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  • COVID-19 : 8th March 2021 Return to School

    Thu 25 Feb 2021 Mr T Sharpe

    Covid-19 Return to School 8th March 2021

     

     

    Dear Parents,

     

    As I'm sure you will have heard on the news, schools in England will be reopening on Monday 8th March - therefore we are delighted to announce that SASF will be fully opening to all pupils on that date.

     

    We will be sending out full details on how we will be doing so covid secure, on Monday 1st of March. However, I would just like to take this opportunity to remind you of a few key facts:

    • pupils' attendance is compulsory and all children are expected back on Monday 8th March
    • If your child is unwell (covid or non-covid related) or self-isolating, this must be reported to the school office, following the usual sickness reporting procedures.
    • we will be operating a staggered start and one-way system (full detail to follow on Monday)
    • please continue to follow the government's covid guidance so we can ensure we are can safeguard our pupils, staff and the wider community.

     

    We look forward to welcoming you all back very soon and thank you for continuing to support your children during this period of remote learning.

     

    Kind regards and keep safe,

     

     

    Yours sincerely,

     

    Mr Sharpe

    Headteacher

  • Increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children

    Fri 22 Jan 2021 Mr T Sharpe

    Wednesday 6th January, 2021

     

     

    Increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children

     

     

    Dear Parents and Carers,

     

    Yesterday the government announced a scheme that temporarily increases data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is so that children can access remote education whilst the school is partially closed and in school, face-face lessons are not running.

     

    The school can request mobile data increases for children who:

    • do not have fixed broadband at home
    • cannot afford additional data for their devices
    • are experiencing disruption to their face-to-face education

     

    However, to date, it is only available if your phone is on one of the following networks:

    • Three
    • Smarty
    • Virgin Mobile
    • EE
    • Tesco Mobile
    • Sky Mobile

    Although other providers may join the scheme at a later stage.

     

    In order for the school to apply for this increased data, you will need to complete the attached form stating:

    • the name of the account holder
    • the number of the mobile device
    • the mobile network of that device (for example Three)

    Obviously the school will hold all data securely and in line with GDPR guidelines.

     

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=8YEP-X1t10auMM11H_Z7Wkghx9FoTw1Ekk4_CuAbUWZUOU8zOUlIWkJMUEo5UERaTDlEUzBRNTRJSi4u

     

    Finally, if increasing mobile data isn’t a suitable option for you, the school can also request 4G wireless routers. Government guidance states that this may be an option for families if:

    • the extra data for mobile devices option is not suitable
    • there’s more than one child in the household who needs to learn remotely
    • a mobile phone or tablet (tethered or not) is not regularly available for the child’s use
    • frequent phone calls to the mobile phone being used tend to interrupt school work
    • the child is likely to access the internet without supervision

     

    It is vitally important that your child’s education continues digitally whilst they are remote learning.  The school will not be sending out any paper pack during this lockdown and it is your responsibility to ensure your child has access to their education.  Obviously, the school will do everything it possibly can to support this and will be contacting those families who might be eligible to loan one of the limited government digital device as soon as possible – please be patient as we have to await their arrival and build them so that children are able to use them.

     

     

    Yours sincerely,

     

    Mr Sharpe

    Headteacher

  • Support For Families - Exercise Books

    Wed 20 Jan 2021 Mr T Sharpe

    Dear Parents/Carers


    It has come to our attention that some families do not have enough paper at home for their children to complete some of their remote learning tasks on. Therefore, we will be making school exercise books (1 per child) available for families to come in and collect.


    The exercise books will be available for collection from the school office every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between the hours of 9.30am and 3.00pm for the next two weeks. This will begin today, Wednesday 20th January 2021, at 9.30am.

    To safeguard our staff and school community, we ask that: you only come on these days; only one family member attends; you wear a mask whilst in the school grounds; socially distance from others and wash your hands before and after your visit. Remember, hands, face & space.

    Once again, I wanted to thank you for your continued support of your child’s remote learning, there has been some incredible work uploaded to Purple Mash. We appreciate that these are difficult times for us all, if you need any additional support, please do not hesitate to contact the school office or speak to the member of staff during your weekly phone calls.

    Your sincerely

     

    Mr T. Sharpe

    Headteacher

  • KS2 Remote Learning Expectations

    Tue 12 Jan 2021 Troy Sharpe

    Monday 11th January, 2021

     

    KS2 Remote Learning Expectations

     

    Dear Parents and Carers,

     

    At the end of last week, the government changed its guidance on KS2’s remote learning expectations.  From today, KS2 children will now receive 4 hours of online provision to complete each day (KS1 children will continue to have 3 hours of provision.)

