Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Great attendance

We had our termly Attendance Award assembly on Tuesday 30th March. Many children (far too many to list here!) achieved attendance award stickers, either "100% attendance"* for the Spring term, or "Good attendance" stickers, if their attendance was over 95%. Well done to all those children, and thank you to parents who have made sure their children are in school regularly.

In Key Stage 2, the class with the best attendance was 5OF, with 3FP a close second. This reverses the situation of the Autumn term, when 3FP won and 5OF were second. Well done to those two classes, and a big "Come on!" to all the other classes- can any of you bet 5OF and 3FP?
In Key Stage 1, 2SH had the best attendance, well done to them.

Please continue to ensure your child is in school whenever they are physically fit enough to be, it is vital for their education. Thank you.

* 100% stickers given to all children who had no absences, and also children who had missed just 1 or 2 half days during the term.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Girls football success!

Hot on the heels of our netballers, the girls' football team brought home the silverware from the district 6-a-side tournament they entered on Thursday 25th March.

They won all their games, with scores such as 9-0 and 10-0, then shaded a close final 3-2 against Selwyn school, whom we had beaten in the last tournament, and lost to in the tournament before that.

So we retained the trophy, and congratulations goes to the coach Mr. Hawkins and his team. Squad to follow.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Amazing netballers!

On Wednesday 24th March, Mrs. Oshodi and Mrs. Rosen took their intrepid squad of netballers to a tournament at Bancroft's Prep School.

There were twenty-three other teams in the tournament, and the standard of netball was very high. The girls played, and won, all eight games including a 4-0 victory in the final over Woodford Green Prep School.

The team returned to school with their medals, the shield and big smiles all over their faces! Their effort, commitment and attitude was top-notch all afternoon- no surprise, as they always represent Nightingale in such a positive way.

A hearty "WELL DONE" to all involved- Mrs. Rosen, Mrs. Oshodi and the squad, named below:

Laura Carlisle, Jessica Carlisle, Jasmine Bonsu-Hefford, Madeline Oshodi, Hollie Wright, Karanjit Kudhail, Olivia Browning, Katharina Beck, Natashya Holder.

Monday, 22 March 2010

ICT themed presentation

We are currently investigating the possibilty of running the ICT event as a morning slot in school time, and will publicise the date as soon as it is confirmed.The session comprises three elements:

  • e-safety
  • Managed learning environments (MLE)
  • Home access

It was extremely well received when run as an evening session, so we would like to encourage as many as possible to attend the re-run morning slot. Date TBA.

Update- it has unfortunately proved impossible to schedule this before the Easter break, so this event will now be re-run after Easter, on Tuesday April 27th at 9.10am in the KS2 hall.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Wanstead Library Display

If you're in Wanstead in the near future, pop into the library to enjoy the latest Nightingale Primary School display of children's work in the foyer. The display uses work generated from the recent "Book Week" event, and features lovely, bright and well-written work from many year groups across the school range.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Royal Albert Hall 2010


Short Video of some of the Choir's performance at a recent assembly.

On Wednesday 17th March, Mrs. Ross, Mrs. Ransome and Mrs. Lingard took a group of
musically talented Nightingale pupils to the Royal Albert Hall.

The event was the bi-annual Redbridge schools' festival- an evening of choral singing, orchestral performances and ....FUN!
The pupils had shown great commitment attending all the practices and rehearsals, and represented the school in an excellent fashion. Thank you and well done to you all.
Mrs. Ross and Mrs. Lingard both worked really hard preparing the pupils for the evening. Our appreciation of the brilliant efforts is noted- thank you!
The list of pupils involved:
Marianne Aelmans, Hannah Ahmed, Franziska Beck, Katharina Beck, Ella, Blake, Lily Bone, Olivia Browning, Amy Burns, Eleanor Burns, Jane Burton, Deepali Chhabra, Aljona Cirkina (who attended all the practices and rehearsals but was very unfortunately unable to attend the evening due to illness), Sophie Culver, Shona Deane, Louisa Gibson, Devindra Gunasrkara, Iqrah Khan, Karanjit Kudhail, Zahra Lahcini, Amna Mujahid, Madeline Oshodi, Agshaya Perinbanathan and Amy Stzroda.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Improving attendance

We are currently focussing on improving levels of pupil attendance. This was the area to improve Ofsted identified as being vital to further school improvement.

We would welcome your help in making this area a future strength of Nightingale Primary School.

If you have any ideas on encouraging great attendance, please contact the school via e-mail using the link on the website homepage, or the school admin address which is: admin@nightingale.redbridge.sch.uk

Thursday, 11 March 2010

School profile

Click on the link here to access the latest school profile.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Nightingale Primary judged "outstanding" by Ofsted

You should have now received the Ofsted report from the inspection conducted on February 4th and 5th.

We hope you are as proud of the "outstanding" judgement as we are! Under the new inspection framework commenced in September 2009, only about 6% of over 1,500 primary schools inspected have achieved this outcome.

As you will see, the only area to improve was pupil attendance, so we hope to work closely with you to ensure that this area soon becomes a strength of the school.

If you require extra, or digital copies of the report, it is available on the Ofsted website. Follow the link below:


Monday, 8 March 2010

Ofsted report

We have now received the final, validated version of the Ofsted report. It will be sent home to all parents and carers on Wednesday 10th March.

In addition children will each receive a copy of a letter written personally by the lead inspector thanking them for their hard work and welcoming natures.

When you have received and read the report, please do not hesitate to contact us with any comments you wish to make.