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Updated government information for parents and carers

Information for parents and carers on keeping children safe in community activities, after-school clubs, tuition, sports training and other out-of-school settings.See it here.

Free online parenting forum.

A free online parenting forum will take place on Thursday 22nd October from 6:30 pm – 8 pm.In this forum, a panel of experts will be offering advice and support for parents during the current pandemic.Topics include; education, primary to secondary transition, mental health, covid-19, and social m...

Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall poppy sale

This week at school we are accepting donations for the Poppy Appeal campaign that is part of the Royal British Legion’s charity. The charity provides lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families.Children can make a donation and in return collect a poppy. The sa...

Cuckoo Hall and Woodpecker hall uniform list.

Our school uniforms are available to parents for purchase. Parents can print off an order form below or collect one at the school office. Please note the office will only be accepting cash payments.Orders will take about a week to arrive and the office will contact you when to collect. Cuckoo Hal...

Live broadcast of popular children’s book!

There will be a live stream play of the classic children’s book “The Snail and the Whale” from the 24th October -1st November 2020. The Snail and the Whale is a 2003 children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The live broadcast will involve ...

Important letter to parents

Read the school letter regarding important information about a confirmed case of Covid 19 at Woodpecker Hall and Cuckoo Hall Academy. Click here to read.  

Recognising the symptoms of Coronavirus

Online course for parents

Are you interested in becoming a parent helper? The WEA has organised an “Introduction to helping in a school” course, which aims to give parents background knowledge and confidence in becoming an effective parent helper in school. The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a char...

School closure on Friday 23rd October

The school will be closed on 23rd October for parent consultations.

Exercise with the Community Outreach Team

The Community Outreach Team along with their Knitting group members and Hummingbirds volunteers who run the stay and play sessions for children organised a “Wellbeing Walk”.The group walked from Cuckoo Hall to Jubilee Park. The walks are a great opportunity for parents to improve their physi...

What our pupils love about reading

We recently caught up with some of our children and asked them why they love reading and how it helps them academically.  Pupils also shared with us the book they're currently reading and why they are enjoying it. Watch the video here.  

Early Years parenting course

The Community Outreach Team will be running a new online course for parents who have children aged 2-4 years old. The course is free and will take place every Friday from 1-2:30 pm for a duration of 9 weeks. The Community Outreach team will also be holding a virtual coffee morning on Friday 9th Oc...

Year 6 parents: Tours of Heron Hall Academy now available to book

The school has decided to hold small, socially distanced tours.These will take place on Tues 13 - Fri 16 October at the following times: 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm.You must book in advance to go on a tour. Masks must be worn.You can book a place by contacting the Heron Hall school office on 0208 443 9...

Roald Dahl poem competition!

Win a free prize by entering the latest Read Aloud competition organised by The Community Outreach Team. All your child has to do is write a poem on their favourite Roald Dahl book and they will be awarded with a free prize.Please email your entry to communityoutreach@chat-edu.org.uk before the 16t...

Keep up to date with term dates!

Stay up to date with term dates for the 2020/2021 academic year. View the term dates here.

Read our latest school newsletter

Our latest school newsletter is now available to read. You can see it here.

Important information regarding vaccinations.

We are aware that some parents may have been alarmed by a story that has been spread on social media around a child in a school  in another area who it is alleged was given a vaccination without her parent’s consent. We wish to reassure parents that for any vaccination, parents / carers ...

Amazing knitting creations from parents.

The knitting class that is run by the Community Outreach team has been meeting up virtually to continue with their wonderful knitting creations. These online sessions have been a great opportunity for parents to continue their knitting skills from home. If anyone would like to take part in...

What our pupils love about returning to school

It’s great to have our children back in school again. Watch a video from Cuckoo Hall and Woodpecker Hall Year 6 pupils explaining the best things about being back. To watch the video, click here.

Applying to secondary school

Looking for a secondary school place for September 2021?Watch a short video we have made for our families that explains everything you need to do to successfully apply for a place.To watch the video, click here. 

Adult learning course for parents

On the 21st September Barnet and Southgate College will be starting an online ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) course again. The course will run from 12 - 2 pm. The aim of the course is to boost your confidence when communicating in everyday English. If our parents are i...

Appyling to Secondary school: What you need to know about.

Looking for a secondary school place for September 2021? Here is what you need to know.

Telephone support line for parents and carers

We are looking for a new parent governor

We have a vacancy for a parent governor. Can you help take us forward? This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real contribution to the life, leadership and educational performance of the school. Now, more than ever, schools need great governors. We need you! Closing date: Wednesday 30th Septemb...

Have you seen how we can help you?

The Helping Families section of the school website contains information, advice and contact numbers for a wide range of support for you and your family at this challenging time.You can find information on: • Getting financial help from us• Keeping children safe online• Safeguarding • Child...

Online Early Years course for parents.

Are you interested in a career in Early Years? The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is offering an online Early Years course that focuses on ways to promote learning and development in babies and young children.Learners will also have the opportunity to ask questions about careers in ch...

Return to school times for Cuckoo Hall & Woodpecker Hall

Please see the return to school times for Monday.View Cuckoo Hall here.View Woodpecker Hall here.

Our Primary children returning to three delicious new menus

With nutrition and health at the heart of all of our meals we offer a fantastic, tasty set of rolling menus for our pupils.With everything from sausages and mash, stacks of vegetables, Halal and vegetarian options to gateaux and salads, there's something for everyone.Children are more likely to try ...

Breakfast Club and After School Care - new arangements

For both Breakfast Club and After School Care: Woodpecker Hall and Cuckoo Hall will jointly be running this provision from the beginning of the new academic year. Both of these provisions will take place in the Cuckoo Hall dinner halls.Children will be organised into two groups. Group 1: Nursery, Re...

Letter to parents about the re-opening of the school for all children.

Please read our letter to parents that contains important information about the re-opening of the school for all children in September.To read the letter, please click here. 

School uniforms: COVID-19 Update from Smiths Schoolwear

"Our stores are open for appointments and collection onlyAN APPOINTMENT MUST BE MADE BEFORE VISITINGYou can book an appointment with us via our online bookingsystem - where possible, please limit those who attend to one adult per student." For more information visit the website here.

Our new system Arbor is replacing ParentPay from Thursday, 3rd September 2020

You will not be able to use ParentPay from the 3rd of September and must create an Arbor account to pay for trips, clubs and school meals.The school offices have now sent you a letter followed by an email with your new login details for Arbor. To find out how you can create your Arbor account, plea...

Helping families get new items of uniform they need: Monday 24 August

On Monday, 24 August only (10am-1pm), we are offering the parents of both Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall and Robin Hall the chance to order new items of uniform for each school if they are struggling to get to the shop, Smiths Schoolwear.We will get them for you directly.You will then be able to retur...

Year 6 parents: Save the Date - Tuesday 6 October

Dear familiesWe will be holding a series of events on Tuesday, 6 October.This will give Year 6 parents and carers a chance to find out a lot more about our wonderful school.With Covid-19 these events are likely to be online.Normally we welcome over 500 to our two open evening events.We are a very po...

School uniforms update

An update regarding the purchasing of school uniforms from Smiths Schoolwear.The Stores are now open for appointments and collection.You must make an appointment before visiting one of the stores. To find out more information, click here.

Health support for our families.

If you require any health advice throughout the summer holidays for your children, ‘the School nursing team’ who are a part of the NHS, are available to speak to. They are able to support families in Enfield with children from the age of 5 to young adults up to the age of 19. The School nursin...

Questions and answers for the return of school in September.

The government has put together a detailed Q&A about returning to school in September. See it here. 

Black Lives Matter.

“Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah” is an inspiring book by author Laurie Ann Thompson. The book is based on the true story of Emmanuel Yeboah. Born in Ghana in 1977 with a deformed leg, he became the personification of courage, strength, mental and physical determin...

Delicious ice lolly recipe to make with your children!

Are you looking for a tasty and refreshing treat for you and your children on a hot summer’s day? Why not try this great idea from the Community Outreach team.These lollies are easy to make, healthy and much cheaper than buying from the shop. They are also vegan and gluten-free.Ingredients:5 large...

The newest member of the Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall family.

Introducing Bella! She is our school dog teddy’s little sister. Bella is a Cockapoo like her big sister Teddy and she and has just recently turned 8 weeks old. Teddy can’t wait to show her around the school in September and meet all of the children. 

Major shoe chain offering to help with the cost of children's shoes.

Clarks are offering parents the chance to swap their child’s new Clarks shoes for free if they outgrow them in the next six months. The shoes have to be bought from a Clarks shop before September 14th of this year to qualify for the deal. Online sales do not count. Read the full details ...

Summer Holiday dates.

The school has now closed for the summer holidays. We will re-open on Monday 7th September for the 2020/2021 academic year. We hope everyone has a great summer break! 

Login details for Arbor: our new payment system.

Arbor is replacing ParentPay from Thursday, 3rd September 2020.The school offices have now sent you a letter followed by an email with your new login details for Arbor.  If you have any issues please email the school office.

Training to become a teacher with CHAT Academies

Dear families, do you know someone who might be interested in training to be a teacher with us? These are difficult times but a great opportunity to consider becoming a teacher.  A family member, a friend or a colleague? Someone graduating or looking for a career change?  For information, click ...

A goodbye letter from headteacher Sharon Parson.

Ms Sharon Parson has written a lovely farewell letter to parents and carers. We would like to thank Sharon for her time at Woodpecker Hall Academy and we wish her all the best in the future. Read the farewell letter here. 

Black Lives Matter.

“We are proud of who we are and where we come from”. “I love my Hair!” by author Natasha Tarpley is an empowering book that teaches all children to be proud of their heritage and ethnic background. The book emphasizes how people may look different and come from a different country ...

Raising money for charity!

A great friend of our school, who visited us this year, Rafah Nanjeba Torsa, the reigning Miss World Bangladesh is raising much needed funds for her charity The Smile Foundation. To donate, please click here. 

Home learning during the summer holidays.

As the 2019/2020 Academic year comes to an end, we would like to wish all of our pupils a healthy and happy summer holidays.During the holidays, your child should still be doing some work so they are prepared for the next academic year.Please complete the work that you have been given and we hope...

Free online math’s event for parents.

Today at 8 pm Curious Maths is running a math’s event for parents. The event is aimed at parents of children aged 7-11 to give tips and ideas for using Numicon at homeNumicon is an approach to teaching math’s that helps your child to see connections between numbers. Join the live strea...

Year 6 farewell at Woodpecker Hall

Today our Year 6 pupils have been writing goodbye messages on each other’s shirts. A lovely gesture from our children who will be starting their secondary school journey in September. We would like to wish all of our Year 6 pupil’s good luck for the future, it’s been a joy to have yo...

New classes, Summer learning and the return to school in September

Read our letter containing information on staffing for the 2020-2021 academic Year, Summer learning and information on returning to school in September. Read the letter here. 

Free online Health and Wellbeing taster courses for parents.

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality and professional education into the heart of communities.The WEA have organised two health and well-being taster sessions, which are all free of charge.See the courses below.Learn to boost your immune system...

Read Aloud competition winners!

Congratulations to Leonides, Sophia, Naafia, Yasmin, Kaiya, Naitik, Imanuelle, Victory, Evan, Zubair, Liyana, Tracey, Ailsa and Ayla for winning the latest CHAT wide Read Aloud competition. For this competition, we wanted to find out the favourite book and magazine characters of the children ac...

Black Lives Matter.

“I think about everyone I saw today, each one of them a beautiful color”. The Colours of Us by Karen Katz is a powerful book, which teaches children that people come in a variety of different colours and they are all beautiful. The video is a positive and affirming look at skin colour ...

Free online “Child Psychology” taster session for parents.

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality and professional education into the heart of communities.The WEA have a “Child Psychology” taster session available to parents. This free taster session provides parents with an insight into children's ...

Want ideas for easy and fun activities to do at home?

The Community Outreach team has put together some great activities that can be done from home with your children. From the activities page you can find things like; delicious cooking recipes, how to grow food and herbs from home, tips on making the most out of your food and a video on how to ma...

Important information regarding the final day of term.

To help us prepare for September we have decided to close the school for children on Friday 17th July at 1:15pm.This will be the final day of the summer term now.It will allow us time to get our classrooms and the wider school ready for the opening of the whole school in September.

Thank you to our catering teams across CHAT Academies schools.

A huge thank you to all members of our catering staff across CHAT Academies schools who have been working tremendously hard to help us cope with the enormous challenges over the past few months due to Covid-19.Members of our catering staff also took on vital additional cleaning roles to help during ...

Tasty treats at lunchtime!

Our catering team made some mouth-watering chocolate cornflake cakes earlier today. A delicious treat to go along with the freshly prepared lunches that are made every day for pupils. Well done team, the children loved them! 

Online poetry classes for parents!

Would you like to try something different? “Spoken word” is a form of poetry that is read out loud and performed to an audience. This course will be facilitated by award winning poet “Ragz-CV”. Parents can learn various rhyming techniques, how to use metaphors, and it can also...

INSET training day on Monday 6th July

Please note there is an INSET training day on Monday 6th July. The school will be closed but open to key worker children.

Important information regarding your child’s Mathletics account.

Mathletics is an online programme we use to help our pupils with their maths skills. Mathletics reset their data at the end of each school year and have created a letter explaining their purpose for doing this. Read the letter from Mathletics here.

Updated guidance from the Department Of Education.

The Department for Education has published new guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. See the updated guidance, here. 

Home learning resources to help your child.

The government have provided a range of online educational resources for schools and parents to help children learn at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.To see the resources, click here. 

Headteacher appointed for the amalgamation of Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall Academies

Nicky Ross appointed Headteacher for the amalgamated school at Cuckoo Hall and Woodpecker Hall AcademiesI am delighted to be able to tell you that Nicky Ross, currently the Headteacher of Cuckoo Hall Academy and the Leader of Primary Education for the Trust, has been appointed as the Headteacher of...

