04/03/2024 – The Gift You Can Open Again and Again…

…that’s right – books!

Last week we launched our new home reading scheme with the pupils across school. They all took it in turns to come and choose which book they wished to take home. If your child has come home with a story sack, this is to share at home and be returned the week before half term (we will send a reminder nearer the time). If your child has come home with a book/nursery rhyme and symbols this is to share at home for the next two weeks then if they return it to school they can exchange it for a new one. We would love you to send in any photos of these being used at home to your class DoJo/Evidence for Learning App. Happy Reading! Any questions? Please just ask.


This week we had the first of many students from Edge Hill University start their journey into Special educational needs. Their short week comes as a full package of learning first and foremost about how wonderful our pupils are, the curriculum, how our school delivers outstanding teaching and learning, assessment, behaviour, the list goes on and on. This was no less for the current students who left with their teacher toolkits full of ideas and plans.

Changing Lives Learning Trust

Our consultation period continues, and this week we welcomed local custodians of Silverdale village, parents and staff to ask a range of questions from pupils, to money, from LCC to fixing roofs. It was full evening that clocked in at over three hours finishing just after 7pm.

The Advisory Board

Huge thanks goes to Gary Whiting our school adviser, as last week, we had such confidence and trust in our education and delivery we asked Gary to walk freely around the school and ask all staff any questions he liked. His response was just what Bleasdale wanted to hear… “You are doing a wonderful job”

If Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words…

…Then videos must be worth about 1.8 million. From books to videos… we began shooting our new video last week. This is an ongoing project that will take some time, but will go a long way to sharing how as a school we are moving on. Alongside the soon to be taken professional photographs by our very own Vice Governor we will soon be able to reveal our new website! So please do keep an eye out.

Sign of the week: Excited

Coming up this week:  World Book day, School budgets meeting, Learning Jenga and a check in with Evidence for Learning

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