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With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect in May 2018, schools will have new requirements around the way they use pupil and parent data.Next week, we will be launching to parents the SIMS Parent Lite app which will provide a simple way to collect, manage and handle information by obtaining accurate data securely from parents.

Available on iOS, Android and a browser, the SIMS Parent Lite app provides a convenient and accessible solution for parents to electronically review and request changes to the data held on them and their children. It will allow users to use an existing email account to login. You will be able to provide additional information on crucial details such as medical information or dietary requirements, using the text information function, ensuring that personal information not previously held in SIMS is collected. When a change request is submitted by you, automatic emails are sent to the school office. Administrators are able to view previous requests and details of any action taken via the audit trail within SIMS.

From time to time, we will send notifications to remind you to update your child’s details, eliminating paper based data collection and manual errors.

More details will follow next week. It is essential that you access your child’s data in this way to ensure we always have accurate and up to date information about your child. If you have any questions please ask the school office.

Thanks to all those parents who have been using the Gateway for clubs and keeping up to date with payments. Please note that all cancellations or changes to bookings can be notified to the school office by email to Unfortunately, while the new system is good, it’s not perfect – and this feature is in line for future development at present. Please continue to book and pay for clubs using the system. Any outstanding balances from Libacura have now been transferred to the School Gateway so if you see a charge on your account you were not expecting, this could relate to a single breakfast or after school club booking made some time ago. Please contact the school office who can clarify with you any queries you may have, so we can update the system accordingly. With the end of the school team next week please make sure to pay all arrears, including any school dinners.

Please download the free app as this saves vital funds for the school in the cost of text messages.

Stars of the week

Big Robins Class: Oops not available at time of publish.

Grasshoppers: Belle for being a very kind and responsible member of class and for trying hard in all of your work. Well done! Ben for making a conscientious effort in all of your work and for being a fun member of class. Well done!

Caterpillars Class: Maisie-Jayne for giving her all in class and for being a very positive role model in both the classroom and beyond! Bertie for his incredible efforts in reading this term and for always trying to improve his work and abilities in all subjects.

Dragonflies Class:  Logan, much improved concentration and more independent at getting himself organised. Ember for her superb creative writing

Beetles Class: Daisy T for quietly and sensibly getting on with all that she’s asked to do with a positive attitude. Bryony, super contributions to our reading work and great understanding

Bees Class: Fynn for continued hard work in class –particularly Maths. Isa for being an all-round superstar.


Top of the leader board this week with a Gold star is Beetles Class. Silver award to Caterpillars Class and Bronze to Dragonflies Class. Well done everyone.

Dates for your diary

  • Dragonflies will perform on their cellos on Monday 27th at 2.45pm. All are welcome to join us in the hall
  • Football and Netball match away at Bridstowe Primary 14:45 – 17:15 POSTPONED TO 19th April 
  • Postponed Football and Netball match away at North Tawton due to the snow has been rearranged for Thursday 26th April

All participants will be emailed with additional details and consents, medical conditions and any donations will need to be completed on your school gateway account.




TONIGHT at Chagford school doors at 5pm, eyes down at 6pm

This should be a fun evening for the children, lots of Easter eggs to be won kindly donated from Dave in the Spar Shop and there will also be a raffle.


News and Information

The Mid Devon Pony Club, based in Chagford and surrounding areas, welcomes you and your pony to join our club, make new friends and have fun. We hold lots of events for all abilities and ages around mid Devon, from training in riding and pony care, Tetrathlon (shooting, running, swimming, riding), social rides, an annual camp, jumping, dressage, gymkhana and many other horsey activities. Come along to our popular Easter Egg Hunt on Good Friday (30th March, non-members welcome) to enter the Easter bonnet competition, meet other Mid Devon Pony Club members and win heaps of chocolate. Please contact Christine Phillips on 07770 526267 for more information or to enter the Easter Egg Hunt.

Crowdfunding – Refurbishing the Clubhouse

Our crowdfunding page for the major re-furb of Chagford clubhouse down at the War Memorial Fields has just gone live:

Please check it out – all contributions, large or small, gratefully received – indoor gym facilities definitely preferable in this weather!

This crowdfunding is part of a larger project to fully refurbish the pavilion building to encourage a much wider range of users, particularly women and older people.

The overall Clubhouse project consists of three main elements:

  • Converting an upstairs space (currently used as a snooker room) into a studio for Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi.
  • Enlarging and refurbishing the downstairs gym, upgrading the facilities and adding new equipment. We are applying for a grant to fund the major part of this work.
  • Upgrade and modernise the catering facilities, to attract a larger clientele to use the facilities.

Wild Woods n Willow day at HOMEFIELD on Thursday April 12th, come join us for fun packed day,10-4 pm ,of whittling ,weaving ,tracking and camp fire cooking out in nature. A day for 6-12 yrs old for £30 per child (sliding scale bursaries available if you need please enquiry) bring your lunch, water bottle and waterproofs booking form on or email Linda on.

Are you a parent or carer of a child who

  • is Visually Impaired
  • Has Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI)
  • is Deaf or deaf
  • is Hearing Impaired?


Please come along and work with us, as part of our journey to review and design services.Thursday 29th March 2018 10.15am-12.15pm at Devon County Hall, Topsham Road,Exeter EX2 4QD To confirm your attendance please contact Lucy Brewer: call/text- 07970 016 556