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Mrs Payne
23 May 2017
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News and Updates

Mrs Payne
19 May 2017
News and Updates

Hi everyone,

I wanted to say BIG thank you to everybody for supporting the ‘Walk to School’ week this week.  The children have been really excited and enthusiastic about it and with your help have been scooting, biking and walking to school every day.

I have collected the class tally lists and I will count up the results, have them officially adjudicated and announce the winning class next week. 

The ‘Happy Shoesday’ was a great success too.  Thank you to all the children for coming to school in their happy shoes.  I have attached a few pictures of some of the fancy footwear the children came to school in.  The day raised £83.50 for the Living Streets charity!  Thank you all very much for your support!

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Payne


Miss Seedhouse
19 May 2017
News and Updates

Changes from September…

We have a few changes in staffing to let you know about from September:

  • After 15 years at Crossdale, Mrs Rachel Cox will be leaving the school staff. In recent years Mrs Cox has played a significant role in organising provision for children who have additional needs. In this role, she has been committed and passionate about securing the best possible outcomes for those children. Mrs Cox is keen to come back and do some occasional work at Crossdale, so it’s more of an ‘au revoir’ that a farewell! I’m sure you’ll join the staff, children, and governors in wishing her every happiness in the future.
  • Mrs Ingle and Mrs Mellor will be sharing class teacher responsibilities for our Reception class from September, working on a job share basis but overlapping on a Wednesday. This ‘Dynamic Duo’ have spent a good part of last year sharing class teacher responsibility and have worked together for several years. They will be assisted by a full-time TA who will help ensure continuity across the week.
  • Miss Georgia Dibley will be joining the team in September to teach our Year One class. Miss Dibley comes highly recommended from another school in Equals Trust, Robert Miles School. Miss Dibley will visit the school several times before the summer and we will let parents know when they can pop in to say hello.
  • Mrs Payne will continue teaching in Base 1 on a Thursday and Friday; some of her time will be spent in Year 1 and she will be teaching in Year 2 on a Friday.

Play Equipment

Please could we kindly request that before 9am and after 3:30pm, children do not use the play equipment in school.  This is for safety reasons and we appreciate your support with this.

Base 3 residential

Year 5 and 6 children will be heading off on their residential visit on Monday morning to Edale.  Information for the visit is available on the blog on the Year 5 and 6 pages.

Roof Maintenance

We will be undergoing some long overdue roof maintenance on the school over the next few months, with a planned start next Friday, 26th May.

We have accessed the money for these repairs, almost £300,000, through our membership of Equals Trust. The Trust applied directly to the DfE for funding, securing over £1 million to improve school buildings across the trust. This is just one of many benefits we are seeing since we became an academy as part of Equals Trust.

This has meant that the school car park has effectively been closed to all cars and that the staff will need to park on and around Crossdale Drive. We know that this will impact on parental parking and we kindly ask for anyone driving their child / children to school in the morning, or to collect them in the evening, to be continually thoughtful and respectful to our residents over the coming months and to park with care.  Please remember that we have an agreement with the Pear Tree Pub whereby you can park in their car park and then walk up to school to drop your child / children off / collect them.


We encourage children to have healthy snacks for break times and this is very successful.  If your child / children attend an after-school club, please could we ask that any snacks they have to keep them going are also classed as being a ‘healthy snack’. Thank you for your continued support with this.

Lost Property

We had a large amount of lost property at the end of last term and it was hard to return to the owner as there wasn’t a clear name written onto the clothing.  Named items of clothing make it much easier to return lost items – we really value your help with this! Please take a look in lost property boxes in cloakrooms before the end of this term if your child has lost any items over the last few weeks.

Share Aware

A parent has recently spoken to us about their child’s online interactions, in the family home, with an unknown adult living elsewhere in the UK. Please read and use the information below to help support the ongoing safety work we do in school.

Share Aware, from NSPCC, gives parents all the tools they need to have regular and informed conversations with their child about staying safe online. Under 20% of parents discuss online safety regularly with their children but we want to get every family talking about their child’s life online, just as they would their day at school.

Parents can sign up to the Icebreaker email series and become an expert in their child’s online world in 6 weeks, follow our four simple steps to keeping kids safe online, watch our film ‘Safety advice from a 10 year old’ or visit Net Aware – our guide to your child’s social networks apps and games.

The internet is a great place for kids to be, being Share Aware makes it safer.

Walk to School Week

Thank you to everyone who joined in with walking to school this week, despite the wet weather! It was great to see everyone in their shoesday shoes on Tuesday – take a look at some of the photographs on the blog!  Mrs Payne is going to be totaling up the tally charts that each class have been working on this week for their walking efforts and the winning class will be announced next week – keep your eyes peeled on any updates on the blog!

Roll of honour

Maxi Scott Year 2 paddled really well to take 2nd place at last weekend’s canoe slalom race at Peterborough, gaining promotion up to the next division. He is now the youngest ranked paddler in the country - Well done, Maxi!

We are always keen to hear about children's achievements outside of school; if you would like these sharing in the Crossdale News then please email the school office with the subject heading 'Roll of honour'.

Best wishes,

Mr Cresswell and Miss Seedhouse

Miss Seedhouse
17 May 2017
News and Updates

School holidays dates: eqt-school-holidays-2017-18.pdf

Please note that there is one INSET day still to be agreed. We will let you know the date of this as soon as possible.

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