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Dear Parents and Carers

I hope that this update finds you, and those whom you love, healthy and well.

On Monday 15th June we extended school to children in Reception and Year One for whom we have been told that they will return. The necessary information is on the home page of our website – too much to repeat here! From Monday 22nd June we will admit children in Year 6 and Nursery; again, only those who have by now notified us of their intended return.

  • It is essential that you do not send your children into school from Monday 15th June onwards, whether Keyworker / Reception / Year One unless you have already received the PING as to which class they are in. The government restriction on class sizes, limiting to 15 at maximum means that we have had to use all our classrooms and all our teachers for the children we have/will have in, and so we cannot accommodate any more children unless we have notified you that your child has a place.
  • Each day, please arrive at the staggered time set for your child’s new class and stand in the nominated ‘waiting zone’ marked on the playgrounds. Staff including myself will be on the school drive to greet you and support you as to where these zones are. The Class teachers will take it from there. Please ensure that only 1 adult accompanies children being dropped off or collected onto our site – High school siblings should not come onto our site either. Entry to the grounds is via the Main gates and you leave via the Harper’s Road gate. The direction markings are clear on the yards (if wobbly – I’m getting old) – please follow them.
  • Of great importance is that you follow the guidance on our website and available seemingly everywhere that reminds you of the symptoms of Covid19 and what to do next, including arranging any necessary testing. I’m sure that this is obvious but if your child has such symptoms, you must not bring them in to school and also must tell us that this is the reason when you notify us by phone about their absence, as it will have implications for the other children should your child test positive. If your child becomes ill in school we will contact you to collect them; if you have changed phone provider recently please ensure we have the correct contact details of all those listed as permitted collectors.

The Government have announced that the intended wider reopening for children in Years Two, Three, Four and Five before the summer holidays has now been cancelled. If your child is in Nursery or Years 2/3/4/5 and 6, from Monday 15th June we continue with online learning-setting, TEAMS messages and Live TEAMS meetings – now that our teachers are returning to school every day to teach classes. Facebook contact options for parents also continue. Because teachers are back in school continuously please allow for some delays in responses. Children in Y6 and Nursery will be catered for similarly until their readmission date is reached on Monday 22nd June.

I am confident that we have taken every reasonable measure in school to look after all returning children. We bear in mind that it is adults – my colleagues, and you at home – that are at most risk from Covid transmission; the risk to children is extremely low in proportion to other everyday dangers. It is recognised and accepted  that young children cannot easily social distance and so at breaktimes we don’t expect your children to stand miserably in hoops for example; they will be able to play – just zoned apart from other classes at all times. Indoor restrictions we have reflect all guidance also. In this way we hope to manage all risks sensibly.  

Our school-run Breakfast club will not reopen at this time and there will be no after-school clubs offered as yet.

We have enjoyed welcoming those returning and will continue to support with online learning those remaining at home. For my part, I regret very much that all children in all classes aren’t able to come back now; under current restrictions we’d need a school twice the size to allow this and so home education needs to continue. Whatever this looks like in your home; you’re doing all you can and doing it well.

N.B.  We would like to inform you that construction work will be taking place on the perimeter wall of the old rectory on Station Road week commencing 15/6/20 – access and parking will be very limited; please plan your journey accordingly.

With all best wishes

Yours Sincerely

I Williams

Update 30th June 2020:

We have a transition arrangement planned for Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st July for ALL pupils in ALL year groups.  Please read the letter below.  This means that current Year Six children's last time in school will lnow be Monday 20th July.

Coronavirus KEYWORKERS - IMPORTANT

Information for key workers and the list of workers involved is now on our newsletter page under Corona virus guidance.  Please read it carefully before contacting school.  

Remember the guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

  • if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
  • if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
  • for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.

The symptoms are:

  • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss of usual sense of taste and smell

The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:

SEE OUR NEWSLETTER PAGE FOR FURTHER GUIDANCE.

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"Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!"

2 Corinthians 9 v 15

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Our vision for education

‘To be a family where we love one another as Jesus loves us, learning and sharing together, growing in character and giving of our best to achieve greatness – ‘For with God, nothing is impossible’ (Luke 1:37). To nurture compassionate, thoughtful and knowledgeable citizens of their community, country and the modern world’.

Welcome to our website, where we hope you will find all the information you need.

We’re a Church of England Voluntary–Aided Primary school, which means that whatever your child can or can’t do, they matter to us because they are children living in the love of God. We welcome every child we’re able to take, whatever their background.

Our school wants the very best for the children in our care and we work very hard to be the best we can be. We are committed to giving every child – your child – the best education possible, so that they succeed personally and contribute wonderfully to the wider world.

Ian Williams
Head teacher

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“ Deep, caring relationships between all members of this tightly knit Christian family are a significant feature of Christ Church school.  They are underpinned by Christian values that have a significant impact on the daily lives of everyone in the school. As a result, pupils have an excellent attitude to their learning and standards of achievement are high. The strong, mutually nurturing and supportive relationships, rooted in the teaching of Jesus, are evident in every part of school life.  Pupils feel safe, happy, valued and well cared for.  They mirror the excellent adult role models provided for them in the school and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding.

(Church Schools Inspection 2016)

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