Covid-19

Coronavirus Update

17/07/20

School closes for the summer holiday.  Full plans of reopening for ALL pupils have been emailed to parents to read regarding drop off, collection, and plans for children to keep safe within school.

Social stories have been added to classroom pages to help children understand what school will look like in September.  SEN children have personalised social stories for further support.

Plans for an update to be sent out to parents at the end of August - a week before returning - so parents/carers and children are updated with any further guidance.

07/07/20

Letter emailed to parents to inform of Buglawton's planned return for pupils in September.

22/06/20

Year 1 pupils welcomed back to school.

15/06/20

Preschool and Reception pupils welcomed back to school.

10/06/20

Cheshire East update:

A joint statement from the Cheshire and Merseyside Directors of Public Health on the phased re-opening of schools has now been issued. They have considered the phased returning of schools carefully, reviewing the latest available evidence and good practice. It is the view of the Cheshire and Merseyside Directors of Public Health that it was right to have paused to consider if there should be an expansion of the number of children coming back to school. However, the Cheshire and Merseyside Directors of Public Health support progressing plans for a phased return of Reception, Years 1 and 6 if it is deemed safe to do so. The full statement is published on our website which can be found at https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/schools.aspx

We can, therefore, confirm that opening of schools should continue using the cautious but sensible approach outlined in our previous letter subject to risk assessments being in place. We continue to support the current phased approach with schools starting to open to pupils from 15 June starting with younger children as set out in the Department for Education guidance.

We have considered the views of representatives from early years colleagues, primary and secondary schools (with a mix of maintained and academies), the Dioceses, Trade Unions, Parent Carer Forum and the Department for Education in the review of our plans for the wider opening.

The following confirms the approach that Cheshire East Council asks all schools to adopt.

Primary Schools

Primary schools should continue to encourage children known to social workers and those with an education, health and care plan to attend and offer provision for children of key workers where this is required. They should also welcome back nursery and reception pupils from 15th June, Year 1 from 22 June and Year 6 from 29 June where the school still has enough space to do so with social distancing in place. This may vary between schools due to constraints of school buildings and staffing capacity. Schools should however offer as a minimum some sessions to Year 6 to allow pupils to say goodbye, celebrate their achievements and support them in planning for transition.

Please note the Secretary of State for Education has announced on 9 June 2020 that all remaining primary school pupils will not be able to attend before the summer, which is in line with our previous approach where we stated we do not envisage a full return of all year groups by the end of the summer term.

10/06/20

Letters sent out to parents/carers of Year 1 pupils to confirm requested places.

09/06/20

Letters sent out to parents/carers of Year 2,3,4 and 5 regarding.

08/06/20

Letters sent out to parents/carers of Preschool, Reception, and Year 1 to confirm requested places in the school.

05/06/20

Deadline for parents/carers to request a place for their child in Preschool, Reception, and Year 1.

An email will be sent out to parents confirming their child's bubble from 8th June.

03/06/20

Zoom Meetings launched to allow further questions from parents/carers.

Information video added to this page to provide parents/carers with another source of information.

Buglawton Information on reopening to pupils from 15th June 2020

01/06/20

Letters and surveys have been sent out to the following parent/carer groups:

Following the survey results, which confirm whether parents intend their child to return on their specific date (if places available), confirmation emails will be sent out by the school.

20/05/20

Cheshire East has today sent out to all schools in Congleton its guidance regarding the reopening of settings to more children. It states the following:

Monday 15th June: Pre-school and Reception children are invited to return

Monday 22nd June - Year 1 children are invited to return

At a later date (and if there is capacity) - Year 6 children are invited to return

The above is in addition to the current situation of school being open to children who are currently attending (Key worker children, children with an EHCP, and children with a social worker).

The above can only happen if we as a school deem it safe to do so for our children, staff, and families.

A full plan of how we are proposing to make this possible will be emailed out to all parents once this has been agreed with our staff and the governing body.

 

 

10/05/20

This evening the Prime Minister informed of the next phase including the possibility of reopening schools to some classes from 1st June.

At the moment, for us in school, there is no change to the guidance.  We will continue to provide care for children whose parents' work is critical to the COVID-19 response, and those children who have an EHCP or a social worker.  The message for everyone remains that it is safer to stay at home.

Until we receive further guidance to help our school prepare and be 100% safe for our children, teaching staff, and families then we will remain closed other than the provision that we are currently providing.

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Following the announcement from the Government:
"Schools in England to close from Friday for all pupils except the vulnerable and those with key worker parents"
Buglawton Primary School has, therefore, closed on Friday 20th March.
As per the statement, some pupils may remain in school to support their families. Limited places have been allocated to those pupils who require emergency childcare.

All home learning resources for our pupils can be found on our Parents - Home Learning Page, as well as the Google Classrooms where teachers are posting activities for the children to complete (see instructions of how to access via the email that was sent out).

We wish everyone best wishes during this difficult time and thank everyone for their continued support.

We are in this together: #StaySafe #StayatHome #TeamBuglawton

During school closures, staying at home is absolutely the safest thing for all children to do. There are strict criteria for those children who will be allowed to come into school (Key worker children, children with an EHCP or children with a Social Worker). Those children who are staying safe at home, will be unsettled and will miss the structure and routine of school. If you, as a parent, are finding it difficult to manage, there are a number of options available to you:

If you child has additional needs, you could contact Cheshire East Information Advice and Support on 0300 123 5166 or speak to Space4Autism on 01625 617884

https://www.relaxkids.com/

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/blog/coping-family-conflict-during-lockdown

https://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/patients-and-parents/coronavirus-resources-for-children-and-families/

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/news/2020/april/supporting-children-young-people-mental-health

Buglawton cares and we want to support our families through this difficult time.

Further details on exams and grades announced

New details regarding the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on summer exams has been released.

The exam regulator, Ofqual, and exam boards will work with teachers to provide grades to students whose exams have been cancelled this summer, following our actions to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Ofqual and exam boards will be discussing with teachers’ representatives before finalising an approach, to ensure that it is as fair as possible.

Find details on the impact on summer exams here:

Useful LInks:

Further information
In addition, the Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Department of Education Help Line

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk 

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

Link to the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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

Updates on COVID-19:

Guidance for educational settings:

Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

Educational resources:

Latest Department for Education information:

Please remember to keep the school updated on any relevant information or changes to health. We will continue to keep families updated on any change to advice. We will also keep families updated on any day to day changes including advice to trips and activities.

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