Juniper Class Clarinet Assembly Monday 18th November 2:45pm (Parents are welcome to join us.)

WELCOME!

"Welcome to our thriving school set in the beautiful Woodchester valley. Here at Woodchester Endowed Church of England Primary School, we pride ourselves in creating a happy, safe environment and offer a rich, high quality curriculum. Integral to learning are our Christian values which encourage every child to reflect on the world around them and lead positive, fulfilling lives.

Our talented staff make learning fun and every day our children make us smile! We offer all our children the opportunity to achieve and grow in confidence through an exciting array of creative and sporting activities.

We are so lucky to be part of a supportive, vibrant community and I hope you will see from the website how much enjoyment our children have in school."

Midday Supervisor Vacancy

The Governors of Woodchester Endowed Church of England Primary School are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated midday supervisor to join the lunchtime team at our friendly, welcoming school.

The successful candidate will be committed to ensuring that our children have a positive dining and playtime experience.  The role will involve caring for the physical and emotional well-being and safety of our pupils during the lunch break as well as contributing to the setting up of the hall at the beginning and end of lunch.

The successful candidate will be flexible, a team player and be able to work with children and staff in the development and organisation of playground activities and games.

The post will be term-time only and is a fixed term contract until 31/08/20.  The role will be 12:00 - 1:20 Weds/Thurs/Friday each week. 

Start date:  as soon as possible

If you would like further details and an application form, due to the half term, please visit our website www.woodchester.gloucs.sch.uk or call us (from 4th November) on 01453 872476.

 

Thank you for your interest in this important position in our school.  If you wish to submit an application, please email to admin@woodchester.gloucs.sch.uk or post your completed application form to The Headteacher, Woodchester Endowed Church of England Primary School, Church Road, Woodchester, Stroud, Glos. GL5 5PD.

File icon: pdf MDSA job description 2019 [pdf 549KB] Click to download
File icon: doc APPLICATION_FORM [doc 267KB] Click to download

TERM DATES

Please note that the 2019 - 2020 calendar has been updated due to the VE Day Bank Holiday in May 2020.

File icon: pdf Calendar 2019 to 2020 [pdf 312KB] Click to download

MESSY CHURCH 2019 - 2020

 

Join the team at St Mary's Church, Woodchester for a free, activity-filled session including refreshments, crafts, fun, music and stories.

For all children up to Year 6, accompanied by an adult.  For more information, contact Liz Hale on 01453 765422.

Dates:

2019 - September 18th/October 23rd/November 27th

2020 - January 22nd/February 26th/March 25th/May 20th/June 17th

School Closure Procedure

Should school need to close due to bad weather, notification will be posted on the Gloucestershire County Council website.  Follow this link GCC School Closure List.

We will also send a text message.  Please let the admin staff know if your number needs updating.

Many thanks

'E-SAFETY'

There is a very informative magazine for parents called Digital Parenting.  Please follow the link below to download the magazine. 

Digital Parenting Magazine

Digital Parenting Magazine

Recently, Willow class attended the CLICK event. 

This is aimed at Y6 children and raises awareness around digital literacy and online resilience in a fun and friendly way.

Parents had an evening to learn more about Social Media.  One message that came across very strongly was it was not the technology that puts children at risk but the way it is use!  We hope to build on this in the future.  

Our Year 4 children watched a performance of ‘In the Net’.  This play was written especially for Year 4 children to inform and educate them about safe internet and social media use. 

 

 

PTA  

Do check our PTA pages for news about forthcoming events and fundraising.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the PTA in any way this year.  You have been amazing and helped us to raise lots of money for school.

Please download our last newsletter for further details of what we have achieved so far and of some exciting future planned events

 

DATES  

01.10.19  Harvest Service (church) 9:15am

07.10.19  Parents' Evening 3:30-7pm

08.10.19  Parents' Evening 3:30-5:30pm

13.10.19  Woodchester Lion Hunt 1pm-4pm (postponed)

18.10.19  PTA Nerf Club 3:30-4:45pm

23.10.19  Messy Church 3:20pm

25.10.19  PTA Disco KS1 4:15pm/KS2 5:30pm

25.10.19  Last day of term

04.11.19  Term begins

07.11.19  New Reception Open Morning 9-11am

14.11.19  Willow Class Worship 9am

22.11.19  Clothes Swap/Pamper Evening

27.11.19  Messy Church 3:20pm

29.11.19  Bags2School

29.11.19  PTA Nerf Club 3:30-4:45pm

06.12.19  Christmas Fair 4:30-7pm

10.12.19  KS1 Nativity 2pm

11.12.19  KS1 Nativity 6pm

18.12.19  KS2 Carol Service (church) 6pm

20.12.19  Term ends 2:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO THE BIG LOTTERY FUND AWARDS FOR ALL SCHEME

Woodchester Endowed (C of E Aided) Primary School is celebrating, thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The school has been given £9,990 of National Lottery funding to extend and renovate their outdoor Early Years Play Area. The area will have new fencing, bespoke sand and water play and replace some of the tarmac with artificial grass.

The project to improve the Outdoor Space at Woodchester Primary School started last year, when the children were asked to draw their ‘Inspirational playground designs’. These were combined with feedback from staff and parents to turn them into practical plans with the help of Different by Design, a bespoke playground design company.

Parents at the school have been busy fundraising to implement the designs and have so far raised over £19,000 to help improve the outdoor play areas. The funds include a grant of £2,000 from the Summerfield Trust to resurface the area beneath the trim trail and a similar amount from Midcounties Cooperative. Seys and Bridges Educational Foundation donated £600, and Tetbury-based business Uniwire, supplied fencing materials. The donations have enabled the school to purchase new table benches with games on the top, and improve the forest school area. Parents have also generously given their time and skills to build seating for the outdoor classroom, install fencing, create a pond and set in posts to raise a parachute in the outdoor classroom.

Staff and Parents are delighted to receive a grant from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All scheme. An outdoor play area provides children with one of the best possible environments in which to learn.  This will be a great environment in which to spark their imagination and initiative.

Woodchester Endowed Primary School is home to a number of different community groups who use the premises regularly. These include Woodchester Playgroup; Woodchester 1st Brownies and Guides; Woodpeckers After School Club; Superstars Holiday sports clubs, Dancercise Exercise Classes, Sunday School and Local Church groups. The school site can be hired by members of the local community out of school hours.  The school was awarded ‘outstanding in all areas’ by Ofsted in 16/17.

 

If you require a paper copy of any of the information contained on this website, the office will be able to provide it free of charge.