Here is the current DfE guidance for parents. Links to guidance on :
Please see latest Trust-wide communication to parents:
Pick up and drop off Timetable (subject to change as guidance dictates)
*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.
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).
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Site plan for groups and zones
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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
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 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:
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 email@example.com
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?
Where Can I find information about what my child is learning throughout the year?
My child has run out of reading books, what should they be reading?
What about provision for children of key / front line workers?
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:
What if one of these children or someone in their family shows symptoms of the virus?
Lunchtime meals scheme for means tested entitlement to Free School Meals
From Monday 30th March onwards (Easter break included) click here for the the latest Trust letter emailed to you
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:
To find out more about the programme and sign up contact: Phone 01225 395555 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org / Website https://www.westofengland-ca.gov.uk/future-bright/referrals/
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
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: