Coronavirus Advice for Parents and Carers

St Paul's is Partially Closed 

We are open to Key Workers and Year 6 - Please contact the office for more details

Wednesday 3rd June

Fancy getting the children active? Here is a good information sheet to support you at home. PE active Sheet for children 5-18.

More updates from the DFE. DFE updated

Friday 29th May - Wider Opening Letter to Parents of: Year 6, Critical Keyworkers and Vulnerable children 

 Wider Opening Letter to Yr6 Parents and Parents who are Critical Keyworkers and Parents of Vulnerable Children

Friday 22nd May - Risk Assessment for Wider Opening

 Health & Safety Checklist

 Wider Opening Procedures

 Returning to school Wider Opening Action Plan

 Year 6 Letter and Key Worker Children

Tuesday 19th May - 'Even the bravest of the brave and the coolest of the cool worry. Worrying is normal when so much has changed' Thank you to Mrs Parfitt for recommending this free ebook Everybody Worries by John Burgerman

Click on book for link

Monday 18th May - updated Wider Opening Letter sent to Year 6 Parents and Carers

Dear Year 6 Parents and Carers, we hope everyone is safe and well? Please find enclosed a copy of the latest information for Year 6 parents regarding the possible wider opening of St Paul's on 1st June for the Year 6 children. In the next couple days we will be sending out a questionnaire for you to complete. Thank you again for your support and cooperation during these challenging times. Chris Partridge

 Letter to Year 6 parents/carers about possible Wider Opening for Year 6 children.

Tuesday 12th May The school's leadership team is preparing documents which we will share with parents shortly outlining: Health & Safety Checklist for St Paul's; Action Plan for Yr6 returning to school and Risk Assessment for Yr 6 returning to school; Procedures for Parents collecting and dropping off children.

Please click here for the latest guidance for parents about school's possibly reopening for Year 6 pupils:

Wednesday 6th May - Transition for New Year 3 parents - webpage goes live. See Parent Tab - New Parents and carers  - Click Here

Monday 4th May - Paper packs available from the School's office, New Year 3 Parents Webpage added to Parents Tab and lots of new Youtube Clips on the St Paul's Youtube Channel

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Monday 27th April - More links on class Pages for parents / carers to access online resources. Also paper packs are available from the school's office.  

Click on the link to visit   

Edenred FSM Vouchers 22/4/2020 and Paper packs available from the School office

We have finally received confirmation that parents/carers in receipt of FSM should now be receiving e-codes to redeem in Supermarkets. If you are having difficulties or concerns please email slt.sch299@educ.somerset.gov.uk and a member of the School Leadership Team will get back in touch. 

Press release from DFE regarding FSM https://www.gov.uk/government/news/aldi-joins-free-school-meal-voucher-scheme 

Year groups have collated some paper worksheets (3 English, 3 Maths and 4 Other) which will be available from the School Office Window every week. This is in addition to the online resources we have available (see class pages) and the Planning sheet we handed out before the school closed. Please use www.classdojo.com to get in touch with your class teacher for further support. 

Online Safety for supporting your child to remain safe ONLINE

Information for parents about support to help keep my child safe online?

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
https://www.internetmatters.org/ (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
https://parentinfo.org/ (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
https://www.lgfl.net/online-safety/default.aspx (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)

Or visit our school's website for more useful websites and information
https://www.stpaulsjuniorsomerset.org.uk/Children/E-Safety/

Coronavirus Update - Tuesday 31st March FREE SCHOOL MEALS

Support for pupils who have to stay at home (FSM) from the DFE

Under normal circumstances, schools are not expected to provide free school meals to eligible children who are not attending due to illness or if the school is closed.

However, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak we expect schools to continue to provide support to these pupils if the school is: only open for certain groups
or closed

The DFE understands that schools will have different approaches to how they currently provide free school meals to eligible children. Our current arrangements:

St Paul's is working closely with Whitstone and we continue to receive Packed Lunches for our FSM children:

Lunches are being collected from Whitstone from 11:30 and transported to St Paul's for the children who are currently in school and our FSM children.
Lunches are available to be collected from St Paul's for parents throughout the afternoon - we have also added additional food, which has been kindly provided by Tescos and other local shops.

If Whitstone cannot provide meals in the future, we will move to a voucher system which I have already have plans in place for.

If you require a FSM packed lunch please contact the school (01749 343250) or the School Mobile (07784 850754)

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Coronavirus Update – Friday 27th March 2020 

We are currently working closely with Whitstone to produce FSM for those children to be collected from St Paul's. The staff are doing an amazing job but please don't feel overwhelmed by all the activities - these are all suggestion for you to try. We appreciate everyone has different circumstances at home and please just keep in touch with your class teacher and if we can help in anyway, just let us know. Stay Safe.   

Procedure for those attending School:

  • The staff will be changing daily – A School Leadership Team Member will also be available everyday.
  • If your child is unwell please do not bring them to school and contact the office.
  • Year 3s go to Cannard / Year 4s to Langhorne / Year 5s to Amulet / Year 6s to Monmouth (for the moment)
  • Top and bottom gate open from 8:40, please do not queue by the gates and observe the 2m Social Distancing Government Guidelines.
  • After you have handed over your child – they will clean their hands before entering the classroom.
  • If collecting your child - Gates will open again at 2:55pm – collect your child from the playground and please do not queue by the gates and observe the 2m Social Distancing Government Guidelines.
  • Leave the school premises as soon as possible.
  • To ensure my staff can go home quickly to their families – the school site will be closed promptly.

We continue to remind everyone to:

  • wash their hands often - with soap and water, or sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important when using public transport.

  • covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue (or sleeve), then throwing the tissue in a bin. 

As a community we all have a responsibility to follow the guidelines with a common sense approach to manage the risk to the school and wider community. For further information, please go to the link below. 

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus 

For information regarding St Paul's and Procedures and Policies see links below. 

 Risk Assessment for Coronavirus

 School Closure Policy

 Visitors to the School - Prevention