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Snaith Primary School


Headteacher: Mrs Helen Calpin

Chair of Governors: Mr Chris Emsen

Email: snaith.primary@eastriding.gov.uk

Website: https://www.snaithprimary.org.uk/

Newsletter Friday 24th September


A fond farewell – Lollipop lady

Today, Susan our lollipop lady is retiring.  Susan has been a lollipop lady on Pontefract Road for over 6 years, we would like to wish her a happy retirement and thank her for her dedication and service in keeping us all safe over the years. 

The East Riding Council have not notified us of a replacement as yet, we therefore ask that you keep your child close to you and be vigilant when crossing the road and to use the zebra crossings.  


School Photographs – Tuesday 28th September

Tempest Photographer will be in school on Tuesday 28th September to take school photographs.  Children have these taken in the school hall.  Please can you ensure your child is in the correct school uniform, wearing their school jumper/cardigan. If your child has PE on this day please ensure your child comes in their school uniform and NOT PE kit, we will modify their lesson to take into account what they are wearing.

I am sorry we are not able to offer sibling photographs this year. This is due to ongoing Covid safety measures in place.


Nursery Photographs

If your child attends our school nursery and they do not attend on this day, you are still welcome to have their photograph taken.  Please bring your child to the school hall (rear of the building) at 9:00am prompt, follow the one-way system around school to the school hall, upon exiting please turn left and carry on around the one-way system to the exit gate. 


Flu Vaccination eConsent (nasal flu vaccine)

This week you will have received an email regarding the national child flu vaccination programme.  Please complete the online form to accept or decline your child having the vaccination.  This will take place in school on Thursday 18th November, the link is  https://www.nhsimms.uk/FLU/information?Id=117894&Type=FLU

Please Note – The form requires completing even if you do not wish for your child to have the vaccine.


Before and After School Club

The booking system is now open until the end of October.  https://snaith.schoolcloud.co.uk/Admin/Home



The School PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is a small group of parents who raise money for the school with various events throughout the school year.  We are immensely grateful for all they do to raise funds for the school, every single penny they raise does go back into the school, for example, purchasing extra resources for the children, school treats, supplementing school trips/activities, new equipment for the playground, organising the pre-loved uniform shop the list is endless and we really do appreciate all they do, the PTA contribute greatly into putting the ‘Sparkle’ into Snaith Primary.   

If you are interested in helping, they are always looking for new members to help, this can be from putting up posters, helping at an event or by giving new ideas.  For further details please take a look at the PTA page on our school website https://www.snaithprimary.org.uk/page/?title=PTA&pid=209 or message them on Facebook or email, see details below.

PTA Facebook - Facebook page - Infor PTA Snaith Primary. 

PTA Email  Snaithpta@hotmail.com 


Free School Meals

If your circumstances have recently changed and you think you may be eligible for Free School Meals, please click on the link below to check if you will qualify or not.  If you are eligible your child will receive Free School Meals and school will receive extra funding.   https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/learning/schools-colleges-and-academies/school-meals/free-school-meals/

Calling all Budding/Experienced Golfers – Auction

Drax Golf Club have very kindly donated a number of items to school for anyone interested in golf.

  1. A £50 gift certificate for Drax Golf Club (A)
  2. Four-Ball voucher valid to April 22 worth £72 (B)
  3. Four-Ball voucher valid to April 22 worth £72 (C)

If you are interested in any of these items please email school with your bid, indicating which item you are bidding for, by 4pm Wednesday 29th September and the highest bidder will win the item. Snaith.primary@eastriding.gov.uk


Parent Governor Application

The Governors are currently seeking to appoint two Parent Governors. Please take a moment to read the advert and if you would like to join our outstanding team please complete and submit the nomination form at the bottom of the advert. Please click on the link to find further information regarding our school governors https://www.snaithprimary.org.uk/page/?title=Governors&pid=205




What are we looking for?


Our school Governing Body is made up of Governors from all walks of life and many come to us through a variety of routes and with a range of different backgrounds, skills and experiences, but they are all volunteers who work together for the benefit of the School and are the link between the School and the community it serves.


We are currently looking for new Parent Governors and would be delighted to hear from anyone who has:

• an interest in the performance of the school and a desire to contribute to and represent the community.

• an open and enquiring mind and the ability to look at issues objectively

• the confidence to ask questions and a willingness to listen and make informed judgements

• the ability to work well with others as well a respect for the confidential nature of the role

• time to spare

• a child or children currently attending the School.

Everyone has something to offer and we want people from as many backgrounds and with as wide a range of interests as possible.


What can we offer?

• A chance to develop skills in strategic management

• The opportunity to work with our team of governors and staff in improving our School

• A sense of achievement in making a difference to our School

• The pleasure of helping students reach their potential

The Governing body is a friendly and supportive group of people and offer a ‘buddying system’ for new Governors, enabling you to work alongside more experienced Governors in order to quickly become familiar and at ease in the role.


What is the Governing Body’s Role?

The Governing Body of our school plays a key role in:

• working with the staff to set targets for school development to ensure ongoing high educational achievement for all.

• monitoring progress towards meeting these targets.

• supporting and challenging the performance of the headteacher and the school

• deciding policy and future development plans


As well as attending meetings, governors are also asked to look at specific areas of the school’s work in more detail.

To help support governors, everyone has access to further training to help build on existing skills or to develop new ones.

If you are interested, please complete the attached form with a brief description about yourself and why you would like to join the governing body, and return this to Chris Emsen, Chair of Governors via the school or school email address.

Once all applications/nominations are in a parent election may be held. All appointments are subject to DBS checks.

Thank you for taking the time to consider joining our Outstanding Team. Please return any application by Friday 1st October 2021. (Boxes will extend as you type.)

Application to Become a School Governor

Date of Application:

Applicants name:

Children at the school:


Reasons why you would like to be a Governor:  



Your experience to date and what you think you could bring to the role:






(If emailing this may be digital and the email will class as your signature)

Nominated by –

This application should include the name and email address of your nominee.


Name of Nominee -


Email address  -






School Community Notices


Find out about fostering and how you can make a difference


East Riding of Yorkshire Council is looking to recruit new foster carers and supported lodgings providers, for children and young people.

Anyone interested in finding out more about becoming a foster family is invited to go along to an information event at Goole Leisure Centre on Wednesday 13th October, starting at 7pm.

Experts from East Riding’s fostering service, including social workers, foster carers and children who are looked after will be at the event. It is a chance for potential foster carers to find out everything they need to know, including an opportunity to chat to those who are already fostering and gain first-hand insights into the role.  

There will also be information about the excellent support package available to East Riding foster carers.  This includes high quality training and access to qualifications; a generous allowance and annual loyalty payment; practical, social and emotional support; free membership to the gym and classes at East Riding Leisure centres for all members of the household and regular free events exclusively for the council’s foster carers.

To book your place or for more information please email: fostering@eastriding.gov.uk