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Beaumont Primary Academy

Coronavirus / Covid-19 

 

 

For the latest and most up to date information we have, including letters home to parents, Government guidance and how to contact us - please see our dedicated Covid-19 page - https://www.beaumontprimary.org.uk/News/Corona-Virus-Information/, including our latest full opening risk assessment dated 4th September 2020.

 

 Our latest letter to parents and carers, dated 3rd September 2020 is below:

 

 Please click the Home button to view the website

 

 Newsletter 1 - 3rd September 

 

Dear Parent/Carers,

I am very much looking forward to welcoming children back to school next week and bringing our school community back together. I am also delighted to be welcoming many new pupils to school. 

This letter is extremely important, so please do read it carefully.

 

Return to school date

Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 start on Wednesday 9th September

Nursery children start on Thursday 10th September

I know that everyone has very different feelings about children returning to school and I want to assure you that we are working closely within all government guidelines and advice to ensure that we keep your children safe.

 

New routines for September

School life will be a little different when we return, following all of the government guidance. We will as always ensure your children are extremely well cared for and taught, however there will be some changes to routines in school which will include the following:

 

Drop Off and Pick Up – Staff will be around to help you get to the right place

  • To support with social distancing, parents can come onto the wider campus, but we will not be able to allow parents into the school grounds- drop off and pick up will be at one of the external gates (drop off 8.45-9.05 and pick up 2.55-3.15)
  • There will be a one way system in place for pathways on the grounds where possible
  • Parents with nursery children, children with disabilities and parents with disabilities will be permitted to drive onto the car park

NO OTHER CARS WILL BE PERMITTED ON SITE – we will be sending car park permits to nursery families and families of children with a disability- any parents with a disabled badge will need to visit school with their badge, and photo ID which matches the photo ID on the blue badge before a permit will be issued. Only one permit per family will be issued. Staff will be present on the main entrance of the campus - please do not turn into the campus if you do not have a permit.

We would ask that you allow extra travelling time and park away from the immediate roads around school and walk into school. Please support us with this by not trying to drive onto campus.

  • Reception pupils will be dropped and collected at the reception gate
  • Year 1 and 2 pupils will be dropped and collected at the back gates and
  • Year 3 and 4 pupils will be dropped and collected at the gate by the MUGA.
  • Parents will need to drop at the different gates and move around with children who need to go to different year groups. Collection will be at the same gates- we hope by having a 20 minute drop off and pick up period, there will be a natural stagger which will support with an efficient wait time. We will ask that you help us by following the one way systems and maintaining social distancing whilst queueing to drop off/pick up.

 

Organisation during the day

  • Pupils will be kept in year group/key stage bubbles – this means they will have strict rotas in place for drop off/break/lunch and pick up – during the day, they will only mix with their bubble.
  • Pupils will have their own pencil case provided with their own high use equipment – you do not need to send any equipment with your child.
  • Cleaning and hygiene routines will be rigorous and regular throughout the
  • There is no expectation by the government that younger children will socially distance, however we will expect that as children are old enough to understand they will try to support us in this. Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and year 2 will be in classrooms which support the curriculum they require. They will not be seated at tables in rows.
  • Children in Years 3 and 4 will be seated in rows rather than table groups to support limiting direct face to face contact. Much teaching will be led by the teacher at the front of the classroom.
  • In line with government guidance, staff will not be wearing masks/visors in the classroom. Staff may be wearing visors/masks when on gate duties or in busier areas.
  • Children must bring a water bottle and their book bag to school. Please ensure they are clearly labelled.

 

Lunchtime

  • Lunchtime will run from 11.30-12.30 for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Lunchtime for Year 3 and year 4 will be 12.30-1.30. This allows each bubbles to have full access to the outdoors for play time as well as allowing for a full clean down of the dining hall between bubbles.
  • Children may bring packed lunches but school lunches will still be provided. The menu has been modified slightly to accommodate some of the disposable serving and transportable serving, however all school dinners remain with the expected school dinner standards. Please see the menus on on either our Newsletters page or on our School meals information page.

