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READ OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER
Published 11th October 2021

Here’s our October newsletter providing the latest updates and news from across all of Downs View.

 

 


Carousel are extending their youth work and would like to invite young people aged 12-18yrs who are learning disabled and/or authistic to join their free creative workshops over October half term. Please find the details below.


Letter from Vanessa
Published 24th September 2021

Please find below a letter from Vanessa with some general updates and also the dates for the upcoming Pupil Progress meetings.

Letter from Vanessa 24/9/2021

 


Letter from Vanessa
Published 6th September 2021

Please find below a letter from Vanessa to welcome you all back to the new term and provide you with some Covid updates.

Letter from Vanessa 06/9/2021

 


Letter from Vanessa
Published 21st July 2021

Please find below an end of term letter from Vanessa and a letter from the Friends of Downs View

Letter from Vanessa 21/7/2021

Letter from the Friends of Downs View 21/7/2021


Letter from Vanessa
Published 29th June 2021

Please find below a letter from Vanessa with a Covid-19 update.

Letter from Vanessa 29/6/2021

 


Letter from Vanessa
Published 18th June 2021

Please find below a letter from Vanessa regarding leavers events and transition following the Government announcement on Monday 14th June.

Letter from Vanessa 18/6/2021

 


Letter from Vanessa
Published 14th May 2021

Please find below a letter from Vanessa with some general updates.

Letter from Vanessa 14/5/2021

 


Letter from Vanessa
Published 23rd April 2021

Please find below a letter from Vanessa with some general updates.

Letter from Vanessa 23/4/2021

 


Letter from Vanessa
Published 1st April 2021

Please find below an end of term letter from Vanessa that includes the test and trace process for over the holiday.

We have also shared a letter from Deb Austin, Executive Director, Families Children & Learning about the EU Settled Status.

Letter from Vanessa 01/4/2021

Letter from Deb Austin 01/4/2021


READ OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER
Published 1st April 2021

Here’s our March newsletter providing the latest updates and news from across all of Downs View.

Newsletter 01/04/2021

 


 

 

 INFORMATION FROM BRIGHTON & HOVE CITY COUNCIL

Published on 30th March 2021

 

 

THE SCHOOLS WELLBING SERVICE FLIER

Here’s a flier from the Schools Wellbeing Service (BHISS). They are offering a range of activities to support mental health and wellbeing over the Easter break.

FACTSHEET AND HAF INFORMATION FROM THE FAMILY INFORMATION SERVICE

You can find a factsheet that contains details about local support for families, as well as information about physical activities and healthy eating here. You can also find more information on the HAF Easter activities on the following link Family Service Directory | HAF Easter 2021 (familyinfobrighton.org.uk)


Letter from Vanessa
Published 22nd March 2021

Please find below a letter from Vanessa regarding the outcome of the staff consultation and the changes to the timings of the school day.

Letter from Vanessa 22/3/2021


Letter from Vanessa
Published 16th March 2021

Please find below a letter from Vanessa and brief questionnaire about home learning.

Letter from Vanessa 16/3/2021

 


Letter from Vanessa
Published 11th March 2021

Please find below a letter from Vanessa about staffing changes in 3R.

Letter from Vanessa 11/3/2021

 


Letter from Vanessa
Published 10th March 2021

Please find below a letter from Vanessa about the lateral flow home-testing kits and the Downs View Parent/Carer Council meeting on the 25th March.

Letter from Vanessa 10/3/2021


Letter from Vanessa
Published 5th March 2021

Please find below a letter from Vanessa with some important updates.

Letter from Vanessa 05/3/2021

 


LETTER FROM BRIGHTON & HOVE CITY COUNCIL
Published on 4th March 2021

Here’s a letter from Deb Austin,  Executive Director for Families, Children & Learning and Alistair Hill, Director of Public Health at Brighton and Hove City Council thanking you for your support and also providing some details around the return to school next week.

 


READ OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER
Published 26th February 2021

Here’s our latest newsletter providing the latest updates and news from across all of Downs View. This month there is some details on World Book Day and the Holi Festival that are coming up this term and also an update from The Friends of Downs View.

Newsletter 26/02/2021


Letter from Vanessa
Published 23rd February 2021

Please find below a letter from Vanessa about the wider opening of school/college.

Letter from Vanessa 23/2/2021

 

 


Letter from Vanessa
Published 9th February 2021

Please find below a letter from Vanessa with some important updates.

Letter from Vanessa 09/2/2021

 


READ OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER
Published 1st February 2020

Here’s our latest newsletter providing the latest updates and news from across all of Downs View and this time there is also an update from the Friends of Downs View.

Newsletter 01/02/2020

 


Letter from Vanessa
Published 1st February 2021

Please find below an important letter regarding the staff consultation and the timings of the school day.

Letter from Vanessa 01/2/2021

 


 

Letter from Vanessa
Published 14th January 2021

Please find below an important letter with an update on the current situation at Downs View.

Letter from Vanessa 14/1/2021

 


Letter from Vanessa
Published 8th January 2021

Please find below two important letters from Vanessa about next week at school and college.

 

Letter from Vanessa for all parents 8/1/2021   

Letter from Vanessa for DVLC parents 8/1/2021


Letter from Vanessa
Published 5th January 2021

Please find an important letter below about the plan going forward for school and college.

