4th March 2021 ~ Please click here to read a letter from Tony Hill, Interim Director of Public Health. The letter gives details of home testing for households with school-age children.
During this period of partial closure our school site continues to be open for provision for vulnerable pupils and children of critical workers. Irrespective of any partial closure or collaboration with another school, the safeguarding of all our children remains our top priority. At this time, our school will continue as normal in supporting our vulnerable children and if anyone has any questions regarding this they are asked to make contact via email – email@example.com. Thank you.
Please contact the school via email as follows:-
Please click here for the latest information for parents from the Government.
If your child takes a test, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the result. We need to know the result whether it is positive or negative. Thank you.
Thank you for your patience and understanding over the past few months which has been an extremely challenging time for us.
Attendance is mandatory and expected of all pupils (unless shielding under government guidance).
Please click here for advice from the NHS and what to do if your child is showing symptoms.
If anyone in the school becomes unwell with a new and persistent cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), they will be sent home and advised to follow guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection which sets out that they should self-isolate for at least 10 days and should arrange to have a test to see if they have coronavirus (COVID-19) or call 119.
To book a test, please click here. Please let us know if you are being tested and of any confirmed cases in your household.
Please find below our Risk Assessment for the full re-opening of the school in September 2020.
We are maintaining high standards of hygiene, including hand washing and regular cleaning and disinfection of surfaces within the school.
Government advice is that the risk to children themselves of becoming severely ill from coronavirus (COVID-19) is very low. Maintaining a distance between people will reduce the risk of transmission.
There has been significant extra cleaning to all classrooms and cleaning is taking place throughout the day. Small adaptions have been made in terms of where furniture has been placed, where possible, to help with social distancing.
The school gates will open at 8.30am and finishing times have been staggered. Only one parent per child will be allowed on the school grounds.
Children will be encouraged to wash their hands frequently and hand sanitiser is available in all classrooms and throughout the school. Tissues are provided in all areas and we promote the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach.
Children will remain at all times within their Class/Year Group bubbles. We have allocated separate areas for both playtime and lunchtime for each group. There will be no assemblies at present.
Children and staff are not expected to wear masks although this is optional. Staff have been provided with visors.
We look forward to seeing all pupils back on Monday 7th September.
Nursery and Reception entry times and collection times will be the same as usual.
For Year 1/2/3/4/5 and 6 the gates will open at 8.30 a.m. so please drop off anytime between 8.30 and 8.55 a.m. Only one parent per child please and observe any signs we have up.
This should ensure less parents on the playground at any one time.
Registers will be taken at 8.55 a.m.
We will stagger collection times as follows –
Year 1 – 2.45 pm
Year 2 – 2.55 pm
Year 3 – 3.05 pm
Year 4 – 2.45 pm
Year 5 – 2.55 pm
Year 6 – 3.15 pm
If you have any problems with these times please let me know.
Please click here to read a letter from Sussex Police which outlines the support for parents and children in ensuring that children remain safe over the summer holiday period.
Please click here for the latest Government Guidance regarding schools.
To read a letter to parents, dated 15th May 2020, from Paul Wagstaff, Director of Education and Skills, please click here
Learning during Covid-19 – Click here for advice for parents.
To read a letter to parents from Paul Wagstaff, Director of Education and Skills, please click here
During this period of partial closure our school site continues to be open for provision for vulnerable pupils and children of key workers. Irrespective of any partial closure or collaboration with another school, the safeguarding of all our children remains our top priority. At this time, our school will continue as normal in supporting our vulnerable children and if anyone has any questions regarding this they are asked to make contact via email at email@example.com. Thank you.
Useful Home Learning Links
BBC Teach has thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos to help with learning at home. These are arranged by age-group and subject. Please click here BBC.co.uk/teach to access the videos.
Click here for some more free resources to keep your children engaged whilst at home.
BBC Bitesize deliver daily online lessons for all age groups.
Please see the Learning Section of our website which gives ideas for how to keep children fit and active at home.
Information for Parents and Carers
Dear Parents and Carers
Due to the enforced school closure by the government, we have prepared Home Learning Packs for all children which you should now have received.
This includes a suggested timetable for the day. We feel that it is very important to keep as much structure as possible for your child. Please also make sure that you allow time during the day for your child to be physically active.
The school has purchased additional online resources for your child to use. Teachers will monitor all work regularly and set new work as necessary. Please email teaching staff if you have any questions during the school closure period. If you do not have internet access please let us know and we will provide more paper resources for you. We will be adding further resources and videos to our website to help you support your child’s learning at home.
If at any time you are worried about your child’s safety or the safety of another child please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will always have a designated safeguarding leader on site.
If you need to contact us, please use one of the following emails:
Class teacher – EYFS@lgprimary.org.uk (Reception & Nursery Classes)
We will send regular updates to you as and when we have further information. Please keep working hard with your children. We all care very much about their continued progress and wellbeing.
Thank you all so much for your support and co-operation during these difficult and uncertain times. We look forward to seeing you all as soon as possible.
Mrs A Wallis & Mr M Sudan
Headteacher & Chair of Governors (on behalf of the Governing Body)