ParentKind want to find out if and how parental attitudes have changed now that lockdown has become the “new normal” – whether they are key workers with children still attending school or working from home with their child(ren) learning from home. Understanding how parents are experiencing and responding to the pandemic will be important information for governing boards to consider when thinking about their school reopening and engaging with parents on this. ParentKind would appreciate your input: https://r1.dotmailer-surveys.com/1114x93a-984mj1a3. The survey closes on Monday 4 May.
Live Love Learn
‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. Therefore we will not fear…’
Dear Parents and Carers,
In difficult and unprecedented times such as we are facing now there is a deeper need for our communities to get together to support and look after one another and practice acts of kindness. The community of Our Lady of Lourdes school embodies this in all it does – our parents supporting one another, donating food to the staff who continue to work, and whose messages of support and gratitude have been overwhelming; our staff who continue to work tirelessly to ensure their pupils are safe and looked after. It’s at times like this we realise how truly lucky we are to be a part of this wonderful school community, and it is especially important to remember God’s promise to be with us.
On behalf of all at Our Lady’s we pray that you and your families keep safe and well.
With best wishes
It was good to see many of you at the governor café at parents’ evenings this week, and thank you to all who completed our parent survey. We will evaluate the results at our Q&S Committee meeting on 22 November and will let you know the outcome after that.
We would like to introduce ourselves as co-chairs of governors. We are often around the school, so if you see us, please do say “hello”.
We say good-bye to three governors this year and thank them for the contributions they have made to the Governing Body. Zouhour Robinson-Zaabar and Clive Mudd have resigned as Foundation Governors and Lara Williams as Parent Governor, and we are looking to fill these roles after the holidays. Please look on our website to find out more: https://ourladyoflourdesprimaryschool.co.uk/about-us/governors/governor-vacancies/
The governors are busy planning for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Our Lady of Lourdes and look forward to working with the PTA and parent council and parish on this. We would like to invite previous staff and pupils to celebrate with us, so if you know of anyone, please keep them in mind and spread the word. Any previous staff and pupils should please follow this link.
The Governors were very lucky today to meet Lloyd Russell-Moyle to talk about the continuing education funding crisis and to find out what he can do to tell the Government how it is affecting our school and the majority of schools across our Deans Partnership, Brighton and Hove and the wider country.
As many of you are aware Our Lady of Lourdes School celebrates its 50th anniversary this year!
The Staff and Governors have been planning how best to mark this milestone and give thanks for all the achievements of staff and pupils past and present.
If you have any photos, anecdotes or memories of OLOL over the years, do let us know; as well as your ideas for festivities.
Looking forward to hearing from you. – The Governors
Very many congratulations to all the staff, children and parents on what has been a fantastically successful term.
The confirmation of our outstanding results and the very positive comments on our Ofsted report just underline what we know of our school.
It is the positive ethos which was noted by the Ofsted Inspector, which allows all members of our school family to be supported in their striving to fulfil their full potential.
It is wonderful to see our motto of ‘Live , Love, Learn ‘ being lived out every day at Our Lady of Lourdes.
The governors wish you all a very well deserved rest and a Happy and Holy Christmas.
Giulia de Rosa
Welcome back to a new academic year. After excellent results last year and many exciting new activities, the term has certainly started well and the governors have resumed their regular monitoring meetings, school visits and governor training. Wishing you all a very happy and successful Autumn Term.
Giulia de Rosa, Chair of Governors