20 Read Aloud prizes to be won!

A message from the Community Outreach team. Hello Parents and carers,Last week we had a Read Aloud competition and there was a great response from children telling us their favourite book they like to read.It’s great to see so many pupils continuing to read and help encourage other children to do...

Updated government information for parents and carers

What parents and carers need to know about nurseries, childminders, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.To see the information, click here. 

Virtue of the month!

Headteacher Sharon Parson putting up the virtue of the month for July.This month our virtue is “Truthfulness”. “Truthfulness” is “the quality of being honest and not containing or telling any lies”. It’s vital we teach our children the importance of honesty and being truthful...

A socially distanced reading session at Woodpecker Hall!

Year 6 children having a group reading session this afternoon. Our pupils have been brilliant in following the social distancing rules within school. It’s great to see some of our year 6 pupils back in school and learning before they embark on their secondary school journey from Septembe...

Black Lives Matter.

"Children come in all the colours of the earth". A powerful video by children’s author Sheila Hamanaka, which explains how children may look different and come from different backgrounds but they should all be treated equally. The video can help parents explain to children about the trag...

Online interview workshop for parents.

We have a great online workshop on Tuesday 14th July from 2-3 pm for parents who are looking to improve their interview skills. The workshop teaches the fundamentals of a successful interview as well as tips for answering questions from the interviewer. This is a good opportunity for paren...

Read our Newsletter for June 2020

Our newsletter for June 2020 is available to read from headteacher Sharon Parson. To read it, click here. 

Now is a great time to get new employment skills

Are you aged 16-30? There is a great free online training session for our families on 2nd of July (2-3pm).We will cover writing a CV, networking, interviews and how to stand out when telling your story.Interested? Contact the Community Outreach team at communityoutreach@chat-edu.org.uk

Road safety tips from the Community Outreach team.

A reminder from the Community Outreach Team about staying safe when crossing the road.Tip 1: Find a safe place to cross - a zebra crossing, pedestrian crossing and not in between parked cars, you need to be able to see the road for traffic.Tip 2: Stand on the pavement behind the kerb.Tip 3: Stand, l...

Is your child taking part in Mrs Tilley’s weekly maths challenge?

Mrs Tilley and Curious Maths have brilliantly created a range of maths challenges for all our pupils.Each year group has their own specific challenge and it can be found on DB Primary.Thank you Mrs Tilley and the Curious Maths team for another great week of maths challenges. 

Winners of the TT Rockstars competition!

We challenged our pupils to answer as many times table questions in the space of 1 minute and the pupil with the highest score in each year would win a £10 Amazon voucher. The competition was a great success with over 50 pupils entering. Our children have clearly been practising their tim...

Free online learning courses for parents

Would you like to learn something new? The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality and professional education into the heart of communities.The WEA deliver a range of online courses such as; arts and crafts, languages and writing, English and mat...

Black Lives Matter.

Empathy, Diversity and Unapologetically are three principles within the Black Lives Matter movement. EMPATHYWhen we think about how other people feel because different people have different feelings. Sometimes it helps to think about how you would feel if the same thing that happened to your fr...

Training to become a teacher with CHAT Academies

Dear families, do you know someone who might be interested in training to be a teacher with us?These are difficult times but a great opportunity to consider becoming a teacher. A family member, a friend or a colleague? Someone graduating or looking for a career change?  Now is a great...

Celebrate national school sports week at home with your children!

Youth Sport Trust and Sky Sports have teamed up to bring the nation together this summer with a national school sports week from home. It will take place from Saturday 20th June – Friday 26th June. The purpose is to try and unite schools, families, friends and neighbours through the power of spo...

Social distancing at school!

Our pupils showing us the markings across school with a distance of two meters. 

11 steps to make sure your child’s bike is safe to ride

Riding a bike is fun and a great way to keep your children active. Recently, bike riding has become a very popular activity for families to do together. It’s important for parents to regularly check their child’s bike to ensure it is safe to ride. We have 11 steps  you can fo...

Cuckoo Hall and Woodpecker Hall Academies set to amalgamate

Today we are announcing an exciting new future for two of our schools and their families.Amalgamation will produce significant savings which will make the new combined school sustainable in the long term to ensure that we can provide the best possible education to the children in this area.The decli...

Year 5 pupils return to Woodpecker Hall Academy

This week saw the return of some of our year 5 pupils to Woodpecker Hall Academy. It’s great to see them back in class and learning! 

Black Lives Matter.

Empathy, Diversity and Unapologetically are three principles within the Black Lives Matter movement. EMPATHYWhen we think about how other people feel because different people have different feelings. Sometimes it helps to think about how you would feel if the same thing that happened to your fr...

Read Aloud book bag prize!

We are Looking forward to letting our Read Aloud prize winners have their book bags. #ReadAloud #15Mins #EveryChild #EveryDay

Updated government information for parents and carers

What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak.To see the information, click here. 

Congratulations to pupils for winning Read Aloud book bags!

We asked parents to send us a picture of their child with their favourite storybook, magazine, information book or poem for the chance to win a Read Aloud book bag with a free book inside. Well done to the following pupils from across the trust who have won a Read Aloud book bag. Adem (Year 1),...

Lunchtime at Woodpecker Hall

Our brilliant catering team making lunches for the children today. 

The new normal at Woodpecker Hall

Our new lunchtime procedure. Lunches are prepared, collected and then delivered to the classrooms for the children to eat in their 'bubble'.

Keeping children, parents and staff safe

The new normal at Woodpecker Hall Academy. Let's all stay safe: children, parents and staff.Please observe the safe distancing markings outside the school at all times. 

Woodpecker parents pass first aid course with flying colours!

Belated congratulations to our parents for passing their Paediatric first aid course level 3 in February.We would like to have arranged a special ceremony to award your certificates but due to the current circumstances were unable to do so. The course was run by Southgate and Barnet collage and...

Year 6 pupils return to Woodpecker Hall Academy

Lovely to see the children and teachers back together in class.

Reception pupils return to Woodpecker Hall Academy

Reception children having fun learning in school again.

Teaching your child how to ride a bike without stabilisers

Riding a bike is fun and a great way to keep your children active. Recently, bike riding has become a very popular activity for families to do together. If your child does not know how to ride a bike, we have some useful steps you can use to teach them. To see the steps, click here. You ca...

Year 6 pupil Yagmur completes her second book review during lockdown

During this lockdown, we asked students to send us a review of a book they have enjoyed reading. Yagmur really enjoys reading and she has now sent in her second review of the book “The Park” by authors Ozgur Sinan and Yagmur Toka. Storyline: Friends want a playground in a terrain, but ...

Latest Covid-19 advice for our families

The latest Covid-19 advice from the Department for Education (DfE) and the NHS.Lets keep all our families safe whether you are at home or your children have returned to school. To see the advice, click here. 

Black Lives Matter.

“Let’s take a breath for George.Let’s take a breath for peace.Let’s take a breath for justice.Let’s take a breath to heal our country.”

Contacting the school office

You can now contact the school by phone and email as the office has re-opened. A big thank you to the info@Chat central team for helping us since lockdown was announced.

Welcome back!

Welcome back to our Reception and Year 6 children. We have missed you!

Let us know what your child is reading - and we will send you a Read Aloud book bag with a free book!

A message from the Community Outreach teamHello Parents and Carers, The Community Outreach team run the Read Aloud events and workshops but unfortunately, under the current circumstances are unable to do so. We would still like to be in touch with you and the children even if we can’t get togeth...

Make some delicious shortbread biscuits at home with your children

Would you like to make some mouth-watering shortbread biscuits?   The Community Outreach team have a great recipe that will delight the whole family! It’s simple to make and a nice treat for the children.You will need to preheat the oven gas mark 5 or 190cIngredients4oz butter you can use dairy-...

Preparing your child for their first day back at school

Community support – sharing food and other items

We understand more than ever the importance of feeling like a united community during these uncertain times.OLIO connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. This could be food nearing its sell-by date in local stores, spare home-grown...

Growing seeds at home - next steps

Recently, we showed you how you can grow your own food and herbs from home. Here are the next steps. If you have grown many seeds together you will need to separate them into individual pots this is called (thinning). Remember to keep them watered and not to let them dry out.When they are big enoug...

New lunchtime procedure for our year 1 pupils

This week year 1 pupils returned to school and are being given a healthy balanced meal from our catering team. Lunches are being supplied to each class bubble following the social distancing measures. Each meal is made freshly every morning after the class teacher takes the order and relays it to ...

Win £10 Amazon vouchers in our TT Rock Stars competition

Will your child take the 1 minute TT Rock Stars Challenge and win a £10 Amazon voucher from us? Can they get the top score? We will have a winner in each year group.

Return to school and home learning information from the Headteacher

Please see the arrangements for returning to school and the new home learning timetable.To read the letter from headteacher Sharon Parson, click here.

New home learning timetable for Woodpecker Hall Academy

To see the new home learning timetable, click  here. 

Monday 1st June inset training day at Woodpecker Hall

Reminder that it is a INSET training day today for Woodpecker Hall Academy. The school will be 'closed' - but open to key worker children - so that we can train all of our staff on the ‘new normal’ ways of working and teaching for the return of some groups of children on 2nd June.This is to ensu...

Returning to Woodpecker Hall Academy: what you need to know

Everything you need to know about coming back to school after half-term.Reception, year 1, year 6 and key worker children. To watch the video message from headteacher Sharon Parson, click here. 

Skills for work course for parents

A skills for work course is commencing on Monday 1st June 2020. It’s a free virtual learning course that will take place Monday - Friday, 10:00 - 13:00 PM; 1st June – 15th June 2020. The idea of this course is to give the learner all the tools required to apply for any suitable job and present...

One of our CHAT families sends Eid greetings to everyone across our schools

To watch the video, please click here. 

Children's books: Get some recommendations!

We have provided a link to some great books for a variety of different age groups. Great books for 6-8 year olds. Read recommendations here. Great books for 9-11 year olds. Read recommendations here#ReadAloud #15minutes #EveryChild #EveryDay

Questions & Answers about returning to primary school

UPDATED: Friday 22 May.Q: Why has the school taken the decision to reopen the school?A: The government has said it expects schools in England to reopen from 1 June at the earliest for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children. It says it expects schools to encourage their families to attend, although at...

The importance of reading and the benefits it provides

Reading is a fantastic way to improve your academic learning and it provides children with a number of benefits. By reading consistently, pupils can improve their vocabulary, punctuation and grammar, which will help them excel with their academic studies. We continue to ask our parents and carers to...

Financial support is available to our families.

We may be able to help you at this challenging time.To see how, click here. 

Updated government advice for parents and carers

What parents and carers need to know about schools, colleges and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak. To see the advice, click here. 

Letter from the school about re-opening for Reception, Year 1 and 6 pupils.

To read the letter, please click here. 

Its National Thank A Teacher Day!

Today we join together to say a HUGE thank you to teachers, teaching assistants, and all support staff for their amazing work, not only in these challenging times but all year round.Do you have a STAR teacher? Do you miss seeing them every day? Let them know by leaving a message on one of our social...

How to make home schooling a success – top 5 tips

We understand learning from home can be difficult, therefore we have created a list of tips to help. Our parents and children can use the tips below to help them make the home schooling experience a success. 1. Stay in routine and treat it like a school day with frequent breaks and a lunch break....

The government's Covid-19 advice for schools

The DfE has issued a lot of advice to schools and parents. It can be found here.

Anniya wins the “Design your own board game” contest

Anniya, a Year 3 pupil at Woodpecker Hall Academy, has won the Trust's competition to design a board game with a clever take on Snakes & Ladders. She beat entries from 4 other primary schools and our secondary academy. Anniya's game involves rolling a dice to move across the board to reach the fini...

A thank you message from Tottenham Hotspur football club

Tottenham Hotspur football club have shown their appreciation to local schools and teachers who have been working tremendously hard during these difficult times.  The video message is full of Spurs superstars from Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweirel and female stars Becky Spencer and Jenna Schillaci. To...

Fun animal moves to help keep children active while at home

How to make a time capsule with your children

Here is another great idea from the Community Outreach team.What is a time capsule?A time capsule is a container storing a selection of objects chosen as being a typical of the present time and buried for discovery in the future.It's typically hidden away for your future self or someone of your choo...

A fun activity to help keep children active while at home

Ideas for parents to help their younger children learn about shapes and colours

Here are three ideas to learn about colours and shapes with your little ones, using the resources you already have at home.Lolly sticks and pens Use 2 lolly sticks and place them next to each other. Draw half a shape on each stick using different colours and get the children to match them up!Us...

Celebrating Ramadan

A message from the Community Outreach team.Please read it here.

Make some delicious scones at home with your children

Would you like to make some mouth-watering scones?  The Community Outreach team has a great recipe that will delight the whole family! It’s simple and very easy to follow. To see the recipe, click here. 

Win a £30 voucher by designing a family board game

Has your child got a great idea for a family board game?Do they love playing board games? Are they bursting with ideas for one? Make or draw the game and win a £30 Amazon or Tesco voucher for the best game.Things to consider when designing your game: How do you play it? How many people can play? W...

A review of the book “Pollyanna” from a year 6 pupil

During this lockdown, we asked students to send us a review of a book they have enjoyed reading. Yagmur has written a review on a classic children’s novel. The book is titled “Pollyanna” and was published in 1913 by American novelist Eleanor H. Porter. Storyline: Pollyanna is a littl...

Some great tips for making the most out of your food.

Carrot tops and celery leaves Carrot tops and celery leaves are edible. Chop and use in stir fries and casseroles. If carrots have gone soft trim ends and put in iced water to re-hydrate.Fruit zest You can use the zest of fruit over salads or drinks. You can also freeze fruit and use them later in s...

