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Panto season at Littleham
13 February 2019

The pantomime season is definitely in full swing at Littleham, with this year’s Key Stage 2 production of Cinderella the Ugly Truth and what a treat the audiences were given. But don’t take our word for it, here’s what some of the audience thought….

Wonderful performances, great choreography and vocals

Great set design, decoration and costumes

Humorous acting, especially the King, Queen and 3 princes.

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication!

It made me both laugh and cry – well done everyone! Thoroughly enjoyed the performance

Once more, a wonderful performance with enthusiasm and happiness.

Littleham, you have some real talent shining through!

How good does it feel to win? A happy hockey team have the answer!
11 February 2019

Littleham scoop third prize at the Exmouth learning community annual quick sticks competition. Highlights included long passes from Tom, cracking goals from Mathew and wonderful skills with a hockey stick on Rose and Kai’s part. Jack and Brooke held a super defensive line while Millie and Raluka looked to give their opponents the slip. A superb afternoon of quick sticks hockey. Team Littleham we are so proud of you!


Nursery open full time!
7 February 2019

We’re delighted that due to high demand, we are now opening our Nursery ALL DAY for rising 3 and 4 year olds. This means we will accept children who turn 3 years old the term of their third birthday for both morning and afternoon sessions.

The Nursery child will be supported by two experienced Nursery Teachers across the week and afternoon sessions will be taught with only 3-4 year olds in a small group in their Nursery classroom. This will especially support those children who will be starting Reception in September 2019, so they can get used to doing full day sessions. Doing at least one full day for this age group would be recommended.

If you are a rising 3 or 4 year old and would like to change your sessions, please state below. Please contact the school office for more details and an application form.

Hooray for hockey quick sticks!
5 February 2019
The team pulled together for an incredible evening on the astro at ECC. Fast, fun and furious! All matches were action packed with every player showing real promise and skill.  Well done team!

Ready to read?
5 February 2019

Children across the whole school took delight in a reading roundabout session for each class. They answered quiz’s, wrote blurbs and delved deep in to a pile of books to find their favourite Characters. Above all else, children relaxed in to a ‘jolly good read’ and made the most of time with the Devon school library service librarian. Reading for pleasure is never to be underestimated. One pupil in year 5 described the session as heaven! We can’t ask for more than that!

Dinosaurs – fun, fact and fantasy!
4 February 2019

We’re delighted to offer everyone the chance to see rocks and fossils from along the Jurassic coast, as well as dinosaur models, on Tuesday March 12th at 3.30pm at school. Suitable for all ages. If you’re a fossil or dinosaur fan, a roaring time will for all will be guaranteed! We hope to see you there!


Family Favourites Recipe Book group
29 January 2019

We delighted to be working with Learn Devon once again this term and running ‘Family Favourites Recipe Book’ sessions. The sessions are free and run each Tuesday 5th February —19th March at 9.00-10.30am.

The sessions will enable parents and carers to learn alongside their child, to have fun and develop new skills together, share ideas and recipes and most importantly enjoy quality time with your child and others whilst learning new skills.

Please contact the school office to book your space on this course.

Panto time at school again!
29 January 2019

We’re delighted to announce it is once again panto season at Littleham: When Bella Vista, a kingdom obsessed with looks, trendy fashions and celebrity gossip, falls foul of a witch’s curse, it’s down to a humble gardener, armed only with green fingers and good intentions, to save the day!

With fantastic songs and a hilarious script, we are delighted to present a twist on a popular fairytale ‘Sleeping Beauty – the Ugly Truth’ which hammers home the message that top-notch clothes and hairstyles are no substitute for an honest heart full of love!

Sleeping Beauty – the Ugly Truth will be on 12th Feb at 1.45pm and 13th Feb at 6.00pm. Tickets are available from the school office. Please note, due to numbers, tickets are limited to two tickets per family per performance.

Management Partnership
28 January 2019

Dear Parents and Carers

Since receiving Mr Nelmes’ resignation, governors have been working diligently to secure a replacement executive head teacher. I can now confirm the governing body’s decision and the next steps of the process.

Pebblebed Heath Federation was formed to ensure that as 2 Church schools we could employ an experienced head teacher, to enable our staff to work with other teachers and to ensure the best learning outcomes for our pupils. Mr Nelmes has worked strategically across both school sites supported by our Heads of Learning; with Mrs Milford and Mrs Padbury working closely together, as well as other key members of our leadership team.

In this time we have much to be proud of, including “Good” and “Outstanding” SIAMS inspections, retaining the judgement of “Good” schools from Ofsted and that we provide excellent teaching and learning, with an exciting curriculum in spite of the very limited resources in school funding at a time of crippling budget cuts. More and more schools like ours enter into partnership arrangements with executive head teachers working across several schools providing leadership and management.

Last week the governing body voted to form a Joint Management Partnership with the Jubilee Federation with Mrs Katie Gray acting as Executive Head Teacher across 5 church schools in the East Devon area.

A Joint Management Partnership is a formal arrangement between two organisations on a fixed term basis with an Executive Head Teacher acting across both organisations. In the eyes of the Local Authority each school federation maintains a separate identity and continues to have an individual Governing Body. The partnership is monitored to ensure it is effective and whether forming a federation is beneficial.

Mrs Gray will take up her role upon Mr Nelmes’ departure at the start of the summer term. She will be working closely with our heads of learning and middle leaders to create a new structure in both of our schools during the management partnership period.

Mr Nelmes has done an excellent job as executive head teacher; in addition to accommodating additional roles for example playing a key role in our SEND team. He has started to help governors to plan for his departure by mapping out the different roles he carries to make sure that these responsibilities are delegated appropriately. Mrs Gray will therefore not be doing exactly what Mr Nelmes has done in his role so initially there will be a period of adjustment. I hope that as she starts to visit our schools and prepares for assuming the role of executive head in a management partnership, that you will support her. I am most happy for you to contact me if you have any specific questions; Governors will continue to work with Mr Nelmes, his team and Mrs Gray to ensure that this organisational change will be a smooth as possible.

Kind regards

Clare Rooke

Chair of Governors Pebblebed Heath Federation


Times Table Rockstars!
18 January 2019

We’re delighted to share the news that we are using Times table Rockstars which is an exciting online times table practice that concentrates on different tables for children. Using their individual logins, the children can play TTRockstars and practice their tables on a tablet or mobile phone – any time, any place, anywhere!  The children are rewarded with coins which they can spend to accessorize their rockstar avatar. Have fun practising those key maths skills – we’d be delighted to hear how you get on!