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Welcome back to another fun filled term! As we continue to gather pace towards the end of the school year

Term 5’s agenda: ASDAN finalising and moderating for the year, the world of work and community inclusion, post 16 connect and being out in nature. 

We will be continuing to do all the brilliant activities and lessons we have been enjoying.  As the weather improves we will endeavour to get out into the community as much as possible. As well as getting some work experience opportunities sorted and observing how people work and documenting this through multimedia to showcase what we have been up to. 

RSE - We will be learning about ‘Relationships’.

Swimming and Rebound 

Swimming will continue on Wednesday mornings, however there will be weeks where we have to be reactive and change our day to ensure we try and get swimming supported as much as possible. Please continue to send in two large towels, tegaderm and shampoo and shower gel as well as swimming costumes.  

Rebound - I am now rebound trained and we have started our rebound sessions, with the pupils who can participate enjoying the activity. There is some evidence on Earwig for those who have managed to rebound, more will be added soon. 

Home-school contact

Please use the home-school diary or email me with any questions and updates.  It would be useful to know if your child is out of sorts, has had any additional medications (eg paracetamol/antibiotics) etc.

If you need to speak to me urgently please phone the school office on 0117 3533450. 

If your child is going to be absent for any reason we really appreciate an early morning phone call to the office and a message left on the answering machine, as this greatly helps us plan our staffing. Thank you. 

Reminder of what’s needed in school

  • Change of clothes kept in school, useful for any messy days.
  • A supply of pads, wet wipes and creams if needed. (We will write in your diary if these are running low.)
  • Emergency medication and spare buttons as well as any daily medication as well as occasional medication (eg. paracetamol)  - Please check medication and button dates.
  • Snacks and squash if your child needs these.
  • Clothes that are appropriate for the weather, especially during outdoor learning sessions.
  • Blanket to go over laps when the weather is really cold. 


We will continue to add photos and comments about what your child is getting up to at school. 

Please note - we do a lot more than we can possibly share and will do our best to keep you informed.

If you have any issues accessing Earwig please do let us know.  Please continue to make use of the extra feature where you can send us photos, comments or videos of what your child has been doing at home - This is lovely for your child to see and share with Staff.

Dates for your diary

  • Wednesday 15th May - Celtic Wheelchair appointment at school.
  • Thursday 16th May - Briarwood music festival. 
  • As the weather improves we will be going out to do forest schools on various days.
  • Thursdays - post 16 connect with Briarwood.  


As you can see it is promising to be a busy term. We have already managed to do so much term and hopefully this can continue. 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your continued support  

Gareth Excell

Class teacher