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Newsletter 20 July 2018

Dear Parents and Carers                                                                                    20 July 2018

 

My last newsletter! Today has been a really lovely time in school and I always look forward to our Year 6 leavers awards. We try not to make it an emotional event and I think after seven years in school you should always end on a high. Mr Huddart, Mr Freeman and I showed that despite watching endless hours of football we were useless at trivia questions and were soaked as a result but the best bit is seeing how well our Year 6's respond to their various awards and their joy regardless of what they win. Thanks to all the parents, friends and family who attended this morning to make our awards ceremony a very successful event.

 

This week I have been genuinely overwhelmed by the kind words that I have received since sending my letter out last Friday. Thank you so much for the copious amounts of alcohol, gifts and also all having a collection. I never expect thanks and do not do my job for any other reason than I love what I do, but when thanks do come it is really valued. Your generosity is heart-warming but I knew that anyway.

 

Over the time I have been here we have not only raised thousands of pounds for the school but thousands of pounds for many charities. This year alone we have supported twelve different charities and raised over £3000. In addition to this PIP have raised just over £14,000 throughout the last twelve months which is an unbelievable figure.

 

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Newsletter 13 July 2018

13 July 2018

 

Dear Parents and Carers

 

The time has come to officially hand over the mantle of making you all park safely to Mrs Clayton. After thirteen and a half very successful years as Headteacher of the school, my role is changing from 1st September when I move to become full time Chief Executive of The North West Academies Trust.

 

This year, we have had a year of transition in the leadership and management of the school. Mrs Clayton, ably supported by Mr Huddart and the rest of the team have done an excellent job in continuing to drive forward our school and make it an incredibly special place to learn. My role has been to support them to do this and also to grow our trust of schools. After a good deal of hard work, I am very proud that during the course of next twelve months we will grow from a four school trust to eight as new schools join our excellent group. 

 

I started at Delamere three weeks after the birth of my son Frankie and as he has grown I have also had the pleasure to watch the school grow and evolve in many ways. Like many of our staff, both my children had the privilege of attending Delamere and there is no doubt that the education they received here, helped to shape them into the people they are. School, like life, is not always straightforward but the love, care and attention to detail that all children receive, each and every day, is very special.

 

The staff team is excellent. All different people, all different characters with different strengths but because they are all different when this is combined it really makes the team work. Their combined talents, coupled with the support and challenge of our Governors, have made the school consistently one of the best in the country, always in the top 1% of all primaries nationally and thoroughly deserving of the Tatler title of ‘the best education money can’t buy.’

 

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Newsletter 6 July 2018

Dear Parents and Carers                                                                                 6 July 2018

 

The hot weather seems to be here to stay and we are having a summer like no other, maybe even England might win the World Cup! Who knows, but what I do know is that this week the children have had the opportunity to take part in many new and exciting experiences and learnt a great deal. It was a pleasure to hold our Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Tuesday when the Pickmere children met their Reception buddies for September. On Wednesday we had the pleasure of listening to Daniel Morden, a storyteller, and he truly was excellent. Our infants missed out on this though as they were too busy at Thurstaston Beach. The pictures of this trip were excellent and please take a small amount of time to look at them in the  class blogs.

 

Sport, as ever, has been high profile this week. on Tuesday, we had an athletics competition with ten local  schools, on Thursday a swimming gala against Ellesmere and St Martins and today we are taking part in the District Sports Athletics, competing at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village against all the other schools in Chester. All enjoyable and rewarding experiences for so many children to take part in. 

 

Over the course of the weekend it’s not just about the football and tomorrow afternoon is the St Peter's Church Fete at the Delamere Community Centre. this starts at 2pm with Delamere junior children opening the event. All those singing at the fete are reminded to wear full school uniform.

 

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Newsletter 29 June 2018

Dear Parents and Carers                                                                                                           29 June 2018

 

It has been a very warm week in school , probably the hottest week in school I can remember.  It has been great to see the children coming into school equipped for the sunshine.  It looks like the weather is set to continue, so can you please make sure that your child has a hat, suncream and a refillable water bottle.

 

A great big thank you to all those members of PIP, who worked incredibly hard last weekend to make our Sports day, Summer Fair and The Beer and Gin Festival a huge success. Thanks to your support and generosity we raised in total a massive £6100.

 

This week, our KS1 children took part in an Academy Trust Athletics competition at Ellesmere Primary. Each child took part in a range of throwing, jumping and running events with our team finishing as runners up. Also this week, our Year 6 children took part in the Chester and District Rounders competition and a big well done to all of the children who took on the challenge of the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon last weekend. 

 

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Newsletter 22 June 2018

Dear Parents or Carers                                                                                                        22 June 2018

 

Sports Week and Sports Day are my favourite times of the year. Sadly for the first time in fifteen years I missed the afternoon’s events, but the level of team work that goes into making this a great experience for all is hugely impressive. From House T-shirts to raffle donations, excellence in competition to just having a great time, everyone's efforts to make the day a success are greatly appreciated. This year our Sports Week has had a football theme and well done to Owls who won this overall. 

 

In addition to the Sports Week fun we have also had success in the swimming pool with our relay team competing in a Beat 100 Challenge last Friday and managing to swim 88 lengths in half an hour and well done to all the children who competed in The Jack Denton Gala in Northwich in which we finished third. Our tennis players have also taken part in two tournaments this week, Year 4 finished as runners up in the Chester Tennis competition meaning we have qualified to represent Chester at the County Tennis Finals. Our Year 6 Boys (Luke & Thomas J) won the Sandstone Sports Partnership Boys Tennis Competition and our Year 6 Girls (Hannah L & Scarlett) were Runners Up.

 

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