11th June 2020
We are so far very pleased with the way children have come back to school, following the arrangements outlined in previous emails. We look forward to inviting more pupils back on 22nd June.
We anticipate that most re-joining children will be able to go back in their usual class. However some pupils may need to join other classes to keep the numbers below 8 pupils per class. We will not know this until we know the numbers of pupils returning.
If your child has not yet returned and you would like them to have 2 days a week from 22nd June, please respond to the text being sent out today. Please do this even if you have already discussed it with you class teacher, and reply by midday Friday 12th June.
We look forward to welcoming rotas of pupils back to school starting this Thursday. If your child is returning you should know which days are being offered from the previous post.
If you requested that your child return to school and they receive transport, this has been arranged for the days their class is in. Transport have tried to ensure that children are in their class bubbles whilst on the bus; we are very grateful for this as it helps ensure the risks are kept as low as possible. Transport are making contact with parents; if you need to contact them because of any problems please email them at email@example.com.
Parents who are bringing children to school themselves will need to bring them through the new pedestrian entrance, which is just up from the flats at the bottom of Reedham Drive. The gate will be open from 8:40am, if you arrive early you will need to wait on the path on the opposite side of the road. Do not bring your child to the vehicle entrance as there will be a significant amount of vehicle movement. Once the gate is open please walk up and wait at 2m distances on the marked lines on the path ; your child will then be collected by staff.
Children should not bring any personal items apart from packed lunch boxes. This includes book bags, toys or home school contact book. Contact will be made using phone, text or email. Please ensure your child has clean clothes on each day they come in.
We will be using newly installed hand sanitiser dispensers at the entrances to the building and staff will supervise children to use this before they enter the school.
If a child is sick whilst in school, we will isolate them and require someone to collect them as soon as we have phoned. They will also need to be tested if they are showing symptoms of Covid-19, and we need to know the results of this test as soon as you recieve it. In the event of a positive test from anyone in school there is likely to be further temporary closure of the school based on advice from the Local Authority. There should also be track and trace measures in place, so you should also be contacted about recent contacts within your family.
If you change your mind about returning to school, please let us know. We are looking to increase numbers from 22nd June if conditions allow, so will include any additional children from this date only, but you must let us know beforehand if you want your child to start back.
Similarly, if you do not want your child to return, please let us and transport know. As mentioned before, there are no attendance penalties in place at the current time.
Please check this web site for updates. Unfortunately there was a problem with some internet providers blocking our previous emails, so any information will now be posted here and a text sent.
This is a short summary of the measures we need you to take to keep all members of the school community as safe as possible – you can read the full risk under the previous post.
Thanks you for your patience and support, we hope this will be the start of a return to normality.
Oak National Academy are providing online video lessons specifically catered to children with SEN and parents supporting children with SEN. We have had a look and they seem very well suited to lots of our pupils and there’s activities to support with maths, literacy, communication, speech and language, creativity and life skills.
Click here to take a look.
Our school is a UNICEF Rights Respecting School and as part of this, we have weekly assemblys in class to support our learning about our rights.
Frederique has complied a list of activities we would have been doing in school in the summer term – please feel free to join in at home if you want to!
See the activities here: Activity planner for parents
We have been sending out regular emails to parents regarding this developing situation. Please check your emails for more detail.
At the time of writing the 2 most important actions are:
- Maintain good hygiene, including regular thorough handwashing – we teach this to children in school and there are good resources available to help.
- Self isolate for 14 days if you or your child displays symptoms of a continuous cough OR fever.
If the school is required to close because of the coronavirus, this will be based on advice taken from Public Health England. all parents will be sent a text.
As we have a vulnerable population ,we are taking additional precautions including control of visitors and keeping surfaces clean. As part of this please be aware that the planned Parents Evening on 18th March has been CANCELLED.