Your family has the responsibility to help you learn and exercise your rights, and to ensure that your rights are protected.
On Thursday 14th March, the school football team played the first of their Spring term fixtures against local rivals, St. Mary’s R.C. Primary School. In a thrilling match, Blanford recorded their first win of the season. The final score was 4-1 and the team eagerly awaits their next challenge at home against Queen Victoria Primary School on 1st April.
National Science Week
Throughout the week commencing 11th March—National Science week—lots of exciting learning took place throughout the school. The Theme this year was ‘Journeys’.
Science Parent Workshop
On Wednesday 13th March, Mrs Woodley planned and delivered an Interactive Science workshop, which many parents and grandparents turned up to and participated in. There was awe and wonder happening in the hall. Mr Weaver – Our Chair of Governors was there to gather parental views and observe the events that unfolded before his eyes!
There were lots of positive comments from family members who really enjoyed their afternoon. Mr Weaver acknowledged how much extra work was involved in setting up such a practical workshop and would like to thank Mrs Woodley on behalf of himself and the Governors for her time, effort and commitment to both Blanford Mere and the Science curriculum. Mr Weaver was delighted to see Science in action at Blanford Mere and the enthusiasm of both children and adults.
On Thursday a team of 4 year 6 children –Dominic, Morgan, Ella and Jack competing against other local primary schools in a science competition at Kingswinford School. I am pleased to say that the children came a magnificent first! They worked really well as a team and represented the school extremely well. We are so proud of them and their scientific knowledge!
Thank you! The money raised for Comic Relief amounted to £295.00 – the children have raised a huge amount for this wonderful charity and worthy cause both here in the UK and across Africa.
Mobile Phone and Camera Policy - Updated
We have reviewed and updated our Mobile Phone and Camera Policy. Please look on the school website for the full policy. We need to make your aware of some of the significant changes, to ensure that we comply with GDPR, as well as current Safeguarding good practice.
Mobile Phones – Visitors (including parents, professionals, contractors)
On Thursday 11th April - Each child from Nursery to Year 2, should they wish to take part, will need an Easter bonnet for a traditional ‘Easter Bonnet Parade’ for the school during the morning assembly. Afternoon Nursery children will Parade throughout KS1 and Reception. Please work with your child at home to make the bonnet; being as adventurous or as simple as you like. This can be as straightforward as a bonnet from a simple cardboard band painted in Easter and Spring colours to papier mache eggs, rabbits and lambs. This is not a competition, but a bit of fun and a chance for you to create something fun with your child!
At Blanford Mere Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people both within the school environment and outside.
Please take the time to read our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy on our school website.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Blanford Mere Primary School is Mrs Miller, Headteacher
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead at Blanford Mere Primary School is Miss Stanton, Deputy Headteacher
If you are worried about a child you can speak to us.
Alternatively you can call Dudley Children’s Social Care. During office hours call the children's services referral and advice service on 0300 555 0050 (9:00 – 5:00 Mon-Fri).
Out of office hours contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0300 555 8574 or in an emergency call 999.
If you contact Dudley safeguarding you will speak to a professional who will listen to your concerns. They may take a few details and might need to contact you again but your concern will be dealt with quickly and appropriately.
You do not need to provide your name or give contact details if you do not wish to do so. Anonymous calls will not be ignored.
You can also contact ChildLine on 0800 1111 or email them by visiting their website
Remember, it is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard children and protect them from harm.
Summer Uniform from Monday 29th April
After Easter, if the weather stays warmer, children are welcome to wear Summer uniform or they can continue to wear their winter uniform. We leave it up to parents to decide when the time is right!
Please remind children that they should not wear nail varnish or jewellery (other than a watch and/or stud earrings) for school. Don’t forget that if your child wishes to have their ears pierced the best time is beginning of the summer holidays as it is a Dudley Council policy that children cannot wear any kind of earrings during PE lessons.