start or end of the school day.

At Swinton Queen Primary School, children are aspirational, courageous and inquisitive; respectful of all.


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