Letter to Families - 19/11/2021

Dear Families,

It has been a fantastic week and our young people have worked so hard. This week it has been Anti-Bullying week, we could not be prouder of how kind our young people have been to each other. The week started with the school community wearing odd socks and finished with a fun filled Friday, including a friendship festival in the morning. Everyone also attended school how they felt comfortable, whether that be dressed in Pudsey attire, pyjamas or dressed up to support Children in Need!

We have been so proud of all pupils this week, they have been a real credit to Bader Academy. Lower school were simply fantastic this week on their visit to the Savoy cinema, I had the pleasure of accompanying them all and could not be prouder of how amazing they were, such a wonderful representation of our Bader family. One of our pupil’s in Upper School, (Harley-Mai) has worked hard to express her thoughts and feelings about Autism this week. We are so very proud of her powerful words and wanted to share with the school community, she has had many retweets on twitter! Well done Harley…

“Autism is not a disability it’s just a different ability. You are not more or less capable we are all the same and it makes us who we are. People with Autism don’t need to change because if you change you won’t be yourself.”

Dates for your diary
Please see below some key dates for the rest of the half term. As always more information will follow closer to the time of the event.

  • Monday 29th November – Pupils will learn about the festival of Hanukah
  • Week beginning 6th December – Upper School Visits to Taco Bell
  • Friday 10th December – Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day
  • Friday 17th December – Christmas Parties and school closed for the Christmas break
  • Wednesday 5th January – School reopens for the Spring Term

Thank you for all the support this half term and for the donations you have made. On Friday 12th November we ‘Turned Purple for Sandall Park’. We raised £62.50 to support this wonderful cause so thank you for the support. It was amazing to hear our pupils explain in assembly why we were raising money, with some donating their own pocket money, demonstrating their care and compassion!

We will post on Dojo the final amount raised for Children in Need when it has all be counted, again thank you for your support. Pupils had a fabulous fun filled day which was lovely to see.

Dame Rosie Winterton Visit
Following on from a very successful Pupil Parliament week we have welcomed Dame Rosie Winterton into school this week. Rosie had a tour of our school and then met with the Bader Members of Parliament (MPs). Lots of young people had the opportunity to meet Rosie on her tour of school and were interested to learn about Rosie’s time on a Navy ship!
In school our MPs have been working with their classes to gather questions for Rosie. Our second meeting was very positive and the MPs asked very interesting questions and were very genuinely interested in what Rosie had to say. They asked questions around children’s mental health, ensuring jobs for all within the local community and all about Rosie’s journey to where she is today. It was a wonderful experience and our MPs again, represented the school beautifully!

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We are very much looking forward to another amazing week and sharing with you all of the wonderful achievements of your child. Have a great weekend and stay safe.

Kind Regards,
Viki Drew
Head of School

Posted in Weekly Letters on Nov 22, 2021

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