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PTA Quiz Night!

Quiz Night

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends of Oakmeadow,

The Friends of Oakmeadow invite you to QUIZ NIGHT.

When – Friday 2nd March 2018.

Where – Oakmeadow school main hall (entrance through the reception door).

Time – Doors open at 7.30pm. Quiz starts at 8pm.

Ticket price – £3 per person or £10 for a team of 4 includes entry into the raffle.

Bar – real ale, fizz, soft drinks and snacks will be available to purchase on the night.

Teams of up to 4 people – bring along a team or join up with a group on the night!

Our last quiz night proved to be a popular and very funny event. The bar was busy, the questions were varied and the competition for first place was fierce!

Don’t miss what promises to be a great night out.

See you there.

World Book Day!

World Book Day

Thursday 1st March 2018

Where’s Wally? Wally will be hiding in our school grounds during World Book Day this year. Find him and win a prize!  

Children are also invited to come dressed as Wally or just wear something red or white.














Job Vacancies











Oakmeadow Church of England Primary and Nursery School

Long Meadow Road, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury SY3 0NU

Tel: 01743 875020



NQTs, Main scale or UP welcome to apply

Required for Sept 2018

The school wishes to appoint dedicated, reflective teacher, who is confident they have outstanding practice, to join our enthusiastic, hardworking team.

This role will require an outstanding individual who has the potential to lead, develop and support effective practice for pupils and can ensure rapid progress in line with the schools expectations.

We are a reflective school, with a superb building to work in. There is a growth mind-set within school and we love to research. If you think this is a place you would like to work, come and have a look around.

Our ideal candidate will:

Have excellent classroom practice and the potential to be involved in leadership and management.

Be committed to the Oakmeadow ethos of high expectations and no excuses

 Have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils.

Be a practitioner who can potentially offer guidance, advice and support to colleagues (Not applicable to NQTs).

If you think this sounds like you, we can offer:

– Fantastic children who have a passion for learning.

– A great team of staff.

– A school that is committed to continual professional development.

– A great community.

For an application pack, please email the school

School walk around dates: 12th February at 11.30am/14th February at 4pm/15th February at 2pm

Closing date: 27th February at 1pm and shortlisting will be completed on the afternoon of this date. Therefore, late application will not be considered.

Interview Date: 8th March – all day required.

There will be a teaching requirement and this will be followed by an interview. The teaching requirement will be focused on mathematics, teaching multiplication and will be based in a mixed year ¾ class. Successful candidates will be given assessment information in their letter of invitation.

Successful applicants will be notified and invited to interview by the 5th March, please assume if you have not heard you have not been shortlisted


Reminder: Homework Project





























































PTA Second Hand Uniform Sale

The PTA will be holding a Second Hand uniform sale all next week. Starting Monday @ 2.30-4pm in the meeting room.

The collection is so so big at the moment and there is everything from winter coats to summer dresses.

Please come and take a look.

Movie Night Club

FAO – Yr 2 – 6 parents

Dear parents/carers,

Please can we make you aware about our Movie Night Club which runs every Monday, as this club is not like our normal after school clubs you are able to book for one week at a time depending on which film your child would like to watch. As this is not a club that you would block book the payments are set up in installments and appear on school money for a weekly payment. If this payment is removed from your child’s account then this will remove the option of booking onto film club for the rest of the term. Please ignore the notifications stating you owe £3.50 each week these will be removed once the club has finished at the end of term. If you know your child will not be attending any of the films and you would like this to be removed from your account completely then please contact the school office on either 01743 875020 or email

Kind regards

Wondering how you can help at home? Turn screen time into learning time!

Our website has recently been updated to give easy access to three excellent and key websites that we use in school to support learning across our curriculum: BugClub, Purple Mash and the Telford and Wrekin Torch.  To access these programmes, they can be found on the website under the children tab, and then ‘digital leaders learning zone’, or directly via this link here.  If you are unsure of what they are, information is provided as to how they can support different areas.  Better still, let your children show you!

Media club has now begun with Mr Ostermeyer on a Thursday, and the attendees will become the inaugural ‘digital leaders’ around school, tasked with creating tutorials for our website as well as videos and reports for our digital screens around school as part of ‘Oakmeadow TV’.  There are still 3 spaces up for grabs for years 4-6, so if your child is a budding technological-genius, or desires to be the next Ant and Dec, please get them to sign up at the main office!

Job Vacancy

Oakmeadow Church of England Primary and Nursery School

Long Meadow Road, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury SY3 0NU

Tel: 01743 875020


Lunchtime Activity Lead

Grade 1, £7.90, per hour,

7.5 hours per week, (12:00 – 1:30pm) Term time only

Fixed Term

Required ASAP

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed, calm person who enjoys working with children to join our friendly school team. The appointed person will be required to supervise lunchtimes and support pupils in their lunchtime play activities.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful candidate.

Information about the school:

Oakmeadow C of E Primary and Nursery School is an inclusive community school with a strong Christian ethos. The school serves the large village of Bayston Hill and the wider community.

Visits to the school are welcomed and actively encouraged .Please contact the school office to make an appointment.

Please download an application form from the Shropshire Council website. If you require a job specification, please email

This would be a very rewarding and enjoyable place to work for any hardworking and dedicated Support assistant. The school has a large group of staff that are very supportive and always happy to help.

Closing Date: Friday 26th January

Interview Date: Wednesday 31st January

ARTHOG- Wednesday update…














Day 3

  • All well rested after a good night’s sleep
  • Eating well
  • Very proud of them all as they are so supportive of each other
  • They are having great fun.

















































































































































































































































































Dear Parents,

We have been asked to support the training of a play therapy assistance puppy. The puppy’s owner is a parent at Oakmeadow, is an experienced teacher now studying to become a play therapist.

Betsy the puppy is a 12-week-old spaniel. She is already calm, friendly and follows basic obedience commands. She will be trained to assist children who are struggling with issues like anxiety, confidence, anger, post-traumatic stress disorder, attachment disorders, self-esteem, ADHD, bereavement and autism via interaction both with the her and the play therapist.

It helps the puppy if she can get as much early socialisation as possible with as many different children as possible. She may use Oakmeadow as her training ground for up to two years. During this time, she aims to teach all our children how to be safe around dogs, how to look after dogs and how to train dogs. All our pupils will have the opportunity to watch her grow up. Some pupils will also have the opportunity to work with her in small group and individual sessions.

In order to go ahead with this exciting project we will need to know if your child has any allergies to dogs or any phobias. Please email into

With any allergies or concerns. We are very excited about this opportunity and welcome Betsy to our Oakmeadow family.
















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