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Autumn Term Newsletter



We are already in October with Halloween in sight – where is the year going.


Staffing Changes

We are pleased to announce that Mrs Willoughby and Mr Hammill will be our new Assistant Headteachers from Monday 3rd October; we are very confident they will both do a great job.


Can I please remind you that if you or your child has an issue, your first port of call will be your child’s class teacher.  If the matter does not get resolved then please ask at the school office to speak with Mr Hammill (Years 3, 4 ,5 & 6) and Mrs Willoughby (Nurs, Rec, Years 1 & 2).  Mrs Hearnshaw’s door continues to remain open but please try the other routes first if you can.


Sadly, we will be saying goodbye to Mrs Wild at half term.  She has worked at the school for approximately 27 years and has seen generations of families pass through the school.  She has decided that now is the time to retire and allow herself some well-deserved time with her family.  She will be greatly missed and I am sure you will all join me in saying a massive thankyou for all the hard work and dedication she has given to your children and possibly some of you as parents!


Breakfast Club

Breakfast club is now in full swing with children being offered cereals, toast and a drink. Activities are planned to entertain them ahead of going into school.  Please remember to book your child’s place via the Parentmail App; it is £2.50 per session.



You should all have received letters recently about your child’s attendance.  There is a massive City-wide push to improve every child’s attendance in Sheffield, so we will be monitoring attendance more closely than ever in order that the school meets its 96.4% target at the end of the school year.  We will continue to ask you to book all holidays and appointments outside of term time.  Moving forward, all parents/carers requesting a holiday in term time will not only be issued with a fine where ever applicable, but will also be invited in to school for a meeting to discuss the impact the holiday will have on their child’s learning.


Citizen Award

We have just launched a new ‘Citizen’s Award’ in school. We already celebrate our children in school but want to take this further and acknowledge the amazing things they do in and for the community. If your child, or another child, has stood out by doing something outside of school, please let us know.


Reading Ambassadors

We are recruiting a team of Student Reading Ambassadors for our school. We are looking for children in Y4, 5

and 6 who love to read and are passionate about helping us grow the love of reading here at Shortbrook even further! Applications need to be returned to Mrs Hearnshaw by Friday 21st October.