LATEST PARENT/CARER INFORMATION

Wednesday 24th February 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing to you to give you a brief update following the government’s announcement that schools will re-open to all pupils from Monday 8th March 2021. We have not received any further information from the Department for Education, but early indications are that the guidance for primary (and first) schools will be similar to the guidance in place during the autumn term. Therefore it is my intention to re-instate the arrangements we had put in place for the autumn term. Please make tentative arrangements based on those timings etc.

Plans are being made to ensure we welcome children back and provide the very best support for them, not just in terms of their learning, but also their emotional well-being.

I expect to receive more information later this week and will update you as soon as I am able.

Once again, may I take this opportunity to thank all parents/carers who have stayed at home, supporting your children in the best way you can. We have a little ray of hope and I sincerely hope this is a significant step towards being able to do all the lovely things we used to be able to do so our children and school can be right at the heart of the village community once again. 

Mrs Sarah Brett

Headteacher

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Home learning if a bubble or school is closed / goes into lockdown:

See  On-line learning Arrangements

 

 

Parents/Carers,
You may have heard about the issue regarding the demand for tests and the resulting shortages. Here is a message from Public Health England and the NHS which schools have been asked to share:
 
 
To ensure we identify those with coronavirus while avoiding a huge increase in demand for tests from people without coronavirus symptoms, we ask that you recommend to your pupils, students and staff who feel unwell, that they get tested if:
 
they develop one or more of the main coronavirus symptoms:
*a high temperature
*a new, continuous cough
*the loss or change of their sense of taste or smell, or
they are recommended to get tested by a healthcare provider (e.g. GP or nurse)
If a pupil, student or staff member develops one or more of the main coronavirus symptoms described above, only they should be tested. There is no need for their households to have a test, unless they are also symptomatic. Unless a pupil, student or staff member has one of the three main coronavirus symptoms, they should only be tested if instructed otherwise by the local authority, health protection team or their GP. As schools and colleges across England return, pupils and students may feel unwell for example with a sore throat, stomach upset or a headache. These pupils and students don’t need to book a test but may need to stay off school or college and seek medical advice through their GP or pharmacist as usual. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Here are the details for start and end times next week. We open for pupils in Reception - Y 4 on Wednesday 2nd September.
8.45am - Years 2, 3 and 4 will come into school via the driveway entrance. Only 1 adult is permitted to enter with the children however we are ideally looking for children to come in through the gates unaccompanied and line up in their designated area.
9.00am - Nursery, Reception and Year 1 will come into school via the pedestrian entrance. Only 1 adult is permitted to enter to collect the children.
2.45pm - Years 2, 3 and 4 will exit school via the driveway entrance. Only 1 adult is permitted to enter to collect the children.
1pm Reception children will exit via the pedestrian gate (2pm on week two, 3pm on week three onward). Only 1 adult is permitted to enter to collect the children.
3.00pm - Year 1 will exit school via the pedestrian entrance. Only 1 adult is permitted to enter to collect the children.
When Nursery children start on their allotted days: Midday - Nursery to be collected via the pedestrian entrance. Only 1 adult is permitted to enter school and wait on the yard to collect nursery
children.
Adults will need to socially distance from each other at all times.