Deptford Park Primary School

The World in Our School

SPORTS DAY

This year, due to the ongoing restrictions, our children will have their Sports Day in school in their Year group bubbles.

The dates are as follows:

Year 1  –  7th July

Year 2  –  14th July

Year 3  – 12th July

Year 4  – 5th July

Year 5  – 9th July

Year 6  – 16th July

 

We will shortly be sending out a text to all parents notifying them of which colour team their child is in.  

On the day of their Sports Day children should come to school wearing a top in their colour as part of their PE kit.

Please ensure that your child brings plenty of water to drink.

 

 

 

 

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The Big Ask Survey 2021

Dame Rachel De Souza has recently been appointed as the new Children’s Commissioner for England, and has written to children and young people’s services across the country to ask for your help.

The role of the Children’s Commissioner is to speak up for children and young people across England. As the government starts to plan how to rebuild after the pandemic, children should be at the heart of it. Further to this, the new Childhood Commission is launching a once-in-a-generation review of the future of childhood. This review will identify the barriers preventing children from reaching their full potential, put forward solutions and set ambitious goals for the country to achieve.

The first stage of this work is gathering the views, opinions and experiences of all children. The Childhood Commission will be carrying out the largest ever consultation with children in England, called The Big Ask, to find out what children’s concerns and aspirations about the future are. The ambition is to reach every child – the more children and young people respond, the stronger this work will be. The Big Ask will be an online questionnaire for children.

This is to inform you that we will be carrying out the survey with the children in school during the normal school day. It is crucial to the children Commission that all children have the opportunity to have their voices heard.

By participating as a whole school we are helping to ensure children and young people’s views and needs are at the heart of the country’s plans to rebuild for the future. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the school or with a member of the Childhood Commission team at big.ask@childrenscommissioner.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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Online Safety

During this time, children will be spending more time online, using platforms like YouTube. Please take a look at the online safety tips from the NCPCC here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety/

Remember, you can put parental controls on your children’s devices, so that they can’t access inappropriate content. Make sure they know to talk to you if anything they don’t like happens. The internet is a wonderful place, as long as you stay safe!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

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School Closure – January 2021

In light of the recent Government announcement regarding the reopening of Primary Schools in London this January please find below a letter from the Headteacher.

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Parent Governor Elections – Results

Following our recent Parent Governor Elections – We are pleased to publish the results below:

Thank you to all the candidates for standing for these posts and Thank You to all the parents who took the time to vote.

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Letter from Headteacher re: Closure of Y1 bubble.

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Deptford Park Statement on Black Lives Matter

Lewisham Leaders stand together to condemn the unlawful murder of an innocent black man, George Floyd in Minneapolis and sadly those other unlawful deaths in America that have followed after, due to racism.

We stand united in our commitment to tackle and challenge racism, address inequality and call out discrimination.

As educators of a school population which is made up of a significant numbers of children and families from Black and ethnic minority communities, we cannot remain silent.

The murder of George Floyd must prompt careful reflection about racism in Britain today, and the extent to which it shapes our values, politics and economic life.  We all have a duty to address systemic racism in our society and uphold this in our united condemnation of the unlawful murder of an innocent black man, George Floyd.

Deptford Park Primary School is a warm and welcoming place for everyone.  Our core values include kindness, integrity and respect – these are at the heart of all we do.  We are always here for you, regardless of your race, sexuality, gender, religion or anything else which makes you, you.

Today and every other day, all of us at Deptford Park stand as one in the belief that racism is an abhorrence that we reject.  Our community needs and deserves to feel safe in the belief that we condemn all acts of racism and violence.

#BlackLivesMatter

 

 

 

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E- Safety

This week is Safer Internet Week in school, we have been teaching our children how to stay safe online in special lessons and assemblies.  Please find below links to some useful resources for parents and children.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety/

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

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Parental Survey Results

Thank you to all our parents who completed our survey.  We have now analysed the results and can now share them with you in the attached letter.

Letter to parents re survey results January 2020

We will keep you updated as we work through your suggestions and comments and use them to shape the future of our school. 

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Newsletters are now online

In an effort to cut down on our paper consumption in school, we are now publishing our newsletters online rather than sending home a paper copy.  If you would like a paper copy, please ask at reception and one will be printed off for you.  You can see our latest newsletter by clicking the link below or view previous newsletters by going to Parents and following the link to Newsletters.

Newsletter January 2018

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Ofsted Report

Please find attached the report from Ofsted’s recent visit.

Deptford Park Ofsted Report

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Our ‘Happy’ music video is live!

We had so much fun starring in and creating our music video, we hope you enjoy watching it!

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