Welcome to this week’s bulletin, a day early as I (Mr H) am out of school all day tomorrow (a funeral to attend).

Kicking off here with a plea that the Cliff Road gates are left unobstructed by parked cars. Repeatedly this week, our builders have not been able to access the site due to the gates being blocked. More importantly, these gates are a key point of access for emergency services as well as an escape route in our Emergency Plan so blocking them puts our children and staff at risk.

Annual reports will be coming home on Friday (tomorrow) and Monday (for classes which are not open on Friday). As ever, thanks to staff for taking so much time over these important updates.

NEU strike day – Friday is a repeat of Wednesday, with the exception that Nursery will be open. Again, we can only apologise for the disruption and express our hopes that this long-running dispute will soon be brought to a conclusion.

Summer Fair – thanks and an update on the amount raised here: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/summer-fair-thank-you/

An update on building works to improve Nursery’s outdoor provision¬†here: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/building-works/

Our end of year survey is now open. We’d love to see as many responses as possible! https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/end-of-year-feedback-the-survey-is-open/


Staffing News: Mrs Hinton has started her maternity leave and we expect her back around this time next year. We have appointed a new teacher for September – a warm welcome to Miss Eleanor Harris, who has previously been a post-grad student with us. We will also be welcoming another teacher to cover Miss Ward’s mat leave – a warm welcome to an ex-pupil, Miss Charlotte Hutsby-Etches.

Climate Emergency – advance notice of our intentions to declare a climate emergency here: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/parkdale-and-climate-change/

More on the amazing impact, still ongoing, of our Community Action Week here: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/more-on-community-action-week/

Reception enjoyed a brilliant cycling day recently: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/reception-have-a-successful-cycling-day/

Year Six are, at the time of writing, away on their residential. Its all going very well so far – a good journey, accomodation lovely, good food, activities very exciting. A full report on their return…

House competition: this remains very close with very few points separating all 4 houses. Rufford are currently top, with Clumber extremely close behind. Wollaton and Newstead still also have an outside chance of victory. The prize, a trip to the cinema on the morning of Monday 17th July. Winner to be annnounced next Wednesday, the 12th.