Grow your own at home

Growing food and herbs without a garden Would you like to do some 'gardening'?Even if you don’t have a garden you can grow something at home.Let’s get started.You will need some seeds. But don’t worry if you don’t have any seeds at home or you can’t get to the shops to buy some. You can co...

Does your child play a musical instrument? We would love to know what they play!

A guitar, piano or trumpet? Does your child play a musical instrument? We would be fascinated to know which one they can play. If you would like to, get your child to take a picture of the instrument they play and send it to us over social media. This lockdown is a great chance for ch...

Re-opening schools following the Prime Minister's announcement

As you will have seen, the Prime Minister has announced that from 1 June, schools may be able to re-open for some year groups.In opening our schools, we will be guided by two key principles: The obligation to ensure the safety, welfare and well-being of pupils, parents and staff; and making the best...

The latest Online classes for parents and carers from Barnet & Southgate College.

A message to our early year’s fathers at Woodpecker Hall - from the Community Outreach team

We hope everyone is safe. You told us you really enjoyed the last event for ‘Dads and Lads’, which was absolutely packed. Everyone had such a great time. We laughed a lot and made some fantastic things. We promised you another one.So, once the lockdown is over we look forward to seeing you all a...

Class 4K win the first ever TT Rockstars maths tournament!

And the winner is! Class 4K showed they are the smartest and brightest maths brains in the school by winning the first ever TT Rockstars Lockdown tournament. The children had to successfully answer a series of times tables challenges. Class 4K showed just how good they were by amassing a brillian...

Dream destinations: Ask your child to write down 5 places they would love to visit one day

Tokyo? Paris? Or Dubai? What are your child’s dream destinations to travel to? Keep your child occupied during lockdown with this fun activity. Ask them to write down on a piece of paper the 5 places they want to visit one day. If they would like to, they could also include why they want...

A survey for parents is launching on Friday to help improve Home Learning

On Friday we will be launching our biggest ever survey of parents views. We want to know about your experiences of home learning. What is working? What isn't? What are your main issues? How can the school support you better? Please take part in the survey as it will be used as the bas...

Create a scrumptious restaurant or café menu!

Get creative during lockdown with this fun idea to help keep children busy choosing dishes for the perfect place to eat. Ask your children to devise their very own restaurant or café menu, choosing their favourite mouth watering foods.Things to consider before you create your menu: What type of fo...

Arts and crafts ideas for children!

Get creative with your child by making a range of arts and crafts during lockdown. This is a great way to keep busy and get your child to use their creative skills. If you would like to see a range of video tutorials and guides of what to make using arts and crafts, click here. T...

Home schooling help for parents

Children having to learn from home is a new experience and it can be challenging. If you need some tips on home schooling, we have created a list here. If you would like support on using DB Primary, please see the video guides here. 

Get your child to write down 5 words after reading

Every time your child reads their book, ask them to write down 5 words that they just discovered from reading that book. Once your child has written the 5 words, ask them to find the definition of each word using a dictionary. If you would like to challenge your child further, get them to ...

Top 4 tips for potty training!

If you require help on potty training your child, the Community Outreach team have created a list of tips. Tip 1: Keep calm and potty train Tip 2: Know when to potty train Tip 3: Getting them ready for potty training Tip 4: PraiseTo see the tips in detail, please click here. 

Keep busy during lockdown by creating a scrapbook with your children

Parents and children can keep occupied during lockdown by going through old photos and memories and placing them into a scrapbook. In this scrapbook, you can add photos you may have from past holidays, birthdays, Christmas or even school events. It’s entirely up to you what photos you us...

Make a delicious vegetable stir-fry for the family

Are you not sure what meal to make next in lockdown? Why not make a delicious vegetable stir-fry with noodles?It’s simple, quick and tastes amazing!If you would like to make it for the family, click here to see the recipe. Lots of love from the Community Outreach team, Juliet, ...

Bake a cake, pastry or make a dessert with your children

During this lockdown, why not make a delicious cake, pastry or dessert with your children.If you would like to, take a picture of your finished creation and send it to us over Facebook. We would love to share what you have made.  Don’t know what to make? Click here for a range of cake recipes....

How to download and upload work to a phone or tablet using DB Primary

A new step by step guide on how to download and upload work to a phone or tablet using DB Primary. To watch the video, click here. If you would like to see more video guides, click here.For a written guide on using DB Primary, click here.

The Community Outreach team are here to help

Need to talk to someone about an issue or a problem? Just need to talk? The Community Outreach team - Juliet, Beleyu and Gurjit - are here to help. You can call 07538251628 or email communityoutreach@chat-edu.org.uk 

Cuckoo and Woodpecker parents on the “Good Enough Parent” course continue their studies from home

The “Good Enough Parent” is a great course, which is run by the Community Outreach team.It is an 8-week parent led program that can help parents and carers develop practical communication skills for everyday life to help bring up confident, happy and co-operative children. Topics covered on the...

Writing a book review: Get your child to review their book!

Has your child finished reading a book recently? Why not ask them to review it once they have completed it. Children should write a short review and include what they liked or disliked about the book. In the review, children must also state how the book could be improved, provide their overall tho...

Where does your child like to read?

Have you created a comfortable place for them to read their favourite book?Or have they made their own?We would love for you to share pictures of your child’s favourite reading places with us. #ReadAloud #15minutes #EveryChild #EveryDay

Stay in touch with our video messages

Stay in touch with our short video messages for our families.Go to YouTube and type in CHAT Academies and SUBSCRIBE #StaySafe #StayInformed #KeepUpToDateTo be taken straight to our YouTube page click here 

StarLine: a free home learning telephone helpline for parents

Home learning can be challenging for both children and parents. StarLine is a new service that supports parents and carers nationwide by providing home learning advice directly from qualified teachers and education experts. The service can provide parents or carers with strategies to help ...

Advice from the MET police on phone scams and how to protect yourself

Due to current circumstances there has been an increase in phone related scams. According to the met, the most common way individuals choose to lure people in is by the three methods listed below.  1. Your computer has a problem2. A fraud investigation3. An investment opportunity We are urging ou...

How to make your own playdough at home.

Playing with playdough is a great activity our younger children can do to help keep them busy whilst at home. It’s fun, calming and helps children release stress in these difficult times. If you would like to attempt to make your own playdough, see the instructions here. Lots of love from the ...

Keep children occupied in isolation with their own lockdown diary

A parent and governor has sent in this brilliant idea of children keeping a diary during lockdown to help keep them busy. In this diary, children can keep track of all the activities and productive things they have been doing during isolation. The diary is free and can be downloaded here.When comp...

Free food collection available to those in need, organised by Enfield Council

Free food parcels are available to anyone in need and you can also collect for those who are not able to travel. The parcels can be collected from the food stalls at the locations listed below. The time of the food stalls are from 3-5 pm. Monday: Saint Monica’s Church 1 Stonard Rd, Palme...

Pupils show appreciation for NHS and key workers

Two proud pupils showed their gratitude and appreciation for our health service and key workers at the weekend with a colourful piece of artwork. Perhaps one of the positives to come out of the coronavirus crisis is children having a real understanding of the importance of our health service and al...

New Home Learning arrangements and time table for the school

New Home Learning arrangements start on Monday, 20 April.All pupils are expected to participate.It is absolutely critical that every pupil completes their work each week as if they were in the classroom. This long period of lockdown is set to continue until further notice and we need the children ...

Headteacher Miss Parsons reads “Where the Wild Things Are” for our young children

Story time has returned and our wonderful headteacher Miss Parsons has selected a great book to read for the children. Since the school closed, teachers from Woodpecker have been reading their favourite stories and posting them on the CHAT Academies YouTube channel.To watch Miss Parsons read “Whe...

Information regarding free school meal vouchers

The government appointed a company to manage the new school vouchers.Edenred is still providing schools and parents with a very poor service, with the delays continuing, phone calls going unanswered, its website going down.All the schools in Enfield have been complaining and called for immediate imp...

Free School Meals update from the goverment

The latest information regarding free school meal vouchers for pupils who are eligible. The government recently appointed a company called Edenred to provide the vouchers as its new national scheme. Unfortunately, the company has struggled to provide the vouchers to hundreds of schools. Thankfu...

Free school meal vouchers over Easter

The government is not funding free school meals over the Easter break. We know this will cause extra hardship for our families at this difficult time. This is not something we are going to allow to happen. So, as a Trust, we are announcing today that we are going to pay for the free school meals vou...

A new approach to Home Learning

Explaining our new approach to Home Learning. Over the break we will be revamping the school websites and you will have the timetable in a word/ PDF document. To watch the video of our new approach towards Home Learning, click here.

The new Home Learning timetable after Easter

New Home Learning timetable for Reception to Year 6 after Easter. This short film is a step by step guide of everything you need to know.Over the break we will be revamping the school website and you will have the timetable in a word/ PDF document.To watch the video, click here. 

A huge thank you to the NHS and key workers

We would like to thank our families who have key worker members and to our own staff too. When the schools return we will plan something to properly acknowledge you #thankyou #heroes

Internet safety

Families have been asking us a lot of questions about internet safety. On Tuesday, we will be conducting a short interview with our Head of Safeguarding, Sarah Cook on keeping children safe.We would love to hear your questions. If you have a question to put to her send it to info@chat-edu.org.uk 

The Marvellous Miss Mac reads 'Funny Bones'

Another story has gone out for the children. You can watch it here. 

Useful and simple tools on DB Primary

There are a range of useful and simple tools on DB Primary. We have created a video showing you how to use them in 2 minutes. To watch the video and learn the useful tools, click here. 

How to log into DB Primary

Home learning : For a step by step guide on how to log into DB Primary, watch the video here. 

Board of Trustees discuss key topics to help support our families

The Board of Trustees which helps to manage each school in the CHAT trust met today via Zoom to review the home learning so far, the experience of our parents to date, the provision of free school meals vouchers and what else we can do to support our families at this time.

Free School Meals helpline

A new Free School Meals helpline - 020 8344 9890 - was set up on Monday. Many parents have still not verified their emails with us. Other parents have questions about if they qualify for the vouchers. The helpline is available Monday to Friday, 9.30am-2.30pm.

A message from the Community Outreach team

The Community Outreach team is here to support families. Watch a short message from Juliet here. 

School update for our families from the CHAT CEO

An update from CHAT CEO Marino Charalambous to all our families regarding latest information on the schools, home learning and free school meals. You can view the message here. 

Keeping a regular daily routine with your child.

See some advice from the Community Outreach team on daily routines for children, love to our families, Juliet, Beleyu and Gurjit.Read it here. Need help? Call the Outreach team. More details are here. 

A message from the headteacher

Please see a short video message update from our headteacher to our families.You can watch it here 

Home learning announcement from the headteacher!

A Message from headteacher Sharon Parson, regarding the latest information on Home Learning.  There will be no homework on DB Primary until next week. We did this deliberately because we sent homework packs home with at least a months worth of work. Pupils should work on the pack first and then as...

Free school meal vouchers

Free school meal vouchers. For our eligible families you will shortly be receiving vouchers from us. £25 each fortnight. 

CHAT Hub school update: opening Kingfisher for primary chikdren

CHAT School Hub UPDATE: Please note that from tomorrow the CHAT school hub for primary school children will relocate to Kingfisher Hall Academy: 40 The Ride, EN3 7GB and open at 9am and close at 3pm. A huge thank you to all those parents who were able to keep their children at home today #StaySafe

Keyworker children - a place at the Hub School

Dear parents and carers We cannot stress enough that children should ONLY attend the CHAT Hub School at Heron Hall if it is absolutely necessary and you have NO OTHER OPTIONS.  It is NOT compulsory for keyworker's children to attend next week. This is emergency provision.  We mus...

Update from the school - please watch

Latest update for families from the school. Please watch. 2 minutes https://youtu.be/Hv6ON2XDX2M

Update: Home learning and free school meals

Dear parents and carersHome learningChildren were sent home with work packs last week. We have also created home learning sections on all of our websites.  The links are below but you can also find them by clicking on the Home Learning banners on the front page of all our websites. Th...

Key worker child announcement later today

We will get sending a message later today about parents who have applied for key worker status at the CHAT hub school. We are still, in accordance with national advice, urging everyone who can to stay at home. 

Key worker children - they should only attend school is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL

Key workers - school places for your children

From Monday 23 March schools will be closing but the government expects us to provide places for these children.On Monday we will open Heron Hall Academy as the CHAT Hub School for eligible children. Address 46 Queensway, Ponders End, Enfield. See map here.The CHAT Hub School will be open from 9am-3...

Urgent survey for our key worker parents

Please complete this survey.You can find it here.

Important message to all parents and carers from the CHAT CEO

Marino Charalambous, the CEO of CHAT Academies has provided an update to all CHAT parents regarding school closures, key workers, free school meals, and home learning arrangements. To view the video click the link below.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6Y692tLpxI

The school will be closed from Monday, 23 March

We will close at the end of the school day on Friday, 20 March.The level of staff and pupil absences means that the headteacher has had to reluctantly take the decision to close the school.We plan to re-open the school on Monday, 27 April.We will shortly be announcing home learning arrangements.We w...

Community Outreach cancellations!

From Friday all Community Outreach events are cancelled until further notice.

Important announcement!

Headteachers from across our Trust met this morning. With immediate effect we are introducing additional measures to help to keep staff and children safe. We have therefore cancelled the following: class assemblies, events involving parents or others coming into the school, concerts, participat...

Siblings of Heron Hall children

Siblings of Heron Hall childrenSome parents have asked what they should do if they have a child at Heron Hall and another at one of our primary schools? We have closed Heron Hall Academy as a precautionary measure. There is no confirmed case of coronavirus.Please read our statement which explai...

A fantastic Science week at CHAT Academies!

