Weekly What’s On – Issue 3 25.9.20

1:1 SEN Assistant Required

We a seeking to appoint a 1:1 SEN Assistant to support a child with complex needs in our successful, creative and vibrant school.

Are you:

  • Caring, reliable and motivated?
  • Passionate about learning, resilient and enthusiastic?
  • Experienced in supporting children with additional needs?
  • Able to effectively use a range of learning and behavioural techniques and strategies, such as PECS?
  • Able to work as part of a team?
  • Available for immediate employment?

This will be a fixed-term contract until end of July 2021, with the possibility of the position being made permanent (working hours 8.30am until 3.30pm daily.)

You are warmly invited to telephone the Headteacher, who will be pleased to discuss the post in more detail.

Please contact the school for an application form and job profile. Completed application forms should be emailed to

Closing Date:       12th October            

Interview Date:   14th October

Applicants should be supportive of our ethos. St Francis of Assisi welcomes applications from members of minority ethnic communities and those with disabilities. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be subject to DBS checks along with relevant employment checks.

Weekly What’s On – Issue 1 11.9.20

Covid-19 School Opening Plan for Parents


Covid-19 Risk Assessment


Swimming Gala

On Friday 6th March, the School Games Yr4-6 Swimming Gala was held at the UEA Sportspark. The event forms part of the School Games, which provides pupils the opportunity to represent their school in competitive sport. Pupils could compete in a maximum of two individual events and a relay each. For each year group, there were boys and girls races split across two heats. The gala consisted of the following events;

  • 25m Front Crawl
  • 25m Backstroke
  • 25m Breaststroke
  • 25m Butterfly (Year 5&6 Only)
  • 4x25m Mixed Freestyle Relay (2 Boys & 2 Girls)

All children achieved really well in their individual events with many children coming in the top three. All relay teams worked excellently together preform to their best. In the relay, Year 4 came second, Year 5 came first and Year 6 came third. Well done to all who took part, it was an excellent afternoon of swimming. Check out this link on NSSP website for more information and photos of the event –

Netball Tournament

On Tuesday 10th March, the school netball club attended the Norwich School Sport Partnership High 5 netball tournament at the UEA, where over 100 pupils participated in 16 different teams. The club was spilt into two different teams to compete in the tournament. All children worked tirelessly for their team and showed excellent sportsmanship throughout the whole competition. Team B came 8th and Team A came 1st, which was an excellent achievement. In coming first, we have now been now invited to represent the SSP at the Norfolk School Games Finals which will take place on Thursday 18th June at UEA Sportspark. We will also be taking part in the Summer League so they must keep training hard! Check out this link on NSSP website for more information and photos of the event –

Basketball League

Basketball League The second match day for basketball was a very successful day for both teams. The year 6 team winning both of their games 16-2 and 14-8. The year 5 team did amazing well, winning their first game and drawing the second game. Amazing performances from both teams that showed great team work and spirit throughout the match day. Third match is Tuesday 17th March.

Norfolk County Music Festival

On Monday 9th March the School Choir performed at the Norfolk County Music Festival at St Andrew’s Hall.  They sang Naughty by Tim Minchin and Wayfaring Stranger (an American folk song) arranged by Judy Ball.    The Choir received very high praise indeed and were awarded Highly Commended Plus.  The school are so very proud of them.