Follow the link to take you to the relevant Class Pages:
The senior leader with overall responsibility for the quality and delivery of remote education is Mr Bamford, whom you can contact via the school office.
Special Needs: For children with special educational needs and/or medical needs, we realise this will have an impact on how Education Health and Care Plans are delivered. Extra attention will be given to meeting the individual needs of children and young people with SEND and their families in the event of school closure or partial school closure.
We do recognise that health and wellbeing are paramount and we appreciate that the level of work that might be undertaken by a child will reflect the situation and circumstances at home.
Note: If a single child or small group of children are isolating for extended periods whilst their year group is still attending school, for example whilst awaiting test results, then work will be sent home by the class teacher that is the same or similar to that being covered in class by their peers.
Our current approach relies heavily upon households having access to the internet and computer equipment. If this is an issue for you then please get in touch with the School Office. Indeed, it is important that we have the most up-to-date information with regards to parents/carers and children being able to access IT so that we can either loan out hardware or provide learning packs if needs be.
COVID-19: RETURN AND RECOVERY
Here are some helpful documents to help you to understand the precautions we are taking to ensure the safety and well-being of children in school when schools are allowed to re-open.
Our Recovery plan
We know that our children need time to adjust and recover from the impact of Covid-19 on their lives and their education. We have carefully considered how we will do this in our Recovery Curriculum plan.
Additional Information and Support
Educational Psychology Service (EPS)
Telephone Helpline for Parents and Carers
During these unprecedented times, we all find ourselves facing new challenges. For many, this will bring about new anxieties, for others, it may worsen existing worries.
Where children and young people are affected, you may notice that they react to uncomfortable feelings and thoughts by changing their behaviours and demonstrating behaviours you have not seen from them before. In turn, these behaviours can add to an already stressful home situation.
It is important to remember that self-isolation, does not equate to social isolation.
If you are a parent/carer of a child in Somerset and would like to speak to a Psychologist with any concerns arising for you, or your family during this time, then The Educational Psychology Service is here for you. We are able to offer an initial 30 minute telephone consultation (discussion) and a potential follow up call, of another 30 minutes if appropriate.
Calls will be offered Monday-Friday, during usual working hours.
Unless the Psychologist feels that you, or someone else is in danger of harm, then full confidentiality will be respected. In order to offer the best possible service, a brief summary of the discussion will be recorded, which may be shared with colleagues from other services. If you do not wish for a record to be taken, then please make this clear to the psychologist during your call and they will only record the name of the school. For further details of our privacy notice, please follow this link
If you would like to access this service, then please email EPSHelpline@somerset.gov.uk with the following information:
• Your name
• The name of your child’s school (or ‘EHE’ if Electively Home Educated)
• Times and dates that you are not available for consultation
If email is not possible, then call 01823 357000. Please understand that we are likely to be slower to respond to phone calls. Our aim is to offer a consultation within 5 working days of receipt of email.