Welcome to Decoy Community Primary School

Spring Term 2015

It's great to see the wonderful, creative work happening across the school. We believe children learn the best when they are interested and excited by their learning so teachers have organised some great events already this term; for example, Reception have just visited Living Coasts, Year 1 and Year 5 had the Space Dome, Year 4 have just had an Indian Dance Workshop and Year 6 are currently planning a trip to Cadbury's World. This week we had a visit from Her Majesty's Inspectorate (HMI). Catherine Leahy visited the school to see how much progress we have made in meeting the areas for improvement identified by OFSTED. I am pleased to announce that she was very positive about the work we have done, saying teachers are 'driven' to make improvements and that there is a'clear steer' from the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, and great support from Governors. She spoke about the 'team spirit' and 'collaborative approach' to development. The way that people work together and support each other is something I have always loved about our Decoy community. Catherine will now write a letter, summarising her findings and I will send this out to you as soon as I receive it.

Mrs O'Neill.

Herald Express Playground Competition

The Herald Express has launched a brand new competition giving schools the opportunity to win a new, custom built playground worth up to £10,000. For Decoy School to be in with a chance of winning, we need to collect as many tokens as possible! The Herald Express is published every WEDNESDAY so please get as many family and friends to buy the local paper and kindly ask them for their tokens!! There is a box outside the school office to put the tokens in. Today (Wednesday 4th February) is the launch day of for the competition and there are TWO tokens in this weeks issue!!! As always, thank you for your support in this competition - expect LOTS of reminders about this competition!

DCPS

Job Vacancies

There are currently vacancies for Meal Time Assistants and a Clerk to Governors here at Decoy. Thank you for your interest in Decoy Community Primary School.
For more information please click here.

Endeavour Award - January Winner!

A huge well done to all the children nominated by their teachers for the Endeavour Award.
The Endeavour Award was donated to the school by Mrs Liz Sanderson last year and will be used to recognise outstanding learners across the school.
This term, each class teacher nominated a person from their class who had demonstrated outstanding learning skills in the second 6 weeks of the Autumn term, this was assessed against our 4 values:

Try your best; Have a go; Make the right choices; Think of others.

This term, the award went to Warren Coyle-Moore in Year 4. Here is why Mrs Cartwright nominated him;

'I would like to nominate Warren Coyle-Moore. He is a very cheerful and personable boy, who is always enthusiastic and fully engaged with his learning. He always works pro-actively with his peers and shows a real willingness to take on board any suggestions to improve his work by putting the suggestions immediately into practise. His commitment to developing his learning is amazing!'

PTA Lottery January Winners!

Huge Congratulations to our THREE winners this month!

£50 - Mr G. Yates
£25 - Ms. N. Osborne
£25 - Mrs. B. Maslin

If you would like to sign up to the PTA lottery please follow this link.

Spring Term 2015 Dates

First Half Term- Tuesday 6th January - Friday 13th February 2015
Half Term Break - Week Commencing 16th February 2015
Second Half Term - Monday 23rd February - 27th March 2015