Update on wider opening to children
Thank you for your continued patience and support. As you are aware, the Government has asked schools to open more widely and to invite specific year groups to access their learning on the school site.
Leaders, supported by Create Partnership Trust have been working hard at ensuring this request can be fulfilled while ensuring that every action, in order to minimise the risk to the health and safety of each child and adult while at school, is taken.
The school has remained open to key worker families and vulnerable groups since 23rd March and throughout lockdown. This provision will continue until the end of the summer term.
Welfare calls from the school to each family have been made weekly since 23rd March and throughout lockdown. Working under the guidance of Public Health England and the Government, school staff have worked off site. In order to follow professional safeguarding guidance, welfare calls have been made by staff as they access the site. Now that guidance allows staff to work on site, our welfare calls can now be completed by the specific class teacher. I know our families have valued these calls as it’s enabled you to keep in touch with us and us with you. These calls will continue. As will the ability for you to contact your child’s year group through the email system found on each year group page on the school website.
Leaders are planning to open the school more widely as follows:
Week beginning Monday 22nd June – Year 1
Week beginning Monday 29th June-Year 6 and Reception
These groups have been identified by the Government.
The Trustees of Create Partnership Trust have read and signed off the school’s risk assessment. This risk assessment template was provided by Birmingham Local Authority. All Department for Education guidance has been followed.
We are able to confirm the following:
Plans have been made upon the basis that social distancing guidance can be maintained in school.
Social distancing for adults
Learning from home
In response to feedback from our parental community we have introduced a weekly family learning project. Teachers have carefully planned learning around a common theme and personalized it so that every primary school aged pupil can access the learning. We are fully aware that for families with more than 1 child, access to technology may be difficult; therefore, we have planned learning in such a way that the use of technology isn’t vital. Teachers have also planned learning in the core subjects and have continued to set work on Bug Club. The weekly family projects can be accessed from the School’s website, through the year group page, under the tab “weekly homework projects”. We are asking any work is saved and brought into school when guidance allows. We will then host one of our successful pop up events. This week’s project is based around the National Refuge week.
Staff are phoning each family in Year 1 today to find out how many children are planning to attend on Monday.
Specific details about attending school will be sent to Year 1 families via email today. Tomorrow videos will be posted onto the school website showing key details to enable parents to prepare their child for returning.
Next week, staff will contact families of Years 6 and Reception children and repeat the process.
If there are any further questions please contact the school either via phone, year group page or when the welfare call is carried out.
Thank you for your continued support.
C LucasHead teacher
Twycross Grove, Hodge Hill, Birmingham,
West Midlands, B36 8LD
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