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Possible Reopening of School

Primary Re-opening letter has been emailed to all parents outlining the possible reopening of school on Monday 8th June. Please note this is still subject to Government approval.

Additional Safeguarding Policy- A response to COVID 19

Learning at home

At St Joseph’s, your child’s learning is of course important to us, so we’ll continue to help your child to learn.

  •  All children, within school today, will be issued with a home school learning book and appropriate logins for interactive learning.
  • Work can be found on the school website (https://www.stjosephsrcprimaryacademy.net/) and is organized into year groups. Simply follow the tab ‘Home Learning’ at the top of the page. There are a range of interactive resources and PDF resources that do not require printing and can be completed in the home school learning book.
  • If you stated in the questionnaire, which was sent out earlier this week, your child did not have access to a computer/ laptop an individual learning pack has been printed for your child.
  • Any completed work should be returned when the school reopens.If your child is not in school today you are more than welcome to collect a school learning book or pack from the main office.At St Joseph’s, your child’s learning is really important to us. Additional resources may be added in the near future. If you have any questions please get in touch with a member of staff.

Key Workers

Below are the definitions that have been agreed between Durham County Council and the DfE

  • NHS staff
  • Teachers and support school
  • Police and community support officers
  • Frontline civilian police staff
  • Prison officers and staff
  • Probation officers and trainee probation officers
  • LA officers and LA/ NHS social workers
  • Uniformed staff in fire and rescue services
  • Armed forces personnel and some civilian MOD personnel (i.e. clinical staff, MOD police, uniformed fire and defence) and some discharged personnel
  • Highway agency traffic staff
  • LA environmental health officers/practitioners
  • Care workers
  • Food/supermarket drivers and other workers

Please note it has been agreed that only one parent needs to meet the key worker criteria. If this applies to you please send in the form sent home today (One form per child) KEY WORKER INFORMATION SHEET. Thank you.

Free school meals guidance

If your child receives free school meals please ensure school has your email address (school@stjosephsna.org.uk)  In the coming days, you will now receive directly from the government e vouchers.

You should have codes for the following weeks.

  • Wb 6th April (1 voucher code- £15)
  • Wb 13th April- (1 voucher code- £15)
  • Wb 20th and 27th April (1 voucher code- £30)
  • 4th May (1 voucher code- £15)
  • 11th May (1 voucher code- £15)
  • 18th May (1 voucher code- £15)
  • 25th May (1 voucher code- £15)

Could you be eligible for Free School Meals? If your personal circumstances have changed and you think you may have become eligible for free school meals because you now receive a benefit please contact school@stjosephsna.org.uk to discuss how we can help you apply for a free school meal. https://bit.ly/2V8263F

National Assessment Tests

The Secretary of State for Education announced on Wednesday 18 March, that the 2019/20 national curriculum assessments will not take place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.This means the following assessments planned between April and July 2020 are cancelled:

  • end of key stage 1 and key stage 2 assessments (including tests and teacher assessment)
  • phonics screening check
  • multiplication tables check