Friday 29th May 2020
Please find below a letter updating you all about the phased reopening of school from the 8th June. Please note that the opening Reception and Nursery is being planned after more recent guidance from the government. We will notify you in due course of the timeline of this.
Friday 22nd May 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
Please see below the letter to parents informing you about our ongoing plans for reopening. We are working extremely hard to ensure that ALL safety precautions are taken into account when redesigning the site and adapting our practices in school to accommodate the government guidance. Can I thank you for all your feedback on the survey I sent out last week and I can assure you that all your comments and concerns have fed into the Risk Assessments and Plans we are undertaking. We will be in touch next week to give you more specific details that will be pertinent to you. I can also assure you that with the information we will send out, you will be able to make a real informed decision on sending your child back to school. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Wednesday 13th May 2020
Please see the letter below to inform you about our CONDITIONAL plans to return to school on 1st June 2020.
Monday 27th April 2020
Please note the following message regarding Free School Meals Vouchers:
Tuesday 21st April
Free School Meals vouchers
Please note that, if you are elegible for the FSM Vouchers Scheme, you should have recieved your vouchers into your inbox. Please check the junk or spam boxes as some have been delivered into their.
Also, ALDI has been added to the list of accepted supermarkets which will give you even more choice where to spend the vouchers.
Tuesday 31st March
Free School Meals applications
The Local Authority are prioritising the assessment of free school meals but they have had an influx of claims over the past week. They have put additional resources into the team to help process claims as quickly as possible.
To help them to process the claims as efficiently as possible please can you go on line and complete the form at:
If they are unable to go on line please call 01226 787787 opt 3 and we will complete the form over the phone.
Monday 30th March 2020
Financial Guidance for Families
If you or anyone you know is finding it hard financially at this difficult time, then please look at the document below. There are practical, time-saving links for you to click so that you can get to the correct information without looking through lots of different websites. Alternatively, if there is something that you need that it isn't on the sheet, then please contact school and we will do our best to help or point you in the direction.
Wednesday 25th March 2020
We are aware there is a hoax email currently being circulated that appears to have been sent from HM Government asking parents in receipt of free school meals to submit their bank details to ensure they continue to receive support.
The email is cleverly worded and states ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.
This is a scam and not an official communication, please do not respond and delete immediately.
Children entitled to a free school meal will continue to receive this provision in line with government guidance. Please contact the school direct to determine how to access this entitlement if you are unsure.
Friday 20th March 2020
Please read the letter below for more information if your child is attending school from Monday 23rd March.
Please see the letter below addressed from the Chief Executive Officer from the Academy Trust.
In light of all the information we have sent out, and in line with the new guidance released, can we stress that if at all possible, if your child can be safely cared for at home, please keep them at home during the school closures.
Friday 20th March 2020
Key Workers and Vulnerable groups
Thankyou for your patience with the key worker list. Please use these documents to inform you of the details and some practical answers for parents. Please ontact school by 10:30am today to confirm whether you fall into either of these categories.
Thursday 19th March
Key Workers and Vulnerable Groups
Please see the letter below for information on the our priorities over the next two days.
I thank you all for your paitence and understanding at this time.
Resources that might be helpful for children, young people and their families
We’ve attached the following resources that may be helpful for children and adults working with children:
Cosy time - A story written for young children to help explain the upcoming over-70s isolation
Social stories to develop children’s understanding of the virus
MindHeart - A workbook to clarify understanding for children
Mencap easy read for accessible information to share about coronavirus
British Psychological Society - advice on talking to children about coronavirus
MIND – a response to maintaining mental well being
The following website links may be helpful in supporting children, young people and their families:
Information video on Coronavirus for Primary age children (KS2), by Brainpop
Information video on Coronavirus for older children/adults, by WHO
How to talk to your child about coronavirus, by Unicef
Childline webpage for children
The YoungScot website accessible information for teenagers
Be mindful to look after your own health and wellbeing during this extremely difficult time.
Wednesday 18th March 2020
In light of tonight's announcements from the Education Secretary, and the Prime Minister, we will endeavour to communicate what this means for us all as soon as possible. Please be aware that specific children and families will be in need of additional support, hence the need for further guidance before we can give you anymore, specific information.
Thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this difficult time.
Tuesday 17th March 2020
Please use the following websites for the most up to date guidance on the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. At the moment we are continuing to close Early Years until further notice as this is allowing us to keep the rest of school open with the staff that we have available to us.
If there are any further developments, we will communicate these through the website, Twitter, Facebook, texts or letter where necessary.
PARTIAL SCHOOL CLOSURE
Following the latest advice outlined by the Government this afternoon, we now have a number of staff that fall into a vulnerable group and are therefore advised to follow advice to self-isolate. As a result, we are taking the decision to operate a partial closure in school from tomorrow - with provision for pupils in FS1 (Nursery) and FS2 (Reception) closed until further notice. We regret that we are also unable to offer after-school clubs effective from tomorrow , including SATS boosters, and ask that all pupils are collected from school at 3pm.
We understand that these are worrying times for us all, and can confirm that these are precautionary measures arising only as a result of staff being advised to self-isolate; there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus associated with the school. We ask that parents/carers continue to liaise with the school office to report any illness or decisions taken within the family to self-isolate as a result of potential symptoms, in order that we can report those statistics to Public Health England in a rapidly changing situation.
Thankyou for your continued support in these difficult times.