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Welcome to Lord Street Primary School
Dear Parents, Guardians and Visitors,
Welcome to the Lord Street Primary School website, we hope it is useful to you. Please let us know if there is anything we have missed that you think would be helpful!
If there is anything else that you need to know then you are most welcome to phone us (01282 865597) or to call in at school. Guests are always most welcome, whether you are an ex pupil who wishes to rekindle old school day memory or you have a child who you would like to enrol at the school. Our staff and children will always give you a warm welcome.
Building Work Update- Dry Rot Outbreak
We are close to completion of the KS2 works!
The first round of porta-cabin removal has taken place. Our apologies to those affected by the road closure. We have a bit more playground but year 3 - 5 are still on the field in the village. Our Year six are now back in class. The hall has had the partition removed but we still have three classrooms and the lower part of school out of action. Assembly will be back in school on Friday.
The village will remain until the end of term while we wait for the playground to be made good.
The problem in class 4 will be resolved over summer and we do not plan to carry out anything other than this in the KS1/FS building.
Again thank you for your patience over the last two years.
We have been told that the bad weather over winter has meant our handover will now be after the May half term! We are still going to be on two sites with no field and limited hot meals in Y3-5 until then. On a positive we can now have limited access to the hall so PE is easier and we have far less scaffolding around the school than last term!
In the summer term we hope to get the KS2 building back! There will need to be some work to do in the playground to make it a safe place and to remove the portacabins. This might need to take place in the summer holidays. We will still need the village until all the work is finished.
The office still has 'acro' props holding up the roof so bear with our staff! The partition wall in the hall will be slowly reduced as classrooms are finished.
Three extra jobs still need to be done and have overrun into this half term. These are:
- The office flat roof has to be replaced
- A collapsed drain under the link corridor has to be excavated and fixed at the same time
- The work to improve the steps and disabled access to the after school club has been put on hold until all other building works are finished.
It will be nice to bring the school back together and we hope that you will join us for the open days and school cohesion events we plan to carry out to help to bring everyone together in the second half of summer term when the hall and playground should be ours again!
We have had to close Mrs Doyle's classroom as a result of the survey which took place in the KS1 building over the half term. Hopefully we will be able to resolve this quickly but in the short term her class will be taught in the KS2 building.
We are working with Lancashire County Council's building team to make sure that we have a plan to remedy the problems we have picked up.
Follow this link to see how the problem with the building has developed.
Miss Iyas has joined the team to cover Mrs Barton's class until the end of term. We are expecting to hear that Mrs Barton has a healthy baby some time next week.
Welcome to miss SAT Week
Our Y6 and Y2 children have just finished their SAT tests. It can be a difficult week but they have all done their very best and we are very proud of them. Results for Y2 will be shared in reports and Y6 will be shared when they come out at the end of term.
Tests are a normal part of school life and we tell children that they should do their very best and not worry. If you have any problems or concerns for any children sitting tests please come in to see me or your child's class teacher.
Thank you to everyone who sent their questionnaires in. Our Governors are analysing them and we will share the outcomes with you when they are ready. One initial finding was about communication. I am sorry that we are still not getting it right for you. We will be sending out a letter soon with key actions we will take.
Our school is are taking part in the Pendle Reading Challenge.
The aim of the challenge is to work with 18 other Pendle Schools to push a love of reading in all our children and importantly our community.
Mrs Wainman and our school Reading Ambassadors are leading on this so keep your eyes out for updates on the work they are doing in and around school. They have plans to, in the words of one of our year three children, 'make reading ooze out of our school'!
Multi Academy Trust
The written consultation has closed now. Many thanks to those parents who joined us for the consultation meetings. Some useful points were raised. The governing body will use the consultation response to inform their decision about whether the school will make the change to academy later this term. They will let you know as soon as they have decided.
Clubs and Events
All next terms clubs will be included in our newsletters and will be updated on the calendar on the website. If you spot any obvious errors please let us know!
Mrs Jackson, Mrs Clarke and Mrs Clamp have taken up their maternity leave and Mrs Barton is due to start hers in June. We look forward to meeting four healthy babies and their mums by July!
We have two teachers covering the maternity leaves in year three - Miss Akhtar, who you all know, will be covering Mrs Jackson and taking on class 7 full time. Miss Moses will join us on 9th April to teach class 8. Miss Whitaker joined us at the end of April and is covering Mrs Clamp whilst she is on maternity leave
Our next announcement will be to let you know who will cover class 9.
SAT results are available in the Pupil Attainment Section of the site. The results are a big improvement on last year and the school continues to improve both attainment and progress.
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