Guide for families from Healthy Futures Calderdale
“Where a class, group or small number of pupils need to self-isolate, or there is a local lockdown requiring pupils to remain at home, we expect schools to have the capacity to offer immediate remote education.” - DfE September 2020
Due to the protective measures in place, assemblies in the hall will not take place during the Autumn term.
Class teachers will lead weekly class assemblies and Mrs Bright will lead a remote assembly each week.
Mrs Melling will lead Celebration Assesmbly remotely and the children's certificates will be posted on Class Dojo for families to see and celebrate.
Here are some photos of the classrooms - we cannot wait to see the children back in school tomorrow!
The guidance about self-isolation for those travelling to the UK is clear that you may be fined £1,000 if you do not self-isolate. If you arrive from any country that is not listed as being exempt as shown in the link below then you MUST self-isolate.
From Wednesday 17th June, we will be opening school more widely for the priority groups that we are able to safely accommodate. Eligible families will be contacted by school directly. The information below should be read through carefully before children return to school.
Inspired by a member of staff, we challenged ourselves to learn some Makaton. Here's another special message for our wonderful school community, with thanks to staff at Central Street and Stubbings.
The Local Authority's advice regarding wider opening of schools remains the same. Our school will remain closed and we will await contact from the Local Authority next week.
Childcare for vulnerable children and children of key workers will continue, based at Central Street.
Central Street will not be opening more widely from June 1st. Childcare for vulnerable children and children of key workers will continue, based at Central Street.
There will be no childcare provision for vulnerable children or children of critical key workers during half term (w/c 25th May) due to preparation and deep cleaning required within school.
Government and DfE publications:
In this evening's announcement the Prime Minister suggested that schools may be in a position to re-open from the 1st June. Mr Johnson proposed a phased return starting with Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children.
We will await further detailed guidance from the DfE, Local Authority and Unions as we begin to respond to this announcement and plan for reopening. We will also be considering how we can continue to provide childcare for vulnerable children and children of key workers.
There is a significant amount to consider. These are unprecedented times and we continue to ask for your patience and support. Families will be kept informed via emails and updates on the website.
At a glance document with details of local and national agencies supporting families during COVID 19. With thanks to All Saints Infant & Junior School who produced the document and shared with all schools across Calderdale.
A special message for our wonderful school community...
Some resources to help explain Coronavirus to children. Click the images.
The whole world is talking about the corona virus. Schools have closed, and children are asking a lot of questions. This short film uses PLAYMOBIL to help explain in a way that children can understand what is happening right now, what we can all do to ease the situation, and why it so important to avoid contact with other children and adults .
If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.
This emergency provision is only for vulnerable children including those with SEND and social worker involvement. It is also for families with critical workers whose work is essential to the COVID 19 response.
Although we remain open for a small number of key worker and vulnerable children, not as an educational setting but as a safe space with a very skeleton staff, we would like to direct you to this advice from the Education Secretary on behalf of the Government.
You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response.
If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.
- School will only be open on Monday for children with an EHC plan, children with a social worker and children of critical workers.
- Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.
- There is no requirement for families to send children to school if they do not need to or wish to do so.
- Critical workers include NHS staff, police, farmers and food retail workers who need to be able to go to work. A full list of critical workers and further information is vailable.
- All schools will close at the end of the school on Friday for most pupils
- Details regarding arrangements for vulnerable children and the children of key workers will follow
- Home learning activities will be set via Class Dojo. Please login as soon as possible https://www.classdojo.com/en-gb/?redirect=true
- Useful websites for home learning are available on our Home Learning page
- Social distancing is recommended
- Schools remain open
- If a child, or family member within the home displays symptoms the whole household should self-isolate for 14 days
- If staff, or a member of their family within the home displays symptoms the whole household should self-isolate for 14 days
- People with underlying health conditions are advised to self-isolate
- We will send children home if they display symptoms.
- We are settin up ClassDojo for home learning. Please try to log in as soon as possible. Details will be sent home with children today.
- Visitors on site will be limited
- Families are asked to contact the school via phone or email whenever possible (rather than popping in)
- Playgroup is cancelled until further notice
- Families will not be able to attend Celebration Assemblies - we will take photos of your child if they get an award and share it will you.