St Ambrose Catholic Primary School

Grow through the love of Jesus

NEWS!

RE Section 48 Inspection

On Wednesday 5th April the Diocese of Shrewsbury attended our school to carry out a Section 48 Inspection into the Catholic Life of the School and Religious Education.  The Inspectors concluded and agreed with us that we are a GOOD school.

Here is an extract from the letter that they sent :

"May we congratulate you and your colleagues on the good work that is celebrated in this report.  It will be passed to Bishop Mark who is keen to read about the progress being made in the schools across the Diocese.  He very much appreciates the commitment and effort that is given by the governors and staff in supporting the development of the pupils."

The report can be viewed here.

Musical.ly and Live.ly

We have received some advice regarding the above apps.

In terms of live streaming, parents need to know about  the associated risks and opportunities that children may face.  CEOP  have  produced an article  with colleagues at ParentInfo that informs parents what to be aware of and how to talk to their child about live streaming  and musically.
 
 
.Musical.ly is a popular app designed for people to create and share short music videos (15 seconds or less). It is free to download. In its terms of service it states that it is not to be used by anyone under the age of 13, and by using the software you are affirming that you are at least 18 years of age.
 
Many parents do not realise that Musical.ly is a social media platform, where it is easy to connect and share with other people. The default settings are set to public where any other member of the ‘Musical.ly community’ can access your videos and vice versa. Musical.ly does contain adult content and so it is worth encouraging parents to explore the app themselves so that they have a good understanding of the content included within the app.
 
CEOP recommend looking into the privacy settings and suggesting to parents how they can restrict access to their child’s videos. Users can make their Musical.ly account private, which means their videos are only available to people they have previously  approved. To make an account private, go to the user’s Musical.ly profile (by tapping the ‘head’ icon at the bottom of the screen) and then tap on the settings gear icon in the top right hand corner. Select Settings > Private Account. Once this is selected, the user will then have to approve anyone who wishes to follow them and view their videos. Musical.ly has a function for users to send messages to each other (the lightning bolt icon at the bottom of the screen). The messages section also informs a user when another user is following them and/or has liked their videos. To block a user on Musical.ly go to their profile and press on the “...” icon in the upper right corner, and select “block this user.”
 
 
 

Weekly attendance award

Congratulations to Year 3 who had the best attendance this week.

Click here to see each class' weekly attendance percentages. 

Does your child use Roblox?

We have been alerted to the fact that many children at are enjoying using a game called Roblox at the moment.

The game looks fantastic from a perspective of teaching children basic coding skills, but it also carries some very real drawbacks and dangers. The game is created by its users, meaning that obscene and pornographic images can be posted by anybody with a Roblox account for children to see. Users also report frequent bad language and anti-social, bullying behaviour. It is also associated with computer viruses as children who want to get better at the game are drawn to other websites which claim to give them secret tips or ‘hacks’ to help them advance further, and these websites then install harmful viruses on your home computer or device. 

Perhaps most worrying though is the game’s chat function. Children from our school and other Stockport primary schools have been contacted on here by unknown figures, claiming to be children interested in playing the game, but who may well have been predatory adults.

Please talk to your children about whether they use Roblox. Remind them of the need to only accept friend requests from people they know in real life, to never, ever give out personal information about themselves, and to report any images or behaviour to you and the game’s moderators that make them feel uncomfortable.

WRITER OF THE WEEK

Please see the WRITER OF THE WEEK page to see each child's piece of work.  These are displayed in the hall on a Friday afternoon for each writer of the week.

Congratulations to Year 6 who came 3rd in the Literacy Planet Word Mania Competition! Well done Year 6!

Click here to see the certificate that Year 6 received.

Year 6 end of Year trip

Please click here to see the presentation that was shown at the parent's meeting.  The total cost of the trip is £70, and a deposit of £20 should be paid asap.

Cyber bullying

Please click here to see some useful information and advice about Cyber Bullying

Lollipop Vacancy

We are currently looking for a Lollipop person.  Please see our recruitment page for details.

Parent's Information Evening

Please see the page Parent's Information Evening to see the presentations made at your child's parent's information evening.

Attendance rewards 

From September those children who arrive late, even if they get 97% and above, will not have the cinema and other treats. We aim to help you get  the children in school on time as being late has a major impact on their education.  Again you will only receive the £5 token if your attendance is 100% with NO LATES.  

Lollipop Person Vacancy

Please note we are currently looking for a new lollipop person.  Click here for details

Attention all Nursery Parents! Additional afternoon sessions are available from Monday 19th September.

Children who attend our school nursery in the morning are now able to pay for additional afternoon sessions. 

Children are able to remain in school until 3.30pm, providing that this is booked and paid for in advance.  Booking forms are available from the school office and each additional session will cost £10.  Children who are staying in school for the full day must be provided with a packed lunch.

 

School Playground - Juniors

St Ambrose were very lucky to win a bid from Primary Spaces as part of the Sports England project.  The Playground is now finished and below are a few pictures to show how wonderful it looks!  The children are really enjoying the new space!

St Ambrose now have a Twitter account! Search for @SAPSStockport for up-to-date news!

St Ambrose also have a Facebook page! Search for St Ambrose Catholic Primary School Adswood for up-to-date news!

  

First Aid accreditation

Well done to all the children in school who took part in First Aid training.

In recognition of the School's commitment to First Aid training and health and safety, we have received the St Johns Ambulance School mark.

 

INFANT FREE SCHOOL MEALS

Free school meals for all infants from 1 September 2014 - please click here for details


WE ARE A GOOD SCHOOL! Please click here for the link to the Ofsted page