Newsletter 005 – Friday 9 October 2020



Thursday 17 December – half day (finishing at 12.00)

Friday 18 December

Monday 4 January

Friday 23 July – half day (finishing at 12.00)


Thursday 15 October Y1 & Y2 Parents’ Evening – 3.15 – 5.45pm
Friday 23 October End of Term
Monday 2 November Term 2 Begins
Wednesday 11 November Remembrance Service (school community only)
Monday 16 November FS Individual School Photos
Tuesday 17 November Flu Immunisations
Tuesday 24 November Y1 Individual School Photos
Wednesday 25 November Y2 Individual School Photos


Congratulations to Mr Robinson on his third publication!  Available on Amazon – The Ultimate Chelsea FC Quiz Book.


Governor Vacancies

We have vacancies on our friendly Governing Board for a Parent Governor and a Co-opted Governor.


Volunteering as a governor allows you to gain a variety of new skills, and develop the ones you already have. It doesn’t matter if you don’t think your career experience – or lack of – is relevant to education; governing bodies need people from all backgrounds and free training is provided.


A Parent Governor is a representative for our parents and is elected by parents.  It is a unique opportunity to get involved in school life and any parent with a child in the school can be nominated, even if they have only just started.


A Co-Opted Governor is someone who does not necessarily have a connection to the school but has work related skills, perhaps in finance, IT or other areas, and would like to make a difference by contributing to the effective governance and success of the school. A Co-opted Governor is appointed by the Governing Body.


If you would like more information on becoming a governor, please email


Nominations must be received by Wednesday 14 October 2020.


We look forward to hearing from you.


Flu Immunisations

The School Health Team has sent a Powerpoint presentation which you may wish to show your child before they have their immunisation.  It is on the school website – Flu Immunisations.

Poppy Appeal

We would very much like to continue to support this appeal and we are hoping to hold our usual Remembrance Service in the playground for the school community only.

We won’t be able to sell poppies in the school this year due to the pandemic but the children will be making their own in school.


If you would like to make a donation please do so online via The Poppy Shop website for the British Legion.  Donate to the Poppy Appeal


Here is a link to a colouring page you may wish to download for your child to colour in and display in a window at home.  Poppy Colouring Page


Additional Support for Children

We have reviewed our systems in place for children who need additional support.  If your child has been identified as needing extra support, they are required to have specific targets which are then reviewed three times a year.  If your child has been identified as requiring additional support you will receive this through the post next week.  If you have any questions relating to this, please call the school office and I will be happy to discuss things further.  Thank you.

Jo Ansell – SENCo


One-Way System

The path at the top of the field is becoming very congested at drop off time as parents are congregating in that area.  Please keep moving to avoid the path becoming blocked.


Spare Clothes

If your child is sent home in spare clothes from school, please remember to return them as we are running out of spares!

Tracy Robinson, Headteacher


Friends of Motcombe
I hope you have all been delighted to receive your children’s fabulous Christmas artwork that they have created in school this week. To place an order online please use the unique codes on the form to do this as soon as possible. The forms and artwork must be returned to us for Cauliflower Cards to be able produce your order.  These will be delivered back to school early in December.

If you haven’t managed to get your form back to school today, please post it in to The Friends red post box next to the school office as soon as possible next week.

We hope you’ll be able to support the school and your children by purchasing some of these lovely products.  Every penny earned for the Friends will go directly to the school.

Did you know when you shop online you can fundraise for The Motcombe Friends for free?

We have registered Motcombe School – Eastbourne with Easyfundraising and Amazon Smile, which means over 4,000 shops and sites will now donate to us for FREE every time you use Easyfundraising or Amazon Smile to shop with them online!

Please follow these links to sign up at Amazon Smile and download the Easyfundraising app – it’s completely FREE.

Easy Fundrasing

Amazon Smile

You can then select ‘Friends of Motcombe’ from the ‘Pick your own charitable organisation’ box.

If you work at a bank, or know someone who does, please let us know so we can benefit from their match funding schemes. If you run a local business and would be interested in sponsoring an event, we would love to hear from you.

Please find us on Facebook at The Friends of Motcombe and please join us in our WhatsApp group where we share ideas, information, ask questions and plan our events at this link – Friends Whatsapp Group

If you’re interested in finding out more about the role of Friends Secretary which we still need to fill or have any other skills or experience you could offer to help us please get in contact either via WhatsApp or on our email

Many thanks, Kara

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