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Coronavirus Updates

Friday 29th May 2020

 

Further information regarding our plans to reopen from the 10th June will be sent out today. Additional information will be added to the page below over the coming days to further inform parents.

Tuesday 26th May 2020

 

Each week, Trafford Council are putting together a newsletter for parents and children. Please see the latest one below:

 

https://mailchi.mp/a08123a828ce/aftercare-news-no1-4771492?e=[UNIQID]

 

Please also see the latest SEND newsletter from Trafford, which is published three times a year:

 

https://www.trafforddirectory.co.uk/kb5/trafford/fsd/advice.page?id=XKuvOqhI8WU

Friday 22nd May 2020

 

Please see the letter below, which was circulated to all parents earlier today, along with the Behavior Policy and Risk Assessment (which are both referred to within the letter). Please also see a letter from Trafford Council which was sent to all schools yesterday; it has been suggested that this be shared with parents.

Tuesday 12th May 2020

 

Please see below for a letter which was circulated earlier today. We will continue to update our parents as and when we have further information to share.

Monday 11th May 2020

 

Following the Government's announcement last night, we are sure that you will have a lot of questions regarding the reopening of the school and the phased return of the pupils. At the moment, for us in school, there is no immediate change to the initial guidance issued in March; we will continue to provide care for vulnerable children and the children of key workers at present.

 

We have not received any further information at this point but do expect to hear from the DfE today, hopefully with some clarification. As always, we will keep you informed but for now, please try not to worry. We have been working on several different plans over the past few weeks to support the safeguarding of both pupils and staff, and will continue to develop these in line with any new guidance issued. Our immediate plan is to continue to provide activities for home learning, to keep in contact with you, our families, and to continue to support each other in these difficult times.

Monday 6th April 2020

 

Please see below for an Easter update:

Wednesday 1st April 2020

 

We hope all our school families are keeping safe and staying well. Teachers are in the process of completing reports for each child and we hope to send these out on Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th and Friday 10th April. These will look different to our normal report formats but will hopefully help parents understand more about what their child needs to focus on in the coming weeks. If you do have any questions once you have received your report, please contact learningsupport@spjs.org.uk 

Monday 30th March 2020

 

The Government have issued some guidance for families on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing. This can be found at:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

 

There is also a children's guide to Coronavirus which aims to answer children's questions, tell children how to stay safe and how to make the best of their time at home. This is available at:

 

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/

Friday 28th March 2020

 

We hope you've all survived week one of home learning! Please see the letter below for further information about your child's report and supporting with learning at home:

Thursday 26th March 2020

 

Please don't forget to post any photos or videos on Seesaw of any of the activities you have been doing while at home with your child / children. We have had lots of children sharing photos of their baking, videos of science experiments, pictures of stories they have written and messages to their friends. It is a great opportunity for their teachers to stay in touch and for them to see what their friends are doing. Your child should have a QR code to gain access but if not please email learningsupport@spjs.org.uk and we will get one sent to you.

 

We'd also like to remind you about some of our most-used websites at school and also some additional ones that we've really enjoyed looking at this week:

Wednesday 25th March 2020

 

Please see below for a copy of the latest school newsletter regarding the Easter holiday:

For anyone who has booked onto the externally provided Minecraft club for the summer term, the company will be processing refunds shortly and will contact all parents who have made a payment.

Tuesday 24th March 2020

 

Rattle and Roll have said they will refund the after-school drama club sessions that should have taken place this Thursday and next Thursday. To request a refund, please contact Katy Emmerson at enquiries@rattleandrollperformance.com who will arrange for this to be processed.

Sunday 22nd March 2020

 

Before / After School Clubs - Our priority this week is ensuring the safety of our children and that everyone can access the home learning. After this, we will be looking at arranging refunds for the final two weeks of this term for all clubs and for all payments made for the summer term. Please do not make any new payments. When the school reopens, we will issue a new timetable.

 

Breakfast Club - Our priority this week is ensuring the safety of our children and that everyone can access the home learning. After this, we will be looking at arranging refunds for the final two weeks of this term and for payments made for the summer term. If you have paid for Breakfast Club with childcare vouchers, our preference at this time would be to issue a credit note to parents, which could then be used in the future; this is largely due to the difficult process of arranging refunds for childcare vouchers. If this is not suitable, please contact childcare@spjs.org.uk and alternative arrangements will be made.

 

Holiday Club - Due to the current situation, our Holiday Club will not be running in May half term or during August 2020. It may be that we can reinstate this, once we know more about what is going to happen. Please do not make any payments.

Sunday 22nd March 2020

 

From tomorrow morning, a daily work pack will be uploaded for each year group in the school onto the website by 10.00am. This will contain an English task, a Maths task and another subject task (which will include Music, Topic, Science, PE and French on different days of the week). We would ask that your child follows this timetable, as much as possible. Children who are still attending school will be given the exact same timetable and tasks to do each day. All work can be accessed from here:

 

https://www.spjs.org.uk/school-closure-work-packs/

 

We have now set up a new email address to allow parents to ask question regarding the work set. The email address is learningsupport@spjs.org.uk and it will be checked daily. We would ask that you do not email the school office regarding any home learning questions, as they are already dealing with a much higher number of emails than normal. 

