You have sent out the uniform letter but we have already bought different items. What should we do?
In school we have noticed a decline in the amount of school uniform being worn and that is why we sent out the policy as a reminder. While we are clear that wearing uniform is a must we understand the position you are in. What we will ask is that if you have recently bought a different colour of uniform e.g. black polo shirt or grey trousers, you use these for now but next time you purchase uniform you buy these in line with the policy.
Due to the current weather conditions, and again due to timing, we are fine with children wearing alternative sensible footwear e.g. boots / black trainers. Again, can we ask then when these are due to be replaced this is done in line with the policy?
The parent questionnaire we are sending out will also have a few questions linked to school uniform.
When and how do we receive the Eden-Red school meal vouchers?
We have been chasing these on your behalf all week (as we have no control over these) and we have checked the data we have been sent, approved this and you should have them today.
I have children at home and we can't get through all the remote learning work sent. What can we do?
The timetables we have in place for remote learning are only suggested ones in line with how a school day would normally run. We fully appreciate how challenging it is for many families at this time. We would suggest that as a minimum all children should complete the literacy and numeracy work set. This will narrow any gaps in learning once school can re-open for everyone. School have pencils and exercise books in school if you would rather work in this way and then post a photo of the work into their portfolio. Please don't feel you have to copy out worksheets for your child to complete.
Why are school using recorded teaching sessions and not doing live teaching?
After feedback from parents we are using recorded sessions so that children can access these at any point over the day. We hope that in doing this it relieves some of the pressure on our families, especially where they have more than one child and limited online access.
After parent feedback we are trying to add more live sessions each week where the class can have more relaxed conversations and see each other.
Why are you asking my child / children to wear a school jumper or polo shirt for the 'live sessions'?
We all recognise how hard it is for our children at the moment and there are a number of reasons we have asked for this. The first one is linked to having a sense of belonging and feeling a part of the school even though they are at home. When everyone has a school top on the screens look more like a classroom. The second one is linked to an acceptable dress code and not creating a competition where children are trying to out do each other, or are coming on line still in their night wear.
What do I do if i need to collect my child early from school?
Due to the current restrictions with social distancing, can you please phone the office with the time that you will be collecting your child from school? The office staff will then ensure that they are brought up to the main reception area where you can pick them up.