A TEAM APPROACH TO PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT

News from our Parental Engagement Team …

We would like to introduce ourselves as your new Parental Engagement Team and we are available across the school to support and advise— we are involved already with many parent events. Ahsana will be running courses and trips as usual so keep a look out for these. Sam and Mashuda will focus mainly on EYFS with Stuart organising volunteers across the school. Carol will be overseeing parental engagement throughout the school. Overall, we will be here to ensure parents and carers have a voice at Marner and have lots of opportunities to engage with our school. We look forward to working with you as a team. A big parent event is coming up— on the 17th January— our Winter Festival from 3:30-5pm in the undercover area.

 

 

 

 

 

Front Row from Left to Right: Ahsana, Carol & Mashuda

 Back Row from Left to Right: Stuart & Sam

One of our own – Odd Socks Day Video 2018

As it states on the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s website (https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk), Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity for children to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes them all unique!

Andy Day (a Cbeebies presenter) has produced a music video for Anti-Bullying Week 2018 – this year, one of our pupils, Safroz, was invited to be in the video. Follow the link below to see for yourself. Well done, Safroz, we are all proud of you!

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/odd-socks-day-anti-bullying-week-0

#chooserespect #marnerstoryofus

 

Welcome Back!

Dear Mums, Dads and Carers,

It was such a pleasure to welcome our families back to school on Wednesday 5th September. The children look amazing in their school uniform and behaviour has been brilliant!

As ever, starting a new school year we have new and exciting projects on the horizon including working with DISNEY, supporting our environment alongside The Mayor and the Greater London Assembly and looking at initiatives to help improve health and fitness. I look forward to sharing more information with you all over the coming weeks and months.

 

Diversity Month at Marner Primary School

This morning, I led the assembly to launch Marner’s inaugural Diversity Month during July! There will be a range of activities and events to celebrate our differences and the diverse nature of our community and society.  Earlier this morning, our Reception, Yr 1 & 2 classes shared their African drumming experiences. It was wonderful to see so many parents & carers at the concert.

 

Processions Trip

On Sunday, the Marner Mighty Girls attended Processions to celebrate 100 years since the first women won the right to vote. 30,000 women and girls turned London into a sea of violet, white and green (Suffragette colours) as we sang, danced and waved flags and banners that the girls had made. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in this living artwork and hopefully we created some memories that the girls will cherish!     

Safeguarding Week at Marner!

This week has been Safeguarding Week here at Marner. We started the week introducing the NSPCC’s Speak Out, Stay Safe programme. On Wednesday, we held a non-uniform day with the theme of ‘Go Green for the NSPCC’. We raised £364.85 through generous  donations from our parents annd carers.

As a part of the national curriculum the NSPCC’s Speak Out, Stay Safe programme  visited our school to make sure our pupils have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse. For more information, please visit the NSPCC’s website at Speak out. Stay safe.

 

 

Safer Internet Day – Our Digital Leaders

Safer Internet Day Event – Tuesday 6th February 2018

Our Digital Leaders arrived at the event raring to go and started on their group activities. They also acted as hosts showing other delegates around the conference. Some of them were selected to meet the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Margot James. They spent some time discussing ‘online jargon’ with her. Then it was time to prepare for their presentation.  The auditorium began to fill up with professionals from industry, education and children from other schools. We are so proud of Marner Primary and all of the young people at the event. They were amazing! Thanks too to the organisers – such a wonderful, inspiring day.