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Chaddesley Corbett


THIS IS NO MORE ! This has now been sealed shut ! At the time of writing, Royal Mail have DECOMMISSIONED the post box in the middle of the village without the courtesy of prior notification or consultation. The nearest places to mail your mail are - BRIER HILL - and THE FOX - or THE POST OFFICE @ Rowberry’s.

Chaddesley Corbett Endowed Primary School

Due to our consistent success, we have been offered the opportunity and funds by Worcestershire Children First, as the site for a 10 place Mainstream Autism Base (MAB)
What is a Mainstream Autism Base?
A mainstream Autism Base is a dedicated building and area within a mainstream School serving the needs of children with Autism. Ours would have 10 children.
How do children get a place in the base?
Why is Chaddesley Corbett Primary School a good choice?
Our school is a fantastic choice because we have an absolutely outstanding environment with an already embedded ethos of meaningful outdoor learning. This makes it a brilliant choice for ALL children as well as children with complex needs.
Would the base be separate from the rest of the school?
The base would be within the school grounds and children from the base would be our pupils. They would be able to move, with supervision, around the school to work in groups or use the library, hall and outdoor learning space. The base would have its own classrooms, play area, toilets and staff.
How will the base affect the rest of the children?
Children who have an EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan) for Autism which says they need a specialised unit within a mainstream school would be referred directly by the local authority. Parents going through the EHCP process with their child would be able to state that because of our care, we are their choice of school. As Mainstream schools receive increasing numbers of pupils with complex needs we are confident that growth by having a base will ensure that ALL learners benefit. With our enhanced provision and on site expertise we would eliminate any distraction by expertly better meeting the needs of pupils who aren’t placed in the base but would benefit from us having specialsts in the base.
What is the next step?
A consultation process. We need to hear everybody’s views and concerns. We are really excited and proud but understand there will be a lot of questions. We will share more detailed information and have some meetings. We want to hear from Parents and the local community.
Gardeners’ Club The Society’s AGM ought to be held during the first three months of the year. This is obviously not possible in present circumstances .. but we will convene as soon as circumstances allow. Top jobs this month: Harden off dahlias: This year’s great new hope is Dahlia 'Jomanda’ and 'Karma Fuchsiana’, both of orangey salmon colouring. Cacti and succulents: Cuttings of succulents take easily at this time of year. Pull off a leaf of an echeveria or a pachyphytum and set it aside to callous over for a few days, then push it gently into very gritty compost. Net gains: Just draping nets over fruit bushes is a path to accidentally trapping birds: make small cages from batons of wood and net that you can lift off for harvesting. Meadow land: If you sowed a small patch of meadow in late autumn or early spring, thin it now. Globe artichokes: Remove winter mulch protection from around plants, feed, water and mulch with compost or manure. Pinch beans: Pinch out broad beans as soon as flowers appear to keep black fly at bay, and support plants if leaning. Currant affairs: Ensure good flowering next spring by cutting the flowered shoots back to a strong young shoot further down the stem. Cut out about a third of the oldest stems completely. Selection of tomatoes: If you plan to plant your tomatoes into pots, consider vintage long tom pots made with drainage holes in the sides and should be slightly buried. The roots then escape the pots and search for moisture. Clematis: When montana has finished flowering it is a good time to give it a haircut, before it swamps your shed. Shear it all over for a tidy-up. Spuds you’ll like: Now is the time to earth up your potatoes to prevent them from turning green. Eucalyptus leaves: Chop yours to the ground now and you will soon see a flush of new glaucous foliage. Repeat every few springs. Rocks away: It’s time to plant up new alpine troughs and rock gardens. First add lots of drainage to the base, then make a half-grit, half-compost mix.

“Thank You, Susie”

After six years, Susie will be retiring as church warden at the end of this month, having shared these responsibilities for three years with Beth and then three years with Clare Stockford. She followed her father, William Page who was warden between 1970 and 1974. Her family helped found ‘Friends of Saint Cassian’ and she will continue in post as Chair of the Friends. During her time she has helped raise £120,000 and rebuilt the organ, added a new footpath to the churchyard, replaced all the church lights with energy-saving LED ones and the electrics re-wired. All this on top of the usual round of fetes and fund-raisers, coffee mornings and quiz nights. Susie has been a blessing on the parish and of benefit to us all. Thank you, Susie, for all you have done for us.



ZOOM MEETING on Wednesday 5th May Christine on 77 00 74


It is hoped to arrange outdoor meetings - 3rd Wednesdays - in July & August; with meetings back in the Village Hall from September. Roni Pardoe on 777 338