Newsletter 3rd February 2023

3rd February 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,
Join our Communication Team for a chat over coffee and cake on the morning of Friday 10th February

Will you be a Parent Governor for Mill Water?

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed parents from a variety of backgrounds to join our friendly, active and motivated Governing Board. Your special quality is being a parent of a Mill Water pupil. It doesn’t matter how long your child has been at the school.

Parent Governor Vacancy

Number Day

The children had great fun learning about and using numbers in activities, games and play. The newsletter next week will showcase all the day had on offer but here is a little taster.

National Online Safety

Learn how to encourage open discussions about young people’s digital lives. Simply checking in with them regularly about their experiences in the digital world, both good and bad, is a brilliant way to engage with what they are currently into online. It also acts as a valuable early warning system about potential issues.

You can register with our school here to create a free account, download the National Online Safety App and access all of the free resources.

Next ‘Friends of Mill Water PTFA’ Meeting

Friends of Mill Water PTFA invite you to join them for their next meeting in school on Thursday 9th February, 11am – 12noon.

For more details, or if you would like a link to join the meeting online, email

Parent and Carer Support Workshops

Devon County’s Early Help team are running free ‘Autism and Us’ themed workshops for parents and carers during Spring 2023. They will provide support for those with primary and secondary children who are either on the autism waiting list or who have received a diagnosis of autism.

Full details can be found here

To book your place or find out more, email:

Raising Money While You Shop

Don't forget that you can raise money for Friends of Mill Water School (PTFA) while you shop via

You can find out more about the PTFA here


Devon Signpost Plus has loads of useful information relating to Children with Additional Needs in its weekly Snippets round-up

Winter Support for Woodbury, Exmouth and Budleigh residents
Seachange in Budleigh can offer help with the purchase of ‘energy saving’ items this winter, through the National Grid Community Matters Fund. Please initially contact Sarah Forde at Seachange via

This fund is limited and once it’s gone it’s gone. 

Household Support Funding (approx. £100)
Available for those on pre-payment gas and electric meters.
Complete this online form to apply.

Exmouth Foodbank
Exmouth Foodbank
 provides food help to anyone struggling to make ends meet, from its premises in Sheppards Row.

Tel: 07749 322291  Email:

Wesley’s in Budleigh Salterton
Community larder and a monthly ‘pay-as-you-can’ community supper, in Temple Methodist Church hall, Fore Street, EX9 6NG. Call 07955 863160 for more details.