REMINDER - All Extra Curricular Clubs finish this week
Polite Reminder to parents and carers
As per the initial club letter, this note is a reminder that all clubs finish on Friday the 23rd of March. There will be no after school or before school clubs run by Hackbridge staff next week. Lunchtime clubs run by the school will continue as usual.
Please note that if your child attends Gym Kidz, Dance Kids or the Martial Arts club that you should follow what is stated on their letters.
Site Manager Vacancy
We are looking for an experienced Site Manager to join our friendly, hardworking and successful team at our Hackbridge Corner campus. We put our pupils at the forefront of all we do and we need someone who shares our passion to ensure our school is safe, clean and a welcoming place to be at all times. We require that special person who is a dedicated, flexible and committed support professional with a keen eye for detail and a good range of DIY skills. A specific trade would be desirable but not essential. You must be able to work independently and as part of a team and will be required to work closely with the School Business Manager and Headteacher and manage a part-time Site Assistant. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and must have a real 'hands on' and proactive approach.
If you are interested in this vacancy and want to know more just click on the Staff Vacancy tab under 'Our School' to take you to the Eteach website where you can obtain full details.
Thank you - snow days
Dear Parents and Carers
Hopefully the extreme bad weather has now gone in our area and we won't see a repeat of last week for the foreseeable future.
I would like to say a big thank you to you all both personally and on behalf of all the team at Hackbridge for your support and understanding when we regrettably had to make the difficult decision to close for part of last week.
We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 5th March when it will be school again as usual!
Mrs E Walford - Headteacher
Weather conditions School closure Friday 2nd March
Dear Parents and Carers
We have taken the difficult decision to remain closed on Friday 2nd March. Closing the school is a difficult decision and not one taken lightly. We are fully aware of the implications for parents and we want to take the right decision taking into account all the risk factors. We have to consider whether we will have enough staff to run the school safely. Staff tend to live further away than the children. If we could all walk to school then the decision might be different. Of course we also have to ensure that everyone can also get home safely too.
We have carefully considered the weather forecast (and it can be wrong and be unpredictable), and looked at what other local schools are doing to help parents with siblings. It is important for parents that we take the decision as early as possible and stick to it. Parents may need to make childcare arrangements and no one likes indecision.
We may get it wrong but we really do take the decision seriously and in good faith.
Weather Conditions information
Thursday 1st March
Dear Parents and Carers.
We have been watching the weather forecasts carefully and the conditions in our area deteriorate over the past couple of days so made the difficult decision to close the school today,Thursday 1st March. We made this decision due to the snow and ice that has already accumulated and also the forecast of further snow turning to heavy snow this afternoon. This has made conditions difficult for staff and pupils getting to school and we were very concerned that further snow could mean people stuck and unable to pick their children up then also making it difficult for staff to get home.
We always do what we can to keep the school open but today, unfortunately, we had to make the decision to close for the safety of all our school community. We hope you understand that this decision was not made lightly but was entirely necessary.
Please keep your child's World Book Day costume safe as we plan to hold this special event when the weather improves.
We will keep a close eye on the weather today and will update the website, Opencheck and our news item by 6pm today with information on the school status for tomorrow, Friday 2nd March.
Keep safe and warm
with kind regards
Emma Walford - Headteacher