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***ONLINE SAFETY – SQUID GAME***

Recently, a new Netflix series has been released called ‘Squid Game’. It has become apparent that some children have been or are watching the series. The series has a PEGI rating of 15 and the content means that no children should be watching it. Could we please encourage you to access the link below which will help you understand the reasons surrounding this.

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/wakeupwednesday/squid-game-trending-across-platforms-what-parents-need-to-know

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****IMPORTANT**** Admissions for 2022

Please see below – latest Admission Update for 2022:
Applications for September 2022 school places:
Families are currently making school applications for places in September 2022.

National deadlines dates to submit applications are:

31 October 2021 for Year 7

15 January 2022 for Reception

Applications open on 1 November 2021.

It’s really important families apply on time – so please make a note of the above dates (especially the Reception date).

If you search: Leeds School Admissions 2022 – there is a video on You Tube that will guide you through the admission process.

The video will take you through 5 steps:
Step 1 – RESEARCH – research potential schools – look at their website, visit them, look at Ofsted reports.
Step 2 – CHECK – check they have places and your child(ren) has a realistic chance of getting a place.
Step 3 – PREFERENCE – you have 5 preferences – choose all 5 – don’t think by choosing 1 it will increase your chances of getting that place – it won’t!
Step 4 – APPLY – on-line and on time! Applications are on-line and need to be submitted by the deadline – if you don’t you might not get the place you want.
Step 5 – CHANGES – if after you have applied there are any changes to your circumstances you need to notify the Local Authority – eg, moving house – if you don’t this could affect your place.

Watch the video to go through these steps.
Further information: www.leeds.gov.uk/apply

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Applying for a Secondary School Place

It’s time to start thinking about applying for a secondary school place. Applications can be made from 1st August to 31st October HERE

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NSPCC – Report Remove Tool

The NSPCC have introduced a new Report Remove tool whereby children, young people and adults can report nude images of them that are circulating social media and ensure they are taken down.

The tool can be accessed here.

 

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Parent Governors

We are now taking applications for parent governors. If you would like to apply, please complete the form below and return to info@middletonprimary.net

Governor Application Form

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NSPCC Helpline

The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in educational setting.

 

The helpline went live on 1 April, and will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals. Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.

 

The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline – Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at help@nspcc.org.uk.

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Kidz Klub Easter Assembley

Kidz Klub have enjoyed making this assembly that looks to explain why Christians across the world celebrate the festival of Easter at this time. As always, it’s done in a Kidz Klub style, hopefully in an engaging and easy to understand way for your children. You can watch it here –

The best way to sign your children up at present is to visit our website or give us a call using the details below:
W:  https://www.kidzklubleeds.org.uk/
T: 0113 245 6533
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Dan and Anne Mortimer Memorial Donation

Lee Mortimer, the son of the late Dan and Anne Mortimer, has kindly donated £750 in their memory to Middleton Primary School to enable us to buy some much needed books for our school library. Lee and his brother Sean attended Middleton Primary School in the 1960s, as did their father Dan in the 1940s. Their mother, Anne, became a volunteer reader within school in 2011 and we are truly grateful that, as a school, we remain close to their hearts.

We would like to thank you so much for your generosity and we will be sure to share our new book additions with you all very soon.

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William Cook Rail Sponsorship

Class 6, of Year 2, were challenged by William Cook Rail to have every child in the green zone on our Doodle apps at the same time. We are very happy to say that Class 6 managed to rise to the challenge and succeeded. As a result, William Cook Rail have kindly donated £100 for Year 2 to update their beloved book corner. We would like to thank them very much for their generosity.

 

THANK YOU!

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Online Safety

****PARENTS/CARERS****

We have received the information contained here, from Leeds Prevent, to assist you in keeping your children safe online. We feel that with the current lockdown situation the links and information is important to share as we understand a lot of our children spend time online, more so with the restrictions we have in place.

Whilst online exploitation is rare, if we ensure that our children are given the correct information and resources to speak out we can keep them safe from any harm online.

Online Safety Leaflet COVID 2021

You can view video clips here –

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