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A guide for parents 

To find out more, please follow the link below. 

Ofsted Parents Guide

 

GDPR

Want to know more about your General Data Protection Rights? Please click here.

 

E-safety Information 

For a wide range of information about keeping your child safe online visit the thinkuknow website. 

NSPCC have also teamed up with O2 to create a new, helpful app called Net Aware to help keep us up to date with new social media networks.

 

Contact the school

Julie Clayton- Head of School 

The Delamere C of E Academy
Stoney Lane
Kelsall
Tarporley
CW6 0ST
admin@delamere.cheshire.sch.uk
Tel: 01829 707 979

Out of hours emergency contact
Tel: 07795 246541

 

Newsletter 20 December 2019

 

                                                                                                       20th December 2019

Dear Parents and Carers

  

Well, this newsletter brings a close to our first term of the academic year. I cannot believe how quickly the time has passed. It has been yet another incredibly busy, but successful term.  I am really proud of everything the children have achieved over the course of the first term. The Christmas performances have been the icing on the cake for us and are a lovely way to finish the term.

 

Most recently, with the publication of ‘The Primary League Tables’, it was revealed that Delamere Academy is in the top 0.4% of all schools nationally – this is for our Year 6 SATs achievements in reading, writing and maths. For the second year in a row, we are the number one school in the league tables for Cheshire West and Cheshire. We are absolutely delighted with this news and I want to say a massive thank you to all of the staff here at Delamere and the families for their continued support.

 

At the beginning of the week the children had a special Christmas treat. They gathered in the hall to watch 'Beauty and the Beast'. The children loved the pantomime and even joined in with some of the songs and dancing. As always, there are some fantastic pictures on Twitter of the children enjoying the show.

 

On sporting front this week, we have taken part in the annual Academy Trust Year 3 and 4 swimming gala at Ellesmere Primary School. Competing against the other schools within the Trust, our children took part in a variety of individual and team relay races. All of the children performed fantastically well, finishing as runners up! Also this week our Year 3 and 4 team took part in a Sandstone Sports Partnership Indoor Athletics Competition finishing as Bronze Medallists! Well done to all of the children who took part.

 

On the 24 December at St Peter’s Church, Reverend Elaine is leading the Christingle Service at 4:00pm.

 

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Learning Outside the Classroom

 

This week Pickmere have had a few opportunities to take their learning outside of the classroom!

 

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Chickens and kindness

This week, we have been busy helping to clean the chickens, rehearsing for the play and the girls had a Football training session with Chester Football Club.

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Plastic free

Page coming soon 

Making cards for our year 6 buddies!

This week in Hatchmere we've been talking about our buddies completing their year 6 SATS, each child has created a card for their buddy and written a good luck message. 

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Art council

‘Artsmark can help unlock the potential of children and young people, help to develop character and talent, and increase their knowledge and understanding’ (Artsmark, 2015).

Over the course of the year, we are working towards achieving the Platinum Artsmark Status at Delamere C of E Academy. We are passionate about embedding the arts within our creative curriculum, through art, dance, drama and music. Our aim in working towards the Artsmark is to further enrich the amazing provision already on offer at Horn Park.

We strongly believe that this process should be driven by the children, so have therefore set up an Arts Council. Children from across the school will work with our Arts Leader to embed and promote the arts throughout the school community.

Golden Age Concert November 2019

 

Young Carers

 

 

 

We are delighted to inform you that our school is currently working with Carers Trust 4all to raise awareness and support Young Carers within Cheshire West and Chester. Carers Trust 4all are the commissioned service in Cheshire West and Chester to support Young Carers.

 

 

Who are Young Carers?

 A young carer is a young person aged between 6-18 who care for a family member such as mum, dad, brother, sister or grandparents who suffer with a physical disability, poor ill health, learning disability, mental health, or substance and alcohol misuse.

 

What do Young Carers do?

 Young Carers take on a number of tasks for the person they care for.

  • Practical tasks, such as cleaning, cooking, shopping, general upkeep of the housework.

  • Personal care, such as helping with toileting, washing, showering/bathing, and getting dressed.

  • Emotional support, such as listening and being someone to offload to.

  • Administering or helping someone to remember to take their medication.

  • Financial support, such as paying bills, helping manage money ect.

  • Sibling Care

  • Communication support such as sign language, interpreting letters.

     

Impacts of being young carer

  • Lower grades than their peers if young carers miss time in school

  • Poor confidence and self esteem

  • Emotional impacts, worry and stress

  • Stigma of being a young carer may result in bullying

  • Missed opportunities, not being able to do things other children are doing

  • Isolation

 

What we are doing to support young carers

  • We have had a special assembly to help identify any young carers and to reduce the stigma

  • Regular drop In sessions where young carers can come and chat about their caring role

  • Staff members have received young carer awareness training which helps better support young carers in our school

  • We are currently working on gaining a Young Carers in School Award which pledges us to support young carers.

 

Who to talk to?

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Hulme, Mr Freeman and Mrs Clayton are the dedicated young carer support workers, come and chat with them if you think you may be a young carer!

Feel free to pop in and chat to us or send us an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Young Carer services details

Carers Trust 4all

0333 323 1990

 

http://www.westcheshirelocaloffer.co.uk/kb5/cheshirewestandchester/directory/service.page?id=UUEIkwuCjps   

 

 

 

 

 

Steph is going to be holding regular drop in sessions in the nurture room - if you think you may be a young carer, feel free to pop in and chat to her! 

 

 

We also have a message box in our Nurture room if you want to write a message before attending a drop in session. These will be read by Mrs Inskip, Mr Freeman and Steph from Young Carers! 

 

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