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  • the_nativity_story

    This week Primary Department came together inviting parents, family and friends to their Christmas Nativity. The pupils, as ever, were brilliant all taking part in their own way. This year a number of the pupils were able to narrate parts of the show for us, very brave to talk in front of a hall full of parents. The angels were angelic, the kings were kingly and the shepherds did shepherding all to the backdrop of some traditional and new songs telling the story of the nativity. I hope all out there enjoyed it as much as we did.

  • open for business

    Good morning all. We are open as normal and look forward to seeing you for the primary nativity. However, if you feel the local road conditions are difficult near you we will support your decision to keep your child at home. Stay safe from all at Stanton Vale

  • snowman

    There has been a couple of weather reports indicating that there maybe snow across the county this coming weekend, so we thought it timely to remind all our parents and transport providers of our procedures. The decision to close the school due to inclement weather is not one which is taken lightly. However there are a number of factors that have to examined around the Health and Safety of the pupils onsite. If a decision is taken to close the school in the morning we will notify everyone via text message and via the website! We will contact local radio stations via the local authority but in the past this has been a slow process. In the past we have been contacted by transport providers asking if they can pick children up early if it starts snowing in the day as you can appreciate some of our children travel a fair distance. We are reluctant to do this but equally the drivers have a duty of care to ensure your child gets home safely. Before releasing any pupils early we insist that the transport providers call home to ensure that somebody is home to receive the children. If at any point you feel that the road conditions are not appropriate to send you child to school of course you will have the school's full support to make this decision. All we ask is that if that school is open you give us a call to let us know.  

  • xmas disco

    Last night we held our usual family Christmas disco and had a wonderful turn out. We were joined by pupils, family and friends for a little boogie and would like to send a massive shout out to a local band (The Burgandys) for coming to play for us, as ever you guys were amazing!! Amidst the Christmas countdown chaos we got to have some fun, spend time with loved ones and forget about everything that needs to be done. This is why this event is one of our Christmas favourites!!

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    Don't forget you can also purchase a Stanton Vale Calendar which every class has contributed some artwork to! £5.00 each. All proceeds will be going to SFVA for the playground project.

  • santa

    Our Christmas Fair was a huge success. There was some beautiful handmade items on stalls made by people in the local community! We had a raffle, tombola and even Santa took some time out of his busy schedule to help us out. We would like to thank everyone that donated, attended and offered time to make this a success, we are lucky to have such a generous and kind community! SVFA raised a total of £2444.48 which will take their bank balance to over £60,000... soo close to the full amount for the adventure playground!!! #goteam If you would like further details on our playground project plans, please do not hesitate to contact Karen Dixon (SVFA - Chair) Alison Brown (SVFA - Treasurer) at the school :)  

  • auction hammer

    Clair Stirling from Tesco - Long Eaton organised and hosted a Charity Auction night on 25th November to help raise fund for our playground project. Clair The night included a disco, live singer, licensed bar and an auction of some amazing prizes! We even had a celebrity auctioneer! Charles Hanson from Bargain Hunt! Auction1 Overall £3000 was made so a massive thank you to everyone who came and everyone who donated prizes! Auction 3 Also a huge heartfelt thank you to the family who presented SVFA with a whopping £1000 cheque and we were also presented with an anonymous cheque for £20,000... Yes £20,000 (There is no typo there!!). Thank you to Kev Miller. Auction 2 Unbelievable generosity and  kindness surrounded us the whole night.. Our dream playground will become reality! cw #goals #playgroundproject #abilitynotdisability #accessible #generosity #kindness

  • collab

    For some time, in order to maximise opportunities for collaboration and joint working, the Derbyshire special schools, support centres and two Staffordshire special schools have worked together. As part of this group we have been discussing the possibility of forming a multi-academy trust.   This is being considered as a means to continue our very successful collaborative work.  The other schools who are interested are:

    • Amber Valley & Erewash Support Centre
    • Bennerley Fields School
    • Fountains High School
    • Fountains Primary School
    • Holbrook School for Autism
    • North East Derbyshire Support Centre
    • Peak School
    • South Derbyshire Support Centre
      There is no final decision. Governing bodies of each school will make that decision when more detail is known. There will also be a full consultation with the whole school community and staff at each school.  However, before consultation, we need to do further work to be certain of how the trust would operate.  We also want to ensure that trust governance would be of the highest standard. We therefore ask our school communities if anyone would like to put themselves forward as a member or trustee.  More details about these roles and application forms can be found here.

  • IMG_1169

    Friday 17th November was Children in Need day! We held a pirate or princess party, where our pupils and staff dressed up as a pirate or a princess for the day. The day started with the children and young people arriving by car/bus like any normal school day albeit Jonathan the pirate singing for them with guitar in hand on arrival. Throughout the day the children and young people participated in many fun activities which included; walking the plank, pin the flag on the pirate, digging for treasure and even creating their own pirate hat. We even had a visit from the one and only Pudsey himself, which we would like to thank Jon and Anne Marie at ASDA - Long Eaton for arranging as it was such a pleasure! We ended this marvellous day with a Whole School Assembly which helped us all to understand the reason why we all raised a huge grand total of £182.11 which  will help this charity to change the lives of children and young people. If you would like to make a donation it isn't too late, Pudsey even challenges you to find and donate your old round £1 coins. For more information on what work Children in Need do or even to donate, please visit their website here      

  • santa

    We understand that Christmas can be a magical time for our pupils but not one without its challenges. Whole school and group activities can be very busy rand sometimes don't fit into our normal timetable, therefore we try and work with pupils and what they can manage. At least though you are aware of what is going on and you can help prepare your child beforehand. As ever, we love to welcome you into school for some of the events and look forward to celebrating  this period with a spirit of community. Please click here to see the activities timetable.  

  • keep calm

    We apologise if your child hasn't come home with their usual coat/bags etc. We have had a fault on the fire alarm system, so had to evacuate to the school next door. Everyone coped really well and all is safe and well. A massive thank you for the support received from TLES! Business as usual tomorrow.  

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