Dear Parent / Carer,
Please see below for further updates in preparation for reopening in September and some information on reports and parents evenings for all classes.
As you will already have received your letters we are continuing to plan for Nursery and Reception to restart their phased reintroduction in September with Mrs Nesom moving with her class to Year 1, Mrs Bowe will be moving with the majority of her class to Reception and Mrs Pedro will be taking over in Nursery. Our previous letter sets out start dates and times. Support staff will remain the same on Lower school site and continue to work with children although some may be allocated to new classes.
Miss Weaver will remain in Year 2 and be joined in Keystage 1 by Mrs Nesom who will remain as our school SENCo. We will also be welcoming back Miss Keeler after her maternity leave. Support staff will remain the same on Lower school site and continue to work with children although some may be allocated to new classes. For our Year 2 pupils we ask that you check out the school website (news or Blog) for a virtual tour of Upper School and some important information from Mrs Hannon.
In Keystage 2 staff will remain as stable as possible given that our older children will already be aware of which class they are going to and will no doubt get back into the usual routines and expectations of Upper School much quicker than our youngest children. To support identified pupils in Year 3 transition to upper school Miss Faye Morgan will also be spending a couple of days a week for the first few weeks working alongside her usual pupils from Year 2. We are also pleased that we have been able to offer a short transition experience for all of Year 2 before the end of the Summer term.
Staffing 2020 – 2021
|Year 3||Mrs Hannon|
|Year 4||Mrs Reed and Mrs Handy|
|Year 5||Miss Edwards and Mrs Handy|
|Year 6||Miss Scarr|
Support staff will also be working within each year group alongside designated 1 to 1 support staff
End of year reports will be available to collect next week from each school site from 9.30am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (unless your child is already attending school in which case they will bring them home with them). Year 6 will also have an opportunity to say goodbye on Thursday next week only (10:00- 12:00)
For obvious reasons our reports can only cover the period up to the end of the Spring term. Should you require more than 1 copy please notify the school office so that they can prepare multiple copies.
As we are still unable to hold our usual parents evening we will be sending out a text on Tuesday to give you the opportunity to make a telephone appointment with your child’s class teacher should you wish to discuss any aspect of the end of year report.
Special Educational Needs
In order to support the return of our SEN pupils Mrs Nesom will be in contact with identified families over the next week to book a provisional meeting for Wednesday 2nd,Thursday 3rd or Friday 4th September should you wish to discuss your child’s needs as school reopens. She has been actively following up other professional services, to ensure as much as possible, that access to your child’s other professional services continue.
As you will be aware, we are continuing to develop our online learning and access to teaching staff should the school be in a position of a local lockdown and we are required to revert to e learning. Therefore, this week we have already text out to all parents to ask that you join Class Dojo. If you haven’t already done so please contact the school office for your child’s personal pin in preparation for September. Your child’s new class teacher will be sharing a welcome message and relevant information via Class Dojo.
I am sure that you will have further questions to ask about how the school will be reopening in September and we still have a lot of work to do to organise this, however, I hope that this information will help you and your child know how we are ending this term and some parts of the provisional plans we are putting in place to reopen to all children in September.
Mr Mark Watson
Leadgate Primary School