Bishopstone Church Of England Primary School

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Coronavirus Updates

In line with the full re-opening of schools this September I felt it was important to let you know of the measures that Bishopstone CE Primary School will be taking to keep our staff and children safe when we re-open on Wednesday 2nd September. The following is based on the current government guidance which was last updated in early August.

We understand that some of you and your children will be anxious about returning in September, after some months out of school. Please be reassured that we are taking exceptional measures to make our school as safe as can be. We will be providing additional emotional and wellbeing support for all pupils, and will also be providing additional opportunities to support learning where this is required. 

Letter to parents from school - 28th August 2020

Letter to parents from Public Health Department SBC - August

Letter to parent from DfE on when to book a test - 23/09/20

Letter to parents - reminders - 18th November

Parents to wear face masks on the school playground - 18/11/20

 

Useful Links and Information

Alternatively, the Department of Education are providing advice for parents:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: Dfe.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

 

Documents

School Risk Assessment for September 2020 - approved by Swindon Borough Council

Direct link to the Government's parental advice page

Wiltshire - welcome back to school booklet

September return powerpoint and what to do if your child shows symptoms of Coronavirus

Piano lessons - risk assessment

Remote Learning

The school has a new remote learning policy.  Within this it sets out our provision.  

For a summary letter that went to parents on 25/09/20, please click here.

Parents completed a survey with their views.  Please click here for the findings that we then fed into the policy.

Due to the incredibly poor internet provision that the village of Bishopstone has, the impact is directly on what we can supply as a school.  We currently can not live stream lessons to children at home as we do not have the internet capability, however we have factored this in to our offering.

We are currently in contact with Swindon Borough Council, our local MP, SWGfL and other avenues looking and asking about the level of provision to the village, when and how this is going to be improved.

As a school we signed up for the Government grant of £1500 to install Microsoft 365 - Classroom and teachers have training booked for mid November and the installation is being completed by Centerprise International.

Welcome back story time . . . .