‘The best that I can be’

Dear parents/ carers,

Despite the awful weather, we’ve had a great week at Dame Tipping. On Mpnday and Wednesday, we had visits from two of our school advisers, who were both very impressed with the children and pleased with the positive changes and developments that have already been made since September. Thank you to all the staff for their hard work in continuing to make our school better and better, and to the children for being such enthusiastic learners.


Census Day Lunch

Please could everyone choose a school dinner for their children on Wednesday the 1st October. This is our census day, when the government collects information about the school. Our funding is based on the number of children in school having school dinners and we could receive a significant amount of extra funding if we have 100% attendance and all of the children eating school lunch. The menu includes all of the children’s favourites:  Chicken Nuggets, Fish Fingers and Macaroni Cheese.


NSPCC Big Workout

I am sure that your children have told you about the special NSPCC assemblies we had this Tuesday. I am delighted that the children are so keen to raise money to help children who have difficult and unhappy lives. It is great that so many children already have sponsors, but please don’t forget to ask extended family and friends over the weekend so that we can raise money for this great cause.

The ‘Big Workout’ will take place next Thursday. We will be working out in the hall to some of our favourite music. Please ensure that all sponsorship money is returned by Friday 9th October. Thank you again for your support.


Coffee Morning

There is a Macmillan Coffee Morning in St James’ church hall on Saturday from 11am-1pm. Please go along if you can.

100 Club

Don’t forget to return your form for 100 club. The more people who join, the bigger the prizes and the more money the Friends make for the school.


Parents Evening

Soon you will be receiving your letter about our ‘termly learning conference’ parent’s evening. Please bring along your children to this appointment: they will have chosen some work that they would like you to see. Please return your slip as soon as possible, particularly if you have more than one child, or if you need to attend at a particular time. Reception will have their parents evening at a later date (to be advised).



We have had another good week for attendance in years 1-6, with every class having over 97%. Let’s go for 100% next week!


School Councils

At Dame Tipping we believe that the children should have a say in all aspects of school life. For this reason, we have reformed he school council to include some of the younger children. The Head Boy and Head Girl will chair the council, supported by House Captains. The school council representatives (voted for by the children) are: Tommy Randall, Charlotte Woods, Zachary Teshola, Hermione McCormack, Krishan Patel, Ruth Airen and Freddie French.


Friendship Leaders

To help promote our core Christian values, we have selected ‘Friendship Leaders’ from each class. They are : Josh Thurbon, Rhiannon Geca, Kitty Higgins, Lexi Webb, Chidi Emechebe and Amber Gordon. They will be helping the children to make friends and play nicely with one another.


Pen Licence

Congratulations to Amber Gordon, Tiffany Sosanya and Henry Simmonett for earning their pen licences this week. Pen licences are awarded to children for consistently neat, cursive writing.



Demi-Bleu Strunkey, Thomas Marshall, Tommy Randall, Tobi Oyetunde, Mojola Awosan, Aaron Hick,

Lou-Lou French, Michelle Onifade, Neve Collins

Well done, everyone !


Gold Book

Congratulations to Scarlett Kedadi, Michael Battrum, Kaci Peart+

for earning their place in the Gold Book. They have all displayed excellent learning behaviour.


Headteachers Award

This week’s Headteacher’s award goes to Devon Alexander for living up to our school motto ‘The best that I can be’.


Dates for the diary:

  • Tuesday 6th October ‘Termly Learning Conference’ parents evenings 2.00-6.30pm
  • Thursday 22nd October- Harvest Festival at St. John the Evangelist Church 9.30am


Mrs. Kathryn Waters

The Christian value we are learning about this term is ‘Friendship’