     

    If you are finding it difficult to complete any of the work set, please speak to a member of staff.  All children will receive at least one weekly phone call from school to support home learning. Alternatively, you may request a phone call via email, Class Dojo or Purple Mash and we will endeavor to get back to you as soon as possible.

     

    Yours sincerely,

    Mr T Sharpe

    Headteacher

  • Remote Learning Expectations

    Tue 05 Jan 2021 Troy Sharpe

    Monday 4th January, 2021

     

    Remote Learning Expectations

     

    Dear Parents and Carers,

     

    As you are aware, the start of term tomorrow will not look quite as we had planned before breaking up for the Christmas holidays! The vast majority of our children will now be at home, completing their learning remotely via PurpleMash.

     

    Unlike the previous lockdown, the government has increased its expectation on remote learning and now all children are expected to access/complete 3 hours of high quality, teaching and learning daily.  The SASF staff have been working hard to ensure that your child’s lessons are ready for tomorrow and will support them to continue their learning journey.

     

    At SASF, we always remind ourselves that children only get one chance at an education, therefore we do everything in our power to ensure every child has the best opportunities to learn and make progress – but we can’t do it without your support whilst in lockdown.  We are expecting 100% of our pupils to complete the daily work set for them and will be contacting you if this is not happening to find out how we can assist you in your child’s learning.

     

    We fully understand that completing remote learning with your child is not always the easiest of tasks, and therefore we have put together some advice to support you. We will also be in regular telephone contact to help however we can. The children are not on holiday from their education as of tomorrow, they are ‘back at school’, albeit from home.

     

     

    Please ensure you are establishing the following to support your child:

    • Provide children with a suitable learning environment (e.g. not in front of the TV).
    • Contact the school if your child is experiencing issues with their work – we will endeavor to get a member of staff to contact you ASAP.
    • Structure and routines are key – you must establish a timetable for your child’s working day.  This becomes even more important if you have numerous children at the school and have only one devise for them to work from (please see example on next page). Please try to keep children’s timetables as consistent as possible – but we understand that these are difficult times.

    Example timetable:

     

    One child:

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    9-10am

     

    English

    English

    English

    English

    English

    10-11am

     

    Maths

     

    Maths

     

    Maths

    11-12pm

     

     

    Maths

     

    Maths

     

    12-1pm

     

    L

    U

    N

    C

    H

    1-2pm

     

    PBL

    RE

    Science

    PSHE

    PBL

    2-3pm

     

     

     

     

     

     

    3-4pm

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Two children, one device:

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    9-10am

     

    Child A

    English

    Child A

    English

    Child A

    English

    Child A

    English

    Child A

    English

    10-11am

     

    Child B

    English

    Child B

    English

    Child B

    English

    Child B

    English

    Child B

    English

    11-12pm

     

    Child A

    Maths

    Child A

    Maths

    Child A

    Maths

    Child A

    Maths

    Child A

    Maths

    12-1pm

     

    L

    U

    N

    C

    H

    1-2pm

     

    Child B

    Maths

     

    Child B

    Maths

     

    Child B

    Maths

     

    Child B

    Maths

     

    Child B

    Maths

     

    2-3pm

     

    Child A

    PBL

    Child A

    RE

    Child A

    PBL

    Child A

    Science

    Child A

    PSHE

    3-4pm

     

    Child B

    PBL

    Child B

    PHSE

    Child B

    RE

    Child B

    PBL

    Child B

    Science

    * Each week a task/activities timetable will be completed by the class teacher and uploaded to PurpleMash and the school website (this will inform you which afternoon subject you are doing each day).

     

    Please contact the school is you are experiencing any technical issues, which are preventing your child from completing their work online, as we should be able to support you to overcome these.  Equally, normal absence reporting procedures are in place – there will be a member of the administration team in school every day to take your phone calls.

     

    One again, we would like to thank you for your support and reiterate the importance of children continuing their education whilst remote learning.  Remember, whilst their education is vitally important, so too is childrens’ well-being and mental health.  Please ensure you are planning in rest/play times for them and ensure that they are safe whilst using the internet during their leisure time.

     

     

    Yours sincerely,

     

     
       
     

     

    Mr Sharpe

    Headteacher

  • Critical Workers’ and Vulnerable Children’s Hub Provision

    Tue 05 Jan 2021 Troy Sharpe

    Monday 4th January, 2021

     

     

    Critical Workers’ and Vulnerable Children’s Hub Provision

     

    Dear Parents and Carers,

     

    As you have stated that your child/ren required a place in the school’s hub provision, I am writing to inform you of the logistics.

