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 Open Morning Saturday 19th October 9:30 am – 12:00 noon and
Open Afternoon Wednesday 20th November 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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

 

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! 

 

LOTC

Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) at Delamere Academy... 

At Delamere Academy we are committed to providing the best education possible for children, allowing children to fly and develop their personalities as well as their academic achievements. Substantial evidence indicates that time spent outside the classroom that is "properly conceived, adequately planned, well taught and effectively followed up, offers learners opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills in ways that add value to their everyday experiences in the classroom" , this demonstrates the need for all children to have access to time outside the classroom. 

Our vision/Mission statement... 

We as a school understand the importance of Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) and the opportunities it provides for all pupils. We are committed to ensuring these LOtC opportunities are progressive and frequent, enabling children to develop in a range of curriculum areas. Learning Outside the Classroom is embedded within school life and is valued by all staff, it is believed to be an essential element for providing a broad and balanced curriculum.

Examples of LOtC... 

 

From year two each class takes part in an over night residential and each class takes part in numerous trips and visits over the school year. These are fantastic examples of off-site LOtC opportunities, but teaching staff also plan a range of engaging and frequent LOtC opportunities in school that match the children's needs and allow for progression within subjects. 

 

LOtC at home... 

We're committed to involving parents in every aspect of school life, providing your child with LOtC opportunities at home is beneficial for their development at home and a special way of spending family time. The National Trust compiled a list of "50 Things to do before you're 11 and 3/4" to encourage families and children to spend quality time in the outdoors. Please see the PDF below for the list of activities for ideas and inspiration for LOtC at home. 

Delamere Forest is a fantastic local resources for outdoor actvities, follow the link below to their forest explorer website for up coming events and activities. 

http://www.forest-explorers.co.uk/

LOtC in the class blogs... 

Follow the links below to look at examples of specific LoTC activities in class blogs. 

http://www.delamereacademy.co.uk/index.php/classes/hatchmere/hatchmere-blog/3091-rspb-visit-for-hatchmere 

http://www.delamereacademy.co.uk/index.php/classes/oakmere-top/oakmere-blog/2850-team-work-in-the-outdoor-area

http://www.delamereacademy.co.uk/index.php/classes/sandymere-top/sandymere-blog/2950-lots-of-fun

http://www.delamereacademy.co.uk/index.php/classes/blakemere-top/blakemere-blog/3008-l-o-t-c-for-blakemere 

http://www.delamereacademy.co.uk/index.php/classes/nunsmere/nunsmere-blog/2940-creative-minds

http://www.delamereacademy.co.uk/index.php/classes/pickmere-top/pickmere-blog/3071-another-busy-week-in-pickmere-class

http://www.delamereacademy.co.uk/index.php/classes/linmere-top/linmere-blog/2830-harvest-and-world-animal-day

 

 

Attachments:
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