Welcome back to Autumn Term 2!

I hope that you all had a lovely half term break and are now ready to enjoy the seasonal festivities upon us in November and December.

May I take this opportunity to give a few snippets of information that we’d like to share with you.

As you will know, Ravenshall is already gearing up for one of its busiest half term’s and I’m sure your child’s class teachers will keep you updated on all the events and activities which have been planned.

Staff will also be inviting you to attend a ‘Teams’ meeting or take a phone call to discuss your child’s progress and share their new holistic targets with you. It gives both the school and yourselves an opportunity to chat about how they’ve settled into this new academic year and how we can work together to ensure that home and school provide the best-personalised provision for each of our pupils.

The school’s Christmas events will be announced in the next few weeks. The ‘Friends of Ravenshall’ are going to be holding a Christmas Fayre on 3rd December and they are already busily organising that. They will also be asking for Chocolate donations for the immensely popular ‘Chocolate Tombola’ stall. This will be in the form of a ‘non-uniform’ day, where a chocolate treat worth at least £1 or more can be sent to school in lieu of wearing your own casual clothes on Thursday 25th November. More information will follow – keep an eye out for full details!

As you already know, the school have ongoing building works to provide us with much needed additional learning spaces. Things seem to be going to plan and are now really beginning to take shape. It’s an exciting project and we hope that the works will remain on schedule – fingers crossed! Check out the progress so far in these photographs.


As a final reminder, please note that school will be closed on Friday 26th November as an Inset Day. In addition, we are taking Monday 29th November as the extra day given to schools to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Best wishes

Jeanette Tate