Prime Minister’s Speech Sunday 10th May

Dear Parents

As I am sure most of you have, we have just watched the Prime Minister’s speech regarding the road map towards relaxing the social distancing measures.  We have had no prior notice about what it would contain.

We are waiting to receive more information from the government and local authority about what this means for schools and how it should work out.

Please may we remind you that for the time being, nothing has changed, and we will run school as we have done for the last 7 weeks, just for our key workers and specific vulnerable children.

We will provide further information in the coming days and weeks once we are able to do so.

As I’m sure you can imagine, we have an awful lot to think about……..

Thank you once again for all of your wonderful support and sacrifice.  It just shows what a fantastic school community we have.

Keep safe and kindest regards

Mrs Beale

 

 

 

 

 

** Parent Nominated Good Mentions **

Hi All

As it is a Bank Holiday on Friday to celebrate 75th Anniversary of VE Day this week, we will be celebrating Good Mentions on Thursday afternoon at 2pm.

Therefore, could all parent nominated Good Mentions be emailed to A3352@taw.org.uk by Wednesday at 4pm to be included in Thursday’s live assembly.  As always any photos you send in will be used on the school website and on the Facebook page.

I love hearing what you have all been up to whilst you are at home, so please keep sending them in.

Stay safe

Miss Staniforth

Head of School

***Online Safety***

Dear All

Hope you are well and saying safe.  This week we are going to focus on online safety for the children in their learning packs, I will also be posting some information for parents through the week on Facebook this information is below.

I have found lots of useful websites for you to look at:

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/young-people/resources-3-11s

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

https://www.internetmatters.org/

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/

https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/parent-and-carer-toolkit

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

Please also find below some useful guidance sheets which cover a range of topics.  I have taken down posters that contradict advice that school have previously given, sorry I accidentally included the wrong posters earlier in the week.

8 Things parents need to know about YouTube kids

A parent’s guide to internet controls

Disney Plus Parent Guide

How to Be Kind Online reminders

How to Maintain Good Mental Wellbeing During Isolation

Online Safety Tips for Children

Suggested Apps and Games

What Schools need to know about Cyberbullying

Zoom Parent Guide

As always we are keen to ensure that children stay safe on the technology that they are now using for their school work and their downtime.  Please contact school if you have any concerns around online safety and you would like to talk to someone.

Thanks

Miss Staniforth

Head of School

New SEND Email Address

Dear Parents

As you know class emails are up and running, we hope you are enjoying being able to contact the class teachers and letting them know what you have been up to.

Miss Russell (school SENCO) has now got her own email address for any parents of children with Special Educational Needs.  This email address is one which will be used across Our Blessed Saints Federation.

You can make contact by using this email address: send.obs@taw.org.uk

We hope that you will find this beneficial especially during this unsettling time.  As Miss Russell works about across both school please be aware that any emails may not be immediately answered but she will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Over the past few days we have added information from the Telford and Wrekin SEND team and we will continue to update parents with any additional information and guidance as we get it.

Thanks

Miss Staniforth

Head of School

Times Tables Rockstars

Dear All

Miss Foster has now emailed out all the log ins for Times Tables Rockstars app/website, we hope that the children enjoy using this in the coming weeks.

If you have not received the log in details via email please can you email A3352@telford.gov.uk to let us know, it may be that we do not have the most up to date contact addresses for you all.

A special thanks to Miss Foster for preparing and sending all these emails as it did take a long time.

Thanks

Miss Staniforth

Head of School