School Bulletin Issue 10 (March 2023)

A young boy making notes during a lesson using a pencil.

Information & Reminders

  • ATTENDANCE: A reminder that any child with an attendance figure of 90% or below falls into the persistent absence bracket as identified by the Government. We will be changing our procedure to send out attendance concern letters every two weeks, to remind parents of the attendance figures and you may be invited into school to attend an attendance review meeting.
  • ABSENCE: Absence at COPA due to unauthorised family holidays is twice that of the national average and this is not acceptable. Please be reminded that holidays should not be taken during term time; these will be unauthorised and penalty notices applied. There are 13 weeks during the year, free for holidays as shown on our website and on your MCAS Academic Calendar tab. We would urge you to consider the social & emotional effect this has on children, as well as how it impacts on their academic progress.
  • WRAPAROUND CHILDCARE: A reminder that bookings for Term 5 BC and ASP close on Monday 27/03/23 to facilitate queries and amendments before the end of the term. Please make sure that your account is clear for Term 4 before booking for Term 5..
  • ACTIVITY CLUBS: There are still some spaces left in our Term 5 Activity Clubs which will close for bookings on Monday 27th March.
  • COOKING CLUB: We are aware from parents that many children have been disappointed they have been unable to get into cooking club all year; you will appreciate that we cannot put any controls on who books up each term as this is on a first come first served basis. We are looking at ways to try to give more opportunities to those that have never been able to book and will be trialling the release of a waiting list for Term 4 which we will work through for the rest of this academic year, to see if this gives a greater opportunity to more pupils through the year.
  • CASHLESS: A reminder that we are a cashless school and all school clubs, trips and workshops should be paid online via your MCAS App. Any cash will be returned and an order created onto your MCAS account where you will also need to tick to consent to the trip.

News & Announcements

  • PARENT CONSULTATIONS: By popular demand Term 4 parent consultations will all be face to face meetings – with the exception of the Nursery Key Worker meeting which will be virtual. These can be booked via School Cloud for Tuesday 21st March and Wednesday 22nd March for all classes, except for Maple Class where Mrs. Payne is offering her second consultation appointments on Thursday 23rd March. Please do not try to book outside of these appointment slots as these will not be available.
  • ASSESSMENT WEEK/MOCK SATs: Next week we will be assessing students in Years 1 to 5 but arrangements for Year 6 SATs will mirror the actual Year 6 SATs in May. It is important that all students attend school to access these.
  • CLASS ASSEMBLIES: We are reintroducing termly Class Assemblies in school where classes will share with parents aspects of their learning for the term. The first of these will be incorporated into the already planned Year 5 iRock Concert next week – see Year 5 class Dojo for further details
  • SRP STAFF: We are delighted to welcome a new member of staff to the SRP, Nuno Luz originally from Portugal has joined the COPA Team this week and looks forward to meeting parents and pupils over the coming weeks.

Upcoming Events (further details for all events are posted on School Dojo)

  • Friday 17th MarchComic Relief Red Nose Day – see Dojo for reminders and further information
  • Friday 17th MarchBake Sale after school from 3pm – purchase tokens via MCAS to support this cause
    w/b 20/3/23 – Assessment Week
  • Tuesday 21st March – Parent Consultation 1 – from 1:30 until 7pm
  • Wednesday 22nd March – Parent Consultation 2 – (except Maple Class) from 3:30 until 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 23rd March – Parent Consultation 2 – Maple Class only from 3:30 – 5:30pm
  • Thursday 23rd March – Year 5 Class Assembly & IRock Concert in the School Hall from 1:45 pm.
  • Wednesday 29th March – Term 4 Walk in Wednesday – all parents welcome from 3:15 until 3:45pm