From Monday 9th March – Friday 13th March over 2000 students across the trust participated in science week. Each child had the opportunity to participate in a range of scientific experiments throughout the week. Every year group from our schools had their own designated topic for science week. T...

Keeping Our Children Safe From Drugs Meeting on Thursday 26th March

Keeping our children safe from drugs. How the infamous 'County Lines' gangs operate. Date for your diaries: Thursday, 26 March (6.15-8.15pm). All the schools in our trust- Heron Hall, Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall, Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights- are coming together to hold a meeting and informa...

Advice regarding water bottles for our Reception primary pupils

Reception pupils are receiving a free water bottle as part of Science Week. With the coronavirus outbreak you may want to use the bottles after this has subsided. If using now, please wash the bottles thoroughly after use and children should follow government guidelines for handwashing, touching the...

Coronavirus - latest advice for parents

Pls read our updated guidance. Our advice page can be found here https://www.woodpeckerhallacademy.org.uk/coronavirus

Our new scientists at Woodpecker Hall!

On Monday 9th March Woodpecker Hall started its week long celebration of science. Throughout the week there will be a range of activities and workshops that children will participate in.To commence the start of science week all children came into school dressed as scientists!This was a brillian...

Online safety for your children - hints and tips at a glance

CHAT Academies Science Week!

Over 2,000 young people across the 5 schools in our Trust will be taking part in Science Week 9-13 March.Pupils from Reception all the way up to Year 10 are excited to be taking part!This is a massive week long celebration of science.Take a look at our Science Week page here.Or check out a brief vid...

World Book Day celebration at Woodpecker Hall!

On Thursday 5th March Woodpecker Hall Academy participated in World Book Day. To celebrate World Book Day children came into school dressed as a book character of their choice. From superheroes to Disney princesses, pupils were very creative in choosing their outfits and all of them looked...

Virtue of the month!

For March our virtue of the month is "Enthusiasm". "Enthusiasm" is a "feeling of energetic interest in a particular subject or activity and an eagerness to be involved in it. It’s great to be enthusiastic in school and have a good attitude towards learning and your peers!

Keep up to date with term dates!

You can stay up to date with our term dates at anytime on our website.Go to 'calendar' and then 'term dates' to view the dates.

CHAT Parents Tenants Forum On Wednesday 4th March!

On Wednesday 4th March CHAT parents who live in “rented accommodation” in Enfield are invited to a free tenants forum at Cuckoo Hall from 9:15am-10:15am. This forum is a great opportunity to learn more about:Your rights as a tenanthomes fit for human how you protected the Tenant Fee Actlegislat...

Dress up as your favourite character for World Book Day - 5 March

World Book Day is coming! On Thursday 5th March we will be celebrating World Book Day with a range of fantastic fun events across the school. Most of all we want as many of the children as possible to come to school dressed as their favourite book characters.This is always one of the highlights of...

A great "Bring your parents" to work day at Woodpecker Hall!

On 26th and 27th of February, it was "Bring your parents to school day". It was a brilliant day where parents had the opportunity to talk to teachers and see the great work pupils have been doing in class! Days like today are important and very beneficial to parents as they can see and understand ...

A delicious pancake day at Woodpecker Hall!

On Tuesday 25th February Woodpecker Hall PTA and staff put together a brilliant pancake day. The pancakes were in such high demand that two sessions had to be arranged. Morning and afternoon. There was a range of tasty toppings to chose from and at only £1 a large amount where sold!Funds made fro...

Pancake day tomorrow!

Pancake day tomorrow! So popular we are cooking pancakes twice at 8.15am and 3.15pm. Just £1 each. Come to the Community/ Family room. Follow the signs from the main school gate. Closest is through the main office entrance.

Year 3 "Roman Day" at Woodpecker Hall

Today our year 3 classes came into school wearing amazing historic Roman clothing. The children really enjoyed learning about Roman History and how their powerful empire influenced modern civilisation. The Romans are credited with inventing a number of essential items that are now used today!Books...

Governors' training night success

Thank you to our wonderful governors who came for training this evening. All the schools in the CHAT Trust took part and came together. A great chance to catch up and exchange views and information.The role of governorJoining the advisory committee as a governor offers you the opportunity to ma...

Bring Your Parents To School Day!

Our KS2 parents are invited to our ‘Bring your parents to school’ morning on Thursday 27th February.Our KS1 parents are invited to our ‘Bring your parents to school’ morning on Wednesday 26th February.This will be an great opportunity for parents to see their child working and learning , as ...

Amazing Art Week at Woodpecker!

Woodpecker Hall held its biggest ever Art Week last week!It was a fantastic week long celebration of all things art!A exhibition was held on Friday after school to showcase all the hard work and effort our children had put into their art work over the week.Parents were impressed at the standard and ...

Chicken Shed Theatre Performance and Workshop!

The world famous Chicken Shed Theatre gave a performance on Friday to our Year 5 and 6 pupils about going to Secondary School. In a safe, sensitive, inclusive environment, a workshop also practically explored issues such as:Choosing positive role models now and in secondary school - being a role mod...

Fantastic Facilities Available to Let!

We have fantastic facilities at Heron Hall, which are available to let at competitive prices.The facilities include a hall with a stage and a world-class astro turf football pitch.To find out more information or to enquire, please contact us via email at lettings@chat-edu.org.uk

A successful "Fantastic Friday" at Woodpecker Academy!"

On Friday 14th February Woodpecker PTA and staff put on a range of events for "Fantastic Friday". The day commenced with Woodpecker pupils coming into school wearing a piece of red clothing and donating £1 towards an impoverished school in Bangladesh. An amazing bake sale was held by...

Bag 2 School Collection on Friday 6th March!

There is going to be a Bag 2 School collection on Friday 6th March!Please bring in any unwanted clothes in a bag to school.Please leave your bags in the reception/office area.All the donated clothes get weighed, and the school gets paid 40p per kilogram!This is a great way to re-use our unwanted clo...

Enjoy a Pancake for £1 on Tuesday 25th February!

Enjoy a pancake for £1 on Tuesday 25th February! Woodpecker Hall PTA invites all pupils to celebrate pancake day by decorating and eating your very own pancake !Join us before school at 8.15am or after school at  3.15pm in our new kitchen area and choose from a range of toppings to put on your...

Reception Pupils Meet Firefighters!

The Fire Brigade came into Woodpecker Hall last week to meet with our Reception children.Our pupils were so excited to be visited by one of our most vital emergency services.The Firefighters explained what their job is to the Reception pupils and drove their Fire Engine into the school for all the p...

'Fantastic Friday' takes places on 14 February

The PTA and the school will be celebrating the last day of term with 3 fantastic events. Visit the biggest art exhibition the school has ever put on, grab a delicious cake and wear something red to raise funds for a school in Bangladesh!ONE: Art ExhibitionAt 3pm there will be a very special Art Exhi...

Art competition - closing date 14 February

Create a famous building out of recycled materials. Win a prize for your entry!

PTA Bake Sale A Massive Success!

A big thank you to everyone who baked, brought or sold cakes at Thursday PTA Bake Sale.The PTA did an amazing job organizing such a great bake sale and we hope everyone enjoyed.The sale was busy throughout and lots of the cakes,biscuits and snacks were completely sold out!The money raised by the bak...

Sign up for the half term CHAT Sports & Arts Camp now!

CHAT Academies are running a sports and arts camp over half term for children aged 5 to 14.The camp offers an attractive,rewarding and fun experience and runs from 10am to 4pm.It is held at Heron Hall which has some of the best facilities in the borough.The children will take part in a wide range of...

Chinese New Year Celebrations at Woodpecker!

On Saturday 25th January it was the Chinese New Year.Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional calendar.The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China.Our Year 3 presented a very special assembly to celebrate...

Woodpecker Pupils and Parents Complete Course!

A massive well done to both the parents and pupils who completed our Families Connect course last week!5 wonderful parent and child couples completed the 6 week course last thursday and received certificates and photos to celebrate their achievement! This course was run by our fantastic Communi...

Come Dine With Me at Woodpecker Hall!

Thank you to the wonderful parents who came into the school for a Come Dine with Me at the invitation of headteacher, Sharon Parson, last week.They had a great time trying a variety of different foods! Did they like the spaghetti Quorn mince bolognese? What did they say about the homemade yogurts? W...

Watch Out For Falling Eggs!

Our wonderful Year 5s created parachutes for their eggs and dropped them to see if they would crack!They made parachutes from scratch that they then attached eggs to. They then attempted to land them safely (i.e. without the egg cracking!). The parachutes were dropped from a second floor window...

Amazing Year 5 Shakespeare Performance!

Our Year 5s had an exciting opportunity to work with The Shakespeare School's Foundation to participate in an immersive Macbeth experience!The children spent the whole day in a fun workshop where they explored the famous Macbeth play.Their day concluded with a stunning performance in front of a crow...

Meet Marshall from Paw Patrol

Marshall will be with us on Friday (9-11am). Come and meet him as you enjoy a tour of our Reception classes and find out from headteacher Sharon Parson what our great school has to offer.

Embracing Family Lives Course Every Thursday!

Embracing Family Lives gives parents and carers an opportunity to share experiences and gain confidence in their abilities.This helps you to meet the ongoing challenges of parenting in an ever-changing community.Advice, information, strategies and resources will be shared over the 6 weeks with the v...

Disco Fever Hits Woodpecker!

Disco Fever has hit Woodpecker!We held two amazing discos for both our Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils.It was amazing to see so many children having great fun, partying, singing and dancing with their friends.A big thank you for the PTA for organizing these events.They always do an incredible job...

Read all the latest Woodpecker news!

Festive greetings to all our families from headteacher, Sharon Parson, in our latest newsletter.To read the newsletter click here.

Thank You!

There is an amazing group of people we rarely say thank you to. But they are so important in the lives of our children. Who are we talking about? Grandmothers, grandfathers and carers! Often the unsung heroes, we know so many of our children rely on you for so much. So from all of us: 'Thank you for...

Update: The school is open today (Wednesday)

KS1 Film Night on Tuesday 17th December!

All Year 1 and 2 pupils are invited to our KS1 Film Night organised by the wonderful PTA on Tuesday 17th December from 3.30-5.15pm. Tickets cost £3.50 per person.Ticket includes a drink, popcorn and a treat!To pay, give labelled envelope with money to class teacher.

Boiler failure: School may be closed on Wednesday

2 of the school's 3 boilers have failed. We have called emergency engineers. This is a complex job. We will update parents at 7.30am on Wednesday morning. We are very sorry. Nursery children are not affected as their classrooms are in Cuckoo Hall Academy.

PTA's 'Winter Wonderland Disco' tickets are just £3 - on sale now!

Don't miss out on one of the highlights of the year - our fabulous Winter Disco, organised by the PTA.Held over two days, the disco is going to be even bigger this year.How to pay?Please send the money in an envelope with your child's name and class written on it.

Woodpecker Reception Curriculum Meeting!

Important meeting for Reception parents.We believe it is critical for you to know what your child is studying and how you can help them at home.We have Curriculum meetings on Monday 2 December at 8.45am & 6pm.Come along and discover the top 5 tips to supercharging your child's learning.

Woodpecker Reception Open Days!

Woodpecker Hall are inviting prospective parents to take a tour of our reception classes. These open days are an excellent opportunity to see the wonderful reception rooms,class and staff we have here at Woodpecker.There is more information available here: https://www.woodpeckerhallacademy.org....

Visit Our Wonderful Nursery- New Dates Announced

Our next open days, come and see us for a visit.- Wednesday 4th December 9-10 am- Wednesday 11th December 9-10 am.If you cannot make one of these days, just contact us and we will arrange a visit that is convenient for you 0208 804 4126.Our nursery, Robin Hall, the joint nursery of Cuckoo Hall Acade...

Winter Fair on Thursday 5th December!

This is an important date for your diary!The Cuckoo Hall and Woodpecker Hall joint Winter Fair will take place on Thursday 5th December.It will run from 3.30-5.30pm.Look out for announcements with more information!

PTA's 'Winter Wonderland Disco' tickets are just £3 - on sale now!

Don't miss out on one of the highlights of the year - our fabulous Winter Disco, organised by the PTA.Held over two days, the disco is going to be even bigger this year.How to pay?Please send the money in an envelope with your child's name and class written on it.

Important Reception Meeting!

Important meeting for Reception parents. We believe it is critical for you to know what your child is studying and how you can help them at home. We have Curriculum meetings on Monday 2 December at 8.45am & 6pm. Come along and discover the top 5 tips to supercharging your child's learning.

Road Safety Advice That All Children Need To Know!

We are celebrating Road Safety Week across all the CHAT schools.This is the UK's biggest road safety event.Every 24 seconds someone is killed on a road. More than 1.3 million people die on the world’s roads every year. Road crashes are the leading cause of death for young people aged 5–29. ...

Amazing Children in Need Day at Woodpecker!

Woodpecker Hall had a special visitor visit the school on Friday.Pudsey, the famous Children in Need Mascot, came to our school to help celebrate Children in Need day.Children in Need is one of the biggest charity events in the UK.The pupils were shocked and delighted to see the Pudsey walk round th...

Reading Workshops For Parents!

Reading workshops for parents!On Wednesday, 20 November we have special Reading Workshops for all parents at 8.45am and 6pm.The workshop is a great opportunity for you to learn about how we are teaching your children to develop and progress in their reading.We will also discuss how we do 'guided rea...

Winter Fair on Thursday 5th December!

This is an important date for your diary!The Cuckoo Hall and Woodpecker Hall joint Winter Fair will take place on Thursday 5th December.It will run from 3.30-5.30pm.Look out for announcements with more information!

Thank You to All Our Parent Volunteers!

A big thank you to all our wonderful parent volunteers.Your selfless work at our schools is invaluable.We now have over 100 parent volunteers at our schools!If you would like to get involved, please speak to your local School's office.

Confidence for Work Course!

