Welcome to this week’s bulletin and round-up

Firstly, an update on next Wednesday’s strike by members of the NEU:

School will be closed to Blossoms (Nursery), R Bay and 4 Poplar

We expect all other classes to be open, either because their teacher is not an NEU member (many of our staff are members of the sister union, the NASUWT) or is an NEU member who has decided to work.

Striking NEU members will probably be on the gate, peacefully picketing. Teachers, striking or not, have the children’s best interests at heart and will conduct themselves considerately.

Information here about a new app, HiPal, which causes us some safaguiarding concerns: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/national-online-safety-hipal/

News here of the ongoing Book Fair: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/school-book-fair-update/

Gedling Borough COuncil are increasing enforcement activity around idling vehicle engines, especially around schools: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/idling-engines/

Full details here of the forthcoming Key Stage One Disco: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/ks1-disco-friday-3rd-february-3-30pm-4-30pm/

Details of Year Six’s Leavers Hoodies here: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/y6-leavers-hoodies-2/

Year 5 have enjoyed a special art project as a reward for the improvement in their attendance! There’s a lovely video about this here: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/y5-attendance-reward/

Finally for now, a reminder that Friday the 10th of Februiary is an INSET Day