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Church of England Junior School

Headteacher Update

Dear Parents and carers

Following the prime ministers’ briefing last night confirming the phased opening of primary schools on June 1st, we look forward to welcoming back Year 6 to school, along with our keyworker groups on Monday.

Please look back over your previous email to ensure that you know the entrance and time slots for your child. In order for this to be a success it will be vital for families to maintain social distancing outside of school. If your child is walking or cycling to school on their own, please ensure that they are clear about their own responsibilities and that they are not tempted to stop and chat with friends on the way home.

Another important thing to remember is that the parent car park will be closed as it will now be used by staff, whilst the staff carpark is used as an extra entrance. Unfortunately Milkingpen Road will also be closing from Monday whilst they do the works on the road beneath the bridge. If you can walk or cycle to school that will certainly ease congestion and we would ask that if you do need to park that you take into consideration all of our neighbours.

Teachers will continue to provide online learning for all year groups. This includes Year 6 pupils who are not attending and these tasks will be based on the work that their peers are doing in school, Mrs Lillywhite is aiming to get this up on the website for Monday. Now that all teachers will be teaching full-time, due to the smaller groups, we would ask you to please consider their workload when sending emails/ asking for contact etc.

The DfE has updated their guidance on helping primary school aged children learn at home to include information on the wider opening of educational settings.

The guidance can be found here:

Particularly at the moment, it is important for me to remind you ensuring children’s safety is the responsibility of everyone in the community. Attached to this update is some information should you have concerns about a child. If you are uncertain what to do the advice lines will help and you can always talk to myself, Mrs Lillywhite or Mr Rundle who are all trained designated Safeguarding Leads in school.

Also attached is another newsletter from the school nursing team which includes further advice about keeping your child safe, including reminders about safety in the sun.

On perhaps a more positive note, we have heard back from Calshot Activities Centre regarding our booking in October 2020 and at the present time they are hopeful that from September they will be able to deliver our programme and therefore it looks positive for this trip to still go ahead.  We are keeping the situation under constant review and will contact you again if this position changes.

Thank you once again to those of you who responded to my call a couple of weeks ago, to send in photos from your walks. I would love to receive a few more pictures which demonstrate the curiosity you have shown on these walks and illustrate, that despite the current problems, we do live in a wonderful world. Please email me any photos:

There will be another Act of worship up on the website by Monday which concentrates on our core value of One Family. Follow the link below to find it:

Thank you once again for your patience and continued support at this time. I have really enjoyed seeing examples of the work that children have been doing and just how inventive many of you have become. Please do keep sending them in to your child’s class teacher.

Best wishes,

Caroline Welch