Our Community Outreach team is working hard to provide parents with help if they want to return to work.In partnership with Barnet College, we are running a free course run designed for those parents wanting to return to work after some time off.The venue for this course is Cuckoo Hall Academy and i...

Woodpecker Parent Consultation!

Parent Consultation afternoon takes place on Thursday 14th November at 1.30pm till 6.30pm.This is a great opportunity to speak to your child's teacher about their learning and progress.In order to ensure the best experience for staff and parents, there will be no school or after school clubs for chi...

Children in Need Day at Woodpecker!

To raise money for Children in Need, Woodpecker Hall is inviting all pupils and staff to wear something yellow to school!We encourage all children to bring in a £1 donation to help raise money for this amazing cause.Please wear your yellow clothes and bring in your donation on Friday 15th November....

Woodpecker Reception Open Days!

Woodpecker Hall are inviting prospective parents to take a tour of our reception classes. These open days are an excellent opportunity to see the wonderful reception rooms,class and staff we have here at Woodpecker.There is more information available here: https://www.woodpeckerhallacademy.org....

Defibrillator Donated to Woodpecker Hall!

Woodpecker Hall Academy were the first academy last week to receive their donated defibrillator from the London Ambulance service. All academies will have a defibrillator on site which have been accredited by the London Ambulance Service which enables the community to also have access in an eme...

Reading Workshops For Parents!

Reading workshops for parents!On Wednesday, 20 November we have special Reading Workshops for all parents at 8.45am and 6pm.The workshop is a great opportunity for you to learn about how we are teaching your children to develop and progress in their reading. We will also discuss how we do 'guided re...

New INSET Date!

New INSET date. Monday 11 November. Children will not attend school on this day due to important staff training. We are very sorry for any inconvenience.

Amazing Nursery Open Day!

A massive thank you to all the parents who came to our amazing nursery open day!We hope you enjoyed the chance to look around our fantastic new outdoor facilities and speak to our highly qualified staff about the potential development of your child, at Robin Hall.It was a fabulous event, with lots o...

Robin Hall Nursery Open Day!

Nursery Open Day, Wednesday 6 November 10-11am.Meet Chase from Paw Patrol.Free gift, cake and refreshments.For more information read: https://www.cuckoohallacademy.org.uk/nursery

New group for parents with teenagers

Nursery Book and Reading Packs!

Children at our joint nursery, Robin Hall, will all receive a FREE book and reading pack this week.We are delighted to be able to offer this to the children who attend our wonderful nursery.Reading with your child is one of the most important things a parent can do to help their child learn at home....

Ayannah Latymer Success!

We are very proud of Ayannah Uddin for getting a place at Latymer School.Latymer School is one of the best secondary state-schools in the entire country and is notoriously difficult to get into, so it is absolutely fantastic that Ayannah got in!We spoke to Ayannah to get some more information on her...

Recommend Robin Hall!

Recommend us and get a £10 voucher.If one of our parents/ carers recommend our Robin Hall nursery to a new parent, we will give them a £10 voucher when the child takes up their place with us.You can recommend more than one potential parent/ carer.For more information read: https://www.cuckooh...

Secondary School Deadline Approaching!

The deadline for applying for secondary schools is fast approaching.Year 6s must have applied for secondary school by Thursday 31st October 2019.Parents must apply online for a school place. You can view a step by step guide on how to apply here. You can watch a short film by our secondary acad...

Allergies- Important Message to Parents!

We have produced a important new short film for parents about allergies.Allergic reactions can be potentially life threatening and we want to keep our schools free of a reactions.If a person comes into contact with something that they are allergic too, they may suffer severe swelling or serious reac...

Recommend Robin Hall!

Recommend us and get a £10 voucher.If one of our parents/ carers recommend our Robin Hall nursery to a new parent, we will give them a £10 voucher when the child takes up their place with us. You can recommend more than one potential parent/ carer.For more information read: https://www.cuckoo...

Robin Hall Nursery Open Day!

Nursery Open Day, Wednesday 6 November 10-11am.Meet Chase from Paw Patrol.Free gift, cake and refreshments.For more information read: https://www.cuckoohallacademy.org.uk/nursery

Woodpecker Reception Open days!

Woodpecker Hall are inviting prospective parents to take a tour of our reception classes. These open days are an excellent opportunity to see the wonderful reception rooms,class and staff we have here at Woodpecker.There is more information available here: https://www.woodpeckerhallacademy...

Confidence for Work Course Completed!

A big well done to all the parents that completed the 'Confidence for Work' course.The course was designed for people returning to work after some time off.The course recognised the skills that parents had already built up and it has helped them improve their awareness, social skills and knowledge w...

New Education Director visits Woodpecker Hall!

Peter Nathan, who has just taken up his post as Director of Education at Enfield Council, made CHAT one of his first fact finding visits as he gets to the know the schools in the borough.At Woodpecker Hall, Peter was asked to formally open the new library, where he also met the school librarians and...

Informative Phonics Meeting!

A big thank you to all the parents who attend our phonics meeting this morning.We hope that it was enjoyable and informative.We love it when our parents are able to come into the school and see for themselves what their children are learning and what we teach them.

Celebrating Global Cyber Day at Woodpecker!

KPMG International hosted it’s Global Cyber Day here at Woodpecker Hall yesterday.This is a fabulous world-wide community initiative which aims for all our children to become 'Cyber Champions'. Our Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a informational presentation which educated them about the importan...

Families Connect Meeting at Woodpecker!

Dear Parents/CarersWe are inviting to our inclusive award-winning Families Connect programme designed by Save the Children, which brings parents and children together.The Families Connect programme runs for 8 weeks, 2 hours a week beginningThursday 31st October 2019  Time1-3pm.We will meet at t...

Woodpecker Reception Open Days!

Woodpecker Hall are inviting prospective parents to take a tour of our reception classes. These open days are an excellent opportunity to see the wonderful reception rooms,class and staff we have here at Woodpecker.There is more information available here: https://www.woodpeckerhallacademy.org.uk/...

Visit our wonderful new nursery- new dates announced

Come and see us for a visit.- Friday 1st of November 9-10 am- Friday 8th November 9-10 am- Thursday 21st November 9-10 am- Wednesday 4th December 9-10 am- Wednesday 11th December 9-10 am.If you cannot make one of these days, just contact us and we will arrange a visit that is convenient for you 0208...

Sign up for the half term CHAT Sports & Arts Camp now!

CHAT Academies are running a sports and arts camp over half term for children aged 5 to 14.The camp offers an attractive,rewarding and fun experience and runs from 10am to 4pm.It is held at Heron Hall which has some of the best facilities in the borough.The children will take part in a wide range of...

Amazing CHAT Employee Qualifications!

Our wonderful Senior Finance Officer, Sabba Asif, has received her latest qualifications.We are one big family here at CHAT and we are extremely proud of Sabba for gaining these qualifications.As an employer we do everything we can to support the development of our staff.

Heron Hall Open Evening Success!

Heron Hall's Open Evening on Tuesday night was a roaring success with over 600 people visiting our fabulous school.It was great to see so many CHAT academy families at the event.We had record numbers on the evening for the presentation and tours.We hope to see you again for our Open Mornings next we...

Read Aloud Book Swap!

Want to get a fantastic new book to read?All Woodpecker Hall parents/carers and children are invited to the first Woodpecker Hall Read Aloud Book Swap of the school year! Bring a book of your own and swap for any book of your choice from the available selection.The event takes place on Monday 1...

Trustees take school tour!

Headteacher, Sharon Parson, showed Trustees around the school this week and briefed them on the latest progress being made across all the age groups, as well as the challenges ahead.The trustees were able to visit a classroom and talk to pupils.They saw a range of fantastic work by the children and ...

Year 3 RE Mosque Trip!

All the Year 3 pupils visited the Enfield Islamic Centre yesterday.This trip was part of their RE studies, as the trip helps to support the work that they have been doing in class.The children enjoyed visiting the mosque as they learnt a lot about Islam. They were respectful and represented the...

Visit our wonderful new nursery- new dates announced

Come and see us for a visit.- Monday 14th October 9-10 am- Friday 1st of November 9-10 am- Friday 8th November 9-10 am- Thursday 21st November 9-10 am- Wednesday 4th December 9-10 am- Wednesday 11th December 9-10 am.If you cannot make one of these days, just contact us and we will arrange a visit th...

Sign up for the half term CHAT Sports & Arts Camp now!

CHAT Academies are running a sports and arts camp over half term for children aged 5 to 14.The camp offers an attractive,rewarding and fun experience and runs from 10am to 4pm.It is held at Heron Hall which has some of the best facilities in the borough.The children will take part in a wide range of...

Hummingbird Stay and Play!

Everyone is welcome to Hummingbird Stay and Play, the new group created by parents from Cuckoo and Woodpecker! Sessions take place every Tuesday and Wednesday.It runs from 9.30-11.30am and is open to all children aged between 0-5 years.It is an opportunity for children to do arts and crafts and play...

Sign up for the half term CHAT Sports & Arts Camp now!

CHAT Academies are running a sports and arts camp over half term for children aged 5 to 14.The camp offers an attractive,rewarding and fun experience and runs from 10am to 4pm.It is held at Heron Hall which has some of the best facilities in the borough.The children will take part in a wide range of...

New curriculum pages!

Have you seen our new curriculum pages?Have a look here to find out what your children will be studying this year: https://www.woodpeckerhallacademy.org.uk/curriculum

Look out for postcards from school!

Postcards are being sent home from school to keep parents informed on their amazing work in school.Exceptional work, behaviour and attitude to learning amongst other things can earn a postcard home to parents/carers.We believe hard work should be celebrated and praised.So keep your eye out for these...

Year 2s make delicious biscuits!

Year 2s, who are a part of the very popular cooking club, were cooking once again on Thursday afternoon. This week they decorated and personalized delicious biscuits ( with a little bit of guidance from teachers) which looked extremely tasty.If anyone is interested in joining please contact the...

Coffee morning and evening announced!

All parents are invited to our coffee morning and evening on Thursday 26th September at 8.45am and 6pm respectively. The topic is supporting your child at home with ideas and advice to help them to do their best in school.Please come to the school hall to the right of the office entrance.

A big thanks to all our parent volunteers!

A massive thank you to all our parent volunteers who are such an important part of our school life.They give up their own time to help out our pupils and teachers, which is something that we are incredibly grateful for.If you would like to find out how you could help out, please contact the school o...

Year 6 open evening inviatation to visit Heron hall Academy on 8 October 2019

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 5.30pm to 7.30pm - An invitation to Heron Hall's Open EveningWe understand that you are about to make one of the biggest decisions in your child’s education.At Heron Hall, we have high expectations and high standards to ensure that our Academy is a happy, friendly and safe ...

Visit our wonderful nursery - new dates announced

Come and see us for a visit.- Monday 30th September 9-10 am- Monday 14th October 9-10 am- Friday 1st of November 9-10 am- Friday 8th November 9-10 am- Thursday 21st November 9-10 am- Wednesday 4th December 9-10 am- Wednesday 11th December 9-10 am.If you cannot make one of these days, just contact us...

Attendance and Punctuality at Woodpecker Hall

Here at Woodpecker Hall we believe good attendance is vital for attainment and academic success of your child. Please make an effort to attend school regularly and on time as punctuality is just as important. Regular school attendance is so important because it provides more time and opportunities f...

Free 'Confidence to work' course

A free course run for us by Barnet College, designed for those parents wanting to return to work after some time off.This course will run at Cuckoo Hall Academy and is open to parents from all of our schools - Woodpecker Hall, Kingfisher Hall, Enfield Heights, Heron Hall. It recognises the skills th...

Woodpecker: Back to school on Thurs, 5 September.

We hope everyone is enjoying the Summer break. A reminder that we look forward to welcoming the children back with us on Thursday, 5 September.

CHAT Summer Holiday Camp

CHAT Summer Holiday CampTime: 10.00am-4.00pm Date: Monday 12th August – Friday 23rd August 2019 Venue: Heron Hall Academy, 46 Queensway, Enfield EN3 4SADaily child rate £15.002nd child £12.503rd child £10.00Weekly child rate £50.00 2nd child £25.003rd child £15.00Please email activities@chat...

Community Help Point Scheme

Community Help Point Scheme known locally are locations that are identified by the blue H, and are safe places where children and young people can get help if they feel in danger. Click here to see CHiPs Help Point locations.For more information:Call: 020837732711eMail: chipsenfield@gmail.com

Hummingbird's Stay and Play

Cuckoo Hall and Woodpecker Hall parents received certificates for completing the Community Outreach Team organised ‘Doing it for yourself’ training course.The parents celebrated with a big party with lots of cakes, pastries and sweet treats.The group will now run their own stay and pla...

Teddy bears picnic at Woodpecker

Reception parents at Woodpecker were invited to the school's annual teddy bears picnic.60 plus parents, children and staff gathered outside in the wonderful sunshine with their teddy bears, sandwiches and juices and enjoyed lunch together

Important information for new Woodpecker reception parents

New reception parents will be meeting on Thursday 11th July 2019.Click here to view the school's information booklet for new reception parents.

CHAT parents are "keeping up with maths"

The Community Outreach Team set up a programme for all CHAT parents.Parents from all schools in the trust have been attending a 5 week work shop “Keeping up with maths” to support their children’s learning.On Friday 5th July 2019 parents had their last session and were presented with thei...

All primaries in the trust compete in finals of maths compeition

Well done to all primary academies in the trust (Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall, Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights)  for competing in the finals of Curious Maths Championship 2019. Over 120 children from 16 schools competed across the borough.

Community Outreach Team helping parents back into work

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Woodpecker Hall parent consultations

The school are pleased to invite parents to their child’s summer consultation on Thursday 4th July 2019, between 1.20pm-6:40pm.Appointments can be made online and will close Wednesday 3rd July at 5pm.Please visit https://parents-booking.co.uk/Woodpeckerhall to book.In order to ...

