The Scoop Week 9th January 2024

Hello Lyndhurst Family, 

Welcome back! I hope that everyone had an enjoyable break and that you are all recharged and ready for a new academic term. I certainly had a wonderful time spending time with family and friends. Here at school we have been having work completed on our water pipes following on from a large leak that started in December. We still have reduced water in some locations such as classrooms sinks and one toilet cubicle. However, we have now, with the help of our central trust team, replaced our old lead pipes and will soon have filtered water bottle dispensers located around the school site.

Here are this week’s announcements:

Coffee Mornings:

Every fortnight, on a Friday, we host a coffee morning at 9am. They have different themes each week and are open to all. You do not have to book in, just turn up. They typically last for half an hour and follow the format of a fifteen-minute presentation and fifteen minutes of questions and answers. Details of this term’s can be found in the key dates at the bottom of this transcript. This week’s coffee morning is on Personal Development and how we support that here at Lyndhurst.

Catering Company Townhall:

This Thursday at 3:45pm in the library we have a townhall event with our catering company. Please come along to hear about their plans and progress and to ask them any questions you may have.

December Choir Singing:

Our school choir worked lead by Mr Valentine performed at Oval Tube station in last December to raise money for Crisis. They raised £1306 !! Well done all involved.

Home School Agreement:

Over the next few weeks we will be talking with pupils about the home school agreement (which you can find attached to this email and on your year group hub on the website). Please can you log in to your ‘My Child At School’ account, click on parent consents and then click yes to indicate that you agree to the agreement. Whilst you are on this page, please can you update your other parental consents such as trips and photography.


As we start a new term, can we remind everyone for the need for punctuality. Arriving only 5 minutes late per day tallies up to 3 entire school days over an academic year and 15 minutes tallies to two school weeks! We have an increasingly packed timetable so every minute really does count and lateness causes disruption for all of our learners—thank you for your support with this.

Term Dates 2024-5:

Please find attached our term dates for the next academic year. These will shortly be updated on the school website.

The Charter Schools Educational Trust –Trustee vacancies:

The Charter Schools Educational Trust is currently seeking to appoint a Trustee with expertise in finance, audit and risk to be a member of the Trust Board and to be Vice-Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. This is a key post for our expanding Trust, to ensure careful stewardship of public funds, maintenance of the Trust's good financial health, and the monitoring of the significant risks facing the education sector. The Finance, Audit and Risk committee oversees the Trust's financial governance, risk management and internal control systems. It is also responsible for reporting findings termly and annually to the Trust Board and the Accounting Officer (CEO) as part of the Trust's annual reporting requirements. Our financial health is essential to the confident and compassionate decisions we make in service of our communities. We would also welcome applications from candidates with broader experience as we expect further Trustee vacancies to arise in the coming months. The position of Trustee is a great opportunity to further develop your leadership skills in a non-executive context, and to work with a committed and talented team of volunteers. Above all, the successful candidates will be aligned with the Trust's mission: Better futures - Our work will improve the lives of children and young people now and in the long term. We are committed to equality and diversity in everything we do, especially welcome applications from those currently under-represented in education governance, including Black and ethnic minority candidates. If you are interested in finding out more, all the details and an application form can be found on the Trust website we would also be very grateful if you could share the link to anyone you know who might find it rewarding to be part of a Trust Board. Your help is much appreciated. Jonathan Slater - Chair, The Charter Schools Educational Trust

That’s it from us, have a great week.

Key Dates:

Thur 11th Jan- Catering Town Hall @ 3:45pm

Fri 12th Jan- Coffee Morning (personal development) @9am

Fri 12th Jan- Class Assembly (Mississippi Class) @ 1pm CHANGED

Fri 19th Jan- FOL Meeting @9am

Fri 19th Jan- Class Assembly (Yangtze Class) @ 10am POSTPONED

Fri 26th Jan- Coffee Morning (spelling) @9am

Fri 19th Jan- Class Assembly (Hudson Class) @ 10am

Fri 2nd Feb – Numbers Day

Fri 2nd Feb Class Assembly (Orinoco Class) @ 10am CHANGED

Fri 2nd Feb – FOL Disco (4-8pm tbc)

Week 5th Feb- Children’s metal Health

Week- being online

Tue 6th Feb- Safer Internet Day

Fri 9th Feb- Yr 6 Fundraiser- Cake Sale 3:30pm in playground

Fri 9th Feb- Coffee Morning (SEND) @9am

12-16th Feb- Half Term