Greetings from a rather chilly Joseph Norton. It was amazing how quickly the sun disappeared on 1st September.  It won’t be long before the pumpkins are out and we have our first frost!

We hope you had a lovely summer and enjoyed spending some quality time with your children.  It was great to see them all bounce through the gate on Tuesday and hear all about your adventures. Our teaching team enjoyed a restful break and spent their first day back reflecting on the needs of our children and putting the final touches to their planning.  

If you haven’t spoken to them already, your new team will be contacting you over the coming weeks to update Self-Regulation Plans and share information about timetables etc. If you need to update your personal details, please let us know as soon as possible.

I’d like to remind you about the importance of children attending every day and the importance of all pupils wearing their school uniform. While it may be tempting to book a holiday in term time, research shows this is detrimental to the education and learning of pupils. Our attendance policy makes it clear that holidays in term time will not be authorised. We'd also be grateful if you could make sure your children have a proper coat and don't use a tracksuit top as it's tempting to keep them on in class. If you need to purchase more items of uniform, please contact the school office.

Important dates for this term include:

Friends of Joseph Norton – meeting on Thursday 12th September at 1.00pm in the meeting rooms at the Mills. Everyone welcome

  • Inset day – Friday 4th October 19 (closed for pupils).

  • Magic and Mystery Fancy Dress – Friday 25th October 19

  • Half term holiday – 28th October to 1st November 19

  • Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 20th December 19

  • Christmas holiday – 23rd December to 3rd January 20

We currently have a vacancy for a parent governor on our local governing body. Our governing body is responsible for making sure that the school helps every child make the best possible progress in line with the school vision and values. The governors meet with me every half term to ask questions about areas such as progress, attendance, behaviour and safeguarding.  If you would like to know more about the role, please get in touch with the school.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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