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31st August 15

OUTSTANDING IN ALL AREAS - Ofsted Report 2013 (see link on left)

OUTSTANDING Teaching - Ofsted July 2013

OUTSTANDING IN ALL AREAS - Ofsted July 2013 (see link on left)

  • We are officially a Children's University (see article below)

Thank you to everyone who came to support our Summer Fayre on Saturday 20th June. The weather was fairly damp, but spirits were high...take a look at the photographs of some of the stalls / events!

Welcome to Asmall Primary School's website.

My name is Mrs Speak and I am the Headteacher.

Please scroll down to find out what is happening this week and to see extracts from our latest newsletter.

 If you would like an appointment to see me or to view the school, please contact the school office on 01695 576654

Mrs Michelle Speak


Summer Holidays begin on Friday 24th July 


Thursday 3rd September INSET Day

Friday 4th September INSET Day

Return to School Monday 7th September 2015


The Children are The Teachers for the Day

Our children took part in an election with a difference on Thursday - they voted for their favourite lesson taught by teams of pupil teachers.  Children in Years 4, 5 and 6 worked in teams to plan exciting lessons for the younger children.  They visited their classrooms earlier in the week to present their case for their proposed lessons, then the children in each class voted for their favourite team and lesson.  On Friday morning, the winning children from each class became 'teachers'.  We were all AMAZED by the standard of the lessons they taught.  Very well done to:

Joey and Jordan from Year 6 - who orgnaised a minibeast hunt for Year 3!

Rebecca and Kacey from Year 5 - who taught a superb maths lesson about Time to Year 2!

Niamh, Ray and Tina from Year 4 - Year 1 loved their Art lesson!

 Years 5 and 6 - Football League Champions!

12 matches played - 10 wins and 2 draws.  

No goals scored against the team in any match...

Excellent attitude and team work too - Well done!

Photo Gallery

From our latest newsletter - July 2015

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends

We are at the start of the last week of term  -  where has the time gone to this year?

July has been such a busy month already, with class assemblies and end of term events happening almost daily!  It was good to see so many parents and families supporting our Reception children as they hosted their first assembly and afternoon tea.  They proudly told us about their learning in their different topics during the year and tissues were on hand during the photograph slideshow at the end.  The children presented their parents with their own Learning Journeys, which document their individual progress in words and pictures over the year.

Last Friday our Year 1 children amazed us all with their confidence, as they  performed their class assembly to parents . . . We had children dressed as Big Ben, Tower Bridge, characters from 1666 and space-themed costumes too. The children were word-perfect and sang their favourite songs from the year so beautifully  -  well done Year 1!

We had a special assembly on Wednesday afternoon for our SCITT Associate Teachers and their families.  Children from Reception and Years 4/5/6 did short performances  and we presented the female teachers with flowers and Mr Bagshaw was presented with a ‘signed’ (by Y5) Liverpool football.  All of our SCITT ATs have teaching jobs in September.  Congratulations to Miss Hains, Miss McEvoy, Miss Plunkett and Mr Bagshaw. As Miss Shaw will get married in  the  holidays, she was also presented with flowers, gift and card in the assembly.

Thank you to everyone for your support over the past twelve months. We return to school on Monday 7th September. I wish you a happy summer holiday and  look forward to working together in the Autumn Term. 

With best wishes,

Michelle Speak, Headteacher  

Say No To Bullying - Years 3 and 4

On Tuesday 16th October, Years 3 and 4 took part in some anti-bullying workshops in school. Through role play and drama they learned about different forms of bullying, why it is important to tell and how to respond in various situations. They ended the day with a super performance to the rest of school. It was good to see so many parents in school supporting their children today. Thank you to The Friends for funding the day!

Year 3 Cake Sale


Cake Bake Sale Success!


On Thursday 7th November, Year 3 had a cake sale in class, with all money going towards our new sports pitch.  On Wednesday, they worked hard mixing and baking cakes and biscuits and then on Thursday they changed their classroom into a Bakers' Shop, with the Year 3 children manning the stalls.  Altogether, the sale raised just under £100 - WOW!

Well done, and thank you, Year 3!

2015 Safer Internet Day


Safer Internet Drama in Key Stage 2

Children in Key Stage 2 spent the day with Konflux Theatre Group, using role play and drama to learn about the dangers of not using the internet safely.  This tied in with our whole school focus of understanding the importance of protecting personal information and using the internet with supervision.  Parents, along with the rest of the school, enjoyed watching the children perform at the end of the day.  They had clearly learned so much, whilst having lots of fun too!

Some of the key messages for children and parents are:

  • Keep your personal information private and don't share it with anyone you are unsure of
  • Report anything you think might be suspicious or upsetting
  • Think before you click – links may contain hidden dangers
  • Think about comments before you post
  • Don’t meet people who you have only met online
  • If you wouldn’t say it in person…Don’t say it online

Thank you to The Friends of Asmall for funding the cost of the theatre group in school.

Do you know who our School Governors are?

We  have  a  fantastic team of governors who work together with staff to improve standards  at  Asmall.   We  hold  one  full  governors meeting each term, which  all  governors  attend. In  addition,  each  governor  chooses a sub-committee to join, and they meet once a term too  -  to discuss things such   as  premises,   finances,   staffing,   the  curriculum,  standards,  health  and  safety,  the nursery and  after school club.  


Mr J Riley (Chair), Mrs M Speak, Mrs K Daniels, Mrs L Stockton,
Mrs A Barben, Mrs C Hunter, Mr G Pownall, Mrs G Wright, Mr A Yates, Cllr K Wright, Mrs K Kelly, Mrs N Kewley



What an end to the term!  We had a telephone call during Sports Day afternoon to tell us that Ofsted would be carrying out our school inspection the following day.  Our children and staff were fantastic and showed the inspector what a super school we have.  We were graded Outstanding for all areas - Achievement, Teaching, Leadership and Behaviour & Safety, with our Overall Effectiveness graded Outstanding too!  The inspector commented many times on the positive comments by lots of parents - thank you everyone for your continued support for Asmall.

We celebrated in style - ice-creams for all on a very hot day!



 Working happily together to ensure opportunity
and achievement