79 School Green Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, PO40 9AX

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All Saints C of E Primary School

A Christian school providing opportunities for all to achieve and succeed

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Coronavirus

This page will provide links to the latest updates on Coronavirus from the government as well as advice on how you can support your child's learning if they have to remain at home. The government's main page for this is https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

They have also produced information specifically for parents and carers found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers and the Children's Commissioner has also produced a Guide for Children

As you’re probably aware, the government’s guidance on the Coronavirus has changed from the ‘contain’ phase to one of delaying the spread of the virus. We’re getting in touch with you regularly to let you know what we’re doing in light of this, and what we expect from all of you, to help make sure our school community keeps safe and calm. We’d like to reassure you that at All Saints we’re taking all of the necessary steps to protect our community and are continuing to follow official guidance from the government and local authority.

 

What’s the current situation?

 

What we’re doing to protect and support pupils and staff

  • If a pupil begins to feel ill on the school premises (they develop a temperature or a new, continuous cough), we will place them away from the rest of their class / other pupils in the school until they are collected by an authorised adult.
  • We are enforcing / supervising hand-washing when children arrive and leave, before and after pupils and staff eat and some other activities e.g. at play times when using shared equipment, etc (as per guidance).
  • We are providing access to hand sanitizers for all staff / visitors on arrival and exit.
  • We have taught classes lessons about hygiene and discussed how to deal with anxiety.
  • We have had several assemblies with children before we closed to explain what we are doing, why and to try and reassure them.
  • Staff who report a new, continuous cough and/or a temperature, or who fall into vulnerable groups, are also being advised to self isolate; we are carefully monitoring our staffing levels.

What we need you to do

  • If you’ve recently changed your contact details, please inform the school office as soon as possible via email admin@allsaintscepri.iow.sch.uk or telephone 01983 753267. It is vital we have at least two phone numbers and an email address. If we cannot contact you, we have to inform Social Services, as this is a safeguarding concern.
  • Talk to your children about the Coronavirus. It’s a scary time and we should make sure children feel supported. BBC Newsround has regular updates for younger children and YoungMinds has practical steps older children can take to help with anxiety.
  • Come and collect your child straight away if we ask you to (we’ll contact you if they become ill with either a temperature or a new, continuous cough during the day).
  • Check that your child has access to Purple Mash (our online learning platform, see below) from home, and let us know if there are any issues.
  • Contact us if you need a 'learning pack' at home because you don't have internet access; these have been prepared and will be replaced as needed.

 

What can I do to support my child's learning if they (or other family members) have to stay at home?

  • Help your child to access our online learning platform Purple Mash https://www.purplemash.com/ and explore the wide range of learning activities available to them.
  • There are several other websites you can access which provide fun, learning-based activities such as Topmarks, Nessy, BBC Bitesize and Supermovers.
  • Twinkl are also allowing free access to their resources for a month; several staff use these resources for teaching Science, History, Geography and French and the topics we are currently covering in each class is available on our website on each class pageSetting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS.
  • Let us know if you are unable to access on-line learning and we will provide materials for you / a friend or neighbour to collect if you are in isolation.
  • Get your child to read, practise spellings and maths activities that do not involve use of the internet if this is not available to you. 
  • The BBC are also providing daily, educational TV programmes for different age groups.
  • Read the guides produced by the IOW and Hampshire Virtual School on home learning; Learning from home - teenagers and Learning from home off grid
  • The Department for Education has also produced guidance for parents and carers, updating this with additional information on resources and support available to help you educate your children at home, support their wellbeing and keep them safe online (see section 8).

Where can I go to for help if I am finding it hard to manage?

The government has produced updated guidance for parents and carers on keeping children safe from abuse and harm. 

 

Please download a list of Barnardo’s services that are currently operating during COVID-19 here.

You can also go to the Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnership Website for advice if you are concerned about a child or call 0300 300 0117 for advice or to make a referral.

 

My child is entitled to Free School Meals - can they still have these if they are at home?

Some children would normally be entitled to a Free School Meal. If your child is staying at home, you can still request a packed lunch. This has to be ordered by phoning us before 9:30 each day and must be collected by you by 1:00pm. This will consist of a ham, cheese or tuna sandwich, cucumber or carrot sticks and a cake or cookie.

You can also request vouchers, which can be used in supermarkets, with details found here regarding how you apply for these through our school. Please call (01983 753267) or email admin@allsaintscepri.iow.sch.uk 

Free School Meals Vouchers 

Families in receipt of benefits-related free school meals, should receive a 16 digit e-Code. PLEASE check your junk/spam mail. For further information please see Parent and Carers FAQs

We would like to thank you all for your support through these unprecedented times. Please be assured that we will continue to update you as the situation changes via our website, weekly bulletins and emails and we will continue to work for the best interests of the children at our school.

Letters and Emails to parents

Letter 24th June 2020 Re: Wider reopening of schools

Letter 1st June 2020 Re: reopening of schools - update

Letter 29th May 2020 Re: reopening of schools - update

Letter 22nd May 2020 Re: reopening of schools - update

Letter 13th May 2020 Re: reopening of schools

Email 1st April 2020 Free School Meals Voucher Scheme

Emergency School Provision Arrangements 23rd March 2020

Letter 20th March 2020 - No Provision Required

Letter 20th March 2020 - Provision Offered

Letter 17th March 2020

Letter 16th March 2020

Letter 13th February 2020