Ravenswood Primary School

Ravenswood Primary School

Week beginning 14th December 2020


The sad news first…

We nearly made it! We were so disappointed to have to send Class 15 home on Wednesday to self-isolate for ten days. This virus just keeps on disrupting everybody’s lives. We are desperately hoping that no one tests positive between now and Monday. If your child does develop symptoms up until 3:30pm on Sunday 20th December, please book a test and let us know if it returns as a positive, as I will then have to send the worst email possible and ask children to self-isolate over Christmas. Full instructions are under the news tab on the school website.

Today we say goodbye to Mrs Clougher after 11 years of working at Ravenswood. She joined us as English Lead and became Deputy Head in 2013. She now moves to Grange First School in Gosforth, where she will be a fabulous Headteacher. We thank her for everything that has has contributed to the school over the years and wish her well in everything that she does.

The happy news…

Loads of parties this week and videos galore being uploaded on to our YouTube channel. If you go to the school website and look at the Pupil Pages, each class has their video link ready for you to click on and enjoy.

I have attached two links to videos that we thought you might like to see. The first is the staff “non-panto” and the second is Miss William’s “Farewell to Mrs Clougher” video. We hope they make you smile this Christmas.

The "Non-Staff Panto" link.

Mrs Clougher is leaving link

If you are missing a visit to church this Christmas, then this link will take you to our video Christmas Carol Service.

Christmas Service link

We had a special event in school on Thursday. Graham, who is one of our kitchen staff and very much one of the Ravenswood Family, has completed 40 years’ service as a leader in the Army Cadet Force. This means that he qualifies for his fourth bar on his Service Medal and I had the honour of presenting it to him, along with his Commanding Officer, Major Byers. We are all very proud of Graham and the great work he does to support young people in our area.

I am delighted to tell you that Miss Sharpe has had a little baby girl and everyone is well.

Congratulations to Green Mints, who are this term’s House Point winners. Their non-uniform day should have been on Friday, but I am afraid I didn’t get organised quickly enough, so they will have a non-uniform day on Friday 8th January.

And so it just remains for me to wish everyone a happy holiday. I think we are all looking forward to the end of 2020 with the hope that 2021 is going to be so much better. Stay safe through the holidays and we will see you all back on Monday 4th January, fully refreshed and raring to go!