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Year 2 School Trip

June 22, 2018

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RE: Year Two Summer Trip to Mountfitchet Castle, Essex

In conjunction with our topics of Towers, Turrets and Tunnels we have organised a trip to Mountfitchet Castle. The children will be visiting the castle on Friday 22nd June 2018 leaving at 9.00am and returning for 4.30pm approximately. The later return is to maximise the amount of time the children can enjoy Mountfitchet Castle which is a Norman ringwork and bailey fortification in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex. The site is currently in use as a living history museum, complete with livestock that would have been kept by people during the period that the castle was in use.’

The children will have the opportunity to see a real-life working castle and they will be allowed to look around a Norman village and experience what life was like at that time. The children will be able to explore the rooms of the castle and their defence system.

Live Kitchen (our catering company), can provide the children with a packed lunch on the day if you pre-book this or alternatively, your child can bring their own packed lunch in a disposable, named bag. Your child will also need to bring a named water bottle. The children should come to school dressed in their school uniform, and wear sun cream if necessary on the day.

In order for this trip to take place we are asking for a voluntary contribution of £20 per child. Please note that no child will be excluded from any such activity on the basis of cost. However, we are sure you will appreciate that we will not be able to go ahead with the proposed visit if there is a substantial lack of financial support for individual children. Please could you sign the permission slip below and return it to school by Monday 21st May 2018. Your payment should be made via www.scopay.com/pottonlower-bedfordshire. As the school has to pay the full cost of the trip in advance, we cannot give refunds if your child is off sick.


Mr Hodgson & Miss Harris

Behaviour on an organised school trip.

It is a primary aim of our school that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. The school’s Behaviour Policy is therefore designed to lead the way in which all members of the school can live and work together in a supportive way. It aims to provide an environment where everyone feels safe and happy.

The school expects every member of the school community to behave in a

considerate way towards others when we are in school or on an organised school trip.

Our five rules are:


  • To follow instructions.
  • To listen to all adults working in school and each other.
  • To be gentle, kind and polite: keep hands, feet and unkind words to yourself.
  • To value people’s belongings: respect the school and others people’s property.
  • To be honest and tell the truth.Pupil Behaviour outside school – whilst wearing school uniform.


The Headteacher and teachers have a statutory power to discipline pupils for misbehaving outside of the school premises. Section 89(5) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 gives Headteacher’s a specific statutory power to regulate pupils’ behaviour in these circumstances “to such extent as is reasonable.”

This will apply to any misbehaviour when the child is:

  • taking part in any school-organised or school-related activity
  • travelling to or from school
  • wearing school uniform
  • in some other way identifiable as a pupil at the school


or misbehaviour at any time, whether or not the conditions above apply, that:


  • could have repercussions for the orderly running of the school
  • poses a threat to another pupil or member of the public or
  • could adversely affect the reputation of the school


June 22, 2018
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