Over 50 attend morning sex and relationship workshop

The school will be running a sex and relationship workshops for all year groups.Before the workshops they held coffee mornings that will explain what each year group will be taught.The first coffee morning was this morning (8:45am Friday 28 June 2019) which saw over 50 parents attended.The...

Year 2 have fun at Jubilee Park

A massive well done to the Year 2 children who completed their SATs .As a reward for their hard work in their SATs they were taken to Jubilee Park where they got to play on the slides, climbing frames and football.Well done year 2!

Woodpecker's Teddy Bears' picnic

We invite all Reception parents to a Teddy Bears' picnic on Friday 12th July 2019 from 11:15am - 12:15am. Parents will need to bring in a packed lunch to enjoy with their children.

Thank you Ikea!

Thank you to IKEA Tottenham for donating books to the school.They donated sets for all KS1 classes, sets for the library and sets for the summer fair.

Woodpecker sex and relationship coffee morning

The school will be running a sex and relationships workshop for all year groups. Before the workshops there will be two coffee mornings on the Friday 28th June 2019 at 8.45am and 6.00pm that will explain what each year group will be taught.Parents will be given an opportunity to ...

Woodpecker year 1 and 2 cook up a storm!

Over 60 year 1 and year 2 parents and children were in attendance at the recent Read Aloud event.The theme for this fantastic event was cooking so the children had to read the recipe and make a colourful couscous salad."This was such a good idea as my child like to read cooking recipes. A brilliant ...

PTA bake sale a huge success!

It’s a sell out! Over £240 was raised from the PTA bake sale.Thank you to our wonderful PTA, parents and staff members!The profits will be going towards the year 6 prom. #WoodpeckerFamily

Woodpecker crowned borough Glee champions!

For the second time in three years, the children have been named the best Glee club in the borough.Competing at the world famous Hackney Empire theatre, the 30-strong Woodpecker team was up against very stiff opposition - including fellow CHAT school, Cuckoo Hall, the reigning Glee champions.Headtea...

Book swap on Monday - Dont forget!

Bake Sale and Book Swap on Monday 17 June after school.

Nursery parents invited to coffee on 17 June at 8.30am

'Skills for you' training programme has been cancelled

Unfortunately the company running the 'Skills for you' training programme has cancelled upcoming events. The following courses will not now be taking place: 11-14 June, 18-21 June, and 24 June-12th July.

Skills 4 You training programme

4 day courseFree 4 day course for parents/carers of all schools in the trust which include Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall, Kingfisher Hall, Enfield Heights and Heron Hall.The 4 day courses will be held on 11th-14th June or 18th-21st June 2019.- Free Amazon Voucher- Achieve CV Boosting Qualif...

Keeping up with Children in Numeracy course

Keeping up with Children in NumeracyAll parents from all five schools in the trust, Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall, Heron Hall, Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights are invited to join the five week course to help them understand how numeracy is taught in school and enable parents to further support th...

The mega bake sale is coming on 17 June!

Lets make this the best event yet.We need your cakes.Bring them in on the morning of Monday 17 June.The selling and eating starts after school  on the same day.Love Rochel and ValentinaJoint Chairs, PTAPS - No nuts.

Woodpecker's Maths Week

Math weekOn Friday 7th June Woodpecker pupils will be dressing up as a famous mathematician or as a mathematical concept to celebrate Maths Week.

PTA Summer events meeting - all welcome

Our enthusistic new PTA Chairs Raquel and Valentina are organising a meeting after school on Wednesday to plan some new events.We want as many parents as possible to get involved. Raquel and Valentina, pictured with headteacher Sharon Parson, have brilliantly come forward to take on the role of lead...

Cultural Diversity Day at Woodpecker

Cultural Diversity DayFor Cultural Diversity Day children came into school in their cultural wear wearing dresses from Romania, India, Egypt and many more.The children were excited to spend the afternoon learning about different cultures clothing, food, dance and songs.They learnt about cu...

Stay and play group to open in September

Doing it for yourself graduation A huge congratulations to the graduates from the doing it for yourself 12 week workshop.The group will now start their very own stay and play group in order to complete their training and accreditation. "Well done to all the parents/carers that completed the course a...

Woodpecker's Great Big Read Aloud Event

The Great Big Read Aloud EventOn Tuesday 4th June parent/carers of year 1 and year 2 children are invited to a very special Read Aloud event.The event will be from 3pm-4pm and is themed around cooking with activities such as book mark making, recipe book making, read a recipe book to make food and a...

Confidence for work course

Confidence for workThe Community Outreach team partnered with Barnet Southgate College are putting on a course to help those looking to return to work after a break.This event is open to all CHAT parents. The course starts on Thursday 6th June 2019 from 9am-2:30pm. Please meet at the Cuckoo Hall off...

Cultural diversity day at Woodpecker

Cultural Diversity dayOn the 21st May 2019 we will be hosting a Cultural Diversity day .Children may wear their ethnic costume to school that day and will spend the afternoon learning about different cultures clothing, food, dance and songs.

CHAT Summer Fair 2019

CHAT Summer FairOur CHAT Summer Fair will be held on Saturday 6th July 2019.The fantastic occasion will be from 11am-3pm and involve all schools in the Trust (Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall, Kingfisher Hall, Enfield Heights and Heron Hall.Entrance to the Summer Fair will be via Nightingale Road.Please...

Woodpecker jumping with joy

Jump In tripYear 4 at Woodpecker Hall went on a school trip to Jump In, a trampling and adventure park in Enfield.The children had a wonderful day at the indoor trampling park, which is filled with activity areas, trapeze, dodgeball.Read moreA jumpin’ story from the get-go. Jump In thoug...

Important dates for Woodpecker parents/carers

Dates for the diary 26th June 2019 Coffee morning sex and relationship workshop for parents 8:45 and 6pm28th June 2019 Year 6 movie afternoonJuly2nd July 2019 KS2 Sports day    4th July 2019 Parent consultations 5th July 2019 Career day for students6th July 2019 CHAT Summer Fair8th Ju...

Snakes and Ladders at Woodpecker Hall

Snakes and ladders at WoodpeckerYear 6 classes at Woodpecker welcomed some exotic animals into the school.The pupils and staff welcomed crabs, a chinchilla, a terrapin, a bullfrog and a 7ft boa constrictor snake into the school.Not only is this very educational for the Year 6s but it has been shown ...

Woodpecker curriculum overviews

Curriculum overviews Please see the curriculum overviews for years 1-6Click here to view.

Over 25 Woodpecker Dads, lads and children at fun learning session

Dads and ladsOver 25 Dads, lads and children of year 5/6 attended a fun learning session that involved building their very own vehicle with their children out of boxes, cardboard and tape.There were some brilliant vehicles on show from amazing aeroplanes, terrific trains and even flyi...

Woodpecker visits the Iron Ages

Prehistory at Woodpecker HallLast term, year 1, learnt about the Iron Age as a part of them learning about the prehistoric ages. As a part of their homework, pupils were tasked with building Celtic Forts as the Celts lived in Britain at the time and made weapons that were us...

Return to school on Tuesday 23 April 2019

Back to schoolWe look forward to welcoming back all our pupils and staff. We hope you all had a lovely and restful Easter break and now ready for this new exciting summer term ahead.

Dads and lads at Woodpecker Hall

Dads and lads at Woodpecker HallAt Woodpecker Hall Academy, we realise the importance of engaging families, making thema part of our school. We would like to take this opportunity to invite any dads, uncles, grandads or carers of year 5/6 pupIls into school to participate in a fun learning sess...

Woodpecker pupils interview Olympic medalist

Interview with Olympic medalistOlympic medalist Desirèe Henry led our International Women’s Day celebrations by presenting an amazing assembly to the pupils.An interview, hosted by year 5 pupils, then took place with the sprinter.Click here to watch the interview.

Gender pay gap report for 2018

CHAT is made up of four primary academies and one secondary academy. In line with most education organisations, female staff make up the majority of the primary school workforce at CHAT.A significant number of female staff across CHAT work in school support roles, such as business admin, teaching as...

Nursery parents/carers attend Change 4 Life programme

Change 4 LifeNursery parents/carers have been attending the Change 4 Life programme that offers a range of fun activity sessions while providing education and advice regarding a range of healthy lifestyle issues.So far the parents/carers have been learning about sugar swap, food labels, cooking...

Enfield Council’s Schools and Early Years’ Improvement Service

Enfield Council’s Schools and Early Years’ Improvement Service provide information to families living in Enfield about seeking additional support with childcare costs and funded Early Education and Childcare entitlements. 

Maths, maths, maths at Woodpecker Hall

Maths coffee morningWoodpecker parents/carers attended a fantastic workshop on maths led by Deputy headteacher, Michelle Griffin and maths consultant, Sara Tilly.A variety of methods and calculations that the pupils would be taught were shown and explained to the parents/carers.T...

Nursery places available apply NOW!

Robin HallOur wonderful nursery provides 120 fully funded pre-school places for 3 year olds.We offer flexible days and also additional hours at a highly competitive rate.Our nursery children are happy, love coming to our provision and have an excellent relationship with our amazing team. Children le...

Once upon a time at Woodpecker Hall

Fairy tale dayYear 2 pupils dressed up as fairy tale characters for fairy tale day.The pupils dressed up as characters from fairy tales such as Snow White, Beauty and the Beast and The 3 Little Pigs.All pupils were split into four groups with each group having the opportunity to partake in activitie...

Heron Hall v The Rest of CHAT footbal match

Match of the dayOn Friday, 29 March the Trust will be holding a Heron Hall v The Rest of CHAT football match (kick-off 5pm) to inaugurate the fantastic new 3G pitches at Heron Hall.We invite all parents/carers and pupils/students across all our schools to come and support th...

Amazing courses available for CHAT families

Always wanted to work with children? Then now's your chance!Courses are now open to all CHAT families.Please come to our information event on 1st April 2019 at 1pm-3pm at Cuckoo Hall Academy.For more information please see our community outreach team or email Wendy at wbowstead@chat-edu.org.uk

New fantastic vacancy portal now LIVE!

All our vacancies are now displayed on our new professional, easy to use, vacancy portal.If there aren't any vacancies advertised at the moment that are right for you, why not set up an account and sign up for job alerts by clicking here.To narrow the list of vacancies that you are interested in, pl...

CHAT News - Issue 1

CHAT NewsWelcome to the first edition of CHAT News. The brand new newsletter features, resources and tips to help parents at home, a celebration of achievements in the trust's schools and plans for the future.To read the first edition of CHAT News click here.

Woodpecker's Read Aloud story box

Story BoxThe Read Aloud workshop at Woodpecker was enjoyed by children and parents creating a magical box of their favourite story.The thrilled pupils created a story with just a shoe box, materials and, most importantly, their imagination.Shoe boxes were turned into marvellous settings su...

Wood Green Crown Court open day

On Thursday 18 April 2019 Wood Green Crown Court will be letting people in to visit their cells, take part in a mock trial, meet a police dog, Easter egg hunt and lots more. It is from 10am-3pm and admission free.Address  Wood Green Crown CourtWoodall HouseLordship LaneWood GreenLondonN22 ...

Woodpecker teachers get sponged for Comic Relief

Red Nose Day 2019The pupils wore read for Red Nose Day this year as a return we asked for £1 for Comic Relief.During our Red Nose Day assembly, the teachers performed some gruesome dares such as eating a raw onion, a spoon full of marmite and a spoon full of hot sauce. A few of the male teachers ha...

Olympic medalist visits Woodpecker Hall for International Women's Day celebrations

International Women's DayOlympic medalist Desirèe Henry led our International Women’s Day celebrations by presenting an amazing assembly to the pupils The assembly focused on International Women’s Day and was hugely inspirational for all the pupils.The athlete spoke about her journey to get to ...

Woodpecker Hall's Year 5/6 Read Aloud workshop

Read Aloud WorkshopJoin us for our latest Read Aloud workshop for year 5/6. Tomorrow (12 March 2019) from 3pm-4pm.The creative workshop will challenge parents/carers and pupils to build a story from a shoe box using only materials and their imagination.Shoe boxes can be turned into marvellous s...

Informed Families on Facebook

Informed Families use Facebook as a platform to promote Funded Early Education and Childcare Entitlements among Enfield families.Through their Informed Families Facebook Page, they share a range of posts with information related to Early Education and Childcare, including;• encourag...

Change 4 Life Nursery Parent Programme

We are running a FREE healthy lifestyle and activity programme for all Nursery parents.The programme offers a range of fun activity sessions, while providing education and advice regarding a range of healthy lifestyle issues. The course sessions will take place once a week at your school, for 5 week...

Robin Hall Nursery place available - Apply NOW!

Robin HallOur wonderful nursery provides 120 fully funded pre-school places for 3 year olds.We offer flexible days and also additional hours at a highly competitive rate.Our nursery children are happy, love coming to our provision and have an excellent relationship with our amazing team. Children le...

Brilliant book week at Woodpecker Hall

Book WeekThis week we have had some fantastic reading inspired activities across the school for Book Week. We had parents come in to read, staff from the Trust come in to read and pupils dressing up as their favourite characters.Parents read to classesStarting off the week we had 14 Woodpecker paren...

Olympic Medalist to visit Woodpecker Hall

Tomorrow, 8 March 2019, Olympic medalist Desirèe Henry will be coming to Woodpecker Hall for International Women's Day. Desirèe Henry has won an Olympic bronze medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2016 Rio Games, and a silver medal in the 4 × 100 m relay at the World Athletics Championships i...

Important information: Parent Pay issues

Dear Parents/Carers Parent Pay – monies owed for Years 3 to 6 lunches/ Some universal school meal payments In September 2018, we launched a new system alongside Parent Pay called Cunninghams, with a view that it would simplify how parents pay for their children’s meals.  Unfortuna...

