Return to School September 2020

Here is the current DfE guidance for parents.  Links to guidance on :

What parents and carers need to know about nurseries, childminders, schools and colleges until August 2020


What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term

Please see latest Trust-wide communication to parents:


Pick up and drop off Timetable (subject to change as guidance dictates)

DROP OFF: 9.10am   8:45am   8:55am   8:45am   9:00am   8:55am
PICK UP: 3:20PM*   3:00pm   3:10pm   3:00pm   3:20pm   3:10pm

*from 14th September 2020.

If you have more than one child to drop off and pick up, please follow the latest timings for your family. We will make sure they are supervised until all collected.



Documentation for Return to School (YrR / Yr 1 / Yr6 and keyworker children)


Please see documents below supporting plans for the proposed return to school for children in Year R, Yr1 and Yr6 from 1st June 2020. (click on the image to open the pdf document).


Risk assessment for Teaching and Support Staff   Risk Assessment for Premises and Cleaning Staff  

Site plan for groups and zones

  Temporary behaviour procedure




Click on the You Tube link to see Mrs Cowgill, Miss Ennew and Felix guide you through the changes around school.  You may spot some familiar faces along the way.


More information on arrangements for return to school is being communicated with eligible groups


Information for Parents

In this section we will try to address any concerns and questions we all have around Covid-19 and how it affects our school.

If you have any concerns around the school closure please have a look through these questions before contacting the school.  

I am sure you can appreciate that staff have returned to school to support the children in school, as well as those still elanring from home.  As such we will do our best to respond to your concerns as soon as possible.

This page will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

Latest updates from the Trust


School re-opening for eligible children

please see section above regarding arrangements for return to school for these year groups

My child is an eligible year group but did not return on the 1st June

if you requested that your child stay at home because your child is shielding, please let the school office know.

if you requested that your child stay at home because of any other reason, and may wish for your child to return at some point in term 6, please keep in touch with the office and your class teacher for updates.  It is very important that your child is allocated a group and is expected to return to school before they do so.  

At the moment we are working on a two week time frame. Please watch for updates as guidance changes daily.

DFE guidance:


DfE Guidance on School Closure for parents and carers (in non-eligible year groups)

This is the latest DfE guidance on school closure for parents.  Click here

it covers a range of topics including:

  • which schools are affected by the closure
  • online safety and where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?
  • vulnerable childre
  • leaving children un attended
  • social distancing
  • Keyworkers
  • resources

The DfE have also issued guidance for parents and carers around home learning - see DfE guidance here


How do I contact the school?

See Contact page for information on how to contact the school office.

The school office will be manned during the school day, except for a Friday afternoon when the school is closed to everyone except keyworker children, for cleaning.

You can leave a voicemail for the office to pick up at any time, or send us an email at

Class Teacher Contact

Class teacher email addresses have been shared with you for the purpose of school work questions only.  We ask you to respect their professional role and that they are teaching throughout the school day, and they too have families at home.

Please only contact them for school work based questions, only within school day hours, and please be patient for a response as they not be able to get back to you immediately.

Please do not contact teaching staff during school holidays.

Where Can I find my child's timetable and ideas for learning during the school closure?

Timetables, class specific google site, point of contact and ideas for learning can be found on the class pages.  


As more year group specific work becomes available, it will be uploaded to the relevant class page.

This is not homeschooling, but home learning and staff are there to support you.  

It is absolutely not possible to facilitate distance learning with a primary aged child and work full time from home at the same time, please don't try to be superheroes.

Staff will load more work and suggestions onto the Purple Mash app and class website pages for those families who need more to do.  All children learn at a different pace and in different ways.  

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the work your child has been given, please contact your class teacher within the guidelines above. 

Home learning Record.  What is is and what do I do with it?

as per Miss Ennew's letter emailed 20th April 2020, the school require an update of how learning at home is going.  This is to help feedback to teachers how distance learning can be adapted.

