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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

Keep Up To Date With Term Dates

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

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....

Ayaanah Latimer Success!

We are very proud of Ayaanah 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 Ayaanah got in!We spoke to Ayaanah 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...

Keep up to date with term dates!

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

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...

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 and will be Head of Nursery for Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall Primary Academy. 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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