Huge congratulations to the Eynsham Primary School Year 5 cricket team who became county champions this afternoon. Having won their 3 group games, they played Thomas Reade school in the final and managed to win. (More details to follow once Mr. Hazel emerges from the celebrations!)
A big Thank You to all the parents who took time out of their day to take children to the event and offer their support.
I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank the coaches at Eynsham Cricket Club for the excellent job they are doing with the children.
Please see below an advert for a part-time cleaner:
Partime Cleaner Feb 17 (2)
Last Friday, Year 5 entered the West Oxfordshire Kwik Cricket tournament, held at Stonesfield C.C.
On a warm day, Eynsham made light work of the teams in their league, easing into the semi finals with four wins.
They knew, however, that the other league had some stronger teams. The semi final found them drawn against the Batt School. A great batting performance (as well as a stirring speech from the coach: “If you win this, you get another day out of school!”) saw them reach the final, playing Witney C.P. School.
This time it was thanks to a great bowling display from the whole team, as well as some fantastic catches during the final over of the innings, to seal Eynsham’s victory in the tournament, as well as their passage into the Oxfordshire finals on the 12th July. Well done, boys!
Pictured (top row): Arthur, Jake, Fred, Ryan, Louis (bottom row): Brandon, James, Max, Finley.
Please see below a copy of an advert, together with a job description and an application form for a part-time Catering Assistant post:
Catering Assistant – advert 17
Catering Assistant – Sept 17
Support staff appl form
The Big Question for this week is: What is the best thing ever invented?”. Please try and find a few minutes to discuss this with your child. Thank you.
Here is an interesting and important article for anyone wishing to gain some insight into the context schools are operating within at the moment. It is long, but worthwhile. For my part, I think the best way of protecting our children is to stick it out, to carry on working as hard as one possibly can to be an effective headteacher and safeguard children in terms of welfare, attainment, progress and choice.
Too little money, too many tests: senior staff talk frankly about life on education’s frontline
Please see our updated Behaviour Policy Summary below:
Behaviour policy summary
If you wish to read our full Behaviour & Attendance Policy, from which the above is taken, then please either access via the link below, or request a paper copy via the school office.
Behaviour & Attendance Policy (June 2017) – full version
I wanted to share with you a correspondence from the National Association of Headteacher’s concerning the impact the school funding crisis had on the electorate. I know a number of you have been supportive of this, so thank you for anything you have done. Below is a summary of the article, which is available in full via this link.
SPECTRE OF SCHOOL FUNDING CUTS STRUCK A CHORD WITH VOTERS
Press reports have confirmed this week that school funding played a part in helping the electorate decide how to vote in the General Election. This suggests that our high profile funding campaign, with union colleagues and funding groups, had a significant impact as people went to the polls last Thursday. “My thanks goes to all NAHT members and officials and to our colleagues in the education community,” says NAHT general secretary Russell Hobby. “It shows that if you blend energy, evidence and ethics, you can achieve a great deal in a campaign. Now we need to keep the pressure up towards an Autumn budget.”
The Eynsham Primary Key Stage 2 mock election 2017 results are now in, following children considering the parties’ policies then submitting their preferences to the ballot box. The results are as follows:
The Labour Party = 69 votes
The Liberal Democrats = 61 votes
The Green Party = 36 votes
The Monster Raving Loony Party = 18 votes
The Conservative Party = 16 votes
The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) = 4 votes
So, if the children of Eynsham were the voting populace of the United Kingdom, the Labour Party would govern the country under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. The children have all learned a great deal through this process.
Mr Moore and Mr Ottaway