Main Road, East Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 9LR

Tel:  01235 813367     Email: office.3249@hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk   www.hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk

Description: school logo with church April 2014

‘Preparing each child for their future in an ever-changing world’


NEWSLETTER 8                                                                        4th November 2016

From the Headteacher

I hope that you were all able to have some rest and relaxation over the half term break, we have a busy half term ahead as we move towards Christmas.

The weather has now turned dark and is more wintery, can you please make sure that your child comes to school with a warm/waterproof coat and a hat and gloves if appropriate.

Year 6 - Christmas Gift & Craft Fair

This year we would like the Year 6 children to run a stall at the Christmas Craft Fair selling second-hand books along with Christmas Craft makes. Funds raised will go towards playground developments.


Ideally we need at least 2 children for each of the times below:

The children will be supervised throughout the day so that parents are free to help set up, put away, help on a stall or look around.

Please see the permission letter here… and return it to School by Friday 11th November.

From the PTA

Notices and Letters

Village Hall Parking

Please ensure that you park considerately when dropping off/collecting your child, there have been several incidences of cars parking along the hedge on the left hand side of the car park which further reduces access and causes additional congestion. This becomes more of a hazard with the days getting shorter and your co-operation would be greatly appreciated.

Head Lice
There has been a reported case of head lice in School, please could we ask that you check your child's hair regularly and treat as necessary should you find any head lice in their hair.

It is really important that any child with head lice is treated immediately to avoid spreading throughout the class/school

Lunch Menu

The current lunch menu can be found on the school website here...


After School Assistant

After School Assistant required Term time only (38 weeks per annum) for 1 hr Monday to Thursday

from 3pm – 4pm. Commencing 31 st October 2016.

Duties would include supervision of children attending the club and provide support to the

Playleader and Playworker to provide high quality play opportunities and care for the children in an

inclusive environment and in accordance with the school’s ethos and procedures.

Rate of Pay £8.04 per hour and holiday pay.

If you are interested in this post and require further information please contact Lynda Madani at

school on 01235 813367 Option 3 or send an email of interest to finance.3249@hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk

The following vacancies are available at Didcot Academy of Schools:

Governance Officer Vacancy

Didcot Academy of Schools is recruiting a Governance Officer to support its Company Secretary and help to provide a really efficient and effective clerking and governance service to the Trust Board and governors at its two schools – Didcot Girls’ School and St Birinus School. The successful applicant will have very strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to manage the administration of a number of meetings from start to finish - training is available. The candidate will need a strong attention to detail and, most importantly, will have flexibility to attend numerous evening meetings throughout the school year.  This position would equally suit a parent of young children returning to the work scene or an older candidate wishing to move to part time work.  Please see our website for more details: http://www.didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk/80/staff-vacancies


School Cleaner

Didcot Girls' School have a vacancy for a cleaner. The position is for 10 hours per week at the end of the school day. For more information please go to: http://www.didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk/80/staff-vacancies

Community News/Activities

Dates for your Diary 

Wednesday 9th November

School Photographer in School 8.00-11.30am

Thursday 10th November

PTA Entertainment

Friday 11th November


Sunday 20th November

Christmas Craft Fair - School and Village Hall

Wednesday 30th November

St Andrew’s Day Service in Church

Wednesday 7th December

Year 2 & 3 Nativity 9.30 - 10.30am

Wednesday 7th December

Christmas Lunch

Thursday 8th December

Year 2 & 3 Nativity 2.00 - 3.00pm

Monday 12th December

Carol Service at St Andrew’s Church 6.00 - 7.00pm

Wednesday 14th December

Pantomime - Cinderella 2.00 - 3.00pm (in school)

Friday 16th December

End of Term 1.30pm