Keep up to date with term dates!

You can stay up to date with our term dates at anytime on our website.Go to 'calendar' and then 'term dates' to view the dates.

Enfield Council event on tackling youth violence

The Lead member for Community Safety and Cohesion, Councillor Keazor would like to invite Enfield residents to attend a community event on 23rd March 2019 at 12:00 at Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton N9 0PZ.This is an event organised by the Council for residents of Enfield to rec...

Woodpecker parents read to classes for book week

This morning 14 parents volunteered to read to a class as a part of our book week activities.Thank you to all the parents that volunteered. All classes were able to have a parent read to them due to the Woodpecker family coming together for this event.

Reports have suggested 'Momo' was a hoax

Reports have now suggested 'Momo' was a hoax.The Samaritans and the NSPCC have dismissed the claims, saying that there is no evidence that the Momo challenge has initially caused any harm.The NSPCC said there is no confirmed evidence that the phenomenon is actually posing a threat to British childre...

What is the most read book in schools?

Pupils' favourite books revealed. Most-read book in primaries1. Bad Dad by David Walliams Most-read book in secondary schools1. Gangsta Granny by David WalliamsFavourite book in primary schools1.Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J K RowlingFavourite book in secondary schools1. Harry Pott...

*UPDATE* Phonics coffee morning 6 March

*UPDATE*Our phonics coffee morning on Wednesday 6th March will be at 9am and 2:30pm NOT 5pm as originally stated. Topics include:Providing knowledge on how our phonics programme works (read, write Inc).Understanding how you can support your child at home to develop their reading skills.We look forwa...

IMPORTANT: What you need to know about The Momo Challenge

The Momo ChallengeWe have become increasingly aware of some horrific videos circulating the internet that our children may be watching. These videos are appearing on many social media sites and YouTube (including YouTube Kids).  'MoMo' which shows a warped white mask which is pro...

Woodpecker Year 1 phonics workshop

Are you a year 1 parent/carer?On 27th February we will be running a phonics workshop for year 1 from 8:45am-10am and 5pm-6pm.No need to book. Please come to the year 1 classrooms at the times above.

Huge arts display at Woodpecker's hall gallery

Parents were able to see a large display of paintings, drawings and craft made objects in a special exhibition the school put on. The large Woodpecker Hall looked fantastic.It was lovely to see so many proud children excitedly showing parents their work. A huge well done to Ms Hamza and her team for...

Do it for yourself workshop

Doing it for yourself!A supportive tutor group where you will build a team to provide a fun, safe atmosphere in your own new STAY & PLAY group.Previous participants are now running their own groups. Many have also gone on to become moreactive in their local community, have taken on other trainin...

Woodpecker Hall celebrate Chinese New Year

Woodpecker Hall Chinese New YearOn Tuesday 5th February it was the Chinese New Year.Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional calendar.The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China.Year 4 presented a ve...

Woodpecker show racism the red card

Show Racism The Red CardAnti-racism educational charity 'Show Racism The Red Card' delivered an informative, powerful and educational workshop to Woodpecker year 5/6. The 1996 established charity work in schools throughout England, Scotland and Wales and present to over 50,000 young people ever...

Over 30 CHAT parents/carers attend Tentants Forum

Over 30 CHAT parents/carers attend our Tenants Forum event held at Cuckoo Hall Academy. The trust organised a special event for all parents that live in rented accommodation in Enfield. The event was in partnership with Citizens Advice Enfield, Trust for London and Enfield Council.The topics di...

Children's Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health WeekFrom 4-10 February 2019 is Children's Mental Health Week.Place2Be who provide emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools are encouraging children, young people and adults to look after their bodies and their minds. Believe Perform, who bring...

Police officer talks to Woodpecker parents on Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day at Woodpecker HallTuesday 5th February was Safer Internet Day.All pupils, in assembly, were given a presentation suited to their age group, about being safer on the Internet. A coffee morning was held at 8:45am - 10am and 5pm - 6pm in the hall educating parents on how to make sure...

Woodpecker attendance coffee morning

On Tuesday 12th February we will be holding a coffee morning from 8:45am-10am and 5pm-6pm in the hall all about attendance.The presentation will be showing how good attendance is important.We look forward to seeing you there!

Working as a teaching assistant - free taster session

Allison McClean from the WEA will be running the 'working as a teaching assistant' - Pathways taster at Garfield Primary School on the morning of Wednesday 13th February 2019.  This taster session is free and will start at 9.30am.  Click here for the online version of this taster sess...

8 Top tips where English is an additional language

8 Top tips – where English is an additional languageHere are some great tips from Linda Stone, Head of Curriculum Standards at Enfield Council.1. Speak to your children in your own language – it is important that you maintain a language that you can both communicate freely in and enabling your c...

Instrumental and vocal lessons applications now open

Is your child interested in music?Enfield Music Service now offer group, paired and individual lessons on a wide range of instruments including violin, viola, ’cello, double bass, recorder, flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, horn, tuba, guitar, ukulele, piano, keyboard, ...

Community police join us for Safer Internet Day coffee morning at Woodpecker

Safer Internet DayOn Tuesday 5th February it's Safer Internet Day and we will be holding a coffee morning from 8:45am-10am and 5pm-6pm in the hall all about being safe on the Internet.The community police will be with us during the coffee morning at 9.00am.Topics will include:Managing your chil...

Tenants Forum 2019

The trust has organised a special event for all parents that live in rented accommodation in Enfield.The event is in partnerships with Citizens Advice Enfield, Trust for London and Enfield Council.Come and join us at the Tenants Forum 2019 which will be held at Cuckoo Hall Academy on Tuesday 5th Feb...

Woodpecker Hall year 2 SATs consultations

With SATs approaching we will be holding parent consultations for year 2 on Thursday 7th February.This will the perfect opportunity to discuss your child's progress and what you can do to further support your child.Please visit https://parents-booking.co.uk/Woodpeckerhall to book your time slot.

Woodpecker Hall D-I-S-C-O

Woodpecker Hall D-I-S-C-OAll year groups enjoyed food, music and dancing at the Woodpecker Hall disco.There was face painting, face glitter and impressive decorations.Thank you to Bespoke by Enamor for our amazing balloons."The pupils had a great time at the disco, many had glitter and face paint an...

A parent governor is needed for Woodpecker Hall

Can you help to take us forward at what is a very exciting time for the school?We currently have a vacancy a parent governor.Our parent governors are critical to the successful running of the school. The importance of the parent voice cannot be over stated.The role of a governorJoining the advi...

The Woodpecker Hall spelling bee!

Year 2 Spelling BeeOver Christmas all children were sent home with the 64 common exception words to learn.Common exception words are high-frequency words that KS1 children are most likely to encounter. They were then tested on 40 of them. The top 4 from each class then competed in a spelling bee whe...

Woodpecker Hall's Read Aloud book swap - take part

Our last book swap saw over 200 books swapped in the October sunshine.We have decided to aim for even more books swapped this time.All the action takes place on Tuesday 22nd January in the main hall between 3-4pm.Don't miss out!

Two parent governors needed for Woodpecker Hall

Can you help to take us forward at what is a very exciting time for the school?We currently have vacancies for two parent governors.Our parent governors are critical to the successful running of the school. The importance of the parent voice cannot be over stated.The role of a governorJoining the ad...

Its back to school on Monday, 7 January.

We hope everyone had a good break over the festive holidays.School is back at the usual time on Monday.We look forward to seeing all the children.

Woodpecker Hall's reverse advent calendar

Woodpecker advent calendar We have been collecting reverse advent calendars for local homeless charity, TODOS. The charity are collecting the donated, food, clothes, shoes etc from the school and will be distributing them to the homeless within our local area. Pictured, helping pack the boxes, ...

125 Woodpecker pupils attend PTA cinema night

The Grinch at Woodpecker HallWe had over 125 children attend the PTA KS1 cinema night! They enjoyed pizza, popcorn and a drink while watching The Grinch.Thank you to the PTA for putting on such a great event.We've had some great feedback from the event."Please do something like that again & than...

There'll be 10 green bottles in Woodpecker Hall

Non-uniform dayWe'd like to thank all the parents/carers that brought in a bottle to school for the PTA tombola stall at the winter fair. We received an incredible amount of bottles from champagne to shampoo. Once again the Woodpecker family have come together. Read moreAlongside the PTA stall ...

Reminder: Woodpecker non-uniform day Friday 30th November

Reminder: Tomorrow is non-uniform day.Please bring in an unopened bottle in exchange for wearing non-uniform. The bottles will be used for our tombola stall at the Winter Fair.Read moreCuckoo Hall & Woodpecker Hall invite you to their joint...Winter FairVenue: Cuckoo Hall Academy, Lower Sch...

Over 90 parents/carers/children at Woodpecker's latest Read Aloud event

The great big Read Aloud eventThank you to everyone who supported our latest Read Aloud event! Over 90 parents/carers and their children attended - with great feedback from everyone telling us it was extremely useful. All the children gathered at the front of the hall for story time with Ms Gibson. ...

Cuckoo & Woodpecker make decorations for Ayse's garden

Christmas activity The Community Outreach Team have organised a Christmas activity that involves all children in Cuckoo Hall Academy and Woodpecker Hall Academy. Year 4, 5 & 6 got to make salt dough shapes then they were decorated by children in Nursery, Reception and Years 1, 2 and 3 with ...

Woodpecker Hall Raise £252 for Children in Need

Children in Need at Woodpecker HallIn participation with BBC Children in Need we held a Silly Hair Day where both children and staff donate £1 and came into school with silly hair.In the morning we received a visit from a wonderful big yellow bear called Pudsey. The children were elated.We raised a...

Woodpecker Summer Challenge Prize Winners

Read Aloud Summer ChallengeCongratulations to Malikai and Ioannis for winning prizes in the Summer Read Aloud Challenge. All the Trust's primary schools took part. Malikai was the overall winner, with the best entry for completing all 5 challenges and won a Kindle and a book voucher worth £10 (Gold...

Cuckoo Hall & Woodpecker Hall: Winter Fair

Cuckoo Hall & Woodpecker Hall invite you to their joint...Winter FairVenue: Cuckoo Hall Academy, Lower School Hall Date: Friday 7th December 2018Time: 3pm-5pmEntry: FREEThere will be lots of fun activities such as Food, Refreshments, Santa’s Grotto, Raffles & Prizes, PTA Stalls and many mo...

Year 6 learn about Mexican holiday: Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)Both Year 6 classes took part in a project on Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead. The pupils created an incredible poster outside their classrooms. This project links to art, math and history. The Day of the Dead festival or Dia de los Muertos begins on October 3...

Smoothie success for year 6

Enterprise WeekThis year, the year 6’s that weren’t on the residential trip got to partake in Enterprise Week. They got the opportunity to be involved in creating their very own flavour smoothie and then selling it.They started off going through their price list of ingredients which li...

Year 3 put on an incredible Diwali show

Diwali CelebrationsOur fantastic Year 3s showed an incredible display of art, singing, drama, speaking skills in their highly informative Diwali Assembly.The children reenacted the story of Rama and Sita, which is about Rama rescuing Sita from a demon King Ravana with the help of Hanuman and his mon...

PTA KS1 Cinema Night

PTA KS1 Cinema NightBy popular demand, your newly relaunched PTA are excited to announce a cinema night for KS1 on Friday 14th December.Please VOTE:Our PTA are giving YOU the chance to decide which film will be shown at the KS1 Cinema Night on Friday 14th December.1. The Grinch2. Alvin & The Chi...

Children in need at Woodpecker - Friday 16 November

Its that time of the year again - and one of our favourite causes.A highlight of the school year, this year we will be celebrating Children in Need with a silly hair day.We are looking for the hair styles with the greatest invention and imagination. Lets all get behind this and have a fun day as wel...

Trust schools are part of solar power revolution

The AGM of Solar for schools, which brings together schools, investors and installers, enabling schools to produce low-cost solar electricity and benefit from financial savings, was hosted this year by CHAT Academies at Heron Hall.All CHAT schools have installed solar panels - one of the biggest sch...

Woodpecker vacancy for a parent governor

Can you help take us forward in the future and shape the school?We have a vacancy for a parent governor.Do you have what it takes to be a champion for parental engagement?Joining the advisory committee as a governor offers you the opportunity to make a real contribution to the life, strategic leader...

Woodpecker Hall Celebrate Black History Month

This year we decided to integrate Black History Month into learning throughout the school. Each year group had a choice of which area they were focusing on.We decided to combine Black History Month with typical school lessons. For example, the Year 6’s worked on the history of the Apartheid which ...

Build your own volcano!

The Year 4/5’s arts and crafts class took part in a fantastic project that included building volcanoes with plastic bottles and papier-mâché, painting them then erupting them.Not only did this project involve building and painting their volcanoes but the pupils used science to create a chemical ...

Woodpecker PTA card swap event a great success

The newly relaunched PTA at the school got off to a great start by organising an after school playground Lego card swap in the lovely October sunshine. Not only did the kids get a chance to swap those annoying doubles for cards they needed - but money was raised for the school.Woodpecker pupil, Dejo...

Over 200 books exchanged in school book swap

The latest Read Aloud Book Swap event took place in the playground at Woodpecker on a very sunny October Tuesday.More than 200 books were swapped for free by the eager pupils.All the different year groups took part.Many parents praised the school and the Community Outreach team for organising such a...

CHAT's trainee teachers shine at top awards ceremony

Congratulations to Amy McGuffog from Kingfisher Hall, pictured 4th left, for winning the prestigious Nesta Howells Awards for Outstanding Endeavour at the University of Warwick on Friday night. Congratulations also to Eleanor Babbs from Enfield Heights, pictured 3rd left, for being shortlisted in no...

