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End of term, Friday 17th December
Return date, Thursday 6th January 2022
There is an additional bank holiday to commemorate The Queen’s Jubilee on Friday 3 June 2022. This falls within the summer half-term so we have nominated an extra day in January in lieu of the bank holiday. The statutory requirement for maintained schools to open for 190 days of education has been amended to 189 days in this academic year.
Introducing The Withycombe 60 -
60 brilliant things to do while at our school.
Each year group has a list of interesting activities to work towards, with every class having their own 'postcard' to write down when they complete their activities.
We'll add to our photo gallery as we go through the year!
Is your child struggling?
The KiVa anti-bullying program.
Mrs Jones and Mr Scudder would like to introduce you to the new KIVA anti-bullying program.
We invite you to watch these short videos to learn about how we aim to prevent and tackle bullying in school, following the evidence-based KiVa program.
KiVa has been developed in the University of Turku, Finland, with funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture. KiVa offers a wide range of tools and materials for schools to tackle bullying, which we will be launching in school this term. Following this introduction, we'll create a dedicated webpage for KiVa as we progress through the term. Parent/carer Information Leaflet Download:
You can click the '4 arrows' emblem on the videos below to watch them as full screen.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please click here for a transcript of these videos
Mrs Jones' Weekly Newsletters
We have several student advocacy groups including the School Council, our Mental Health Ambassadors, and our School Ethos Council is starting up again this term with Mr Scudder.
Members wear their badges in school so others can identify who their representatives are.