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.
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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.
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
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.
Archbishop Justin Welby & Archbishop Stephen Cottrell
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Love to learn and learn to love.
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!
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.
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.
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.
“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.