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Posted on: 8/09/2020

Be Healthy Be Active

Good afternoon,   The Be Active Be healthy Team have launched a 5 week Active Families timetable at your local park.  We aim to get the whole family fitter through fun sports and fitness activities.  I was hoping that you could help us promote the sessions.  The area that we are using is close to school so maybe of interest to some of your families.     *** Active Families Timetable *** . We are offering 5 weeks of family fitness at some local parks that will run up until October half term. . Have a look at the video of some of the activity’s we offer.   https://www.facebook.com/coventryfamilyhealthandlifestyleservice/videos/4306725299402219/ https://www.facebook.com/coventryfamilyhealthandlifestyleservice/videos/1027387411026999/ https://www.facebook.com/coventryfamilyhealthandlifestyleservice/videos/2995483547222976/ https://www.facebook.com/coventryfamilyhealthandlifestyleservice/videos/353076415703999 Starting the week commencing Monday 21st September. ***       Mon 21st Sept:                 Park Edge Park 3:30 – 4:30pm ***       Tues 22nd Sept:            Nauls Mill Park 3:30 – 4:30pm ***       Weds 23rd Sept:           Edgewick Park 3:30 – 4:30pm ***       Thurs 24th Sept:           Prior Deram Park 3:30 – 4:30pm . ·       Sports, and Fitness Activities ·       No cost ·       All abilities welcome ·       Please bring a drink and wear comfortable clothing. . If your family wish to attend you must register via: . 07741840762 - Simon BeActiveBeHealthy@swft.nhs.uk   Many thanks, Simon   Simon Proctor Community Lifestyle Coach The Coventry Family Health and Lifestyle Service South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust Moathouse Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre   07741840762 Simon.proctor@swft.nhs.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/beactivecov Facebook: www.facebook.com/coventryfamilyhealthandlifestyleservice/
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
Posted on: 25/03/2020

COVID-19

Information for parents from schools  You will have seen the message from the Prime Minister last Wednesday that schools in the country will close to most families. We know that many of you are asking for information on what that means for your children and how they will receive their education. We are now in a position to give some clarity as to how we will move forwards.  Government guidance is for all children to be kept away from schools and early years settings unless a parent meets one of the following criteria. Schools will challenge the parents of any child who attends if they are not defined as eligible to do so and will not provide them with provision.  ·         That one of their parents is defined as a key worker according to government guidance. Government guidance is also that parents who are defined as key workers should only send their children to school if they do not have a safe alternative. The list of those whose work is regarded as critical to the COVID-19 response can be found here:  ·         That the child is classed as being ‘vulnerable’, including those who are supported by social care, those with safeguarding and welfare needs, including child in need plans, on child protection plans, ‘looked after’ children, young carers, disabled children and those with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)  We appreciate the disruption that this will cause you.  However, everyone has a role to play in stopping the spread of the Coronavirus. The Government has stressed that schools and early years settings (referred to simply as ‘schools’ throughout the rest of this briefing) have a key role to play, having kept them open as normal for as long as was practicably possible.  There will be staff ensuring that the schools remain safe and functional.  Free school meals will be provided to all eligible pupils and information about how to access this will follow.  Every day, data will be collected in the morning so that we have a very clear picture of who is in school and, if any child is not attending that should be, we need to know where they are.  That is obviously a critical piece of work if we are to safely track some of our most vulnerable children  That will be our starting point.  As time passes and the situation evolves, we will be scaling down the number of schools open and the transport network. As this begins to take place, we will be communicating which schools will remain open as the number of settings reduces.  As time goes on it will be likely that many children who are eligible to attend will be at a different location than their usual school.  Staff who will initially be present in schools will be scaled back to working remotely. Where fit, staff will be expected to be supporting the school’s distance learning approach. Staff who are not supervising at the schools that remain open will be teaching via online learning tools so that children continue to receive the best education possible.  For all parents, we would also ask that you ensure that you follow government guidance on hygiene as stringently as possible.  We understand how this will affect the children and you, as families, and while we empathise, we have to be firm in the application of government guidelines if we are to keep your children safe and help stop the spread of Coronoavirus.  Your essential co-operation is appreciated. 

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