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Goodbye & Thank you Mr Bell


After 14 years at Ravensmead Primary School Mr David Bell has decided that it is time for him to retire. Mr Bell joined Ravensmead in April 2004 as the permanent Headteacher and has over the years led the school to become an inclusive school in the local community, a school that will try their “best” to support all children. Mr Bell, himself, states that; “Crucially for me was the fact that Governors appear to share a vision, a fully inclusive

Attend, Achieve, Succeed


We believe that consistent attendance is a key factor in helping your child to achieve. All members of the school community are responsible for ensuring good attendance and punctuality. New reward system This year we are introducing a new reward system, which we have linked to attendance. Weekly the class with the best attendance will get an extra playtime. Rewards for 100% attendance at the end of each term will include activities such as a Film and Popcorn or the ice cream van

English Support


Have you seen our English Support page? It contains lots of useful links to games and videos to help with phonics, reading and writing (including SPaG), such as ‘Phonics Play’ which is great for practising your phonic skills for reading and spelling words. Go to English Support page for links to games for Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  

Audley goes purple


We were delighted to be able to support “Audley Goes Purple” on Thursday 13th September. Thank you to all children and staff that wore an item of clothing or an accessory which was purple. Your contributions will go directly to Cancer Research UK which is the named charity for the wonderful local initiative.  At the moment we have raised £291, donations to this worthy cause are still welcome.  

Speech and Language therapy


Liz Parkes has been working with us since March one day a week. We have super results through this intervention, improving speech and language in our school. Not only has Liz worked with our children but training staff too.   Liz Parkes – Speech therapist I qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1997 and have always specialised in working with children, firstly for the NHS in Manchester and then moving to New Zealand to work in Education within an Early Intervention Team.

New school council and team captains announced

School council

School Council During the first week back at school, each class from Year 2 upwards elected two school council members to represent them. Year 5 and 6 children also elected a chair, secretary and treasurer. The school council members who have been elected are:   Chair – Chloe Treasurer – James Secretary – Eva Year 2 members – Laila, Riley, Ben and Lexi Mai Yeah 3 members – Ffion, Heath, Sophia and Harry Yeah 4 members – Chloe, Harry, Thomas

Eco-group meet special visitors

Eco group

At the end of half term, Bert Procter and a representative from Audley’s LAP came to visit our school to meet the eco-group and to see their art sculpture made from plastic bottles on the Key Stage Two garden. On their visit they kindly donated 10 litter pickers for the Eco-group to use on their regular letter pics.

Y5/6 visit Churnet Valley


Y5/6 had a wonderful time on their visit to Churnet Valley Railway on June 19th. They enjoyed dressing up, tasting food that would have been eaten during this time and meeting some real evacuees who talked about their experiences. They went for a ride on a steam train and experienced what the blackout might have been like when they went through the tunnel and all the lights were switched off.

Little Red Riding Hood Production


All of the children in Key Stage 1 worked hard to produce an amazing version of the traditional tale ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. The children in Year 1 all performed in a dance and Year 2 had lines to learn to help tell the story or had a character to play. Thank you to everyone who supported the show and brought tickets. The children clearly loved every minute of performing and we definitely have some budding thespians of the future!

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