Remote education provision: information for parents/Carers

Risk Assessment Version 10a - January 2021

Risk Assessment Version 10 - January 2021

Remote Learning Developments - 17th January 2021

National Lockdown - 5th January 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

As you might imagine, the news of a national lockdown and a move to remote learning except for key workers has come as a surprise to us.  We will endeavour to sort this out as quickly as possible.  We recognise that this news is disruptive to families and your children's learning and whilst we are sympathetic to this, there is a very serious reason that these measures are being put in place, as I am sure those parents who work at the JR can testify.

Tomorrow we will work to establish which children have both carers/parents as key workers.  A Microsoft form will be emailed out to all families.   Most families will know if they fall into these categories from the previous lockdown.

For families where both carers/parents are key workers (or single parent household where the parent is a keyworker), we will welcome your children to school tomorrow as we realise that it is short notice, especially for our families where both carers/parents work at the hospital.  Please only send your child/children to school if both carers/parents fall into the key worker categories and you need your child in school tomorrow.    Please bring your child to the front door between 8.50am and 9.10am.  This may take longer than usual as we will need to register the child at the office.

Teachers will upload some remote learning on seesaw/tapestry for tomorrow and will work to setting up a full remote learning programme for your children as soon as possible.  If you need assistance with accessing seesaw or tapestry, please contact the office.

We will be in touch again with further information and updates. 

warm wishes

Jess Tweedie


'Let us protect with love all that God has given us'

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - risk Assessment for re-opening January 2021

New Term Commences - Monday 4th January 2021

Emergency INSET Day - Friday 18th December 2020

Emergency INSET Day
Given the complexity of our situation, the Local Authority has granted permission for an additional INSET day on Friday 18th December. This has been agreed by Governors. This means that school will finish at 3.10pm on Thursday 17th December. We apologise for the short notice of this INSET which will be used staff training purposes as well as possibly needing time to carry out ‘track and tracing’.

Some Isolating Class Returning to school - 15th December 2020

Isolating Classes
For the classes and children who were a close contact of a positive case on Friday 4th December (this includes all pupils in Reception RM, Year 4 and Year 5H plus those in KS2 after school club) – you can return to school on Tuesday 15th December. This is because the Government has reduced the number of days the children need to isolate to 10 days.

Main School RA version 7 - December 2020