IMPORTANT INFOPosted by R. Clarke Fri, March 09, 2018 10:08AM
Dear Parents and Carers
As mentioned in our recent newsletter, the school had a Sustaining Improvement Inspection in early February.
The report has now been published and is available on the ETI (Education and Training Inspectorate) website DENI ETI. As you will read in the report, not all classrooms could be visited during this inspection.
However, the inspectors commented favourably on the quality of teaching in the classrooms which they did visit; they observed good practice and in particular made reference to the high quality of the teachers' planning, how well the teachers knew their children and how engaged pupils were. The inspectors spoke to a number of pupils and were impressed with how articulate the pupils were and how positively they spoke about their learning.
Whilst the inspectors could not draw an overall conclusion at present, it is clear that the school is moving in the right direction and that improvements have been made since the last inspection. We would wish to thank all staff involved.
If you have any queries about the report please feel free to contact us.
S Cranston and R Clarke.
IMPORTANT INFOPosted by J Murray Mon, February 05, 2018 07:04PM
Safer Internet Day 2018
Internet Day is celebrated on Tuesday 6th February. It aims to not
only create a safer internet but also a better internet, where everyone is
empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and
By celebrating the positive power of the
internet, the 2018 Safer Internet Day theme of “Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you”
encourages everyone to join the global movement, to participate, to make the
most of the internet’s potential to bring people together.
Safer Internet Day 2018 encourages everyone
to join and play their part. There are many ways to do this:
· Children and young people can help to create a better internet by being kind and
respectful to others online, by protecting their online reputations (and those
of others), and by seeking out positive opportunities to create, engage and
· Parents and carers
play a crucial role in empowering and supporting children to use technology
responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively, whether it is by ensuring
an open dialogue with their children, educating them to use technology safely and
positively, or by acting as digital role models. As a parent monitor the games
and websites that your child is playing/accessing. Ensure that it is age
· Teachers can help to create a better internet by equipping
their pupils and students with digital literacy skills and by developing their
critical thinking skills, which will allow them to better navigate the online
world. They can empower them to create their own content, make positive choices
online and can set a personal example of online behaviour for their pupils and
· Everyone has a responsibility to make a positive difference
online. We can all promote the positive by being kind and respectful to others and
seeking out positive opportunities to create and connect. We can all respond to
the negative by reporting any inappropriate or illegal content.
Tower IPS invites everyone to join us, and Safer Internet Day supporters across
the globe, to help create a better internet on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 and, indeed, throughout the whole year. A better internet starts with you!
out more about the global campaign for Safer Internet Day at www.saferinternetday.org.
online safety resources can be found at www.childnet.com
IMPORTANT INFOPosted by R. Clarke Thu, February 01, 2018 01:25PM
I have attached our complaints policy that has been agreed with governors recently.
IMPORTANT INFOPosted by R. Clarke Wed, January 17, 2018 03:31PM
We are keeping an eye on weather updates that would affect tomorrow. Hopefully all will be running smoothly but please keep an eye on the website. As before, if school is to close, you will receive a text message.
IMPORTANT INFOPosted by The Office Wed, November 22, 2017 10:16AM
Parents please take note of the attached advice from the Public Health Agency, which is where we refer to when children are sick.
IMPORTANT INFOPosted by R. Clarke Tue, November 21, 2017 01:36PM
Above is a link for courses for parents provided by Empower. All of them are free.
IMPORTANT INFOPosted by R. Clarke Wed, October 25, 2017 10:44AM
I am attaching a letter that our Board of Governors are sending to those who are in charge of determining our school budgets.
As you know from press reports, budgets have been cut massively.
Please read the letter; it gives you as a parent important information.
R Clarke/S Cranston
IMPORTANT INFOPosted by R. Clarke Mon, October 09, 2017 09:50AM
Here is the Annual Report of the school's activities during the 2016/2017 year.