Amber Weather Warning - July 2022
Emailed to all parents and carers - Thursday 14 July 2022
Emailed to all parents and carers - Thursday 14 July 2022
What a day!
Wow! What a great day!
After a breakfast of delicious pancakes, we started a very busy, fun filled day of activities. These included abseiling, sea activities, orienteering, caving, plus more mountain biking, archery, zip lining etc. Each group has completed 3 activities. Everyone has had great fun, and we are very tried! We all enjoyed a picnic lunch on the field and even had time to fit in some football! This evening we are off on a coastal hike in the evening sunshine. Our teachers all say we will definitely sleep well tonight!
We hope you enjoy the pictures below.
Morfa Bay Day 1
After an early departure from BJS, we enjoyed a fun journey to Morfa Bay. Everyone sang along and was wearing a smile by the time we arrived in Pendine.
On arrival, everyone found out their groups, discovered where they will be sleeping and had a little explore of the beautiful site.
This afternoon, we have all taken part in two activities, including caving, mud assault course, climbing, zip lining, abseiling, archery and mountain biking. So many new challenges were faced and goals achieved! Each and every child has been absolutely fabulous.
After a hearty dinner, we all walked down to the seafront in Pendine and enjoyed ice creams and slushies. Unfortunately, the tide was too far in to play on the beach (there was no beach), but we all enjoyed the walk.
Nearly time for bed, well-earned rest and looking forward to a full day tomorrow!
Local Governing Board Recruitment
As we start looking to the next academic year, we have some exciting opportunities to become a governor, and join the work of our Local Governing Board (LGB).
The role of the Local Governing Body, working with the Head Teacher and the leadership team, focuses on three core areas:
As part our governing board development and ongoing succession planning, we are looking to recruit some specific skills.
We are particularly interested to hear from people who have experience, past or present, in the following areas:
Becoming a governor is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to who have a good dollop of passion, curiosity, confidence to ask questions, as well as time to invest in the schools. A chance to both share your skills and develop and learn as part of a board.
So, what would you need to do?
How to apply:
We have a talented community, with much passion, capability, and strong voices, so I hope we can tap into some of that to support the work of our schools. We are equally happy to hear from non-parents to support our board, so if you do know someone who would be a great fit do please share this opportunity with them.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Chair of Governors
Local Governing Board 2021-2022
Please find attached Start of Term 5 letter from Mr Webster
Following an update to the weather warning for North Somerset, which is now set at it's highest Red level and following advice from our Academy Trust, both West Leigh Infants and Backwell Juniors will be CLOSED to all pupils tomorrow - 18th February. This is due to the significant risk to safety posed by Storm Eunice.
Home learning can be accessed via your child's year group Teams page as per previous instructions.
May I take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and happy half-term once the storm blows over.
The Federation of West Leigh Infants and Backwell Juniors
01275 463 274 01275 462 632
Take part in our latest Feel Fab Feb half-term challenge which encourages children and families to keep healthy, active and creative during the holiday. Participants can claim their Gold certificate if they can tick off a minimum two activities from each of the three categories. See the flyer for details!
Please find attached Start of Term 3 Letter from Mr Webster
16th December 2021
Even as I write this letter, our circumstances continue to change and evolve. This year has certainly given us all plenty to think about and I’m sure the beginning of 2022 will be no different.
Thank you all for your patience and kindness during these most challenging of times. Without your continued support our schools would not be able to operate in the ways that we have. ‘Normality’ has come to mean something quite different to us all recently. We continue to try to keep things as normal as possible for your children and hope that their time at West Leigh and BJS remains fruitful, rewarding and most importantly fun!
As always, I must recognise the huge effort that all staff put into all aspects of school life. Their commitment is admirable and they all deserve (as I’m sure you do) a restful Christmas period. Working in a constantly evolving environment requires dedication and flexibility and they have shown these qualities and many more in spades.
We are all looking forward to spending Christmas with friends and family and I sincerely hope you have a fabulous time. A reminder that the first day back for children is Wednesday 5th January 2022, as Tuesday 4th is an INSET staff training day. Face coverings for adults while on site will remain a requirement at both schools until we evaluate the Covid situation in early January.
School: Both West Leigh and Backwell C of E Junior
Hours: West Leigh - 6.25 hours a week, term time only (11.50am – 1.05pm Mon – Fri)
Backwell Junior – 6.25 hours a week, term time only (12.25pm – 1.40pm Mon- Fri
Start: 2nd September 2021
Pay: JG1C pt 1 - 2 (FTE £17,842 - £18,198) - Pro rata - £2,577 - £2,629
We are looking for caring and enthusiastic Lunchbreak Supervisor to ensure our children have a happy and safe lunchtime experience.
Duties will include:
The Federation of West Leigh Infant School and Backwell C of E Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all in our community to share this commitment. Any appointment will be subject to full enhanced DBS checks (including Barred List Information) and satisfactory references.
School visits are encouraged to take place after school. To arrange a visit please contact the School Office on 01275 463274.
Further information is available from the school website Federation of West Leigh Infant School and Backwell C of E Junior School - Federation Vacancies (backwellfederation.co.uk) or from the school office 01275 463274.
Application forms should be sent to the school office by post or email the School Business Manager – Avril Steel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview date: TBA
This post will commence: As soon as all necessary checks have been carried out