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Newsletter 13th July 2017






Llwynu Lane, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. NP7 6AR


Headteacher: Mrs S Davies                        Chair of Governors: Mrs M Harris


Thursday July 13th 2017

Dear Parent or Carer,

This is the final Thursday letter of this academic year and my final letter as Head teacher at Deri View Primary School. I would like to thank you all for the support you have shown me and the School over the past few years.  It has been a privilege to serve the school and the community.  I believe the school is in a much stronger position, than it was in 2012, and will continue to constantly strive for excellence for the children, staff and the wider community.


 I am confident that Mrs Adelaide Dunn the new Acting Head teacher will support you all in achieving this aim, when she takes up post in September. Mrs Dunn is known to many of you as the Acting Deputy Head teacher at Deri View Primary.


I would also like to thank the following staff, who will also be leaving at the end of term, for their outstanding contribution to the school: Mrs Jill Phillips, Mrs Sue Hunt, Ms Shirley Owen, Mrs Denise Davies, Mrs Hannah Woodhouse and Miss Hannah Townsend.


Art Exhibition/Prize Day

Mrs Taylor/ Mrs Phillip’s Year 4/5 class will be hosting an exhibition of their art work at Deri View on Thursday July 20th between 10:00 – 11:00am. This work has contributed to the children achieving the Trinity Arts Award.


At 2:00pm on the same day we will be hosting our Year 6 Prize Day to which all Year 6 families are invited, along with individual



This has been a disappointing year in terms of whole school attendance with the school failing to meet its target of 95%.


The class with the best attendance has been Mrs Davies’ Year 2 Class.


Children with 100% attendance since September 2016 include: Joseph Carolan, Lowri Price, Lilly Webb, Anya Bryan, Codey Jones, Rowan Lambert, Danielle Parry, Jaden-Jay Steiner.

99%+  attendance: Jack Mc Hallam, Harry Shaw, Gracie Worlock, Elsie May Mc Carthy, Florence Morgan-Spree, Libby Bamber, Logan Bennett, Georgina Lane, Elesha Mitchell, Paige Mitchell, Jack Flower, Ellis Morgan-Jones, Jack Thomas, Calum Ewers, Summer Lambert, Logan O’Connor, Scarlett Watkins, Leilani Davies, Thomas Messenger, Kaylun Saunders, Keiron Stephens, Grace Wedlock.


Excellent Attendance = Excellent Progress





PTFA Summer Fair

The Summer Fair is on Friday July 14th at 3:30pm; we are hoping that the weather will be kind to us and that we will be able to hold the Fair outside, at the front of the school. This will mean the disabled car parking spaces will be out of use on Friday July 14th.


Final Nags!

  • Please ensure all outstanding dinner monies are paid by logging into Parent Pay, by the end of term.

  • Please ensure all outstanding music tuition monies are paid in full. These will be paid directly to Gwent Music as from September 2017.

  • Please ensure you check your child’s lockers and the lost property before the end of next week. All unclaimed property will be disposed of, over the summer holidays.


Job Vacancies

There are a number of job vacancies at the school and beyond.

These are:

School Support Officer – Receptionist at Deri View Primary; 35 hours per week; 39 weeks a year- term time only. Salary range £13,725-£15,598 per annum.

School Support Officer – Business Leader at Deri View Primary; 37 hours per week; 40 weeks a year – term time only. Salary range £21,734 - £24,892 per annum.

Both these post will be advertised on Monmouthshire County Council’s website, E-Teach and on Job Plus.

Cleaner – part time/ full time across Primary schools, offices, museums, libraries, depots and public conveniences/ The hourly rate is £8:45 an hour. Hours varying from 5 hours- 20 hours per week for part time sites and 37 hours per week for full time sites.

If you would be interested in joining Monmouthshire County Council’s team please contact Jan or Leanne on 01633 644109/ 07831168572


Summer Play Scheme at Deri View Primary School

The play scheme is for primary ages children and will run out of the school from Monday July 31st to Thursday August 24th between 10:00am – 12:00pm daily. For more information contact Andrea Sysum on 01495 742951.


St. Teilo’s Craft & Lunch Club

You are invited to St Teilo’s Craft and Lunch Club – a hot meal, crafts, games and plenty of fun for children (4-11 years) and grown-up’s  - on Thursday 27th July and Thursday 24th August at Llantilio Pertholey Community Hall between 10:30am – 1:30pm. To book a place text 07518 376394 with your child/children’s names and the number of adult meals and which day(s) you are planning to attend or email:


Dates for your diary:

  • Prize Day – Thursday July 20th 2:00pm

  • Nursery Closed for Parent Meetings – Thursday July 20th and Friday July 21st

  • End of term Friday July 21st

  • Summer Play Scheme at Deri View Monday July 31st to Thursday August 24th 10:00am – 12:00pm

  • Training Day – Monday September 4th

  • School re-opens for R-Y6 – Tuesday September 5th

  • Nursery re-opens on Thursday September 7th


    Have a great summer holiday and continued success in the future.

    The ‘Thursday Letter’ can be read on line at


    Yours sincerely