Weekly update 16/10/2020

We hope you and your family are keeping safe and well.

The weather has certainly turned more chilly this week but spirits remain high! We have had a variety of issues with keeping the school staffed this week but we have somehow found our way through - thank you to all the staff who continue to commit to providing all of our pupils with an education in such uncertain times.

There have been some very good examples of behaviour and classwork around the school and this can be seen on our weekly Wall of Fame. We are very proud of our pupils and their achievements. You can view this weeks wall using the link below. Also well done to all 20 of our Golden Reward earners. It was great to see so many pupils earning this week's reward!


COVID Measures

As it becomes apparent that restrictions to normal school life will be with us for the majority of this school year, we will continue to monitor and adapt them so that we can find the correct balance of risk reduction, opportunities for learning and a balanced, positive environment. When changes are made, the risk assessment will continue to be updated via the website.

Pupils have been updated of the rules in school assemblies this week and on a whole most pupils are sticking to the rules well. We have had some cases of pupils going into zones they are not supposed to be in and not following the 2 meters rule. In these cases we have to review the pupils individual Covid Risk Assessment If needed we will request meetings with parents/carers to review the Risk Assessment and ensure the pupil fully understands the consequences of not following the school rules in relation to Covid safety. We would like to thank parents/carers for their ongoing support with this.

Safeguarding - Talking to a child worried about coronavirus (COVID-19)

If your child is anxious or worried about coronavirus (COVID-19), there are things you can do to help. In addition, if they are struggling with their mental health, we have advice to help you support them and keep them safe.

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world at the moment. And there won't always be answers to the questions your children are asking. But we can help you have these conversations in a safe and open way.

You may like to refer to Gov.uk guidance on how to children and young peoples mental health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 crisis.

Half Term

We close next Friday (23rd October) after school and pupils return Monday  2nd November.

COVID-19 Illness

Should your child develop any of the main three symptoms of COVID-19 (new, continuous cough; high temperature; loss of taste or smell) they will not be able to attend school. Families should follow public health advice and households should self isolate, book a test for members of the house with symptoms and keep the school informed of the test date and outcome. All absence, whether COVID-19 related or not, should be communicated to the school reception via telephone.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!