Waitrose Community Charity

Waitrose Alcester has chosen our school as one their three community charities for the month of October. If you or your family members shop at Waitrose Alcester during this month you will be given a green token which you can then place into a box for the cause you would most like to support.

Please enter your green tokens into the box representing Ridgeway Middle School – the more tokens entered the bigger the donation to the school will be!

For more information please visit the Waitrose website here.

Waitrose Community Matters

Waitrose Community Matters

HPV Vaccinations reminder

This is a quick reminder that HPV Vaccinations for Year 8 girls will be held on the morning of Wednesday 22nd October.

Please can those girls who will be receiving their vaccination wear a short-sleeve blouse to school. If you do not own a short-sleeve blouse, please ensure you wear a vest top underneath your usual long-sleeve blouse.

Also make sure you have something to eat and drink on the morning before school starts.

Age Change Consultation update

Dear Parents and Carers,

As you will be aware there are possible plans for Tudor Grange Academy to change their age range from 13-18 to 11-18 years of age. Last Friday evening Head Teachers and Governor representatives from all the first schools, middle schools and Tudor Grange met around a table with a Local Authority officer and Karen Lumley, MP.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the proposal and other possible alternative ways forward within the present three-tier structure to ensure the continuation of high quality education across our pyramid.

The meeting was frank and purposeful and we explored tightening the collaborative work that already exists within the pyramid. We aim to meet again in early November to continue discussions and wish to reassure you that we are working together for the benefit of our young people, staffs and parents of our individual schools.

Yours sincerely

MIKE BENNETT

HEAD TEACHER

You can download a copy of this letter here.

Time 4 U & Worcester School Health Service

If you are in need of confidential advice on a wide range of issues, Time4U have provided lots of useful phone numbers and information in this leaflet.

 

Time4u

 

 

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s health or well-being, the Worcester School Health Nursing Service have provided us with a guide for parents and carers which you can download here.

HPV Vaccinations

Dear Parents,

HPV Vaccinations for Year 8 girls will be held on the morning of Wednesday 22nd October.

Can parents please ensure that completed HPV forms are returned to us by the 1st October, thank you!

Police investigation following suspicious incidents in Redditch

Dear Parents/Carers,

We have been made aware by West Mercia Police, and you may have seen the reports in the local press and heard on local radio that the Police are investigating suspicious incidents in Redditch.

The West Mercia Press Release link is:

http://www.westmercia.police.uk/news/news-articles/police-investigation-following-suspicious-incidents-in-redditch.html

West Mercia Police have increased patrols around schools in Redditch following three suspicious incidents.

Ridgeway Staff will be at the top of the school drive at the start and end of school.

Please remind your children that on the way to school, or on the way home:

  • Stay together with a friend
  • Walk in well lit areas
  • Do not talk to people they do not know
  • Report anything strange to an adult – parents or teachers

 

Science Family Learning Night

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During the school year there will be opportunities for children in Years 5 and 6 to attend evening lectures and demonstrations by some exciting scientists. This work is part of our partnership work with other schools linked to the Ogden trust.

Some of the evenings are held at other schools and we will host one here at Ridgeway.

The evenings at other schools have a small limit on numbers whereas the one we host at Ridgeway will allow for larger numbers.

The first invitation is for Wednesday 1st October at 5.30pm at Bidford-on-Avon Primary School. Is it Rocket Science?

5 pupils (plus an adult) can go to this event. Ridgeway can provide minibus transport to and from the event if that is needed and to make parking easier at the school.

Please request a letter from Mr Thompson if you would like to attend the event with your child.