Category Archives: Information

Snow – Closure Procedure


We will always endeavour to open and stay open.   In the event of closure after snow overnight The school will attempt to inform parents by text message and we would endeavour to do this before 8:00 if possible. Parents can also check the Staffordshire County Council website using the following link:   NOTE: If we have snow overnight but decide to keep the school open. Every effort should be made to get children to school. If a child is

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.

Parenting in the digital age


Modern technology has many benefits to our children but it has the potential to expose them to dangers unique to the digital world. With careful consideration and management these risks can be minimised by the use of simple tools to restrict harmful content which your child may encounter. With this in mind we would like to draw your attention to a number of websites that offer clear guidance on how to provide the safest online environment possible. We have a

Y1 Transition Information


Thanks to all who could attend our transition meeting for children moving into Year 1. Please see the information below or view the slides from the presentation (PDF).   The Key Stage 1 Team 2018-19 Mrs Hubbard, Mrs Coates and Mrs Burrows   Developing Independence  Moving from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1 brings new challenges for every child. The biggest challenge that they face is learning to adapt to the increased level of independence. We need to work together to

Fundamental British Values


The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated this year (2014). At Ravensmead these important values are reinforced regularly and addressed in the following