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Dussindale News 2011/2012

29th June 2012 - Bright Sparks Day - Fun, fundraising day. Full details and addittional sponsor forms can be downloaded from the newsletter section of this page.


21st June 2012 - Due to the weather, SPORTS DAY is postponed until next Tuesday.

Friday 30th March will be a non-uniform day. Children are asked to bring a contibution of £1 into school on the day. This money will kick off this year's fundraising for the school council's chosen charities. This year we are hoping to raise money to help provide a generator for our link school in Zimbabwe and to buy a defibrillator for the school.

Our latest Ofsted report is in the useful documents section of the website if you wish to find it.

New morning routines

From Thursday, 5th January we will be opening the doors to children from 8.40 am every day (as we have always done in the past on wet days). This is for two main reasons:

  1. We get a more prompt and relaxed start to the day, because there is less crowding in the corridors, stairs and cloak areas.
  2. It gives teachers and children more opportunity for community time, which is very important for children’s social and emotional well-being at school (see below).

As an added bonus, it could give children five minutes extra time to practise their spelling and maths targets, and parents/carers won’t have to stand in a cold and windy playground waiting for the whistle to blow!

Registration will be promptly at 9.00 am, so it is really important that you ensure your child is through the school door by 8.50 am.


Parent meeting, Tuesday, 28 February at 6pm

This meeting will be for anyone who would like to know more about why we think community time is important, as well as to discuss our range of approaches to social, emotional and behavioural matters at school, including our anti-bullying strategy. More details later.


Join the library….                                                                                              

Join Up January is a great chance to find out more about what your local library can offer your family.

It's free to join the library and really easy. You can do it online at or visit your local library and staff will join you up in just a few minutes. If you have ID with you showing your name and address that’s great, but even if you don’t you can borrow a couple of books!

The library has lots of story books including picture books and easier stories for new readers. There are loads of other things to enjoy, like books on football, music, animation, and ‘how things work’ as well as books on TV series and films, graphic novels, comics and magazines. There are also children’s DVDs and DS and other games to try as well as events and activities for both children and adults.

Friendly staff are on hand to help your child find something that will interest them. Staff can also let you know about books and websites you can use at the library or at home to help with homework.

For more information visit your local library, call 0344 800 8006 or visit


……..and let the story begin