Letter from Vanessa 5/1/2021

 


 

Letter from Vanessa
Published 4th January 2021

Please find an important letter below about Tuesday 5th January 2021 now being an additional INSET day for ALL students.

Letter from Vanessa 4/1/2021


Letter from Vanessa
Published 3rd January 2021

Please find an important letter below with an update on the current situation at Downs View and details on the changes that will be taking place next week.

Letter from Vanessa 3/1/2021


Letter from Vanessa
Published 31st December 2020

Please find an important letter below about Monday 4th January 2021 now being an INSET day for ALL students.

Letter from Vanessa 31/12/2020

 


Letter from Vanessa
Published 07th December 2020

Please find below a general information letter from Vanessa.

Letter from Vanessa 07/12/2020

 


READ OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER
Published 27th November 2020

Here’s our latest newsletter providing updates on our Woodingdean and Hollingdean school merger, what many of our classes have been up to, and how well our Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising activity went.

Newsletter 27/11/2020


Letter from Vanessa
Published 16th November 2020

Please find below a letter from Vanessa regarding the parent council.

Letter from Vanessa 16/11/2020

 


Letter from Vanessa
Published 10th November 2020

Please find below a letter from Vanessa providing an update following the lockdown that started on Thursday 5th November.

Letter from Vanessa 10/11/2020

 


Letter from Vanessa
Published 1st November 2020

Please find below a letter from Vanessa providing an update following the Government announcement about lockdown on starting Thursday 5th November.

Letter from Vanessa 01/11/2020


READ OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER
Published 23rd October 2020

Here’s our latest newsletter providing updates on our Woodingdean and Hollingdean school merger, what many of our classes have been up to, and information about upcoming events including our Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising activity in November.

Newsletter 23/10/2020


LETTER FROM BRIGHTON & HOVE CITY COUNCIL
Published on 22nd October 2020

Here’s a letter from Deb Austin, the Interim Executive Director for Families, Children & Learning at Brighton and Hove City Council, thanking you for all you are doing to support your school and your children during the pandemic so everyone can stay safe and keep learning.


GOVERNOR VACANCY
Published 16th October 2020

We currently have a vacancy for a school governor at Downs View. If you have enthusiasm, an interest in the welfare of children and a willingness to learn, then we would like to hear from you! Please read the letter below for more information.

Governor Vacancy 16/10/2020


FULL-TIME OPENING AND COVID-19 REMINDERS
Published 25th September 2020

Please find below a letter providing information about full-time opening of our schools and colleges from Monday 28th September. It also provides important reminders about Covid-19 and what to do if your child develops symptoms. We’ve also shared a letter from the NHS providing useful information about Covid-19 testing.

Letter from Vanessa to parents/carers 28-09-20
NHS letter providing information about testing


READ OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER
Published 18th September 2020

Here’s our latest newsletter providing the latest updates and news from across all of our Downs View schools and colleges.

Newsletter 18/09/20


LETTER FROM VANESSA ON RETURNING TO SCHOOL/COLLEGE
Published 11th September 2020

Please find below a letter from Vanessa providing information about the coming week as well as some useful supportive guidance from the NSPCC on keeping children safe online.

Letter from Vanessa 11/09/20


WE’RE RECRUITING!
Published 11th September 2020

We are currently looking for Midday Supervisory Assistants (MDSA) across our Downs View sites – Woodingdean School, Link College and Life Skills.

Click here for more details and for an application form


 

LETTER FROM VANESSA ON RETURNING TO SCHOOL AND DOWNS VIEW WOODINGDEAN BUILDING WORKS
Published 4th September 2020

Please find below a letter from Vanessa providing information about returning to school as well as an update on the building works at Downs View  Woodingdean.

We’ve also shared a letter from Alistair Hill, Director of Public Health Brighton & Hove City Council, that explains the measures being supported by the local authority to ensure that all pupils can return safely to school.

Letter from Vanessa 04/09/20
Letter from Alistair Hill 03/09/20
Latest updates on our Covid-19 Risk Assessment


INTRODUCTION LETTER FROM VANESSA HICKEY
Published 25th August 2020

Here’s a letter from Vanessa Hickey – our new Executive Head of Downs View from September 2020.

Good luck to Vanessa and a big thank you to Adrian for his leadership over the years!

 


TERM DATES FOR 2020-2021
Published 24th July 2020

Please find below the term dates for 2020-2021. Please note that the start date in September will be in line with the transition arrangements covered in this letter.

Term Dates for 2020-2021

 


LETTER FROM BRIGHTON & HOVE CITY COUNCIL
Published on 21st July 2020

Here’s a letter from Deb Austin, the Interim Executive Director for Families, Children & Learning at Brighton and Hove City Council, sharing key points to help you and your child prepare for the return to school in September.

 


GOODBYE LETTER FROM ADRIAN
Published 17th July 2020

Here’s a goodbye letter from Adrian. He has done this by letter as he’s not able to do it in person or at an occasion for now.

Good luck Adrian!

 


TRANSITION BACK TO DOWNS VIEW IN SEPTEMBER
Published 16th July 2020

Please find below a letter from Adrian outlining the plans for your child’s transition back to Downs View in September.

Letter from Adrian 16/07/20

 


ACCOMMODATION ISSUES: GOOD NEWS!
Published on Tuesday 14th July 2020 

Here’s a letter from Adrian with some good news about new funds to support a number of works to improve the Woodingdean site. Also below is a video filmed by Abi Hill (office manager) of the current works in the new extensions to school.