March 2017

The Big Sleuth - Update

posted 31 Mar 2017, 15:54 by J Croxon

We have had over 100 entries for the Big Sleuth Competition and our teachers will be ready to reveal the finished design soon! Thank you to everyone that took part.

Lea Forest Spelling Bee

posted 31 Mar 2017, 15:52 by J Croxon

We will be having the Lea Forest Spelling Bee competitions on the 24 April. Teachers from each class will select 3 finalists to compete on the day. Heats will happen in classes. Make sure you practice over the holiday!


posted 31 Mar 2017, 15:46 by J Croxon

This week children from Lea Forest have met our local PCSO from West Midlands Police. PCSO Khan will be working with the school to help keep our children safe.

PCSO Khan - Shard End Police Station

Building Works

posted 31 Mar 2017, 15:42 by J Croxon

After the Easter Break work will have started on our new library. During the construction work the Link Corridor will be closed to all students.

Please use the following doors when dropping off and collecting your children:

EYFS - Door 4 Eddish Rd Yr1 - Door 4 Eddish Rd Yr2 - Door 1 Hurstcroft Rd KS2 - Door 2 Hurstcroft Rd and Key Stage 2 Playground Gates

Parent Reminder

posted 31 Mar 2017, 15:40 by J Croxon

We really value the close working relationship we have with our parents and this partnership is helping to develop our school and your children’s education. Parents are welcome to pass on messages, ask questions and discuss matters of concern with all members of staff. To aid this our learning mentors and leadership team are stationed around the school grounds before and after school day and our teaching staff are available at the end of the school day. Our staff are always here to help and will deal with your enquiries in a professional manner.

We will not tolerate any person who attempts to use abusive language, threats or acts of aggression to bully or intimidate our staff or other parents. Any adult that choses to behave in this way will be escorted from our premises and will be reported to the police. Our parent feedback shows that our parents are very happy with the school but many have commented that the language and behaviour of adults outside the gates and on the playground is unacceptable.

Please help us to change this.

Meet The Team

posted 31 Mar 2017, 15:37 by J Croxon

Our catering team are always hard at work in the kitchens preparing a range of healthy meals for our children and staff. Left—Right are Vivienne, Rubina, Carole, Jenny, Jennah (NVQ 2) and our catering supervisor Margaret (NVQ 3). All of our catering staff are qualified to level 2 of the food safety standard.

Project Qube Update

posted 20 Mar 2017, 15:29 by J Croxon

Work on our new library is due to start shortly. Please look out for information posters located in the playground and entrances which will explain the changes to the start of day and end of day routines for Key Stage 1 whilst the work is carried out.

Home Time Reminder

posted 20 Mar 2017, 15:27 by J Croxon

For the safety of small children and parents we are asking that children DO NOT play football on the Key Stage 2 playground at hometime. Please ensure that your child is supervised once collected and that you leave the site promptly after the bell has gone. Thank you for your support.

Onesie Wednesday for National Autistic Society

posted 20 Mar 2017, 15:25 by J Croxon

We’re celebrating Onesie Wednesday on the 29 March to raise funds for the National Autistic Society. Wear a onesie or your favourite PJ’s and donate £1.00.

SATS Week and SEND Reviews

posted 20 Mar 2017, 15:20 by J Croxon

The Key Stage 2 SATS for Yr 6 start on Monday 8 May. It is imperative that all Yr 6 children attend school during May.

SEND reviews are beginning on Monday 27 March for two weeks. Parents that are needed to attend will be invited by either their child’s class teacher or Mrs Law (SENCo). Working together means we can better plan the appropriate support to meet every child’s needs.

The Big Sleuth Update

posted 20 Mar 2017, 15:00 by J Croxon

Don't forget our sun bear needs YOUR help! Our design competition is still open until 24 March. Get your thinking caps on and get your designs in. You can post them in the special box outside the SLT office next to the KS2 hall. Let's make our bear the best in town!

Breakfast Club Reminder

posted 20 Mar 2017, 14:54 by J Croxon

We will be sending home letters for next terms Breakfast Club on Monday 27 March.

Please ensure you return booking forms to the office as quickly as possible as places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Meet The Team

posted 20 Mar 2017, 14:49 by J Croxon

The Office staff play an important role in the life of our school, they will very often be your first point of contact and always offer a warm welcome to visitors, parents and children alike.

Pictured are Mrs K McCarthy - School Business Manager who has overall responsibility for Finance, HR, Office, and Facilities. Miss C Artley - HR Administration and Mrs C Wakelam - Reception, Admin Support, Admissions & Home School Link.

Mrs R Nazar - Finance Assistant, Mrs P Scarange - Reception ,Admin Support, Educational Visits and Before and After School Clubs. Miss D Hayes - Admin Support Assistant, School Dinners and Breakfast Club bookings.

The Big Sleuth

posted 3 Mar 2017, 15:23 by J Croxon

After the great success of 'The Big Hoot' and 'The Big Read' in Birmingham over the last two summers, this year the council are running 'The Big Sleuth' and Lea Forest are proud to be taking part. We have our own 'sun bear' to design, name and decorate. The children can create their own designs (the templates are attached to the newsletter). We are looking for fabulous designs to paint onto our bear who will be part of the trail in Birmingham city centre over the summer holiday. This is such an exciting project to be part of. Please encourage your child to take part. Designs must be handed in to Mr Clarke's office by 24 March 2017.

Breakfast Club

posted 3 Mar 2017, 15:22 by J Croxon

Please note that due to health and safety regulations we can not accept any child into Breakfast Club that does not have a place, as we are strictly limited to 120 children per day. Please do not leave your child unattended at the gates as they will be unable to enter the club and you will be asked to return to school to supervise them until the gates open at 8:45am.

Parking Reminder

posted 3 Mar 2017, 15:21 by J Croxon

Please ensure that your vehicle is parked legally and safely when collecting or dropping off your child at school. We have had several complaints from residents that have had driveways blocked by inconsiderate parking. We are working with the council and local police to monitor the situation over the next few weeks and looking at how we can improve traffic around the school during busy periods.

Meet The Team: Pastoral Care

posted 3 Mar 2017, 15:19 by J Croxon

Mrs Tarrant- Pastoral Support Assistant

Mr Wills- Pastoral Support Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Comrie- Pastoral Support Assistant

As a team we cover Attendance, Behaviour, Special Educational Needs and are all qualified fCAF practitioners. We offer support to pupils and their families and are skilled at identifying external agencies that can offer tailored intervention. We provided one-to-one support, intervention sessions and lead the school's Restorative Justice approach.