The school nurse will be with us this morning from 8.30am. You will find her on the playground. She will then spend time in school for you to meet and speak with her until 9.30am. Photo to follow…
Our chickens are loving the Environmental Area and love it even more when you come to say hello. Mr Thomas often eats his lunch with the girls.
Today is a very special day as it is our first day as The Flying Bull Academy. We are now no longer maintained by Portsmouth City Council. We are now working in partnership with the University of Chichester Academy Trust (CAT).
We have made this move as we feel CAT can help, support and challenge the school as we move on our journey to outstanding. We want to provide the best education we can for your children and in partnership with an outstanding teacher training university, the governors and staff feel we can start this journey.
You will not notice a great difference at first as we are saving the official launch until September, when all the building work has finished.
If you have any questions, please come and see me.
Our school policy is in-line with Solent NHS. Following on from the letter Mr Hewett-Dale sent home last week, here is some further information about combating head lice.
How to spot head lice
In most cases, itching is the main symptom of head lice. It is not caused by the lice biting the scalp but by an allergy to the lice. However, not everyone experiences itching. It’s not always easy to see head lice, so detection combing is the best way of finding head lice. This involves using a special fine-toothed head lice comb to comb through the hair. It works better on wet hair, but can be used on dry hair. Detection combs are available from pharmacies.
Treating head lice
Usually, head lice can be treated effectively using medicated lotions or by wet combing, using a specially designed head lice comb. Wet combing can be used without medicated lotions, but needs to be done regularly and can take a long time to do thoroughly. Medicated lotion or spray can be used as an alternative. However, no medicated treatment is 100% effective. Your pharmacist will be able to recommend an over-the-counter lotion or spray.
Preventing head lice
It’s difficult to prevent a head lice infestation. Regular detection combing – such as on a weekly basis – is the best way to find new lice quickly. Medicated lotions and sprays do not prevent head lice infestations and should only be used if a live louse has been found on yours or your child’s head.
On behalf of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) members at Flying Bull, here is a big THANK YOU to all the parents, carers and friends of the school who signed the petition last week which was making a stand against proposed government changes to education. The teachers really appreciated the support and will continue to work hard to ensure your children get the education they deserve.
The school nurse, Zoe Long, will be in school every fortnight on a Thursday at 8.30am. You do not need to make an appointment to see her. She will be wandering around the playground and then be in the meeting room. She will be with us on:
Thursday 3rd April (next week)
Thursday 1st May
Thursday 15th May
Thursday 5th June
Thursday 19th June