The Wilfred Owen School

Aiming high together: We believe, achieve, succeed
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  • 14/05/2018
    Fruit preparation for packed lunches
     With regards to the inclusion of grapes and cherry tomatoes in school packed lunches and the risk of choking involved we felt it would be useful to give you some guidelines.

    Grapes and cherry tomatoes should be cut in halves with grapes being cut lengthways.

    Please can parents do this if you are sending in these types of snacks for your children. We would ask for your support to help keep children safe. Thank you.

     

  • 08/05/2018
    Universal Credit

    Universal Credit (UC) is coming to Shropshire

    In May 2018 the full service for Universal Credit comes to Shropshire. Anyone whose circumstances change and who might need to make a new claim to Income Support, Housing Benefit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit or the means-tested parts of Jobseeker’s and Employment and Support Allowances, might be told to claim Universal Credit instead. Jobcentre Plus will be able to tell you if this is the case. Universal Credit has been in the news a lot and many people might be worried about the effect on them and what they might need to do, so to help families understand, we will be publishing a series of short advice articles through this newsletter. Each will look at a different requirement of this new benefit and will hopefully help you to find out more. You only need to claim UC if your circumstances change and you need to make a new claim to one of the benefits it replaces. Some people may have a choice and be told that they might be better off claiming UC. It is worth seeking advice from a specialist like Citizen’s Advice or searching for an online benefit calculator to check first. Please don’t make a claim just to see if you would be better off on UC because if you do it will stop any current benefits. Take this simple online test to see how ready you are:

    http://ucpp.dwp.gov.uk/universal-credit-preparation/

    To find out more about UC visit:

    https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/categories/universal-credit

    Or call the UC helpline on 0800 328 5644 or 0800 328 9344

  • 08/05/2018
    Sun Safety
    In line with Shropshire Council guidelines we promote a ‘common sense’ approach that most parents and carers would take in providing sun safety for their children.  The Local Authority recommends the following:  

    Sun cream should be applied before arrival at school and should be a minimum of factor 15, which is the minimum factor advised by the Department of Health.  Sun cream is not to be brought into school as staff are advised not to apply sun cream to pupils. Many shops now have available ‘once’ creams, which means they can be applied before school and last all day.  In warm weather  children should wear hats, long sleeves etc. as appropriate and bring a water bottle to school. We make use of shade around or in the school and aim to ensure that children are not out in the sun for prolonged periods.  Please make sure that if your children are on visits during the summer months they have suitable clothing, hats and drinks.  Visits may be cancelled or cut short in extreme hot weather due to the risks of sunstroke, sunburn and dehydration. 

     

  • 23/04/2018
    Uniform and P.E. Kit Reminder
     Can you please ensure that your child/ children bring their P.E. Kit to school with them on a Monday each week. If your child has forgotten their kit we do try to loan them one but we only have a limited supply of spares. If you have any old kit you no longer use please can you send this in to Debbie?

    Please ensure all of your child’s P.E. kit and uniform is labelled with their name so we can return lost items to their rightful owner.

    Children should come to school wearing the correct school uniform, including black shoes (no trainers).  Replacement uniform items can be purchased from the School Shop Direct; details can be found at

    http://www.schoolshopdirect.co.uk/ or by contacting them on 01743 4404498.

    Once again if you have any uniform your child has outgrown please send this in to Debbie. Thank you.

     

  • 23/04/2018
    Statue of Remembrance
     Our whole school project for this term is to raise money towards buying a statue of remembrance for the school grounds as part of the ‘There But Not There’ project.  

    Each class will be doing something to raise funds, which will be  linked to the work they are doing this term. We hope to have enough to buy a statue before November 2018, which marks not only 100 years since the end of WW1 but also the death of Wilfred Owen.  In school we have one of the poppies that was on display at the Tower to remember the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1 so this would be a fitting tribute to mark the end of the hostilities. More information can be found via the following link:

    https://www.therebutnotthere.org.uk/

     

  • 23/04/2018
    Statutory Assessments
     Year 6 children will be taking their Maths and English SATs from Monday 14th to Thursday 17th May. We do expect all Year 6 pupils to be in school during this time and to complete all assessments. We have worked hard over the past year to prepare the children to ensure they will do their best; I am sure you will agree that this is what we all should expect. 

    Good luck to all of the pupils who are involved!

    Key Stage 1 SATs will take place during May for all Year 2 pupils so please ensure your child is in school prompt at 8.50 a.m. each day. The children will carry out two reading assessments and two mathematics assessments. Alongside these the children will carry out writing assessments to inform teacher judgement.

    During the week commencing the 11th June all Year 1 pupils will carry  out their phonic screening check alongside any pupils from Year 2 who did not meet the required pass mark in Year 1.  This check will be completed on a 1-1 basis with the class teachers and the children will read 40 words using their phonic knowledge to decode.

     

     

  • 27/03/2018
    Information about Assessments
    Please look at the Key Information drop down menu to find additional information for parents about the end of Year 2 and Year 6 assessments in 2018.
  • 16/01/2018
    Empower Trust

    The Governing Body has received notification from DfE that they have approved our application to change the legal category of our school from Local Authority maintained school to that of Academy as part of a new Multi Academy Trust named Empower Trust.

    Information about the changes is under the Key Information tab on our web site.

    A consultation will run from now until 12th February.  See the web site for further details.

    
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Welcome


Welcome from the Headteacher

I would like to extend a warm welcome to The Wilfred Owen School.  

We are a friendly, caring school.  Staff, children, parents and governors work together to enable everyone to achieve their full potential.  We believe that every onel can achieve great things and we work hard to develop this self-belief and ambition.  We see the importance of the whole family and wider community in the success of our school. Working with these groups is one of our priorities.

We have  achieved the Inclusion Quality Mark as a recognition of our work towards inclusion.  This is a big part of our values and School ethos and we are proud of this achievement.

At The Wilfred Owen School, we value academic achievement.  We also see the equal importance of social and emotional development by providing our children with rich and varied opportunities.

We believe that happy, safe and secure children learn best when they are able to take risks and challenge themselves and others.  We offer a wide range of support and opportunties so this can happen.

We aim to include enough information on this website to allow you to make an informed choice, we recommend  visiting the school at work to see what we do. 

I look forward to personally welcoming you to The Wilfred Owen School.

Mrs Kerry Lynch

Headteacher

 Our School Aims:

At The Wilfred Owen School we aim to:

* Develop and sustain children’s natural creativity and enthusiasm for learning, their ability to enjoy and accept challenges, set challenges for themselves and develop the resilience to take risks and get things wrong.

* Have high expectations of ourselves and others and recognise, value and celebrate the achievements of all members of the school community by providing opportunities for them to reach their full potential.

* Encourage all children to achieve a high degree of responsibility, self-discipline, self-esteem and self-reliance.

* Foster values and qualities to fully prepare children for the next stages of learning, whilst nurturing spiritual, moral, physical and cultural development.

* Promote a shared understanding of the world and the people around them and the values of the Britain in which we live.

British Values at The Wilfred Owen School