     

    The school gates will open between 9.00am for children to enter, like before they will immediately wash their hands and you will be required to wear a mask whilst in the school grounds.

     

    The school kitchen will be open and providing hot meals for both pupils and staff.  Again we must enforce that children are not to bring in their own food as we are trying to limited possible cross-contamination from home and school.  KS2 parents, you will be expected to pay for these meals (unless entitles to benefits related free school meals).

     

    The school day will end at 3:30pm – we ask that you are on time to collect your child/ren and inform the school office if someone else will be collecting them,

     

    Whilst in the hub, your child will complete the remote learning set for them by their class teacher.  In the afternoons, we will broaden their curriculum and plan additional exciting foundation subject activities such as: art, PE, music etc.

     

    Thank you for your part in supporting the fight against COVID-19,

     

    Yours sincerely,

     

     
       
     

    Mr Sharpe

    Headteacher

  • Contingency (Partial) Opening of Schools Jan 2021 (COVID-19)

    Fri 01 Jan 2021 Mr T Sharpe

    Thursday 31st December, 2020

     

    Partial School Closure

     

    Dear Parents and Carers,

     

    As I am sure you are aware, yesterday the government announced that primary schools on their Contingency Framework List would not be fully reopening in January, 2021.  Regrettably, Brent is named on this list and therefore SASF will not be reopening on Tuesday 5th January, 2021 to the vast majority of our pupils.

     

    That said, the school will be opened (9:00-3:30pm) for critical workers’ children, those deemed vulnerable and/or have an EHCP.  If you believe your child/ren fall into one of these categories, it is vitally important that you inform the school as soon as possible (via the attached forms document), so we can prepare staff numbers and the kitchen.

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=8YEP-X1t10auMM11H_Z7Wkghx9FoTw1Ekk4_CuAbUWZURFA1MjJWMFlIQ1VFWE05NlEyOEdITlhQQS4u

     

    As before, your child’s education will continue through our online learning platform Purple Mash and Microsoft 365. SASF staff will be working tirelessly to ensure there is as little disruption as possible to children’s learning journey, providing high quality work, feedback and weekly telephone contact. The government has stated that children are required to complete 3 hours learning every day and we will be sending out more information, later this week, about how you can support your child to complete this and the school’s expectations for remote learning.  In addition to this, we will also be providing information on our Free School Meal (FSM) vouchers scheme for those eligible (those on benefits-based FSM) and how we can support families that do not have the digital technology required to complete online learning.

     

    As yet, we do not know how long the school will be partially closed for, although it will certainly be until at least the 18th January. The government has stated it will review these closures on 13th January and therefore we hope to have more information for you then.

     

    SASF staff are all very disappointed not to be seeing the children at the start of term and have asked that I send out their New Year’s best wishes to you all and pray that you are all keeping safe and well.

     

    Yours sincerely,

     

    Mr. Sharpe

    Headteacher

  • SASF ’12 Days of Christmas Production’

    Fri 18 Dec 2020 Mr T Sharpe

    We are super excited to share with you our amazingly brilliant ’12 Days of Christmas Production’

    This took a many weeks in the planning, and many days in production. We are super proud of all our classes and the brilliant job they have done.

     

    We must recognise this would not have been possible without the generous support of our Deanery of Brent.

    Please enjoy the Christmas Joy brought to us all by your children

    https://www.standrewandstfrancis.org/12-days-of-christmas-extravaganza-supported-by-bre/

     

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Keep Safe

  • Last Day Autumn Term 2020 - Happy Christmas

    Tue 15 Dec 2020 Miss Collins

    Last Day of Autumn term 18th December 2020 -

    School Closing Early:

    2.00pm - Reception

    2.05pm - Year 1

    2.10pm - Year 2

    2.15pm - Year 3

    2.20pm - Year 4

    2.25pm - Year 5

    2.30pm - Year 6

  • VIP Day - congratulations to Andrew house

    Tue 15 Dec 2020 Miss Collins

    VIP Day - congratulations to Andrew house for winning this term's house point competition - you are allowed to wear your own clothes tomorrow!

     

LATEST NEWS 23rd Nov 2021: Living with COVID - Covid19 update - HANDS - good hand hygiene / FACE - wear a face covering / SPACE - keep a distance of 1m or more - REMINDER: Free Lateral Flow Testing for all families / National Vaccinations programme and adult boosters. MORE INFORMATION - SEE NEWS & EVENTS

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Class of the Week

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Current Totals

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Overall School

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