December 2017

Friday 1st December - a Governor update!
At our recent November Governing Body meeting we have decided to increase the number of governors we have.  Our governing body has been reconstituted from 9 to 12 members as of today, 1st December.   As part of that reconstitution we have welcomed Mrs Joyce Jenkins to our Governing Body which means there are now two vacancies. So if you are aware of any members of our community who would be interested in joining us then please do let us know!
At our autumn term Governors meeting our Governing Body elected members to the position of Chair and Vice Chair. This year we are pleased to announce the election of Miss Gillian Hogg and Mrs Lynne Romartinez as Co-Chairs of Governors, and Mr Tom Oates as Vice Chair. Our Governing Body thanked Mrs Janice Woods for her excellent work during her term of office and her support and commitment during our recent Ofsted inspection.
I have updated the governor information on our school website and will be adding short pen portraits for each non staff governor, as we are aware that although our governors all work hard on behalf of our school, they are not always very visible during the school day, so you will be able to find out a little bit about each of them.
A huge thank you to all our Governors for all their hard work and commitment to what is a voluntary position, but essential to the leadership of our school.
Countdown to Christmas!
We have three weeks left at school in the lead up to our Christmas break, and as always there are lots of things happening in school!
Next Friday 8th December will be our Christmas production of 'Christmas with the Aliens', and we will be performing at 2pm and 6pm at the Breamish Hall in Powburn, everyone is very welcome to join us!  Our PTA will also be running a raffle for Christmas Hampers at both performances, and the hampers do look wonderful, so make sure you buy your tickets!  It is £2.00 entry for adults and £1.00 per child.  The raffle tickets will be £1.00 per strip.  Teas and coffees will be available after the afternoon performance, and mulled wine and mince pies at the evening one.  
On Monday 11th December we will be visiting the Alnwick Gardens for our festive fun day! This will be an all day visit with lots of exciting activities planned. 
Thursday 14th December will be our Christmas Film Club, and we will be having a few snacks and drinks and watching a Christmas film of the children's choosing.Pick up time will be 5pm.  Our final gymnastics session will also take place on this afternoon. 
Friday 15th December is 'Christmas Jumper Day' in aid of Save the Children' so wear a Christmas jumper and send a donation (suggested donation of £1)!
On Monday 18th December we will be having our Christmas Lunch, courtesy of our wonderful PTA 'The Friends of Branton and Breamish'.  We are looking forward to another scrummy lunch! 
On Tuesday 19th December we will be visiting Eglingham Church with Reverend Marion and having our Christmas Service.  This year our focus is on singing, so come along and join us for this festive event!  Everyone will be invited back to school for refreshments and mince pies.   Our children will then have their party lunch followed by Christmas Party for everyone! Can any nursery parents let Mrs McCann know if they are bringing their children along between 1 pm and 3.15 for our party. 
Ryan will be holding our final football session of the year on Wednesday 20th December, and after Christmas we will be playing rugby on a Wednesday afternoon. 
Remember school closes at 2pm on Friday 22nd December!