as we Are open in march for all pupils, we felt it necessary to share some frequently asked questions with you.
We hope this document helps to ease some concerns and answer questions in relation to the limited opening of school. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact the school office or Speak to a member of staff.
Please note, this document should be used in conjunction with re-opening documentation which can be found on the school website and on Twitter @MilefieldP.
Return to Learning
What if my child does not want to return to school?
As schools re-open, attendance is vital and all children must attend, according to law. We have implemented many various transition methods for those pupils identified as requiring support. We have conducted home visits, sent various forms of communication and been on hand throughout the closure in January to deal with any issues you may have had. All vulnerable pupils were offered places in school and many offered laptops at home so they could see their classteacher daily and continue learning whilst in lockdown.
Please contact school in the first instance, we will work with you to ensure your child's education does not suffer. We can provide support with a wide range of issues/concerns. We ask that you contact us via telephone (01226710329) or twitter: @MilefieldP or @mfps_parents. If you can access Seesaw, you may use this or our Arbor service to communicate any issues too.
What if my child is shielding?
Please contact school and speak to Miss Jones in the first instance. She will require a copy of the letter from your GP. This will then work towards their attendance. They will be able to access learning for the period they are at home using our digital devices and online services.
what about my anxiety/concerns as a parent?
We have provided various platforms for you to communicate any concerns or worries with us as a school throughout lockdown. We ran coffee mornings weekly and have conducted home visits. Miss Jones and teachers have made phone calls home weekly to check in with pupils and parents. We are available any time during the school day if you would like to discuss any concerns. Please do read the return to school spark for clear timetables and procedures we are following to ensure the safety of all our families. The risk assessment is also available on our school website.
What if my child is struggling to access the learning on return?
All learning provided is year group specific and will be supported/challenged where appropriate. Staff are best placed to provide suitable work for each pupil in their year group. Our timetable and curriculum offer will be very similar to what children received in September 2020 when they returned following the first lockdown. Please see our remote learning spark page on our website. We also have parent meetings planned for the final weeks of this term to share their progress since return.
What if my child received support in class before the closure?
Targeted support groups/interventions will be set up and run in March, as they were in September 2020. This will also take place during daily lessons for some. Any pupils with SEND will receive support regularly too. The director of SEND is in contact with teachers and pupils regularly and has been during lockdown. Any meetings set up will be agreed by parents over the phone then take place remotely. If you have SEND concerns, please contact school in the first instance.