Tiger Club have a new telephone number – 01484 970955
The election for a new Parent Governor closed yesterday. We can confirm that Isabell Dawson has been elected as the new Parent Governor at Holmfirth J I & N School, for a 4 year term.
We would like to thank both candidates for standing for election and thank all the parents who took the time to vote over the past week.
Julian Rose (Returning Officer)
Alexandra Hill (Scrutineer)
We have sent the online ballot links for parents to vote in the election for a Parent Governor. The online voting platform will be open for one week (8/11/23 from 2pm until 2pm on 15/11/23). All parents have been sent an email with a link which will take you to the Election Runner website. When you click on the link you will be able to vote for one of the two candidates. Each parent has one vote each, irrespective of the number of children they have in school. Each candidate has written a personal statement outlining their reasons for standing in the election which are linked to their profiles on the voting platform.
The results of the vote will be published to parents on the afternoon of Wednesday 15 November via email and here, on the School Website.
If you have a problem casting your vote, please contact Mrs Hill at school (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will look into this for you. Paper ballots are available for any parents unable to access the online vote.
Grow to School CIC is part of the @Coopuk Local Community Fund and they have partnered with the Co-op to raise money for our school allotment. If you shop at the Co-op you can choose to support our school by clicking here https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/66745 and you can help us make a positive impact in our school community every time you swipe your Membership card.
Northorpe Hall are running a range of Parent workshops throughout September and October – some are online and some are face to face. If you’d like to book a place or find out more information, please use the website link below to book through Northorpe Hall.
September & October
Online and Face to Face Parent/Carer Information Sessions available through Northorpe Hall website
|Date & Time||Information Session|
|Tuesday 5th at 1:00pm-2:30pm||Promoting Self-Esteem and Resilience|
|Tuesday 5th at 6:00pm-7:30pm||Understanding and Supporting Anxiety|
|Wednesday 6th at 1:00pm-2:30pm||Understanding Behaviour as Communication|
|Thursday 7th at 10:00am-11:30am||The Teenage Brain|
|Tuesday 12th at 10:00am-11:30am||Maintaining Positive Emotional Well-being|
|Friday 15th at 10:00am-11:30am||Supporting Sleep|
|Tuesday 19th at 1:00pm-2:30pm||Understanding Behaviour as Communication|
|Wednesday 20th at 1:00pm-2:30pm||Understanding and Supporting Anxiety|
|Thursday 21st at 1:00pm-2:30pm||Positive Communication and Attachment|
|Monday 25th at 10:00am-11:30am||Healthy Relationship with Food|
|Tuesday 26th at 10:00am-11:30am||Promoting Self-Esteem and Resilience|
|Tuesday 26th at 6:00pm-7:30pm||Understanding Behaviour as Communication|
|Wednesday 27th at 1:00pm-2:30pm||The Teenage Brain|
|Date & Time||Information Session|
|Monday 2nd at 10:00am-11:30am||Maintaining Positive Emotional Well-being|
|Wednesday 4th at 1pm-2:30pm||Supporting Sleep|
|Thursday 5th at 6:00pm-7:30pm||The impact of the digital age on mental wellbeing|
|Monday 9th at 1:00pm-2:30pm||Understanding Behaviour as Communication|
|Wednesday 11th at 1:00pm-2:30pm||Introduction to Children and Young People’s Mental Health|
|Friday 13th at 10:00am-11:30pm||The Teenage Brain|
|Tuesday 17th at 10:00am-11:30am||Healthy Relationship with Food|
|Tuesday 17th at 6:00pm- 7:30pm||The Teenage brain|
|Wednesday 18th at 1:00pm-2:30pm||Positive Communication and Attachment|
|Friday 20th at 10:00am-11:30am||Understanding and Supporting Anxiety|
|Monday 23rd at 1:00am-11:30am||Promoting Self-Esteem and Resilience|
|Tuesday 24th at 1:00pm-2:30pm||Introduction to Self-Harm|
|Wednesday 25th at 1:00pm-2:30pm||The impact of the digital age on mental wellbeing|
*More sessions will be added in due course for later dates.
Just a quick a reminder that the new school year starts on Tuesday 5 September at 8.45am.
We look forward to welcoming you all again.
PLEASE DO NOT ORDER MILK FOR YOUR CHILD FOR SEPTEMBER FROM SCHOOL MILK UK/FRESH PASTURES. WE WILL BE LOOKING FOR A NEW SUPPLIER OVER THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS AND WILL CONTACT PARENTS AS SOON AS WE FIND A NEW LOCAL SUPPLIER.
Free School Meals – During this time we realise that some families may be suffering financial difficulties. If your employment circumstances have changed in the past few months and you are now in receipt of certain benefits you may be entitled to claim for Free School Meals. Please be assured that there is no stigma attached to Free School Meals and your eligibility will remain confidential. Children are not aware that they are having a Free School Meal. If you wish to check whether you are able to claim Free School Meals please log onto the Kirklees Council website by following this link
If you do qualify Kirklees will inform us and we will add your child to our Free School Meals list, and they will be eligible to receive Free School Meals and Cost of Living supermarket vouchers, as and when, they are issued by the Council. The Council are, once again, supplying all eligible children with a Supermarket Voucher for the summer holidays – these vouchers will be emailed to parents by school in the coming weeks.
Please note that children in Reception and Years 1 & 2 currently receive Universal Free School Meals – this is a different scheme to Free School Meals which is only available to families in receipt of certain benefits and who meet the Free School Meals criteria – however it is important that you apply for Free School Meals as soon as you are eligible in order to receive the Cost of Living supermarket vouchers. In the meantime, please contact Alexandra Hill in the office if you have any queries by emailing email@example.com
IF YOUR CHILD IS ALREADY RECEIVING FREE SCHOOL MEALS YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO ANYTHING – HOWEVER, IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHILD YOU WILL NEED TO CLAIM FOR EACH CHILD AS THEY BEGIN SCHOOL IN RECEPTION.
After much deliberation we have taken the decision to close school tomorrow, Friday 10 March. Based on the detailed weather forecast from the Met Office for the coming 24 hours Holmfirth J I & N School will be CLOSED tomorrow.
Hopefully this early decision will enable families to make appropriate plans for tomorrow and then be able to have a restful evening rather than waiting until the morning for a decision. This decision will stand regardless of what the weather decides to do overnight. Our priority is ensuring everyone is as safe as possible. Many staff members live quite a distance from school and it would be more than likely that we would not have enough members of staff to open school safely. Tomorrow, staff will put suggested activities on Seesaw for anyone wanting to work at home.