Michelle Fuller

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Speech & Language Day – Rowan Gate East, Rushden

Wednesday 7th February 2018 9 am – 12.30 pm

The Speech and Language therapists, Jessica Doughty and Emily Muir have offered an Open Morning to parents at Rowan Gate East.

If you would like to come and discuss the communication system your child is using in school.

Please contact the school before Wednesday 24th January to choose an appointment time.

Jessica Doughty and Emily Muir

Speech and Language Therapists

See letter SALT PARENTS DAY 07-02-18

British Sign Language Workshops for Parents

Parents are invited to attend British Sign Language workshops as follows:

At Rowan Gate East, Rushden on 18 January & 25 January, 2 pm – 2.55 pm

At Rowan Gate, Wellingborough on 22 February & 01 March, 2pm – 2.55 pm


Please come along and learn some basic signs to use at home with your child.

Workshops will be led by Mrs Sarajane Saville


Thank you – £192.00 raised

Thank you to everyone who wore their Christmas Jumper in aid of Children’s Cancel and Leukaemia Group.  Together we raised a fantastic £192.00.

Relaxed Performance – The Gruffalo’s Child – 21/12/17

From our friends at Tall Stories Theatre Company…

Join The Gruffalo’s Child in the West End for the RELAXED PERFORMANCE on Thursday 21 December at 2pm. Just £9.50 per ticket access rate.

Please note this is not a Mousetrap event and tickets must be booked directly through the details as noted below.



The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should

Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. . .

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?

Tall Stories returns, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation.

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups.

RELAXED PERFORMANCE on Thursday 21 December 2017 at 2pm

Access Rate: £9.50 per ticket

BOOK NOW via email or phone: access@nimaxtheatres.com or 0330 333 4815

Running Time: 55 mins


Open to all. A Relaxed Performance is aimed at anyone who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, particularly those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory and communication disorders or learning disabilities.

“Lovingly and simply brought to the stage”   

Evening Standard ★★★★

“Fun, daft and a little scary!”

Time Out ★★★★

“Perfect children’s entertainment”

The Scotsman ★★★★

We are open but roads are tricky so be careful

Good morning,

We are open today but we do realise that some of the side roads in the area are very tricky to get through so please be careful.

If you are unable to make it to bring your child into school today, please do call us and let us know – thank you.

School Closed due to snow on Monday 11 December

Please note that Rowan Gate Primary school will be closed to pupils and staff on Monday 11th December due to snow and predicted freezing conditions overnight.

We will update tomorrow about whether the school will be open or not on Tuesday.

We hope everyone remains at home, safe and warm.



Invite to parents and carers to attend first Friday Assembly each month

Dear Parents & Carers,

As you may well be aware, every Friday we have a Celebration Assembly during which we hand out certificates that have been given to children for a wide range of achievements.

We would like to offer an open invitation to all parents and carers to attend these Friday Assemblies and to share in the successes of our wonderful pupils.

All parents and carers are most welcome to attend the Friday Assemblies.

In addition, if your child will be receiving a certificate in the assembly then you will be notified by text the day before the assembly.

Also some of our Parent Governors have kindly offered to also run a drop in tea/coffee session on the first Friday of every month before the assembly.

We will be starting this new assembly arrangement on Friday 1st December.

Please do not park in the bays reserved for school transport.

See letter with Timings for Wellingborough – RGW Friday assembly invite to parents


Reminder – School Opening/Closing times

Dear Parents/Carers

I am writing to remind you of the opening and closing times of the school.

The school opens at 8.50 a.m. If you arrive before 8.50 a.m. your child will not be able to come into school so please do not leave until a member of staff has collected your child. Unless you have made alternative arrangements your child should say goodbye to you in the enclosed outside area. Staff are always available to take children to class.

The school day ends at 3.10 p.m.  We are unable to release children before this time without an alternative arrangement in place.  Please wait for your child in the enclosed outside area.  The member of staff on duty will organise bringing them from class.  The administration staff will not call for them unless previously agreed.

Please keep the entrance gate closed at all times.

Children should only be late for school or collected early in exceptional circumstances.  It is important to remember that even if children are missing a few minutes each day it can make a big difference to their progress.

If you wish to make alternative arrangements for your child due to exceptional circumstances please see Allison or Verity in the Office as soon as possible to complete a form.

These systems are in place to ensure the safety of the pupils and the smooth and efficient running of the classes.

Could I remind you that school should be informed as soon as possible if your child is absent due to sickness, medical appointments etc. Please also send in a letter or write in your child’s Home/School book on their return confirming the reason for their absence.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Yours sincerely

Laura Clarke

Head Teacher

Governor Vacancy – Can you help

Vacancy for Co-opted Governor

The Full Governing Body current has a vacancy for a Volunteer Co-opted Governor and ideally would like to recruit someone who has expertise in Finance and local business.

If you know anyone who may be able to help the school in this way, be it friend, colleague, parent or grandparent, please would you ask them to contact Mrs Michelle Fuller, Clerk of Governors for more information.


01933 351200 (Tuesday afternoons and Fridays.)

01933 304970 (Rest of the week)



The person would need to be willing to attend 6 Full governors meetings a year (in the evenings from 7pm at Rowan Gate East, Rushden), 3 subcommittee meetings (same) and undertake a DBS (disclosure and barring service) check.


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