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Dear Parents/Carers

At an extra ordinary Meeting of the Governing Body of the Federation of the Church Schools of
Shalfleet and Yarmouth, the Governing Body considered their proposal to move Yarmouth CE
Primary School to Freshwater. Following careful consideration of all aspects the Governing Body has
unanimously decided to move the school to Freshwater from September 2021.

We attach the press release with further details for your information. Governors are pleased to be
available for Yarmouth parents for an informal meeting on Wednesday, 22 January 2020 at
3.15pm at Yarmouth School. A further date for Shalfleet parents will be communicated shortly.

Best wishes

The Governing Body

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Press release 14-1-2020 FINAL


Parent Governor Vacancy

8th January 2020

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

Parent Governor Vacancy

We have a vacancy for a parent governor which we need to fill as soon as possible.

The Federation of the Church Schools of Shalfleet and Yarmouth have always aimed for a partnership with parents which undoubtedly brings great benefits to the children. One of the most significant ways you can help in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a parent governor.

The governing body’s main tasks are:
• to ensure that the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction;
• to hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
• to oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

Parent governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the governing body is aware of the views of parents and the local community. We feel sure that there are parents prepared to take on this important role and give their time and commitment to helping us to continue to improve the school’s performance.

Training and support will be available to help you develop into the role. This will include in-house mentoring and support as well as access to external governor training.

If you feel you can help in this capacity please contact the office for an application form which will need to be completed and returned to the school by 12.00 noon on Tuesday 21st January 2020.

The guidelines giving full details about how vacancies are filled can be found on the school’s website.

Please note that for the protection of children all governor appointments are subject to an identity check.

If there are more applications than vacancies, we will hold an election and you will be sent a voting paper in due course. You may return the ballot paper either via your child or by post.

Yours sincerely

Elizabeth Grainger & Sheila Caws
Headteacher & Clerk to the Governors

Please click to download – Parent Governor Election Procedure with letters

Parent Governor Application Form


Dates for your Diary – Yarmouth

Dates for your Diary – Yarmouth




6th – Development Day
7th – Back to School
7th – Y4 Swimming Lessons Start
29th – Parent Forum @ 2pm


7th – Yellow Class Sharing Worship
11th – Y4 Swimming Lessons Finish
14th – Inspire Talks Day / Last Day of School
24th – Back to School
25th – Pancake Races


5th – World Book Day
13th – Purple Class Sharing Worship
25th – Parent Forum @ 2pm
27th – Green Class Sharing Worship
27th – Communicake @ 1.30pm


3rd – Easter Service / Last Day of School
20th – Back to School


3rd – Randonee
6th – Parent Forum @ 2pm
8th – Bank Holiday
11th – KS2 SATS week
22nd – Inspire Talks Day / Last Day of School


1st – Back to School
10th – Parent Forum @ 2pm
12th – Communicake @ 1.30pm


8th – Sports Day
14th – Leavers meal
24th – Last Day of School

Keeping Parents informed – Safeguarding

If you are worried or unsure that a child may be suffering, or have suffered harm, neglect or abuse please contact:

Hants Direct on 03003000117


Other useful information about keeping children safe can also be found at:  Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children’s Board Barnardo’s The Isle of Wight Family Information Zone

Island Womens Refuge Tel: 01983 825981

Isle of Wight Foodbank Tel: 01983 292040 Emergency food for local people in crisis


Allegations Against People in a Position of Trust
If you believe that a child has been harmed by a person in a position of trust, you should contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
The LADO should be advised of all cases where it is alleged that a person who works with children has:
Behaved in a way that has harmed, or may have harmed, a child.

Possibly committed a criminal offence against, or related to, a child.

Behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicated s/he is unsuitable to work with children

LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) Telephone: 01983 823723


Keeping Children Safe Online
There are several ways to safeguard children. Undoubtedly the most effective way is to educate them from an early age about the risks they may encounter when online, what these risks are, how to spot them and what action to take.

  • Set ground rules about the use of the internet, email and texts. They should learn to take responsibility for their own actions and develop their own judgement.
  • Make children aware that online contacts may not be who they say they are
  • Children should keep personal details private
  • Ensure that they use a family email when filling in online forms
  • They must never meet someone they have only met online without a trusted adult present
  • Get your children to report concerns about conversations, messages and behaviours to you or another trusted adult. Encourage them to share their internet experience with you.
  • Get children to report bullying online, by text or phone immediately to you
  • Use parental control settings on your browser, search engine and internet security package
  • Block pop-ups and spam emails
  • Always sit with younger children when they are online
  • Watch out for any unusual or secretive behaviour from your child when they are using the internet
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