Strike Days

By Community, News

Dear parents and carers,

It is likely that the proposed strike days will be going ahead on Wednesday 15th March and Thursday 16th March.

Please find attached a letter confirming which classes will be closed on this day.

If you have any further questions then please contact school.

Thank you,

Mrs Gurner

Litter Pick

By Collective worship, Community, House Jericho, PSHE

Last week, Miss Widdop and Mr Dawson led an assembly teaching children about the importance of keeping our environment litter free. Litter endangers our environment, our wildlife, and our economy. It pollutes our neighbourhoods, and destroys our school’s natural beauty.

On a Friday afternoon, children can volunteer to help Mr Hetherington pick litter. Each week, children from different classes can volunteer 20 minutes of their time to keep our school clean.

House Jericho, our eco warriors, have purchased the equipment needed to pick litter safely. In a few weeks, House Jericho will talk about the litter that they have found and discuss ways forward.

Thank you children, we appreciate your support.

Here are a few photos from the litter pick.

Strike Action

By Community, News, Newsletter
Dear parents and carers,

The NEU have confirmed that the proposed strike day will be going ahead on Tuesday 28th February.

Please find attached a letter confirming which classes will be closed on this day.

If you have any further questions then please contact school.

Thank you,

Mrs Gurner

Bun Sale

By Collective worship, Community, Fund Raising, News, PSHE

On Thursday 2nd March (World Book Day), Abdul Hakeem is selling buns to raise money to help families in Turkey and Syria. All money will be donated to the disaster emergency committee.

Children can purchase buns for 50p at playtime.

If you would like to donate buns, then please bring them to the office on Thursday morning.

Thank you,

Mrs Gurner

Warning Frog- The App

By Community, Mental Health, Online safety, PSHE, Safeguarding

South Yorkshire Police and Social Care have received concerning information regarding a new social media App called ‘Frog’.  The App is aimed at a Primary aged audience and has recently exploded in popularity.  Police have significant concerns as the App is primarily targeted at primary aged children.  The App has very limited identity verification requirements.

Specialist Police partners have seen significant information suggesting there is a legitimate risk to Primary aged children being groomed.

Mental Health First Aider

By Community, Mental Health, News, PSHE, Safeguarding

Introducing our first Mental Health First Aider. Last week, Mr Thompson completed a two day course learning how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. He is the first of many staff to complete this training.

At St Alban’s we support children’s mental health through teaching them the skills they need to recognise and deal with their emotions, and help those with difficulties get the support they need.

If you would like any further information about how we support children’s mental health, then please get in touch.

Thank you,

Mrs Gurner

Child Exploitation (CSE)

By Community, Letters to Parents, Mental Health, Online safety, PSHE, Safeguarding

This week is Safeguarding Awareness Week and, following a request from the community, Rotherham LEA have produced a short awareness session on how people can spot the signs of Child Exploitation.

The session provides an overview of child exploitation, some of the signs you may see where you live or work and how you can respond confidently to concerns. The video lasts for 15 minutes and can be viewed using the link below.


Safeguarding is everyones responsibility.