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Peace and Friendship.

04/03/2022

Peace and Friendship.

The thoughts of the school and TMPF family are sent to all affected by the current conflict in Ukraine.

In school, we pray for - and talk about the importance of - peace and love, and we hope that this conflict can reach a swift and safe resolution and that the communities of the different nations can live in harmony.

As a school, our particular thoughts are sent to the children of Ukraine and those who either remain in the country, or have become refugees and been warmly welcomed by other nations in an act of care and love. We send our love to them and their family members and friends across the world.

We pray and hope that world leaders can work together to reunite families and help all of the innocent people impacted on by this conflict and return happiness and safety into their lives.

We live in hope and with faith that good and peace will prevail.

A Prayer for Ukraine.

28/02/2022

A Prayer for Ukraine.

A Prayer for Ukraine

God of peace and justice,
We pray for the people of Ukraine today,
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons,
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
That your spirit of comfort would draw near to them,
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
For wisdom, discernment and compassion
To guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
That you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

Amen

Archbishop Justin Welby & Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

Deadline for Reception Class Application is Near!

07/01/2022

Deadline for Reception Class Application is Near!

The deadline to apply for a place in our Reception Class for September 2022 is approaching fast. 

If you want your child to be part of The Valley Primary School family and begin their school adventure in our loving and caring school (complete with an amazing on-site Forest School), please click on the link below to submit your choice by 15th January 2022. If you want to find out more about our small and beautiful village school, please call us on 01538 702355 (opt2), or email office@valley.staffs.sch.uk

To apply for a place for your child, click 

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Admissions-primary/Apply/Overview.aspx

Love to learn and learn to love.

130 Years Young!

12/11/2021

130 Years Young!

Our beautiful school will soon be celebrating its 130th birthday!

You are welcome to join us on Saturday 27th November, to take a trip down 'Memory Lane', enjoy a slice or two of cake, and also see what our fabulous school looks like now and how it offers children so very much.

Come and join the birthday fun!

 

 

Keith Hollins

04/10/2021

Keith Hollins

It is with sadness that we learnt of the passing of Keith Hollins, former Headteacher and Executive Principal of The Cheadle Academy and Westwood College (amongst others), and CEO of the Staffordshire University Academies Trust.

Keith kindly offered advice and support as we formed The Moorlands Primary Federation and through his co-founding of the South Moorlands Schools Learning Community, created many positive opportunities for schools throughout our area.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

New Smiles for the New School Year

17/09/2021

New Smiles for the New School Year

We are happy to start the new school year with some new smiles!

Although we were sad to see some of our pupils leave us in the summer and head off for new adventures, we are happy to welcome our new superstars, who have joined all of the other superstars here at The Valley.

Big Weekend of Jabs for Staffordshire

25/06/2021

Big Weekend of Jabs for Staffordshire

People in Staffordshire are being encouraged to get their Covid-19 vaccine during a Big Weekend of walk-in vaccinations.

The national NHS push to get as many people as possible vaccinated against Covid-19 will take place from Saturday 26 to Monday 28 June at various sites across Staffordshire.

All sites will be offering first doses to people aged 18 or over without the need to book an appointment.

Some sites will also offer second doses to people over 40, health and care workers, unpaid carers and people at higher clinical risk, from eight weeks after their first dose.

Cabinet Support Member for Public Health and Integrated Care, Dr Johnny McMahon, urged all adults who haven’t received their vaccine to take full advantage of the walk-ins.

Johnny said:

“Whatever big plans people may have this weekend, I’d urge anybody eligible and still waiting to get their vaccine to take advantage of the NHS Big Weekend. This is an absolutely fantastic opportunity to speed up the vaccination programme in Staffordshire and get more adults their first dose, and get eligible groups fully vaccinated.

"The sooner everyone is vaccinated the sooner we can begin to look to a future where we can live with this virus without the need for restrictions on our lives and freedoms."  

 

Vaccination sites will include Stafford’s Kingston Centre, the Pirelli Stadium in Burton-on-Trent, Whitemoor Lakes in Lichfield and a number of GP practices and other sites.

A full list of the walk-in Staffordshire sites, dates and times can be found on the NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU website.

The NHS have a tool on their website to help people find their nearest walk-in vaccination site.

Anyone who has already booked an appointment for a first or second jab should stick with the appointment. People can also book an appointment through the national booking system online or by calling 119.

Sending Easter Joy to Overseas Military

11/03/2021

Sending Easter Joy to Overseas Military

Our lovely pupils have shown their kindness and thoughtfulness by producing Easter cards for a very special destination.

Children have produced lovely cards to spread Easter joy which are being sent to military personnel serving in the Middle East who don't tend to receive many cards at this time of year.

Our wonderful pupils wanted to bring happiness, be creative, and let our brave men and women, who are away from their families at this special time of year, know that we are thinking of them.

We are very proud of the children for being so caring towards others.

Goodbye Captain Sir Tom

03/02/2021

Goodbye Captain Sir Tom

It was with sadness that we read of the passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore yesterday.

The World War II soldier, who rose to the public eye by walking 100 laps of his garden as he approached his 100th birthday, raised almost £33million for NHS charities and shone brightly with his message of determination and hope at a time when it was needed most.

Following his remarkable fund-raising achievement, and since reaching 100 years old, Tom went on to have many great experiences including a number one song with Michael Ball, and, at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award ceremony, winning the 'Helen Rollason Award' and having the 'Unsung Hero Award' named after him. He also received the honorary title of 'Colonel'.

He capped off a remarkable year by being knighted in a special investiture by Queen Elizabeth II and became Captain Sir Tom. The Queen led tributes to Captain Sir Tom yesterday, "recognising the inspiration he provided for the whole nation and others across the world".

Nowadays, the words 'legend' and 'inspiration' may be used a little freely, however, with Captain Sir Tom - they seem to fit well.

Captain Sir Tom was indeed a great source of inspiration and leaves a legacy of hope, encapsulated by his wise words, "Tomorrow will be a good day."

God bless you, Captain Sir Tom.

Reception Class 2021 Deadline

13/01/2021

Reception Class 2021 Deadline

Applications for a place in our lovely school's Reception Class to start in September 2021, should be submitted by Friday 15th January.

If you wish for your child to come and join our happy school family, please submit your application through the link below:

www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/admissions-primary/apply 

For further information, please contact school on 01538 702355 (opt 2), or email: office@valley.staffs.sch.uk

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