Sponsored Bounce


The children had a great time at the sponsored bounce today.  The sponsored event was to raise money to send some children to school at our partner school in Kenya and to pay for, what is now, our annual pantomime on the last afternoon before the children finish school for the christmas holidays.

Newsletter 25/9/08

Dear Parents,


Welcome back and a special welcome to parents of our Nursery children.   With your help and support we hope that this year will be another good one for The Deans.


School Uniform – The children look extremely smart in their school uniforms and are a credit to you and our school.  Will you please ensure that each item of clothing is clearly labeled with your child’s name.


Outdoor Coat – Please note that children are expected to bring a waterproof coat to school with them each day.


Parking Reminder –  Please do not park in school or in front of the school gates. Parents, may of course, park in school during the school day if they have an appointment in school.


Could we ask all parents/carers to leave the playground in the morning once the whistle is blown and before the children line up and begin to go through the gates.  We are having problems getting children into school through the main gate due to a number of parents trying to leave at the same time as the children.


Good News – Once again I am proud to report that our Y6 children did very well in the KS2 SATs.  All our children achieved national expectations (Level 4) in English, Maths and Science.  These results would be excellent by themselves but the fact we are most proud of is the number of children who scored at the highest level.  Not all our results for L5 have been re-assessed (you will have read about these problems in the national press) but we will let you know our L5 results when we receive them. 



Report Comments – Thank you for all of your supportive comments on the Report Sheets.  I have personally read all your comments and I have noted your suggestions for ways to improve our school. 


Medicines – If your doctor has prescribed medicine for your child, please try to time the dosages so that it does not have to be administered in school time.  If that is not possible, you are welcome to come into school to give the school time dose.  If you require school staff to administer the dose you must first come into the school office to complete a form giving details of the dosage and permission for school staff to administer it.



Home/School Agreement – With this newsletter each child will bring home a copy of The Deans Home/School Agreement.  Please discuss this with your child and then sign  it and return it to school as soon as possible.


Along with this newsletter you should also receive a copy of  The Deans Homework Policy  (N – Y6) and Reading in KS2 (Y3 – Y6).


School Trips – Permission Form – You will also have a copy of the annual school trips parental consent form.  It is very important that this is completed and returned to school


Winmarleigh Hall – Our Y5/Y6 children have just returned from an extremely enjoyable weekend at Winmarleigh Hall Outdoor Pursuits Centre.  Check our BLOG at  www.deans.salford.sch.uk for details soon.


Parents Evening – There will be a Parents Evening on 23rd October for all classes.


Dinner Money – If your child has school meals dinner money should be sent into school with your child on Monday morning in an envelope clearly marked with their name and class. 


School Photographer – The photographer will be in school on Monday 6th October in the morning to take individual and family photographs of the children.


Sponsored Event – Our sponsored obstacle course is on 29th September.  Details have already been sent out.


As part of the National Year of Reading, on Wednesday, 8th October at 3.30 p.m. we will have a sale of books no longer read by the children. More details to follow.


Finally – I hope that this information helps parents.  If there is anything that is not clear or you wish to discuss please contact me via the school office.  It is best to arrange discussions with teachers at 3.30 p.m. when they do not have a class of children to deal with.


Here’s to a successful and happy school year.


Yours sincerely,





F. Hartley,