We are delighted to share news of special events in our area which are to support parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND).
The main aims of the coffee mornings are:
- To provide a safe space for parents/carers of children with SEND to support one another emotionally, spiritually and practically.
- Gather together for a cuppa and the chance to talk and listen.
- Support parents/carers spiritually and offer a space to be together and for prayer.
- Offer practical support, signpost to support services, share knowledge and listen to guest speakers.
The sessions take place on the 2nd Monday of the month, 9.00am-11.00am at All Saints’ Church, New Road, Dilhorne ST10 2PQ (please park on the road, or at the Dilhorne recreation centre).
Monday 13th November
Monday 11th December
For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 01782 312570, or via the church’s facebook page.
One of our wonderful pupils has written a lovely note to share with other children, to let them know how much she enjoys learning at The Valley Primary School.
I just want to say that The Valley Primary School is the best school to go to.
I was just wondering if you would like to come to The Valley Primary School because the work is really good and the teachers are really kind.
If you, or any of your friends or family have a child due to start school in September 2024, then please come and visit our beautiful, friendly and happy village school, set in a stunning location.
We are holding an open afternoon for parents and carers on Thursday 26th October 1.30-3.00pm. To book your place, please contact the school office: 01538 702355 (opt 2), or email@example.com
If you cannot make this date but still wish to come and find out more about our loving and friendly school family, please contact us so we can arrange a mutually convenient time.
To apply for a place at one of our family of primary schools, please visit:
Learn to love, love to learn.
Although we are very early in the school year, parents and carers of our wonderful pupils in Year 6 have been busy considering secondary schools for September 2024.
Just a little reminder that applications to secondary schools need to be made by 31 October 2023.
To apply, please visit: https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Admissions-secondary/home.aspx
We are delighted to share the exciting news that The Valley Primary School have been awarded to National School Games ‘GOLD AWARD’ for our ongoing commitment to PE and School Sport.
The School Games Mark is a Government-led awards scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for the commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the wider community, and are delighted to have been recognised our success with the highest level of the award!
The Valley Primary School are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport and to so many parents/carers who helped us to travel to matches and cheer us along!
We are delighted to welcome some very big smiles to our new Reception and Nursery classes and classes 2 and 3 this term.
Although we were sad to say 'bye bye' to a very special group of children last year, we are thrilled to welcome the newest members of The Valley Primary School family.
To continue to support a number of our wonderful families, we are pleased to signpost you towards the Ofcom website who are providing details of ways in which some families may be entitled to reduced prices for their broadband and phone.
“Social tariffs are cheaper broadband and phone packages for people claiming Universal Credit, Pension Credit and some other benefits. Some providers call them ‘essential’ or ‘basic’ broadband.
They’re delivered in the same way as normal packages, just at a lower price. Amid rising living costs, Ofcom is encouraging companies to offer social tariffs to help customers on low incomes.”
For further information, to check your eligibility, and to see if this is right for you, please follow this link to the Ofcom website.
If you, a family member, or a friend have a child who is due to start school in September 2023 and you would like them to join the wonderful children in The Valley Primary School family, then please ensure that applications are submitted online by the admissions deadline of 15th JANUARY.
To submit your application, please click here (https://ems.staffordshire.gov.uk/CitizenPortal/en)
Are you interested in training to teach?
If so, a number of local providers including, Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education (KNSTE); The Golden Thread Teaching School Hub; St. Joseph's College SCITT; Staffordshire University; The John Taylor SCITT; University of Derby; Teach First; The Oaks; Developing Teachers Schools and Academies (DTSA); and the Bart's Training and Support Alliance (BTSA), welcome you to join them and discuss the options available on this exciting journey.
The event will be held at Parkside School, Stafford (ST16 1TH) on Wednesday 12th October, from 4.00pm-6.00pm, with special welcome meetings at 4.30pm and 5.15pm.
For further information click here.
We join the rest of the nation, Commonwealth and wider world in mourning the remarkable Queen Elizabeth II who sadly passed away on Thursday 8th September.
Queen Elizabeth has been part of all of our lives for 70 years, and in addition to being the longest reigning monarch to have served our country, she has also provided care, strength and hope in times of worry.
Her loss leaves us all feeling sad and marks a special time in the history of our nation.
We also mourn the passing of the Head of the Church of England and a lady with such incredible Christian faith.
We remember Her Majesty with the utmost fondness, admiration, and affection and send the very best wishes, love, thoughts and prayers to King Charles III and his family.
We may feel sad that she has passed, but as a school and Trust family, we celebrate in the memories which she leaves, the example of humility which she set, and the 70 years dedicated to serving the nation she so loved.
God Bless The Queen.