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Dear Parents,                                                                                                                                                                                   11/05/20

I am sure like me, many of you watched the Prime Minister’s address to the nation last night. In this address he indicated that the government believes it may be in a position to implement a phased re-opening of schools in June starting with pupils in reception, year one and year six. This is part of the government’s conditional plan which will remain under regular review and is dependent on the five tests, which they set a number of weeks ago, being met.  

This will have raised many questions for parents and the school staff.  I understand that there will be concerns were around the ability of young children to  social distance and our systems of keeping children, staff and their families safe. Those, of course, are our main concerns and the areas in which we will concentrate our planning.  Unfortunately until we receive information from the government I am unsure what this means for our school. Once we have received some information and have a clear plan on how we maintain the safety of the pupils and the staff, I will provide you with further information.

It is important to say that until we as schools are given confirmation that we will re-open, schools remain closed to all but the children of Key workers and to vulnerable pupils.  

As always the team at Kingswood have the care for the pupils and staff central to everything that we do. When we return, whenever that may be, it may not be as it was in the past, but we will ensure that it is a safe and supportive environment for everyone.  

Stay safe.

Kind regards,

Veronica Wallace

Headteacher

Dear Parents                                                                                                                                                                  

 

I know that this is a very difficult time for family, I know that everyone has many concerns. We have never seen a situation like this in peace time. The school as always will try and support the pupils and families and over this unprecedented time. As you know last night at 5.15pm yesterday, the Secretary of State for Education gave a public statement that all state-funded schools in England would be closed from the end of the school day on Friday.

He also indicated that all the school examinations due to take place this Summer, have been suspended; and that students would be credited for their learning in some other way.

Having indicated that all schools would be closed, he then indicated that they would be expected to remain open for the children of key workers and for those in various vulnerable categories – providing a safe place. We are expecting a definition of ‘key worker’ later today from the Cabinet Office. It will take time to determine the nature of this provision.

Although we have been anticipating action to be taken, the limited details so far released raise considerably more questions than answers. You will all have your own legitimate concerns and queries.

The Secretary of State gave no undertaking that schools would be expected to sustain a pattern of normal learning during the closure; rather that any available staff would be expected to support other frontline efforts. Our school response is yet to be determined.

I will be working alongside my senior leadership colleagues, and all staff, and the local authority to clarify as best we can what this announcement means for the school, for our pupils and for you. I anticipate providing more details later today.

Thank you for your support and for your patience in the meantime.

For the next two days, pupil attendance is expected to continue as normal within the COVID-19 Public Health England guidance.

Kind regards

Veronica Wallace

Headteacher

 

Welcome to Kingswood Primary and Nursery School. We hope our association with your family will be a long and happy one. Kingswood is a successful and popular school.  Children's happiness is paramount and we aim to inspire, motivate and celebrate their achievements. At Kingswood everyone is valued and encouraged to reach their full potential, we put children at the heart of everything we do.  By working together we create a positive ethos and strive to become an outstanding learning environment.

Each child will be encouraged to be hardworking and self-disciplined during their time here. We believe that individual children should attain the highest possible standards in reading, writing and mathematics.  Children should be able to develop and apply these skills with confidence and should enjoy the process. We aim at all times to match the learning experience to the needs of individual children in partnership with parents and other members of the community. Additionally, we promote the physical, creative, social and emotional development of each child in a calm and friendly atmosphere.

Our staff, coupled with supportive parents and governors, contribute greatly to the success of our school. We all work together with a common purpose – to ensure that our children are happy and successful in their primary years.

With the staff we can ensure that the pupils have experiences that enable them to Discover. That through growth mindset and a nurturing ethos the pupils will Believe in themselves and that they will go on to Achieve their aspirations.

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