1. Head Teacher Tea Party

    I am really enjoying hearing about the children’s successes at my Friday Tea Party. The children tell me how they have earned their place at my tea party, what they have enjoyed learning this week and what has challenged them. They also tell me lots of fascinating news about their weekends, holidays, families and friends. It is such a treat to spend this quality time with them.

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  2. Dance Umbrella Perform at Noah’s Ark Summer Fete!

    Dance Umbrella Perform at Noah’s Ark Summer Fete!

    We were incredibly proud of our Year Two Dance Umbrella performers this weekend when they opened the Noah’s Ark Pre-School Summer Fete with their fantastic routine ‘Consider Yourself,’ from Oliver Twist. It was brilliant to see the children performing with such confidence and enjoyment. They showed impressive determination and resilience as the rain poured during their second performance but they continued performing with wonderful pride. We look forward to performing our dance for you all again at our own Summer Fayre next Friday!

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  3. Change of menu – Thursday 15th January

    Thursday 15th January is Schools’ Census Day. Our school chefs have concocted a delicious change to entice the children to stay to lunch.

    Meatballs/Pasta/Garlic Bread

    Fruit/Cookie/Fresh Fruit Cups/Yoghurts.

    Although all infant children are entitled for a free school lunch, there are more benefits available to children in school for those families claiming some of the benefits below.

    • Income Support
    • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
    • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
    • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
    • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
    • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
    • Universal Credit

    If you are claiming any of these, please see the office for a form and apply as this will provide extra ‘pupil premium’ funding to support your child in school.

    Benefits for your child could be:

    • Extra adult support
    • Extra classroom resources
    • Support with trip payments
    • Support with swimming lessons and other clubs

    Please see our website details to explain how we use this ‘pupil premium’ funding.

    All applications received before census day will enable your child to receive support sooner.




  4. Welcome Back


    Dear Parents/Carers,

    Firstly, I would like to wish you all a ‘Happy New Year!’ I hope you enjoyed the Christmas break and that 2015 brings you happiness, good health, peace and success.

    I am delighted and incredibly proud to be writing this letter to you as the new Head Teacher of Paulton Infant School. I have already met many of the children and have been impressed by their enthusiasm for learning, their good behaviour and lovely manners; they are a real credit to you. I am now looking forward to meeting you and will be around at the start and end of the day over the coming weeks, so please do come and say hello. I am looking forward to working in partnership with the children, staff, governors and you as the parent community in order to continue to develop Paulton Infants as an exciting, happy and successful place to learn.

    I thought it may be helpful to give you a brief introduction to me. I live in South Gloucestershire and am a very proud mum of two grown up children.  When I have a few spare minutes I enjoy walking, climbing, reading, food (cooking and eating) and painting. My new year’s resolutions are to keep up with running to enable me to run a ‘Race for Life’ 10k in July and to learn a new language.

    I have worked for 27 years in the primary sector in a range of local authorities as teacher, Deputy Head Teacher, Acting Head Teacher and Assistant Principal, but this will be my first permanent headship and I am very excited to have earned the opportunity to do this at Paulton Infants. I am a dedicated and resilient leader and believe the best results come from a strong team who support each other to achieve the aims of the school. I am passionate about securing the best outcomes for the children and families I serve and look forward to us all working together for this.

    As a leader, I believe that the needs of the children should be at the heart of all decisions made and that the children should be provided with exciting, creative and meaningful learning experiences to build their enthusiasm for education. Our school community should be one of positive values and mutual respect and I have already seen this demonstrated by staff, children and governors during visits to Paulton Infants during term two. Over the coming term my aim is to get to know you – the parents/carers, the children, staff and governors. This will help me to understand the views of the community on the school’s existing strengths, which will allow me to further build on these and take our school forward.

    I would like to thank Mrs Butcher and the staff of Paulton Infants, the children and governors for making me so welcome on my visits and look forward to further developing the great work that has already been carried out.

    Kind regards,

    Julie Hogan

  5. Happy Christmas Everyone

    As the term draws to a close we wish to thank you all for your support at our recent events for the school. The children have had a busy last week of term with parties, Christmas lunch and our pantomime on Thursday afternoon. We wish you all a Happy Christmas and a good start to 2015.

    In the new year our new Head teacher, Mrs. Julie Hogan, will be joining us and we look forward to welcoming her to our school. I will be continuing to work alongside her in my original Deputy Head role.

    Best wishes,

    Mrs Butcher