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16/02/19

We must never assume we understand someone else’s story. We must give children opportunities to tell their stories- the stories of themselves. https://t.co/ayyysqMOOj

16/02/19

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Sir Frederick Gibberd College

We are now recruiting teaching staff for our brand-new school opening in 2019 with an academic sixth form opening in 2020. Non-teaching vacancies to follow. https://t.co/tSLg5l252e

15/02/19

Pupils in Willow celebrated their learning about money, cooking and customer service when they opened up their cafe this week for their families. https://t.co/DDgu8Y3cfq

14/02/19

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SF Said

The books we love when we're young are the ones that CHANGE OUR LIVES FOREVER. So please, never stop working to get books into the hands of children – on , and every day! https://t.co/86v4eb7iql (Art: Quentin Blake) https://t.co/1Mh3NGgnTq

14/02/19

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Schools Week

The Duchess of Cambridge has called for more wellbeing support for teachers. So what can school leaders do? https://t.co/oHOdipPiMP

14/02/19

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Literacy Trust

"Every seemingly small interaction between a parent and a child is a great opportunity to fill that child’s world with words." Our Head of Home Learning Environment Judith explains our new initiative with on our blog: https://t.co/Zo9aNLYXR8 https://t.co/G4paCuZD4Y

14/02/19

The differences between families are being celebrated by primary school pupils. Magna Carta Primary Academy is making work around diversity a priority as it teaches children while everyone is different, they are all included. Full story - https://t.co/l9a3zZ8SMD https://t.co/TF1HCZph8p

13/02/19

Parents at our growing school are helping to provide a wealth of opportunities for children. With Magna Carta Primary Academy in just its third year, parents are stepping forward and offering their expertise. Full story - https://t.co/KLA1Y3netF https://t.co/wP3HAygbnQ

13/02/19

Our first training session was a hit at lunchtime yesterday. Nothing like long distance running to blow those cobwebs away. https://t.co/6HoFn0BO4Q

12/02/19

One of our youngest pupils demonstrating how she can pluck and play the violin with her bow. https://t.co/9PztJbHrhl

11/02/19

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BookTrust

Current Lauren Child says if we don’t take children’s books seriously, we’re not taking children seriously - especially as they can help their worries and fears. “The role is a chance to debate things.” https://t.co/FK7OXixa9Q

11/02/19

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BookTrust

Just think about all the incredible stories these wonderful people have gifted us. The hours of joy. The children’s lives they’ve touched ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/7xWXkTb05K

11/02/19

Thank you to the parents who came to this evening’s behaviour and anti-bullying workshop.

09/02/19

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Topsy and Tim

It's all change tomorrow, as we jump forward to the end of term and anticipate the arrival of the new baby at 11.35am on CBeebies! https://t.co/4C8sQjZtGR

09/02/19

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Alan Wylie

Hundreds march against library closures in Essex https://t.co/ktZAgo8r83

09/02/19

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Jennifer Broder, MD

Shout out to . I used your son’s brilliant observation in a lecture on today! ❤️ Just Culture understands that even the most highly trained professionals make mistakes and consoles human error. https://t.co/PCi4RhDIda

09/02/19

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Snapchat lets kids keep up-to-date with friends. But what security settings help them stay safe?

09/02/19

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The simple fact is that children feel safest, happiest and actually learn the best when they live and operate as part of a tribe, writes https://t.co/gW0KfrEBhs

09/02/19

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CBeebies Grown-Ups 🎉

🚨WARNING!🚨 Today's Topsy & Tim features the death of Mossy the dog at 11:35am 😥 You may need your child to comfort you 😭😭 And here's support for your child 👉 https://t.co/bjKpJnPGLe https://t.co/SQ6VGJBBew

09/02/19

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, check out some fun activities and games from to help your learn about nature 🌳🐦🐛 🌞https://t.co/U6s8qlW3UY https://t.co/Epmd6nYRmT

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New opportunities before and after school

New opportunities before and after school

Posted: 6th February 2019

Children attending school out of hours are being given a wealth of new experiences and opportunities.

Magna Carta Primary Academy has relaunched its breakfast and after-school club with the appointment of new manager Rebecca Pengelly.

The mum to two Magna Carta pupils is giving children opportunities to be creative, to use their imaginations and to learn before and after school at the clubs, now named Lionhearts.

She said: “I am creating a welcoming, fun environment focusing on children being creative. I am getting children to use their imaginations and ideas.

“We do a lot of artwork at the clubs, and it is there as an option. It is all there if children want to do it, but using their creativity is very important at this age.”

The club has dress-up costumes for children to role play, Lego to develop co-ordination and building, a colouring area and a quiet home corner with blankets and pillows for those wanting an after-school rest.

The sessions have an educational element and regular themes, including one week learning about pets and watching Andy’s Animal Adventures and another having a teddy bear’s picnic where they made their own hats and played party games.

While numbers at the breakfast and after-school clubs are growing, the school is keen for more parents to take the opportunity for their children to go along.

Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “We have got great parents who do a lot for us. Rebecca is a parent and brings with her lots of customer service experience and people skills from her previous roles.

“Our breakfast and after-school clubs have been revamped. They are better than ever and have a well thought out offering. It is not a child-minding service, it is a place children want to come to.

“We considered outsourcing the clubs, but this way we are able to link the sessions to our curriculum and they become an extension of the school day. The team running the clubs are a part of our staff training and work to the same systems, so that brings its own security and peace of mind for children and parents as the standards are the same throughout.

“It is interesting and exciting for children.”

The breakfast club runs between 7.30am and 8.45am and the after-school club operates between 3pm and 6.30pm. Healthy meals are served during both sessions.

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