Your child should only attend school from Monday 4th January 2021 if you are notified that they have a place. Online learning/'paper packs' will be provided for all other pupils.
Further information on the eligibility criteria for the SBC scheme is available on their webpage:
Remote Learning: Information for Parents (January 2021)
For more guidance on supporting your child to learn at home, please visit this area on our school website and find detailed guidance on the school's learning platforms: Tapestry (R/Y1) and Google Classroom (Y2-6).
Addendum to our risk assessment January 2021
Reopening: Penn Wood's Recovery Plan and Risk Assessment
Please can all adults (where medically possible) and children over the age of 11 wear a face covering when collecting and dropping off children.
Visitors that are invited to the school site are required to bring face coverings with them and will be expected to use them where social distancing is difficult or cannot be maintained.
Notifying the School of a Positive Case
If you, or a member of your household test positive for COVID-19 and receive the result out of school hours please contact one of the following:
Jane Girle (Headteacher) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanne Shears (Deputy Headteacher) - email@example.com
Emma Mann (Deputy Headteacher) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Letter - Single Positive Case of Coronavirus - Closure of Class Bubble
Attendance will be mandatory from the beginning of the autumn term. This means from that point, the usual rules on attendance will apply, including:
· parents’ duty to secure that their child attends regularly at their education setting where the child is a registered pupil at school and they are of compulsory school age
· settings’ responsibilities to record attendance and follow up absence
· the availability to issue sanctions, including fixed penalty notices in line with local authorities’ codes of conduct.
The DfE recognises that there will be:
· a small number of pupils and students who will still be unable to attend in line with public health advice because they are self-isolating and have had symptoms or a positive test result themselves; or because they are a close contact of someone who has coronavirus (COVID-19)
· pupils, students, parents and households who may be reluctant or are anxious about returning eg those who were previously shielding
· those who generally remain under the care of a specialist health professional – such arrangements should be monitored by schools.
In these cases schools must work with these groups to expedite a return to school as soon as is practicable whilst ensuring that these families are aware of their statutory obligations.
Staggered Start and End Times
Reception: 8.50 - 3pm
Year 1: 8.50 - 3.15pm
Year 2: 8.40 - 3.05pm
Year 3: 8.45 - 3.10pm
Year 4: 8.50 - 3.15pm
Year 5: 8.45 - 3.10pm
Year 6: 8.40 - 3.05pm
All children must be in school by 8.50am.
Return from Overseas Travel
Please note that it is the Government's requirement that people returning from a number of countries self-isolate for a period of 14 days. If your family has travelled to an area of the world on which the Government has imposed a quarantine on return, your children should not be sent into school until the period of self-isolation has ended. For further detail on the countries affected, please visit the following website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors
Please remember to order uniform online. If you have already placed an order for uniform but have not been able to collect it, please call the school office on 01753 521811 to arrange collection. Calls can be made from 8.30a.m. on Tuesday 1st September onwards. The first day will be very busy and we do not anticipate that it will be possible to organise collection first thing on Tuesday. Please , therefore, arrive at school at the correct time for your child's year group and DO NOT come early for uniform sales or collection. You will have been able to buy shirts, blouses, trousers and skirts from supermarkets as usual and we will be flexible about other uniform items until you have been able to collect other uniform items by appointment.
Please remember that you will need to pay for all school meals online. School will not be taking any cash payments.
Food parcels will be provided for pupils entitled to FSM who are:
- have had symptoms, or a positive test result themselves
- are in close contact with someone who has COVID-19
- are not attending for local lockdown arrangements
Letter about returning to school in September
Home Learning Routines
Supporting Learning at Home - Guidance from the EEF
Coronavirus - A book for children
Children's Guide to Coronavirus
Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?
DfE Guidance (updated 31.03.2020)
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
- Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
- Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
- UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers