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https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/embrace-school-governors-recruitment-event-tickets-168712213773

Do you want to change the education outcomes for Bristol’s Black and Minoritised young people? Do you want to know how?
About this event
Overall aim is to increase the diversity of school governors across Bristol Schools

Objectives of workshop –

1. Demystify the role of School Governors by sharing information .

2. Explain the process for your school governor application .

3. To share the experiences of Black school governors and the difference we can make.

The session will be opened by Mayor Marvin Rees and paneled by Bristol City Council’s School Governors’ team, Ruth Pickersgill (ex-Councillor), Inspiring Governors, Denis Lindsay (school governor) and more.

Denis will be sharing his experience of being a Black school governor and the difference that you can make.

embRACE is supporting the Inspiring Governors’ “Everyone on Board” campaign. For more info, see the link below:

Everyone on Board

An agenda will be circulated in due course. We look forward to seeing you and your networks there. Bristol’s young people need you!

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Welcome Back!

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the new academic year at Cabot!

I am pleased to tell you that children are settling well in their new classes. Thank you for all your support helping with the new routines. A key update is that the classrooms now open for all children at 8.45am. The outer gate will be unlocked before then and if you arrive early you are able to wait in our welcome area but classes will not open until 8.45am.

The school day will finish for all pupils at 3.15pm. You are welcome to wait for your child from 3.05 am but you will not able to collect your child until 3.15 pm. When you collect your child in the afternoons, please follow the one way system and leave by the gate at the side of our studio room.

For more information about our new routines, please visit our Covid 19 section of the website.

https://www.cabot.bristol.sch.uk/covid-19/school-updates/

You’ve problaby also noticed we are having some repair work done to our school roof. We can still carry on with our school routines safely whilst the work is being done. Please make sure that when you bring and collect your child to school your family are well supervised when on the premises.

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Sports Day!

Thank you Mr Hodgkin for planning such a fantastic Sports Day for us. Children showed their skills and athletic ability in all kinds of events including running, jumping and throwing events, and of course…sack races!
We’re sorry the current restrictions means we weren’t able to invite parents. But please take our word for it, your children loved it!

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Bristol Together Championships

Dear Parents,

We usually like to take part in all kinds of sports competitions with other schools. This has not been possible this year because of Covid restrictions. However, one event that is going ahead is the Bristol Together Championship. This is where schools across Bristol partner up as teams to play other schools. It’s a great way to have fun and meet children from a different part of our fantastic city. This year, our Year 5 pupils have been partnered with Four Acres Primary School. They have been training together to take part in a tournament next week. Good luck Team Cabot Acres!

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Congratulations to our Parent Governor, Elfreda Kebbie!

We are very proud of our Parent Governor, Elfreda Kebbie, who has been celebrated in The Bristol Post’s article about Bristol’s most influential women.

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/international-womens-day-87-most-5040926

Elfreda is a healthcare professional and a trainee nurse with the UWE and the Bristol Royal Infirmary NHS Foundation Trust.

The 42-year-old is an active community volunteer in Bristol’s BAME community and a blogger, using her blog to engage with the BAME community on different topics such as mental health or domestic violence.

Elfreda is also a governor of the Cabot Primary School and is involved with several organisations including the Women’s Health Advisory Network and the Bristol FGM Safeguarding Group.

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Special Educational Needs and Disability Survey

Survey of Parents and Carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability Spring 2021

Bristol City Council are asking parents and carers of children and young people ages 0 to 25 with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) to share your views about the services and provision in Bristol.

Your experience of being a parent carer is really valuable to Bristol City Council. They will use your feedback to help improve SEND services and provision.

The survey has been co-designed with Bristol’s Parent Carer Forum and the Supportive Parents service.

It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Please follow the link below for further details.

https://bristol.citizenspace.com/education-skills/send-parent-carer-spring-2021/

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Community Surge Testing

Dear Parents,

Community surge testing: additional COVID-19 testing for specific postcodes BS2 9**
What surge testing is, who can have it, where to get tested and what to do after your test.

Bristol City Council doing additional community testing, also known as ‘surge’ testing, to help us learn more about the mutated COVID-19 variant in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

It will also help reduce the spread of infection by finding asymptomatic cases and prompting people to self-isolate.  We’re only doing this testing in specific postcodes, as a sample of the Bristol population. These postcodes are the areas where people who don’t have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are eligible for additional testing. This does not mean that the variant is necessarily present in that postcode.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, don’t come for surge testing. You should book a coronavirus test on GOV.UK.
Who can get tested
You can get a test at one of our new mobile test sites or collect and drop centres if all of the following apply:

you’re over 16
you live in one of the postcode areas below
you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 (you’re ‘asymptomatic’)
You can also get a test if you:

travel into these postcode areas for work
are in a support bubble with someone in these postcode areas
You are strongly advised to get tested if you’re eligible. We’re asking you to take one test in this two-week period of additional testing.

You can still get a test if you’ve been vaccinated or are having regular lateral flow tests for work.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-55947013https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-55947013

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