 

Behaviour

Behaviour expectations as always will be high and any inappropriate actions which poses any COVID risk, eg deliberately coughing/sneezing on someone or pretending to will not be tolerated – we have added an appendices to our behaviour policy to support with dealing with any behaviour of this kind. Please continue to talk to your children about hygiene expectations when it is time to come back to school.

 

Attendance

Attendance is compulsory from September, however guidance remains that children will not be permitted to attend school should they exhibit any of the symptoms linked to COVID-19:

  • A high temperature – this means they feel hot to touch on their chest or back
  • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • A loss or change to their sense of smell or taste – this means they’ve noticed that they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Any person observed to display any of the symptoms listed above whilst at school will be removed from their class and isolated until they can be collected and taken home. The individual (staff or student) will not be able to return to school unless they have undertaken a test for COVID-19 and I have received written confirmation that the result is negative.

Should the school receive notification that a member of the attending school population has tested positive for COVID-19, further advice and guidance will be sought from Public Health England.

We continue to work with public health and will inform them of any positive tests and follow any advice given.

 

Nursery Children

Nursery will start back for existing children on Thursday 10th September.

On Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th, we will be organising visits for new nursery children.

Our nursery staff will contact families in early September to discuss arrangements for starting dates, following on from any phone discussions this term but we will invite you in on either the Tuesday or Wednesday.

 

Reception Children Visit

We would like to invite all Reception children to have a walk through the reception classrooms on Tuesday 8th September between 9am -11am.

WE can only allow ONE parent/family member to accompany your little one. The visit will be limited to a walk through to say hello to staff and see their classroom before starting on Wednesday 9th.

On Wednesday 9th, all Reception children will be in – drop off between 8.45am-9.05am. We will have lots of staff around to help. Please try to be really positive when dropping off and exit quickly, even if your little one does become upset. The calmer you are , the calmer your child will feel.

 

Years 1-4

In year transfers children who are moving schools to start with us in September and have not yet had a chance to visit school, may call in for a short walk through school on Tuesday 8th September between 9-11am.

 

Videos

On our website, please find videos which you can share with your children so that they can see the inside of school and their classrooms. We know that this year it has not been possible to allow new pupils to visit and we have not been able to allow all of our children to spend time in their new classes with their new teachers. We can assure you that we are prepared for supporting children back in to school in September and we will, as always , provide a warm, safe and welcoming environment and we look forward to meeting everyone then.

 

Breakfast and After School Clubs

We will be starting these in the new term in line with government guidance. Letters will come out when we return and we will aim to start

breakfast club the week beginning 21st September  and

some after school clubs on the week beginning 28th September.

Please note our offer will be reduced compared to previous years and places will be limited. Please do not rely on club places for childcare.

 

Stay and Play

We look forward to resuming the brilliant stay and play sessions run by parents for parents but this will not be possible immediately upon opening. We will review our risk assessments with the trust and be in touch with when it can take place again.

 

Free School Meals

If your circumstances change and you feel you are entitled to free school meals, please make an application on line to Kirklees. https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/schools/free-school-meals.aspx

 

Medical Needs

If your child has a medical need (asthma/eczema/allergies or any other condition you have written on your admission form), we would like to meet with you the week before school starts so that we can complete all paperwork and collect medication from you.

As stated before the Summer, please come in to school on Thursday 3rd September (today) between 10am and 2pm to complete paperwork. (This includes children already in school as well as new starters)

Please ensure you contact your Dr to collect medication for school. Please supply a plastic container with a sealed lid in which the medication and any spacers etc fit and label this with your child’s name.

Please note, we will not allow a child to start school if we do not have their medication in school. If your child’s medical needs have changed from what is written on the admission form, please let us know.

 

Uniform

Polite reminder – we would like all children to return to school in full uniform from September. Please see the website for full details of uniform. Trousers/shorts/pinafores/skirts/pale blue polo shirts can be bought in any supermarket or uniform shop. Logo jumpers/cardigans and book bags can be bought in Natasha’s in town or Bridge Schoolwear in Milnsbridge.

