Vacancy for School Business Manager

We have a vacancy for a School Business Manager to join our supportive team across our three schools.

The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, flexible and enthusiastic. The successful candidate will have experience in budget management, financial plans, financial reporting and a working knowledge of payroll, human resources and ideally premises management and health & safety practices.

The role is permanent, 31.5 hours per week, ideally over 5 days but some flexibility is available. The role is term time only with an additional 3 weeks worked in school holidays.

Grade I SCP 28-31 £25,463 – £28,221 pro-rata

For further details or to apply for the position, please see the full advert on eteach.

Phonics Workshop

Yesterday afternoon Mrs Taylor, Mrs Tugwell and Mrs Jenkins ran a Phonics Workshop for our Key Stage 1 parents to explain how phonics is taught and how children can be supported at home. Thank you to all the parents who attended the workshop; it was lovely to see so many of you and hope that you found the session useful.

If you were unable to attend the workshop or need a reminder about the difference between a phoneme and a grapheme (even if you are a Key Stage 2 parent), you can access the presentation by clicking below.

Phonics Workshop





Chestnut Class led a short Remembrance service at the War Memorial today to remember those who fought in all wars and especially those who lost their lives. A poem called ‘The Power of Silence’ which was written by Chestnut Class was read and was followed by a two minute silence.  The names of the fifteen servicemen from Christian Malford who lost their lives in World War I and II were also read out and a poppy wreath was placed at the memorial.Poem 2018

Celebrating Harvest

We celebrated Harvest this afternoon with our annual service at the church.  The children led the service wonderfully and were supported by Mrs Bloomer who made us think about how Jesus managed to feed the 5,000 as well as blessing the Harvest bread and leading us in prayer.

img_0435.jpgThank you to everyone who contributed food items for the Doorway charity; the drop-in service in Chippenham dedicated to providing a warm safe place for adults who are homeless or vulnerable and helping them to move on in their lives.  Your generosity towards such a worthwhile charity is much appreciated.

Thank you to our Friends of School for providing refreshments back at school following the service.

Keep up to date with Year 6

The Year 6 residential is under way!  The weather is forecast to be dry all week and the temperatures fairly mild for October.  Whatever the weather, they will have a fantastic time.  You can follow what they are doing by reading Miss Young’s regular updates throughout the week.

Residential Update 2018

Learning in pictures

Have you seen our learning in pictures pages?  Every week in Friday Celebration Assembly we show a selection of photos that we have taken over the week to show the wide range of things we have been learning.  In case you haven’t been able to attend the assembly, we also upload them onto the website.

You can access the photos by clicking on the How We Learn tab and then clicking on Learning in Pictures.  There are already two weeks’ of photos for you to look at:

7th September 2018

14th September 2018

Goodbye to our Year 6s

We bid a fond farewell to our Year 6s this afternoon.   Yesterday, they led the Leavers & Joiners’ service really well and it was lovely to hear their Memories poem: we are very proud of all their achievements.  We wish them every success as they go to their different secondary schools in September – we shall miss you very much but look forward to hearing how you are getting on.