Please circle/ tick/ highlight the sheet we are sending - take a photo of it completed each week or fortnight, and send it back to the class teacher. It will really help us see where we can offer support, whether the pitch of amount and/ or standard is right for your child and celebrate all the ‘extras’ you are doing.

copy of learning record here:



My child was not in school at the end of term.  Can I come in and collect school reading books / PE kit / Wellies / drop off sports kit etc?

  • If you and your family are not showing symptoms of Covid-19 and would like to collect the above items from school, please call the school office and arrangements will be made.
  • Please do not call into school without phoning ahead to make arrangements.
  • Please do not call into the school office if your family are in self isolation

Where Can I find information about what my child is learning throughout the year?

  • For a general overview of learning throughout the year. have a look on Our Curriculum page for a list topics and objectives of what each year group is learning.

My child has run out of reading books, what should they be reading?

  • Have a look on Our Curriculum Page for more inspiration from our literature spine and suggested reads section.

What about provision for children of key / front line workers?

  • This is the MNSP Trust's most recent letter regarding the definition of a keyworker and what you should do.

Trust-wide information for week beginning 30th March: Click here to read 

Trust-wide initial communictaion regarding key workers: 20th March information for Key Workers

The school day for key worker children booked in:

  • School will open at the normal times - 8:50am to 3:15pm. please buzz the gate to be allowed in. For security reasons, the school gates will be locked at all times.
  • Children do not need to wear school uniform.
  • Children must bring a packed lunch
  • Social distancing guidance will be followed
  • Please email the office to book your child's place.


What if one of these children or someone in their family shows symptoms of the virus?

  • The school will continue the same procedure as it has leading up the closure, and these children will be sent home immediately.
  • In line with government  guidance, the families will be advised to follow self isolation for 14 days.  See pictoral below for guidance on family self-isolation.

Lunchtime meals scheme for means tested entitlement to Free School Meals

  • Means tested free school meal entitlement children will be entitled to a free meal during term time, even though your children may not be attending school. 

From Monday 30th March onwards (Easter break included) click here for the the latest Trust letter emailed to you

  • The Government has introduced a voucher scheme. Vouchers will be sent electronically to you for purchasing food at a number of local supermarkets
  • If anyone does not have an email address, vouchers will be sent through the post.
  • For any enquiries around the voucher system, please contact  the school office and we will forward your enquiry.
  • If you are unable to get to a listed supermarket, please use your support network to help you as the voucher can be forwarded to someone else who can spend it for you and drop off your shopping.
  • The vouchers are not time limted.

Additional Support

Should any family be affected by the coronavirus outbreak (eg lost employment) please contact Welfare Support (01225 477277), your social worker or other support network for assistance with support, advice and Foodbank Vouchers - vouchers issued by such organisations will be fulfilled for adults as well as children, while stocks of food last.

In addition, the Future Bright Programme has been able to temporarily widen their eligibility criteria so they can work with those who have lost pay or work due to the COVID-19 crisis.  They are offering:

  • over the phone/ Skype support for up to 3 months
  • Support to help participants begin looking for new or additional employment.
  • Access to short-term training to improve skills and enable participants to move quickly to secure work opportunities of either a temporary or permanent nature

To find out more about the programme and sign up contact: Phone 01225 395555  /  Email  /  Website

The recent Trust letter has a list of other support services which may be of help to you.


see this letter for an update to the foodbank service during this time.

Fire Safety at home


whilst we are at home more, the risk of fire is increased.  The NFCC have issued this safety poster

Local job centre information

Find your nearest job centre



General advice around schools closing and keeping safe

Government advice for schools can be found here

Government advice around coronavirus symptoms and what to do

Here's a useful guide to family self-isolation:




Coronavirus testing eligibility and how test and testing kits work

Anyone in England showing symptoms of coronavirus who has to leave the home to go to work, or is aged 65 and over, is eligible for testing along with members of their households with symptoms. This is in addition to all essential workers with symptoms.

Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test, how to get tested and the different types of test available can be found here:

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has published guidance for members of the public and patients about coronavirus tests and testing kits, including information on the different types of tests available and how they work.

The guidance can be found here: