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Tithe Barn Times – 7th September 2019

Welcome Back

Welcome back and a special welcome to all our new children and families who are just starting their journey at Tithe Barn.

We have had a busy first week and the children have all settled into their new classes and are working hard.

School Calendar

We are currently putting together a school calendar that will provide an outline of events for this academic year. We hope you will find this useful and will be distributing it to every child as soon as it is finalised.

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We have a school Twitter account, which is used as an additional method of keeping you up to date on key events and information.   Please follow us.

School Crossing

We are delighted that over the summer the council has installed a puffin crossing outside of school. For the first half term Bob will be there teaching the children how to use the crossing safely. We will also have Stockport Road Safety team in working with the children and delivering an assembly. We are sure that the crossing will enable our children and local residents to cross the road safely throughout the day.

We would appreciate your support with teaching your children how to use the crossing safely. Please ensure that you-


  • Do not cross when the Red Man is showing.
  • Stay within the two sets of studs on the road when crossing. (Sensors are detecting you and therefore will give you time to cross to the other side)
  • Do not follow other pedestrians into the road without checking it is safe to do so especially when crossing in large groups.
  • Do not cross if a car has stopped on the crossing and is blocking it. Press the button again and wait.
  • Do not cross if a driver tells you to do so, check the Red/Green Man box first.

Key Dates

September 13th Year 4 start swimming

September 20th Jeans for Genes day.

September 21st  FOTB have made the decision not to have the Family Festival this month, instead it will be rearranged and become part of our 50 year celebrations. We will send out further details this term about our plans for our celebrations.

Pupil Voice

As practically every single decision we take in school will ultimately affect one group of people (the children), we believe that it’s vital that they have a voice in the decision making and that their voice is heard. Tithe Barn’s school council aims to be one way of doing this. Classes from Y1 to Y6 hold annual elections to vote for a girl and boy who will best represent their class.

Any child who is interested in standing for the position of school councilor is asked to think carefully about how they can effectively represent their class and how they can contribute to developing their school.   The children will be asked to share their ideas with their classmates prior to the confidential elections taking place next week. I will let you know the outcomes of the elections in the next newsletter.

Celebrating Bob

After October half term, Bob will be relocating to cross children near the library. We are extremely grateful for his dedication and the time he has given to our school and we are planning a special celebration later this term.

We will send out further details nearer the time. However, please keep it a secret as we want to surprise him!

In the meantime, we are starting a collection for Bob to show our appreciation of his time at Tithe Barn. If you would like to make a donation please send it in a sealed envelope clearly labelled with Bob’s collection. We will be creating a book of personalized messages, If you would like to include one please also send it in an envelope to the school office.

Thank you

Jeans for Genes Day

Friday 20th September is Jeans for Genes Day and we are inviting your children to come into school wearing jeans. We would be grateful for a donation of £1 to support this worthwhile charity. If you would like to find out more about the charity, please visit www.jeansforgenes.org.

Medical Needs 

It is very important that you let us know if your child has a particular medical need such as asthma or allergies. If your child needs to take medicine whilst in school, please speak to our medical needs co-ordinator, Mrs Ceri Barrett You will need to complete a form to enable her to administer medication which must be given to her in a clearly labelled pharmacist’s packet or container with your child’ name, dosage and date printed on it.

Aldi Kit for Schools- Please help us…

How it works… Get involved!

Every time you spend over £30 in any Aldi store you’ll receive a Team GB sticker. Bring your stickers to school to help us complete our poster. Once we have 300 stickers on our poster we can send the poster back to receive an exclusive sports kit and to be in with a chance to win £20,000 for your school.

Thank you for your support.