St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

This week has been a chilly old week with the children in Kestrels making full use of the low temperatures to make ice sculptures.  I was very pleased to see some of them come rushing into my office with great excitement to ask me to come out and look at them.

The children in Eagles enjoyed a morning of dance at Glossopdale.  Thank you to the children and staff from Glossopdale school who ran this.

As you may be aware, we have been advised by the National Educational Union (NEU) that their teacher members intend to take industrial action. The union is declaring seven days of strike action in February and March, though any individual school will only be affected by four of them. The first is scheduled for Wednesday 1 February 2023.

The impact of this action on schools may vary depending on the proportion of teachers who are members of the NEU. As a result, headteachers are currently liaising with staff to determine the impact this may have on their individual schools. Headteachers will share further information with parents and carers at the earliest opportunity.

While we are not yet in a position to offer definitive guidance, we do want to reassure you that we will be in touch as soon as we have something to share.

Friday next week is the first of our child led collective worships.  On Friday 27th Harriers will be leading.  I will send the parents of the children in that class a code word that morning.

We have received this letter for you:

Dear Parent Carers
Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice (DPCV) have 3 lunchtime meet and eat information sessions coming up across the county in Buxton, Chesterfield and Swadlincote, 11am – 1pm.

Come for as little or as long as you can.

Have lunch, meet other parent carers and find out about:

  • DPCV (Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice) – Speak with trustees, become a member, learn about other upcoming parent carers events and tell us what information and support you need for the year ahead.
  • DIASS (Derbyshire Information Advice Support Service) – Useful information about EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) Assessments, speak with DIASS representative.
  • Sign up for a virtual 1:1 with Dan Careless, Strategic Lead for Schools and Learning from Derbyshire County Council, Children’s Services.

Click the link below to register via the DPCV website and Eventbrite:

We look forward to seeing you.
The DPCV Team

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes