Roberts Primary School
URGENT - PLEASE READ
Dear Parents and Carers,
This is a very difficult day for us in school as no-one wants to close the doors on education. However, we all must do our bit to support the nation fighting this disease and we must not take advice lightly. We all have a duty to support key workers maintain essential services and the only way of doing this is to work together as a team and think of the needs of others as well as our own.
School will be offering a limited service of childcare to those most needy and due to us being a large school and having huge demand this may not be all you require. To be fair to all parents the availability at Roberts will in the first instance be rationed to two days per week, should we be able to offer more in a week or twos time then we will make that available to those most in need. Please can I stress that if you are a keyworker and have other childcare options you should not be sending your child to school in order to keep your child safe, as it is directed by DfE; “parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way that can continue to spread the virus.”
Just to be absolutely clear, if you are sending your child to school because you think that they will be at an advantage over other children by being in school then this is not the case. This is childcare, my staff will be on a rota and so your child may not be with their own teacher or possibly even a teacher from this school. They will not be following the national curriculum and be taught anything different to what has been given in the packs to all of you. If it is at all possible, keep your child at home. I can’t believe that as a Headteacher I am having to advise parents to keep their children at home but we are in crisis at the moment and it is probably going to get worse.
Also school will be only able to offer this service if we are able to staff it, if we are unable to do that then you are able to contact the local authority who will redirect you to an alternative school.
Hopefully today we will be able to contact all parents who have requested childcare and discuss the two days available to you initially. You will be required to provide proof of employment. On the days your child comes to school, they need to be here by 8:55 and collected at 3:15, (normal school hours) and in full uniform. We are not in a position to extend those hours at the moment. Should we be able to offer an after school club service to those key workers on the allocated days then we will do so and there will be a charge for that in line with the afterschool club charges.
Things may change again in the next couple of weeks. I do thank you for you continued patience, we are all trying to make the best of a difficult situation.
Key recent information for you
Below are also a range of resources which are aimed at helping children understand the virus and to manage anxiety around what is happening:
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=this downloadable comic&utm_campaign=Weekly-03-03-20&t=1583271654945
Welcome to our website which we hope you will find helpful and informative. Please contact the school if you need more information.
"Lighting the Way to Success"
At Roberts Primary School we want every child to achieve their full potential, to be happy and to develop a wide range of skills to equip them for their future lives. We believe that everyone can be successful in some way. We offer every child the chance to learn in an exciting and creative environment and to experience a caring, personalised education, and are encouraged and supported to achieve the very best that they can. We extend to each child a wide range of out of school active learning opportunities which may enrich their school days and help them to develop tolerance and self discipline. We are committed to working in partnership with parents and other agencies to enable everyone to live a full and healthy life and to make a positive contribution to our community.
Through the National Curriculum and work of the school we aim to:
- encourage the children to develop positive attitudes to learning and to achieve high standards of success;
- provide equality of opportunity for all children and staff;
- foster close co-operation between the school, home and wider community;
- help children to acquire a set of moral and spiritual values and develop habits of self-discipline and acceptable behaviour;
- help children to understand the world in which they live and so become caring, reliable and responsible members of society.
At Roberts Primary School, we believe that to be successful learners children need to be able to:
- work in partnership with others;
- solve problems;
- become a good role model in society;
- think for their selves and make their own decisions.
In order to be able to do these things successfully, children at Roberts need to live and learn 7 learning behaviours:
- Respect; looking out for each other and our environment.
- Cooperation; working together.
- Reasoning; being able to work things out.
- Communication; explain their thinking to others.
- Resilience; not giving up when the going gets tough.
- Curious; asking questions and investigating further.
- Reflect; thinking about and learning from successes and failures.
To see our latest Ofsted report (January 2018: GOOD) click here.
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Mrs Dawn Hunt