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Mr Flathers' 3 minute message!

Find out what we've been up to during out first month back at school and see how you can help our latest campaign.

Go Fest 2020 - LIVE and at a Distance 

Wow - what an incredible way to finish a quite remarkable year.  Thank you to all of our guests, performers and most importantly the children for making it such a special time for everyone.  You can see more pictures and videos over on the Go Fest 2020 page. 

Schools can do it!

Our children and staff are so happy to be here and we want to spread the word that schools can do it!  Help young people get back to school and back to normal by sharing our poster. 

School is back...a welcome and some important info

Whether your children are staying at home for now or are coming back to school, find out what will be happening over the next few weeks.  We're all in this together. 

Back to school in June

Check out the One Kind Learning Special to see an important message from Mr Flathers or read the document below to find out about our plans for getting back to school. 

15 Day Genius Challenge 

Have you got what it takes to complete One Kind Learning's 15 Day Genius Challenge?  Watch our film to find out more and then download the templates to help you. 

Home Learning 

We know things are a little bit different at the moment, but we've tried to make this as exciting and easy for you to still enjoy your learning at home.  Check our Mr F's NEW #OneKindLearningChannel on YouTube, have a look at the Home Learning page where you'll find lots of links, games and advice.  Stay safe!


  • Children will be in school on Thursday and Friday.
  • From Monday 23 March the school will be closed.
  • Some children CAN come to school on March 23. Families will be contacted when we have heard from the government. Here is a rough idea…if your child has an EHCP, if your child is a vulnerable child (you receive help from social services) and if you are a key worker.
  • Home learning packs have been prepared for all pupils.
  • One Kind Learning begins on Monday for all our pupils.
  • We will announce services for you at our hub (school) as soon as we can.

The Gold Star Family will get through this time.

Coronavirus - Hands, Faces, Spaces 

Our schools are currently helping children and adults stay safer with a hygiene campaign called Hands Faces Spaces. The aim is to help everyone understand how to actively reduce the spread of infection.  Have a closer look at the documents below to find out more. 

World Book Day 2020

We celebrated World Book Day slightly differently this year, as we all wore traditional clothes and colours from our countries.  Thank you to everyone for making such an incredible effort!

Do It Dude’s Travel Book

Have you seen The Do It Dude’s new mini series?  Find out about a different continent each week and see how many facts you can remember!

Positive Word Power! PWP with the Do It Dude

Can you be a Secret Word Agent?  Find out how with The Do It Dude.

Happy Birthday!

A double Birthday celebration for the federation, with Orion reaching it’s 20th year whilst we turned 90!  Thank you to Jack and Joel who came to celebrate with us all.  We’ve also been learning lots about Europe in week three of Word Up - have a look at the Word Up 2020 page to find out more.

The Tech Show

Huge thanks to everyone who came along to our Safer Internet Day event at Orion, The Tech Show.  It was great to see so many families having fun with technology from now and the past as well as finding out how to stay safe online.  Find out more on The Tech Show page

Word Up Week Two

Word Up continued with more incredible visitors - adventurous author Marcus Alexander wowed us all with his exciting stories from around the world.  We were also lucky enough to meet travel writer, author, radio and tv presenter Sarah Tucker who inspired us all - thank you! Check out the Word Up 2020 page to find out more.

Word Up and DO IT Dude Word Up Episode 2

Word Up! Word Up!

Word Up 2020 is here and what an incredible first week we've had.  Huge thanks to our special guests,storyteller Phil McDermott and climate change activist David Saddington.  We've also been busy with our brand new doodle books, writing about what might have happened to the Do It Dude and the awesome opening show.  Check out the Word Up 2020 page to find out more.

Coming soon...The Tech Show

An event for Orion and Goldbeaters families this Safer Internet Day. Tickets only 50p per person and will be on sale soon!

Think Pink

Happy New Year and welcome back!  We’ve had an amazing first week of 2020, thinking PINK to rock the world with kindness.