8th February 2019
As you will be aware from Media coverage insufficient school funding is a major issue across all schools. Many schools are having to make difficult choices on how to spend their limited funding as their income has not kept pace with the rise in costs since 2010.
All schools work hard to ‘make ends meet’ but this is becoming increasingly challenging and verging on almost impossible. Please see attached a letter from Ian Yapp, who is the Chair of the North Yorkshire Schools Forum, highlighting the petition to increase funding for schools.
Thank you for your support
North Yorkshire Police
North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident outside our school ‘Filey CE Nursery & Infants Academy’ on Wednesday 30th January 2019 between the hours of 2.00pm and 2.30pm. If you saw or heard anything please contact PC Mangham 1604 quoting 12190018160.
Our Y2 children had a wonderful day last Monday when ‘Hrothgar’ the Viking invaded our school with his animal skins, fire and sagas. The children were excited and eager to live as Vikings throughout the day and thoroughly enjoyed the ‘real life’ experience.
Work is well underway for our Musical Jigsaw which will be performed on Thursday 11th April 2019. Please keep the date for your diary.
It is lovely to see so many children enjoying not just the food but the social aspect of breakfast together, served from 8.30am
Just a reminder that the gates are open from 8.30 to 8.55am and Phonics lessons start at 9.00am prompt. Please ensure that your child is at their classroom by 8.55am. Thank you
It was lovely to see Mr Robinson’s class dance show last Friday. Today Mrs Kerr and Mrs George’s classes entertained us with their Chinese New Year celebration. We look forward to welcoming you to Mrs Clarks and Mrs Chapman’s Enterprise on Vikings over the next two weeks.
Mrs Clark Friday 15th February 2019
Mrs Chapman Friday 22nd February 2019
I wish you all a lovely weekend
D L Crosier
Dear Parents/Carers ,
PETITION TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS
I would like to draw your attention to an education funding petition that has been created that is currently gaining substantial support across the country. The North Yorkshire Schools Forum are keen to support efforts to lobby government for a fairer funding deal for children and schools in North Yorkshire and this is an opportunity for Headteachers, Governors and the wider school community to add their voice on school funding.
The petition can be found here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/232220
The wording in the petition is as follows:
Schools are having to make difficult choices on how to spend their limited funding as their income has not kept pace with the rise in costs since 2010. All schools are working very hard to “make ends meet” but this is becoming increasingly difficult and verging on almost impossible. As funding has become tighter, schools have had to cut back on:
- Teaching and non-teaching staff
- Support for more vulnerable pupils
- Small group work for children who are not thriving in school
- Teaching resources (parents being asked to pay for books and materials)
Subject choices in secondary schools
- Range of activities for primary pupils
- Extra curricula activities provided free or subsidised
- Repairs to buildings
- Renewal of equipment
The petition currently has over 53,000 signatories and it is hoped that it can quickly increase to 100,000, which could trigger a debate in the House of Commons. As the Chair of the North Yorkshire Schools Forum, please can I ask you to consider signing the petition and circulating this letter or link to others who may be interested in signing the petition.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.