A message from Consett Academy:
A message from Consett Academy:
Council provides further information to schools on reopening
Durham County Council has provided the information after new scientific advice was published on Friday 22 May and due to concerns that key issues outside of its control have not yet been resolved.
Following discussions with the Chair of Governors I attach an update on the schools current position in relation to the wider reopening of school from the 1st June: Read Letter Here Key workers requiring Key Worker / Vulnerable Child child care should email the school if they require new provision by no later that Wednesday 27th May with key worker status evidence on firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child will be attending Consett Academy from September 2020, you may be interested to visit their website for ‘Transition Tuesday’, which will share information each week for parents and children. You can find out about school uniform, and meet members of staff , and there are contact details for any enquiries. Here are 3 virtual tours of the building: Ground Floor First Floor Second Floor
We are currently in the early stages of considering how we can open school for a larger number of pupils whilst ensuring the safety of both children and staff after the 1st June. It is likely that this will mean a staggering of times, only opening to some classes on certain days of the week and potentially part days of the week and considerable changes to the school curriculum, routines and provision. In order to help us plan more effectively, it would be helpful to establish how many children would be likely to attend. Could you please complete the survey below by Friday lunchtime to allow us to plan effectively. Thank you for you assistance in this matter.
Parents and carers are reminded the priority upon reopening will be focused upon Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 where possible. However responses from other age groups are welcomed to help in longer term planning.
Dear Parents / Carers,
Re: possible reopening of school to more pupils in June
We know you’ve seen in the news that schools may reopen on 1 June to reception, year 1 and year 6 pupils if the government thinks it’s safe then.
We’re waiting for further guidance and clarification from the government right now, which will hopefully help us create an action plan for our phased reopening. We’ll share this with you as soon as possible so you know what the school’s reopening will look like in practice.
It’s a very unsettling time for us all, but rest assured that we’re going to be doing everything we can to make sure we’re ready to receive these year groups if it’s safe for our school to reopen in the coming weeks.
However, we’re also not going to be pressuring anyone to send their children to school, since you know your children and personal situation best. We’ll keep you updated with all our preparations for making sure the school is as safe as possible, so you can make an informed decision.
In the meantime, the school is still open only for vulnerable pupils and the children of critical workers. We know some employers will be encouraging you to return to work, but we’re not in a position right now to extend places to other children until we receive further government guidance.
We’d like to thank you for your continuous support in helping your child learn from home. We’ll need to keep going with this for a while yet, so please do continue to do what you can and stay in touch with us about how your child is doing.
If you have any questions, or want to share any information, pictures or videos, please contact the school via email on P2259.email@example.com or on 01207 610358
Mr M Watson
Leadgate Primary School
Dear Parents / Carers,
I hope you all had a restful Easter break and welcome to our very first remote summer term!
We’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working, so I wanted to take the opportunity to say what an amazing job you’re doing supporting your child’s well being and learning during this time.
It’s definitely been a strange and challenging time, so it’s ok if you and your child feel wobbly and worried at the moment. We’re here for you every step of the way as we figure this all out together. Remember, if you have any concerns about helping your child learn or you need any other support from the school, please let us know by leaving a voice message on the regular school number (01207 610355) or direct to myself on 01027 610358, if urgent. You can also drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
We miss the children very much, but we must follow the government’s guidance to keep everyone in our community safe. So, we’re carrying on with supporting parents/carers and children as best we can. This includes opening the school for critical worker children and families, provision of online resources, websites and materials, regular contact through welfare calls for identified families and children, FSM vouchers and Free school meal provision of breakfast resources (coming soon), where requested linking families with our behaviour intervention support worker and school nurse.
We have already shared timetables and log in details on our website and via text for the following online platforms :
You should have all of your log ins with you now and the following links can all be accessed on computers, laptops and tablets:
Soon you will also have access to :
But just because we’re not all in the same building, doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun together! Your children will have lots of activities they can get stuck into over the summer term – so keep a close eye on our school website not only in each Year Groups Class page but also the website Blog and News where we will provide additional updates and information.
We also love seeing the children’s fantastic learning at home – please keep sending their work/pictures in on an email to email@example.com. It would really help the children also to see their friends and know that they are out there safe and doing just as well as they are. And where we can, we will add it the website gallery pages in due course.
We can’t say yet when we’ll be able to open the school fully, but rest assured that we’ll continue doing our utmost to keep your child learning and our school community connected.
Let’s get cracking with our summer term!
Dear Parent / Carer
I am writing to let you know that we have arranged with the National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP) to provide some additional support for children in receipt of Free School Meals.
From the week commencing 20th April we will have a limited supply of additional breakfast food to distribute to families from our Lower School Site every 2 weeks. This means we will only be able to provide to each household every alternate 2 weeks. If however you do not want a delivery please let us know via phone, email or text. In order to reach as many families as possible we have divided the total number of households into 2 groups, if you do not receive a delivery by the end of today your delivery will be in the next 2 week cycle.
We will arranging to have the food dropped off at the home address we have on record and our first delivery will be today.
What food will we have?
We will have the following items (one set per child).
Mr M A Watson
The DfE released a series of guidance and announcements overnight. Please see these below.
From the press release:
Disadvantaged children across England are set to receive laptops and tablets as part of a push to make remote education accessible for pupils staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
In addition, to support the hard work of schools in delivering remote education, the Oak National Academy is due to launch on Monday 20 April. This brand-new enterprise has been created by 40 teachers from some of the leading schools across England, backed by government grant funding. It will provide 180 video lessons each week, across a broad range of subjects from maths to art to languages, for every year group from Reception through to Year 10.