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Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome to our school website.

Edgewick Community Primary School prides itself in the support we give to pupils during the time they are with us, to ensure that they can make the best progress possible.

We believe that children who feel secure and cared for make the best progress. We therefore make sure that we know every child and their family, and enable every pupil to be confident and happy in school. The behaviour of children in school is outstanding, and visitors always comment about the harmonious environment and the way in which children learn and play together, whatever their cultural background.

Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary, both in lessons and around the school. They take an active part in supporting one another and preventing bullying. They have a love of learning that is clear from their approach to lessons.- Ofsted June 2013 

We offer a curriculum that meets the ever changing needs of the children - many of whom need support to learn English or to develop their basic skills. Our staff are very experienced in meeting the need of children at all levels of development and as a result children make exceptional progress, between starting in Reception Class and when they leave at the end of Year 6.

If you would like any further information, please contact the school. We will be pleased to help.

Sally Snooks

Headteacher

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Posted on: 18/05/2020

Re-open Update

Monday 18th May 2020 Dear Parents, I had hoped to be able to write to you this week to provide you with clear details of how the proposed reopening of schools would look within our school. Unfortunately, this is still not possible due to the well-publicised discussions continuing to take place between the government, medical professionals and teaching unions. Schools have now been provided with government guidance outlining the steps we should begin to consider as part of our preparations for the safe re-opening of schools, whenever that might be. We have spent much of last week considering these in conjunction with further guidance provided by our local education authority. Unfortunately, we are still awaiting lots of the finer details but feel it is important to share with you what is likely to happen, based on the information we currently have. When schools re-open it will be through a phased approach which prioritises the children of critical workers, vulnerable children and those in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 classes. The government has recommended that children should be taught in groups (‘bubbles’) of no more than 15 children. Coventry LA recommend that there should be between 8 and 10 children per group (‘bubble’). We agree with Coventry LA’s recommendation based on the size of our classrooms and the very young age of our children which will make social distancing very difficult. The number of pupils we can safely accommodate on our school site could be less than those parents who wish their children to attend. This may mean that, in line with government guidance, we will have to prioritise which children are offered places. This could mean that children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 only attend on certain days of each week. Vulnerable children and those from critical worker families will be able to attend every day of the week, (including those from other year groups) and will be given priority over any available places. Children will remain in their groups (‘bubbles’) of 8-10 for the entire day. Each group will have their own playtime, lunchtime, classroom and class teacher, teaching assistant and lunch time supervisory assistant. Pupils and staff from different groups will not be allowed to mix with each other or share resources and equipment. (N.B. your child may not be in their usual classroom, be taught by their usual teacher or be with all of their closest friends) The start and end times for each group will be staggered. Only 1 adult should accompany a child to school. (Staff will meet your child at the gate or main school entrance). Breakfast club will not be available as it would result in children from different groups (’bubbles’) mixing together. Unnecessary classroom furniture and soft furnishings will be removed from classrooms wherever practical to do so. Children are likely to have their own workspace and/or carpet space to promote social distancing measures and movement within the classroom will be restricted. Well-being, Good Social-distancing, Maths, Reading and phonics will be priority areas of learning for Reception and Year 1 children. Well-being and Transition activities will be the priority for Year 6. All children will be required to bring a packed lunch to school with them in the morning. FSM vouchers will still be provided for those families currently receiving them to support in this. Children will eat their lunch in their classroom with the other children from their (‘Bubble’) No school resources will be sent home. (This will include reading books) Strict hygiene measures will be followed at all times. Please be aware, that whilst we will do our best to put in place every possible measure to safeguard your children (and our staff) on their return to school, very young children who have not seen each other in months are likely to struggle to understand or keep to these ‘new’ rules. As such we cannot guarantee their safety – only try our best to minimise the level of risk they are exposed to. With only five school days remaining before the possible re-opening of schools on 1st June I understand the great anxiety you must all be feeling regarding the decisions you are being asked to make. I am sorry for this and feel greatly frustrated by the fact that at this moment in time I have very little to offer you which will assist you in that decision making process. As a parent you will need to make the decision which sits best in your heart and as a school we will respect you for that. If you feel that your child fits into the Key Worker/Vulnerable category set out by the Government, please let me know if you will be taking up a school place from the point at which school opens again (Tuesday 2nd June at the moment) If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 6, please let me know if you will be taking up a school place for 2 days each week (currently this would be Monday & Tuesday or Thursday & Friday)   To let the school know, please email reopen@edgewick.coventry.sch.uk or call the school office between 9am and 12 noon.   Please stay safe and well Sally Snooks Headteacher