 

PE Kit

We will be asking children to come into school in their PE kit on their PE day. Further details to follow from class teachers to inform you of PE days.  Please do not bring in your child’s PE kit to be kept in school.

 

Swimming

Year 4 children are due to start swimmimg lessons this year- due to Covid, these are currently suspended for schools – I will update you as soon as we know what of any changes.

 

September Staffing

We are very excited to tell you about our new members of staff who will be joining our existing amazing team. Staffing in September will be as follows for teachers. We will confirm where teaching assistants will be in September.

Please note; due to a medical reason, Miss Cork will not be teaching immediately in September- Owls class will be taught by Miss Griffin until Miss Cork returns. Miss Griffin has done quite a bit of work with us in the last year as a visiting teacher.

 

Class Organisation September 2020 – Staffing – New staff are highlighted in yellow

 

Year Group

Class Name

Teacher

Where – coming from main entrance

Teaching assistants/Nursery Practitioners

Nursery 2s

Ladybirds

Liz Roberts, EYP  - ER – 2 year old lead

Nursery

Sallysha Johnson  - SJ

Rachel Smith – RS

Lizzie Wainwright – EW

Sharon Chadwick - SC

Nursery 3/4s

Dragonflies

Fiona Thompson – FT -  Assistant Principal Early Years

Nursery

Reception

Squirrels

Kimberley Moult – KM – DT lead

Ground floor, last 3 rooms on the left

TBC

Reception

Rabbits

Fran Moorhouse – FM – PSHE lead

Reception

Moles

Annisa Lissa – AL – Music lead

Year 1

Otters

Tammy Gartside – TGA

Ground floor, first 3 classes on the right

 

Year 1

Badgers

Jen Nichols – JN -

Year 1

Polecats

Philippa Cummins – PC – Science lead/ Art

Year 2

Bats

Naz Ismail – NI – English Lead

Ground floor, last 3 classes on the right

 

Year 2

Hedgehogs

Zainab Khalid – ZK -  RE lead

Year 2

Foxes

Kirstie Turnbull – KT – lead TBC

Year 3

Woodpeckers

Oliver Haigh – OH

Top floor, far end, first 5 classrooms

 

Year 3

Kingfishers

Nicole Robinson – NR – Maths lead

Year3/4

Robins

Rebecca Whittle - RW

Year 4

Kestrels

Mary Holland – MH – History Lead

 

Year 4

Owls

Jackie Cork – JC – PE lead/ Geography

 (Miss Griffin)

 

HLTAs/Cover Supervisor

AP – Alice Penney     AA – Ateeba Akram     LG – Lindsay Grix      Jas Heer - JHE 

Teaching Students

X3 - Anwar Bilal, Georgia Nelson and Claire Young

Early help Officer/DSL

 

RM - Rhona Mulvihill

Vice Principal – Curriculum/Teaching and Learning

RC – Richard Coates    

Asst Principal  - Inclusion

ST – Sally Tunnacliffe

Premises

CK – Christine Kaye, LR – Lorna Rees, YI – Yasmeen Ishaq   JI – Jonathan Ibbotson

Lunchtime Assistants

RR - Rifhat Riaz, NN - Nishawa Nasir, SH - Sajida Haneef, YI - Yasmeen Ishaq, RP - Rashida Parveen, SRR - Saba Rumi Rana and KJ - Kehkshan Javaid

Office

Krystine Bindley – KB    Molly Howarth – MH      Claire Benson – CB   Joe Batley - JB

Teaching Assistants

James Hobson – JHO  Jeanette Battye – JB   Sofiya Asaf – SA  Kanwal Mansoor – KM   

Tracey Gledhill – TGl   Nahid Arshad – NA   Nicole Bullock – NB Olivia Dancaster –OD Louise Travers - LT   Lynn Cawley – LC   Rachael Ibbotson – RI  Sarah McNae – SM   Mandy Reid – MR    Janette  Grady – JG

Tracy Pugh – TP    Alison Harrison - AH