Archive 2024

February Updates

Emotional Wellbeing Champions

This half term, the Emotional Wellbeing Champions have been thinking about how they can make themselves more well-known around the school.  They have decided that a display somewhere in school would be a good idea and have looked at possible places so that all pupils can see it!  They have also been thinking about the playground and are keen to improve this area.  So far, they have thought about tidying it up by picking up litter, having more bins, and having some different playground equipment.  There’s lots to organise next month!

Don’t forget to remind your children that the Emotional Wellbeing Champions are available to help them at break time and lunch time.  They have been trained to look out for anyone that might need help and have some great strategies to use. 

Well done for all your brilliant work so far!

SCHOOL TRAVEL PLAN

Thank you very much to everyone who was able to complete the school’s travel survey. All feedback has been shared with The School Travel Plan Working Party.

The School Travel Working Party consists of representatives from the school, parent body, Governing body and local residents. All parties agreed that the safety of the children is paramount and recognised the challenges faced by the whole community regarding safe travel and parking at the start and end of the school day.

We are in the process of reviewing the next steps that the school and local community could take to improve the situation for all concerned.

We will keep everyone updated as things progress.

LOOKING AHEAD TO MARCH….

February may have been a quieter month in school, but March looks set to be a very busy month indeed.

Details about the exciting events ahead can be found on the monthly update email and the school website in the EVENTS Section.

You may be interested in the Earth Hour Event organized by the World Wildlife Fund. Join in creating the Biggest Hour for Earth on Saturday 25th March – switch off your lights and spend 60 minutes doing something positive for our planet! More information can be found here…https://www.wwf.org.uk/earth-hour

Small actions can make a big difference.

JANUARY 

Attachment Aware School

Over the past couple of years, The Queen Anne First School has proudly been awarded the bronze and silver awards for being an Attachment Aware School.  This year we are going for gold!

As an Attachment Aware School, we have learnt about the emotional challenges our pupils can experience, in particular children with anxiety, attachment and trauma difficulties.  We have been working with the Local Authority and Educational Psychologists to improve and embed our practices, which has included increased training and support for our staff and pupils.  As part of the gold award, we have already implemented the Zones of Regulation and trained six of our Year 4 pupils to be Emotional Wellbeing Champions.

Please follow the link below to find out more about Attachment Aware schools and look out for more information to come over the next couple of terms.

Travel Survey

On Monday, we will launch our School Travel Survey. The survey gathers information about how children travel to school and views on how to make everyone’s journey to school easier and safer. All of the responses are anonymous and the feedback will be reviewed by the School Travel Plan Working Party. We hope to identify ways in which the school and families can work together for the benefit of all. You will receive an email on Monday with a link to the survey. Please do take this opportunity to share your views.

Eco Awareness

You may be interested to know that our new cleaning company use Tersano i Clean which turns tap water into an environmentally friendly cleaner, sanitiser and deodoriser.

The Queen Anne Royal Free CE First School

Chaucer Close
Windsor
SL4 3EH
Tel: 01753 830885
Email: office@queenannefirstschool.org.uk
Website: www.queenannefirstschool.org.uk

KS2 Full Time Teacher to cover maternity leave
The Governors and Head Teacher would like to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic class teacher to join our team.

The successful candidate will be:
passionate about teaching
be committed to high standards of behaviour
enthusiastic and a team player
have an appreciation of the needs & abilities of a diverse range of children

What the school offers its staff: 
Happy and enthusiastic children
Positive, supportive and encouraging colleagues
Opportunities for professional development
Pay scale
MPS/UPS Depending on experience
Required from September 2024

If you like the sound of this opportunity, please ring the school office on 01753 830885 to receive an application pack.  No agencies please.

The Queen Anne is a small but perfectly formed five class Church First School on the edge of town close to Windsor Great Park where people matter and children come first. With very friendly staff and well-behaved children this is a great place in which to work! If you feel that you have the qualities to join our team, in this popular, successful and thriving school, we would love to hear from you.

Closing date:  7th June 2024 we invite applicants to visit the school.  Applicants will be shortlisted as soon as applications are received.

 The Queen Anne is committed to safeguarding our pupils. All appointments are dependent upon enhanced DBS checks. Please contact the school for an application form.