Head Teacher Blog

Good Care Award

Published on 14 July 2021

Dear parents and carers,

I am very pleased to inform you that The Brigg infants School has been nominated for the Diabetes UK Good Diabetes Care in School Award.

The award celebrates and showcases schools that deliver good care and support to children and teenagers with type 1 diabetes.

As part of the nomination, Diabetes UK is inviting parents and carers of pupils with type 1 diabetes to complete a brief online parent survey at – www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/school-nomination

Please follow the link to the survey if you would like to show your support or to oppose this nomination.

The survey should take no more than two minutes to complete.

You can answer this survey anonymously if you want to. Please be advised that you have until 16th July  to respond to this parent survey.

Responses to this parent survey will be used by Diabetes UK to assess our school's nomination for the award.

You can find out more about the Good Diabetes Care in School Award at www.diabetes.org.uk/school-award

Best wishes

Mrs A Spencer

Smart At School

Published on 14 June 2021

Dear everyone 

The boys and girls look so smart in their summer uniform this term.  This is greatly appreciated and sets the tone of belonging and orderliness at our school. Thank you to all parents and carers!

Last term we enjoyed a non uniform day which raised a super £90 which we have spent on new rewards for the children including...

- glitter bugs

- Headteacher award pencils

- class teacher stickers

- reading award hampers

We will shortly be sending home certificates and prizes to the children who read at home 4 times a week all term.  Each year group has a lovely reading hamper for parents and children and those receiving a certificate are entered in to a prize draw. Good luck! 

Remember to send a photo of your reading diary to class teachers via class dojo each week.  

Clay Pots;  also a well done to all the Year 1 and 2 children who have taken part in our funded Arts Council Project.  There are lots of clay pots waiting to go to the kiln at Alfreton this week. If you have not sent yours in, there is still time!  We will ask you to send in the sunflowers and sculptures later in the term for a display so do keep them safe.  

Thank you so much!

Published on 06 June 2021

Thank you

We would like to say a huge thank you to some very kind parents from last term...

- Natalia's mum Agnieszka and friends donated hand sanitiser and cream for every class and wellbeing gifts to the teachers.  They were very much appreciated and needed.  Thank you to her and her Avon customers!

-Angel's mum Ausra donated a parasol base which means we can use our parasol in the new playground where there is no shade.  This will be really helpful in the coming months!

-Ethan's mum Hannah for donating lots of good quality books for the children.

-Joshua's parents for the chicken visit and the tablet.

Sun Safety

Please make sure your child has protection from the sun every day this coming term.  They will need...

- a sunhat  or cap with name inside

- suncream applied before school

- a spare bottle of suncream in school with their name on.  Please note, staff will supervise your child applying the cream before breaks but we cannot apply it to the children directly.  Please practise applying cream at home!   Also note we do not allow sharing of cream.

- a water bottle, freshly filled each day.  No juice please, this is to prevent tooth decay. Make sure your name is on the bottle please.


I would like to see the chidren in full uniform over the coming term please.  We slightly relaxed our policy over lockdown / Winter due to COVID 19.  However, now it is warmer weather please ensure your child is wearing uniform only.  Our uniform policy is found at https://www.brigg.derbyshire.sch.uk/parents/uniform/ 

A reminder that Year 1 and 2 children wear sports clothes all day on their day with Rob, our coach.  This must be a red or white school top with shorts or leggings /joggers beneath, plus trainers or plimsolls please.  Please ensure that school colours are worn, with no other logos/ slogans or patterns. Thank you.

Keep On Keeping Safe

Published on 23 May 2021

Hello everyone, 

I can hardly believe this term is almost at and end and we are approaching the final term of the school year.  It is so nice to see life in and out of school getting back to normal gradually.  Thank you for your patience and care as we continue to keep our school COVID safe and stick to our Risk Assessment for the time being.  As soon as the Local Authority and Public Health England recommend changes for primary schools, we will consult our governors and let you know.  However, for now, our safe practices have not changed.

Please can I remind you that....

  •  your child must isolate for 10 days if anyone in our household has COVID symptoms, or until that person has a negative PCR test.  PCR tests are those from a drive through test centre or a postal test.
  • Lateral flow tests (those done at home) are available for FREE to all our staff, parents and carers, follow this link for details.
  • Lateral flow tests are not to be used by anyone who has symptoms such as a cough / high temperature or for those in contact with symptomatic people.  School will have to insist your child has 10 days absence OR a PCR test before they can safely return.
  • Thank you so much for following these rules.  They may cause inconvenience but they will save lives!

NSPCC Sponsorship

Published on 17 May 2021

Dear Parents and carers,

I hope that you are well and that the new lockdown rules are lifting your spirits.  Schools have been asked not to change any of our COVID safety rules as yet.  We will be in touch as soon as our risk assessment changes.

I am delighted to tell you that we raised over £1000 for the NSPCC on Big Number Day.  The exact amount will be shared with you by text as money is still coming in.  If you still have sponsor money please send it in by Friday.  Well done to the children with their sponsored 'Find The Key' challenge and thank you to parents for organising such generous sponsors for this very good cause.

Best wishes

Mrs Spencer