23rd October 2020 - Parent/Carer Update
Dear Parents and Carers,
Firstly thank you all for supporting school throughout this first half term in school.
Many of you have already had parent consultations with staff earlier this week and were really pleased with the children’s first successes.
We are rescheduling the parent consultations originally planned for Wednesday 21st October to take place on Wednesday 4th November instead. The same appointment times will go ahead for Nursery and Reception classes. Planned appointments for 2B, 2D, 4F, 4T, 5K and 1H appointments from Tuesday 20th October will also go ahead on Wednesday 4th November. If this is not suitable for you please email
Our HSA held the AGM on Monday. There are some really different ideas for events this term, and to get started, if you want to join in a virtual treasure hunt please click on this link. Also, if anyone is out and about on an autumn walk please collect pine-cones for a special creative project after half term.
All schools have been asked by Public Health to remind parents and carers that should anyone in your family become unwell, please continue to use the same reporting procedures to during the half term break.
On behalf of everyone at Gig Mill, we wish you all a happy and healthy half term.
Mrs Hannaway and Gig Mill Team
22nd October 2020 - For Parents/Carers of children who have a free school meal entitlement
If you are in receipt of Free School Meals and would like a food parcel to cover the three school days that we are not open, please email in confidence, to before 11.30am on Friday 23rd October
21st October 2020 -
Important information - Unfortunately we need to advise parents that we will be closed at the end of today (Wednesday 21st October) until Tuesday 3rd November - Please click here for further information
16th October 2020 - Parent/Carer Update
Dear Parents and Carers,
As we are approaching the end of our first half term in school, it is lovely to see how the children continue to adapt to the ever changing circumstances and are happy to be in school.
Reading partnership continues and is working well, with books going home each Monday, and being returned on Thursdays. The launch of Bug Club for accessing Reading remotely has got off to a good start, if you haven’t yet had chance, please log in and see what’s available.
Lunchtime routines are now established, so from Thursday 22nd October Year 3 will be able to access the dining hall at lunchtimes. Instead of eating in the classrooms each class will eat in the dinner hall, and Year 3 children will be able to access hot lunches (as well as grab bags) Thursday and Friday. Schools meals are available at £2.40 daily and the menu is displayed here if you wish to access this.
Parents consultations will be going ahead from Y1, 2 and 3 on Monday, Y 4, 5 and 6 Tuesday and Nursery & Reception on Wednesday. As per my earlier message: if your appointment time preference was available, please ensure that the phone number you provided is accessible, and remember that it will appear from an unidentified number. A few parents will have had a specific message to rearrange appointments for a different time or date.
Remote learning has been available on the website for any children not currently in school. Please be aware that children will also be bringing home personalised letters (as for Bug Club) during next week so that they will be able to access other sites from home too.
As throughout this time, we continue to be vigilant, and minimise risks within school - thank you all for supporting us with school risk assessments, wearing masks as advised by the Local Authority, and assisting us with routines, as part of our new ‘normal’ at Gig Mill.
In line with government and local policy, we ask all Parents/Carers to read this letter
Thank you again for your ongoing co-operation, support and understanding.
Mrs Hannaway and Gig Mill team
30th September 2020 - Parent/Carer Update received in school today from Dudley Director of Public Health and Wellbeing - Please click here
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As Headteacher, I hope that our website will give you some idea of what our school is like. However, I
hope you will come to visit us in person to see our wonderful school in action.
Gig Mill strives to provide the best possible education for your child. An education where each child feels valued, cared for and motivated to achieve their very best. We have high expectations and we aim to develop in our children a real sense of belonging along with high levels of self esteem and confidence. Whilst recognising that our pupils need to be equipped with key skills in English and Maths, we strongly feel that they also need to develop a real passion for learning and we try to enhance this learning through a whole range of experiences both within and outside the classroom environment through an exciting and vibrant curriculum.
We work in partnership. Governors, staff, parents and children all help to make this happen. By working together, we move forward and create a nurturing environment and opportunities for all our children to succeed.
Ours is a happy, secure, purposeful environment. Why not visit the school? We are an open, friendly school and parents and visitors are always welcomed. I look forward to meeting you.
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