Dont forget Lego card swap on Tuesday at Woodpecker Hall

By very popular parental demand, as part of Book Swap on Tues (3-4pm), the newly relaunched Woodpecker Hall Academy PTA is organising what we think will be an amazingly busy Lego Card Swap for the children! And the 1st 10 children get a free pack! Its just 50p to take part in Lego Card Swap: all mon...

Parents win lunch with head teacher

The Hasan family got the chance to tuck into a roast dinner with Woodpecker’s Sharon Parson. They attended the recent mett the new head teacher evening and won the lunch with Sharon in a prize draw.After the roast there was fruit and small cakes to follow.The Hasan family declared the lunch a ‘f...

Woodpecker's relaunched PTA has big plans for the year

30 parents turned out to the first planning meeting of the re-launched PTA. There is a lot of enthusiasm to get an active PTA up and running again, a move which is being strongly supported by new head teacher, Sharon Parson.Chair Tara Gordon and Woodpecker parent governor Mehmet Hasan listened to th...

Kind hearted Woodpecker families provide 600 food bank meals

When new head teacher, Sharon Parson, asked parents to help make a food collection to support the North Enfield Food Bank, the school was inundated with donations.Pupils brought in a staggering 700 kg in weight of tinned goods, boxes of cereals, packets of pasta, biscuits and other non-perishable it...

Heron Hall students planning bright futures

The school’s first dedicated college and further education fair was a huge success this week. The school sports hall was the main venue for a packed and lively event with a host of education and apprenticeship providers offering courses from studying every A level you can think of, to digital mark...

Woodpecker's Reception Open days announced

Tours for children applying for Reception in 2019 will be taking place in October, November and December. Please  book through school office.Open days are very important opportunities for parents and carers of prospective reception pupils to come into the school and to talk to staff.We love sho...

You are invited to afternoon tea by the new PTA

Hi everyone, please join us for afternoon tea on Friday to discuss our new PTA. We are looking for ideas and suggestions. Its also a great way to meet other parents. After our successful relaunch event this week, we want to engage with as many parents as possible. See you there! Tara, Sharon, Georgi...

Year 6 parents: Heron Hall to host Open Morning tours 1-5 October.

Come and look around!Open mornings are very important opportunities for parents and carers of prospective students to come into the school.We love showing parents around our school!We had record numbers visiting the school at our recent Open Evening - reflecting the increasing popularity and growing...

Meet the new headteacher and visit your child's class

Dear Parents and Carers,On Monday 24th September we will be holding a curriculum evening. The evening is an opportunity to meet the new headteacher and to visit your child’s class. You will have an opportunity to ask about the curriculum and be given details of what your child will be doing in cla...

Record numbers flock to Heron Open Evening

Record numbers visited the school on a wonderful evening on Monday.Around 500 family members and young people attended.The increasing popularity and growing reputation of Heron Hall Academy was clear to see as headteacher Arthur Barzey and his team opened the doors to the school at 5.30pm, with long...

Heron Hall: Our secondary academy holds its Open Evening on Monday 17 September

Our secondary academy Heron Hall is having an open evening on Monday 17 September 5.30-7.30pm. Come and see why we believe it is a great first choice for your child.An invitation to Heron HallWe understand that you are about to make one of the biggest decisions in your child’s education.At Her...

Film: Students tell us what it is like going to Heron Hall Academy

We are looking forward to welcoming Year 6 parents to the Open Evening of our secondary academy, Heron Hall, on Monday 5.30-7.30pm. Watch a short film about Heron students answering questions about the school. You can watch the film on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcjI5lFnEn0

Free Open Evening cafe will serve up French and Spanish classics!

This year, for one night only, the Modern Languages department will be running a cafe serving delicious French and Spanish food to our Open Evening guests.There will be a selection of some of your French and Spanish mouthwatering favourites.Take a break while you are touring the school and sample so...

Schools' biggest ever prize giveaway to encourage reading over the holidays

It's our biggest prize giveaway everSpectacular prizes to be won. Its so easy to enter. And fun too!Three challenges from ‘Bronze’ to ‘Gold’.Everyone who completes the first three challenges is guaranteed to win a prize. Can you then make it to Silver award and even better prizes? Can you go...

Thank you to parents for your gifts to our teaching staff

Staff in all our schools were literally overwhelmed with the generosity of parents today. They were inundated with gifts and cards. Every one was gratefully received. Chocolates, biscuits, candles and flowers were among the most popular presents.Thank you so much.We will miss your children over the ...

INVITATION TO TENDER (ITT) for the childrens photography package across the entire trust Academy schools

The Trust is looking for a provider of photography services for all of its schools.A copy of your tender must be received by Wendy Bowstead, wbowstead@chat-edu.org.uk no later than 5pm Wednesday 18th July 2018.Tender document.You can view the tender document here.

PGCE students graduate with CHAT and the University of Warwick

Many congratulations to CHAT’s first Primary and Secondary PGCE graduates in partnership with the University of Warwick. All the students who started completed the course.

Headteacher leading the life scientific

The Trust is developing a new science teaching and learning strategy for next year.Our four headteachers met up this week for a session on developing our new science learning strategy across the Trust.Thank you to Richard Wellard at Heron for putting them through their paces with a range of scienti...

Only 18 days to go...

Remember our Summer Fair is on the 7th of July, 11am - 3pm. Keep this date free and in your diaries for a super fun day out...Tell everyone..!

Welcome to Hatice

Great to see another of our senior appointments for next year coming into meet staff and the children. Hatice Murat visited on Friday. She is joining Cuckoo Hall Academy as an Assistant headteacher. Welcome Hatice!

Read Aloud event for parents and children on Thursday

Looking forward to seeing our year 2 and 3 parents/carers and children to a special Read Aloud event at 3.15pm tomorrow.There will be a special competition and a story reading. Juliet Demetriou from the Community Outreach team said:"At our last event over 120 attended - so get there early if you can...

Celebrating D Day at Woodpecker

Children across the school have been dressing up to help celebrate one of the most import dates in British history.On this day in 1944, Operation Overlord, better known as D-Day started. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history.

A huge welcome to Sharon - appointed new headteacher at Woodpecker

Sharon Parson, currently headteacher at Minerva Academy, a multi-cultural primary school in West London, has been appointed as the new headteacher of Woodpecker Hall Primary Academy. She will join us in the new academic year.Sharon is a very experienced school leader, with a strong track record of s...

Good luck to all our Year 6 pupils

Good luck to all our Year 6 Woodpecker Hall pupils who are taking their Key Stage 2 tests today (and the rest of this week). Parents and carers please help and encourage them to keep revising and study well. They can do it..!!!

Farewell from Mr Penkert

Dear Parents and Carers,It is with great regret that I must announce that I have taken the very difficult decision to resign as Headteacher of Woodpecker Hall Academy. As you will know, I come from Waterford in Ireland and that is where my family still live. At this present time, I am needed by my f...

Key stage 1 and 2 national curriculum tests: information for parents

Please click on link below for Information leaflet and videos for parents about end of key stage assessments (often referred to as SATs) for 7 and 11 year olds.https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents 

We are hiring!

Looking for your next challenge?We have a range of teaching and non-teaching jobs.We hope you will consider applying to train or work with us. You will bring a passion for helping to build and secure the future aspirations of our children. The energy and enthusiasm needed to meet the challenge...

Record numbers at Woodpecker for Read Aloud

Over 120 parents and children attended the latest Read Aloud event hosted by the Community Outreach Team and the school for our early years families. Several rounds of extra chairs had to be put out as the families continued to pour into the hall.A range of activities were held, including poetry rea...

High praise for the Trust's teaching assistants

A huge thank you to our wonderful teaching assistants.CHAT Academies CEO, Marino Charalambous, has this week praised the Trust's teaching assistants. In a message to all CHAT staff he said:"I know it has been a challenging time for TAs across the schools, as they have had to deal with a huge amount ...

Reception Year Open day on 23 March 2018

Join us at Cuckoo Hall Academy (10am & 5.30pm) and Woodpecker Hall Primary Academy (11am & 5.30pm) on Friday, 23 March Keep your options open if you don’t get your first choice on 17 April.Come and have a look around two fantastic schools.We take applications from all over Enfield and our neighbou...

We are hiring! We have a range of teaching and non-teaching posts available.

We hope you will consider applying to train or work with us. You will bring a passion for helping to build and secure the future aspirations of our children. The energy and enthusiasm needed to meet the challenges of working in a busy London school. A genuine desire to develop and progress. ...

Reception Year Open Day: Friday, 23 March 2018

At Cuckoo Hall Academy & Woodpecker Hall Primary Academy, hosted by our headteachers.10-11am Cuckoo Hall11am-12pm Woodpecker Hall5.30pm Cuckoo Hall5.30pm Woodpecker Hall"Come and have a look around two of our fantastic schools. Keep your options open if you don’t get your first choice on 16 April....

Parent's mighty Ben Nevis challenge

Inspired by the recent Save The Children parenting course put on in partnership with Cuckoo Hall Academy, father of 3 Ricky Copper, wants to say a very big thank you - by climbing all the way up Ben Nevis for the charity!What a wonderful story. Let's all support him. We hope parents in all our schoo...

Looking for your next job?

Teaching postsAssistant Headteacher - Maternity cover (Secondary)RE/PSHE/Sociology Teachers (Secondary) up to LB: £38,905.60Maths (Secondary, NQT position) M1: £26,661.49English Teacher (Secondary) up to M6: £37,643.65Drama teacher (Secondary) up to M6: £37,643.65Computer Science Teacher (Second...

Local councillor backs parents zebra crossing petition

Cllr Nesil Caliskan, who is one of the elected representatives for the area our school is in, has raised parents concerns with top officials at Enfield Council about the need to install a safe crossing on Nightingale Road. Parents started the campaign last year and have been calling on the local...

Pupils to celebrate International Women’s Day

The school is organising a competition to help mark the day on March 8th.  Pupils will be asked to write up to 150 words about someone who inspires them. The best entries will represent the school in the national competition. She is also helping to promote the day with short stories about 100 i...

Trust appoints new Head of HR

Welcome to Fiona Costly – our new Head of HR.    She will provide HR advice to: CHAT, Cuckoo Hall Academy, Woodpecker Hall Primary Academy, Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy, Enfield Heights Academy, and Heron Hall Academy.CHAT Academies CEO, Marino Charalambous, said:"I delighted...

Its cold and snowy - a great time to get reading!

Every study shows that children who read aloud for at least 15 mins every day do better in their exams, even in subject areas such as maths.CHAT Academies Chief Executive, Marino Charalambous, who started the successful 'Read Aloud' initiative across the Trust's primary schools last year, said:"This...

Parents view 20,000 web pages as freeze hits schools

Parents have looked at many thousands of pages on our new websites as the freezing weather hit and they were keen for the latest information.The sites were used to update parents on school closures/ openings, as well as a rolling 'Latest information' document.

Weather: Stay updated by following us on social media

You can follow us on different social media.Just go to the Contacts menu option. Chose your preferences. Stay in touch with the school.Tino Hernandez thernandez@chat-edu.org.uk

Weather: Latest on the decision to open or close

Update: Thurs 21.00Due to the weather deteriorating the primary schools and central nursery will be closed tomorrow Friday 2 March. Heron Hall has decided that it can open.Check our websites and social media for updates. Update: Thurs 15.25 We expect to be open on Friday 2 March. We will make a fi...

All our schools are closed today, Wednesday 28 February

Lets thank our brilliant teachers

CHAT Academies CEO, Marino Charalambous, is backing the 'Thank A Teacher'  initiative which encourages parents to send a post card message free of charge to a special teacher. All parents need to do is go to the link below:http://www.teachingawards.com/thankateachercard/Marino said: "We have ma...

Read Aloud Book clubs membership cards

A sneak preview of the cards we have produced for the children.We think they will love them.They start on bronze and could earn a Gold membership.

Nursery, Reception & Secondary places available

We still have some nursery, reception and secondary places still available across our schools. Are you looking for a place for your child?We would love the chance to show you around.Why choose us?Our goal is to provide outstanding education and life changing opportunities for all our children. We be...

Trust to trial book clubs in primaries

CHAT Academies Chief Executive Officer, Marino Charalambous, has announced plans to launch Read Aloud Book Clubs across the Trust's four primary schools: Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall, Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights. A trial will be started next month for a group of 15 Year 3 children at Cu...

Got any ideas for our Summer fair?

Each year we want to make our Summer Fair a really fantastic day for all our families. We would be very grateful if you had any suggestions on how we might improve on last year's event. So get your thinking caps on please. Send your ideas to isuggest@chat-edu.org.uk

CHAT Academies Board member honoured.

Professor Anthony O’ Hear, a member of the CHAT Academies Board of Trustees, has been recognised in the 2018 New Year Honours with the award of an OBE ‘for services to education’.Dr Donald Graham, Chair of the CHAT Academies Board of Trustees, said:“We were delighted by the news that Anthony...

Families celebrate with special awards

50 families from across our primary schools successfully completed their 6 week SHARE programes and were awarded framed certificates to mark the achievement.Our longest running family learning programme is called SHARE which has been extremely successful with both parents and carers in our schools. ...

Council Leader message of support to our schools

Enfield Council Leader Cllr Doug Taylor has issued a message of support to our schools, following a meeting with CHAT Academies Chair, Dr Donald Graham.Donald updated the Council on a range of issues. CHAT schools currently educate around 2,200 children in the borough. Donald and Cllr Taylor...

Open evening for our secondary academy - Monday, 18 September

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Open Evening of our secondary academy, Heron Hall, on Monday, 18 September 5.30-7.30pm. There is no need to book.We know choosing a secondary school is a hugely important decision. In fact, for most families it is one of their biggest.We think we are...

Come to the Winter Fair on 9 December!

A fantastic affordable afternoon for all the family.Who is coming to the spectacular Winter Fair for all our schools on Saturday 9 December? Join over 1,000 others 11am-4pm at Heron Hall Academy, Ponders End EN3 4SA

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