 

Year 4 Parents - we have now been contacted by Robinwood and informed we will need to postpone our trip until the next academic year. We feel this is the best outcome for the safety of our children but are pleased that they will still have the opportunity to go in Year 5. Further information will be sent out in due course.

Friday 20th March 2020

 

Please see the document below for those parents who will be sending their children into school from Monday next week. This contains some information regarding what to wear, what the children need to bring, etc.

Friday 20th March 2020

 

Please see the documents below regarding our emergency opening procedures for key workers and vulnerable children. If your child will be attending school on Monday, the Emergency Opening Form must be completed and brought in on Monday.

Thursday 19th March 2020

 

Following the announcement made yesterday by the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, the school will close to the majority of children on Friday. Further information regarding this will be published today, including our plans to support key workers during this time. At present, we are awaiting a list of key workers, which will be published by the Cabinet Office later today. 

Wednesday 18th March 2020

 

Please see the letter below which was sent out to address some changes to the school timetable over the coming weeks. We have also produced a list of websites which those who are already self-isolating may wish to access this week. School closure work packs will be uploaded each day to our website from next week. These will be accessed using the following link: https://www.spjs.org.uk/school-closure-work-packs/

Wednesday 18th March 2020

 

We are all working hard to produce packs of work for each of our year groups, both for those who are currently self-isolating at home and for all children in the event of a school closure. We hope to have these available and on the website in the very near future but would ask for your patience at this time. In the meantime, we are collating a list of suitable websites and online programmes, which you may want to use to support your child's learning. We hope to have this available by the end of today.

Tuesday 17th March 2020

 

As you will be aware following yesterday, the government is stepping up its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). We understand that the government will be reviewing a decision regarding school closures and they will inform us of that decision. In the meantime, Stamford Park Junior School remains open as usual. We are cancelling or postponing non-essential events which might precipitate the spread of any illness; these include sports fixtures, parents’ evenings and workshops within the school.

 

We are following the advice and asking parents / careers to also support us in implementing the following strategies:

 

  • The advice to pupils is that they should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. From Monday 16th March, the guidance states that students should be at home for 14 days. In addition, anyone who lives with someone with symptoms should also self-isolate for 14 days. The 14 day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

 

  • Any pupil presenting in school with symptoms will be isolated in a ventilated room and parents / careers will be contacted to collect and take them home for self-isolation for 14 days.

 

  • We will be continuing to remind pupils to wash their hands throughout the day, especially before and after breaks and lunch, and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues.

 

  • We have, as mentioned above, postponed or cancelled any events that may cause increased risk.

 

This, as you will appreciate, is a very difficult time for everyone and we are doing all we can to safeguard our school community. As you can imagine, our phone lines are very busy so please be patient or, alternatively, email the school office at stamfordparkjun.admin@trafford.gov.uk We will respond to all enquiries and emails as soon as we can.

 

Full government guidance can be found here:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Monday 16th March 2020

 

As per our earlier email, we have made the decision to cancel Parents' Evening this week on Tuesday 17th March and Thursday 19th March. This is as a precaution against the Coronavirus and the avoidance of local level gatherings of a significant number of people in close proximity. This is not to cause panic but to take steps to keep staff, pupils and parents as safe as possible.

 

As we have no suggested dates for Parents' Evening in the future at this current time, the teaching staff are now working to provide a short written report to all parents to keep you informed of your child's progress. These will be emailed out to parents before Easter and I will come back to you with an exact date later this week. If you do have an urgent matter you wish to discuss, please contact the school office by email.

Friday 13th March 2020

 

As you will be aware, yesterday the government updated its approach to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Schools will remain open until we are advised otherwise. We are asking all parents to take additional precautions, as outlined by the Government yesterday. For anyone who has mild symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19):

 

  • a new continuous cough, or
  • a high temperature (37.8 degrees or above)

 

the advice is to self-isolate for 7 days. If symptoms persist beyond 7 days, people are advised to contact NHS 111 online.

 

Further information can be found here:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Wednesday 11th March 2020

 

Our new soap dispensers have now been fitted in school and we are continuing to educate the children on a daily basis, adhering closely to the Government guidelines regarding safe hygiene at this time.

 

The advice at present is for all schools to remain open at this time and we will update you immediately should this advice change in the future. We fully understand that this is a rapidly developing situation for the whole country and will aim to give parents as much notice as we possibly can should our position in this school change.

 

If you do have any concerns, please contact the School Office.

Monday 9th March 2020

 

We are receiving regular advice and updates from the Department for Education, Public Health and Trafford Council regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). The latest information from the Government can be found here:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

 

We have new foam soap dispensers being fitted tomorrow in all the toilets in the school and class teachers are educating the children regarding good hygiene on a daily basis. 

 

We are expecting an update from the Government following the emergency COBRA meeting today and will update this page in due course. In the event that the school should be required to close, we are in the process of putting "Extended Closure Work Packs" together to support your child's learning as best we can.

 

If you do have any concerns, please contact the School Office.

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