Proposed Governing Body Federation of Abbey Park Middle School and Abbey Park First and Nursery School
Children from all year groups do healthy cooking in food and nutrition lessons.

Children from all year groups do healthy cooking in food and nutrition lessons.

Welcome to Abbey Park Middle School

As you are probably already aware, the governors of Abbey Park First and Nursery School and Abbey Park Middle School recently voted unanimously to consult regarding a more formal arrangement of working together called a hard federation.
In practical terms this would mean that there would be one Governing Body and one Executive Headteacher, across both schools with a Head of School in each. The schools would continue to have their own special and distinct ethos, their own budgets and their own accountabilities to Ofsted. We believe that streamlining governance and leadership in this way will lead to confident progressive schools. With a shared vision, we aim for both schools to have a close working relationship and to be at the heart of the wider community.

The Governors have set out the details of the proposal in the Proposed Federation Document as well as information about how you can be involved in the consultation process.

Please have a read through the information and contact us if you have any queries. There will be a meeting here at Abbey Park Middle School on Wednesday 24th February at 7pm, if you would like to come along and ask any questions.

Please let either school have your comments no later than Thursday 24th March.

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The Governing Bodies of APMS and APFNS

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Recent News

Inter-house Swimming Gala

The whole school went across to Pershore Leisure Centre on the last day of the autumn term for an interhouse swimming gala. When we arrived we sat in our houses poolside and Mr Howard announced the first race. It was exciting watching the pupils compete against each other and the best race was Transport the Teacher! Everyone tried really hard and enjoyed themselves and Banksy were the house who were crowned the winners! It was a great way to end the term.

Dogs Trust

During the last week of autumn term a lady came in from the charity 'Dogs Trust' to teach us all about dogs. We learnt how to know when a dog is happy, sad, scared or angry. We also learnt how to approach a dog if you want to stroke them and we practised on a life size stuffed dog which was quite fun! Also, we discovered what to do if a dog came running up to you: you turn away and stay still because then the dog would soon get bored and find someone else. Dog’s Trust is a place where dogs come in if they don’t have a home or have been abandoned. Some people don’t want their dogs anymore because of stupid reasons: the dogs didn’t match the furniture, the dog barked at the fish or the dog distracted a child from doing his homework! It was a great honour to be a part of the workshop, we all really enjoyed! Thank you to the Dog’s Trust for coming into our school and teaching us.

Tudor Banquet

On the Thursday before Christmas the whole of Year 5 gathered around in the hall for a Tudor banquet. We all dressed up in Tudor clothes and the best dressed were chosen to be 2 guards or 3 of Henry VIII’s children. When we all sat down the serving ladies served our feast which was a range of Tudor based foods we all bought in. We were all invited to try foods such as: chicken drumsticks, breads and pottage. While we ate our food Mr Howard, dressed as the court jester, performed some tricks and some Year 7s played some music. After we finished our food we sang some songs and Mr Martin, dressed as a boy, tried to kill Henry VIII!

Circus Skills

In the last week of term we did a variety of activities. I will give you a few examples: dogs trust lesson, St. John Ambulance and a movie in the hall, but the most exciting and amazing day of the week was when we were told that we were to do 'circus skills'. A smile came to my face and I was thrilled to bits.

The Base and Pod

The base is a nice and friendly, calming place. There are some staff and a volunteer their names are: Mrs Talbot, Mrs Chance, Mrs Sheffield, Mrs Clarke, Mrs Duke, Mrs Hemming, Mrs Treanor, Mrs Insley, Mrs Frankum. The volunteer is: Mrs Garfield.

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Safeguarding Children at Abbey Park Middle School

This school believes that it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children.

We will provide staff and volunteers with guidance to follow when they suspect a child may be experiencing abuse or at risk of harm. We will work co-operatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We will ensure that our concerns about out pupils our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first – unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead for child protection is Lynn Evans
The Deputy Designated Person for child protection is Nikki Poole
The Governor with responsibility for child protection is Neil Grimshaw

We will review our policy and procedures on an annual basis.

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