Parents' views

Our parent’s page is a great way to let you know what’s happening at Sunshine House.

Here you’ll find terms dates and access to our newsletter, plus find out how to you can get involved as a Friend of Sunshine House.

Diary dates and events at Sunshine House

Spring term 2014

Term runs from Monday 6 January to Friday 4 April 2014:

  •  Monday 6 January. Children return from Christmas break.
  • Thursday 13 February.  Last day before half term break. Normal finishing time.
  • Friday 14 February. Staff training day – school closed to pupils.
  • Monday 17 Friday 21 February. School closed for half term break.
  • Monday 24 February. Children return from half term break.
  • Friday 4 April: Last day before Easter break. Finish at 1.15pm.
  • Monday 7 April to Monday 21 April: School closed for Easter break.

Summer term 2014

Terms runs from Tuesday 22 April to Wednesday 23 July 2014:

  • Tuesday 22 April: Staff training day - school closed to pupils.
  • Wednesday 23 April: Children return from Easter break.
  • Monday 5 May: School closed for public bank holiday.
  • Friday 23 May: Last day before half term break. Normal finishing time.
  • Monday 26 May to Friday 30 May: School closed for half term break.
  • Monday 2 June: Children return from half term break.
  • Wednesday 23 July: Last day of academic year. Finish at 1.15pm.

Term dates for parents and carers 2014/2015

Autumn term 2014

Wednesday 3 September to Friday 19 December 2014:

  • 3-5 September: Staff training days - school closed to pupils
  • Monday 8 September: Children return. First day of new academic year.
  • Friday 24 October: Last day before half term break. Normal finishing time.
  • Monday 27 October to Friday 31 October: School closed for half term break.
  • Monday 3 November: Children return
  • Friday 19 December: Last day before Christmas break. Finish at 1.15pm.
  • Monday 22 December to Friday 2 January: School closed for Christmas break.

Spring term 2015

Monday 5 January to Friday 27 March 2015 There will be another training day where the school will be closed to pupils during the Spring term – this will be advised when confirmed.

  • Monday 5 January: Children return from Christmas break.
  • Friday 13 February: Last day before half term break. Normal finishing time.
  • Monday 16 to Friday 20 February: School closed for half term break.
  • Monday 23 February: Children return from half term break.
  • Friday 27 March: Last day before Easter break. Finish at 1.15pm.
  • Monday 30 March to Friday 10 April: School closed for Easter break.

Summer term 2015

Monday 13 April to Wednesday 22 July 2015:

  • Monday 13 April: Children return from Easter break.
  • Monday 4 May: School closed for public bank holiday.
  • Friday 22 May: Last day before half term break. Normal finishing time.
  • Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May: School closed for half term break.
  • Monday 1 June: Staff training day – school closed to pupils
  • Tuesday 2 June: Children return from half term break.
  • Wednesday 22 July: Last day of academic year. Finish at 1.15pm.

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Results of our parent’s survey

The results of our 2013 survey show that parent/carer satisfaction with Sunshine House is high. We received an average response rate of 79 per cent on all 38 questions asked.

However, we are now looking to focus on areas that we feel can be developed, including:

  • Communicating how the school supports pupils to prepare for change and develop the skills of resilience.
  • Looking at how we help our pupils prepare to contribute to the wider community.      
  • Reviewing our strategies on bullying, healthy eating, drug and alcohol awareness.      

Friends of Sunshine House (FOSH)

FOSH was formed as a charity to support families and raise money for the Children of Sunshine House School and Residence. We do this by arranging outings and social events enabling families to get together.

We have a committee, made up of parents and teachers, who support our children. If you would like to join us please contact us by phone: 01923 82 25 38 or email: shsadmin@rnib.org.uk.

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