School Funding

School Funding

You may have seen a number of stories in the press around school funding. There have been worrying headlines and we felt it important that we let you know, as far as we are able at this stage, how this will affect our school. Download School Funding Parents Letter   Dear parent or guardian, School Funding You may have seen a number of stories in the press around school funding. There have been worrying headlines and we felt it important that we let you know, as far as we are able at this stage, how this will affect our school. School budgets across the country have been under pressure for some time. The senior leadership team and Governors of Crowlees have been grappling with the funding challenges, ensuring minimum impact on the quality of education that we provide for your child. Our school is not alone. The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has shown that more than half of school leaders felt that their budget would be untenable by 2018/19. The National Audit Office estimate a £3 billion real term cut across all phases and in all schools. This doesn’t just affect us. The recent headlines have been caused by a proposed new funding formula for schools, designed to create a fairer allocation. However, with increasing costs placed onto all schools the new formula will not bring the benefits that we had hoped to see. The School Cuts website, analysing DfE data, projects that schools in our local authority will lose £30,000,000 in total by 2019, which is -£506 per pupil and a loss of 805 teachers. We will work hard to ensure that cuts have the least impact on teaching possible. However, rising costs and a frozen budget mean that tough decisions will have to be taken. We cannot guarantee that such cuts will not impact on teaching, despite doing our upmost to prevent this. Please be assured that we will take the utmost care with budgets, to ensure all the money we have is spent effectively on your children. We are also letting the local authority and government know just how serious the funding crisis has become. You can help us by: supporting our PFA fundraising events; suggesting any fundraising ideas and helping to organise them; paying the suggested contribution for visits and activities. You could also contact our local MP who is Paula Sherriff (paula.sherriff.mp@parliament.uk) to express your concerns. Yours sincerely, Mrs K Woods – Head Teacher Rev Helen Butler – Chair of...

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When to bring your wellies for Outdoor Classroom

When to bring your wellies for Outdoor Classroom

Spring Term – When to bring your wellies click here To find out more about the Outdoor Classroom and to see some of the activities we do,  go to Curriculum > Outdoor Classroom page or click here   The Outdoor classroom dates for the Spring term are available to download...

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Emergency Closure Procedure

Emergency Closure Procedure

I thought you might find it useful to have an update on how you would know if the school was closed in severe weather conditions. As you know, the school would only close in extreme circumstances. We would aim to make a decision before 8 am. On such an occasion a text will be sent to parents.  The closure will be posted on the school website and also on the Kirklees website www.kirklees.gov.uk/schoolclosures. In addition, you could pick up the news via local radio stations. If you do not hear anything from us, the school will be open as usual. Once open we would never just send pupils home during the...

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Safety Newsletter 2016

Safety Newsletter 2016

Safety for all is a priority at Crowlees. This newsletter will inform you about what we do to keep everyone physically and emotionally safe at school, what we teach the children, and how you can help. Read our safety newsletter here.   Please take the time to read it carefully.   THANK...

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Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading List EYFS Recommended Reading List 5 – 7 years Recommended Reading List 7 – 9 years Recommended Reading List 9 – 11 years Crowlees J & I School has many policies & guidance documents. These can be accessed on the school website by going to School Information on the menu then Policies & Guidance.  From here you can view or download the...

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