Now that the clocks have changed and the weather is turning colder, I thought I should make you aware of the arrangements in the unlikely event of snow leading to a necessary school closure. We will, as always, make every effort to keep the school open, but we always have to consider the safety of our pupils and staff, many of whom travel from a distance away. Should there be a need to close the school, we will aim to post this on our website by 7.45am, at the latest (please remember to click the ‘refresh’ button to ensure you can access the latest information). Local radio stations no longer broadcast this information but the closure will be published on the Essex County Council website at http://www.essex.gov.uk Alternatively you can search for “Essex County Council Emergency School Closures” but let’s hope that the weather will stay kind to us, and we can avoid any further disruption to school life!
On Friday 13th November, at 7pm on BBC One, the big appeal show returns for a jam-packed evening of entertainment with an exciting line-up of familiar faces coming together to help raise money for disadvantaged children around the UK.
Mel Giedroyc returns to host the annual appeal show alongside Alex Scott MBE, Chris Ramsey and Stephen Mangan who will all be hosting BBC Children in Need for the first time.
I AM NOT A LABEL
by Cerrie Burnell
“From Frida Kahlo to Stephen Hawking, find out how these iconic figures have overcome obstacles, owned their differences and paved the way for others by making their bodies and minds work for them. These short biographies tell the stories of people who have faced unique challenges which have not stopped them from becoming trailblazers, innovators, advocates and makers.
Each person is a leading figure in their field, be it sport, science, maths, art, breakdance or the world of pop. Challenge your preconceptions of disability and mental health with the eye-opening stories of these remarkable people.”
A fabulous celebration of diversity which happily demolishes stereotypes. Everyone should read this!
Perfect for Non-Fiction November!