Since 1st June 2020 we have been able to welcome back pupils in Rec, Y1 and Y6. It was so lovely to see everyone, who decided now is the right time for them to return to school.
The Governors at Beech Green have also decided that on balance the benefit of inviting more pupils to return outweigh the risks. With the unwavering support of the whole school staff we have created a plan that will work for all year groups and very much look forward to seeing more children back in school from week commencing 22nd June.
Monday 22nd June – Reception, Year 1, Year 6 and Year 5
Wednesday 24th June – Reception, Year 1, Year 6, Year 5 and Year 4
Monday 29th June - Reception, Year 1, Year 6, Year 5, Year 4 and Year 2
Wednesday 1st July - Reception, Year 1, Year 6, Year 5, Year 4, Year 2 and Year 3
For those of you who will not be joining us yet, we really look forward to seeing you when it becomes possible.
The staff at Beech Green do the job because they love working with the children, and we know that every member of staff misses you all greatly. Please do email class teachers if you need them, and continue to stay in touch with us via Twitter @beech_green.
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy Appendix - Coronavirus April 2020
COVID-19 Risk Assessment
Thank you for the overwhelming support we have received. It is a privilege to be the headteacher of Beech Green school and the community we serve.
Look after yourselves and keep in touch
Julie Poulson - Headteacher
Key Worker Childcare Facility
Staff at Beech Green school have volunteered to provide this service, we want to do everything we can to support you if you do a vital job. I know that you will also support us.
There is a lot of good will, staff have willingly put themselves forward to help. We have organised ourselves into 4 teams, so that should anyone become ill they can self-isolate for 14 days without impacting on the ratio and therefore keep the setting safe and available. There is a designated safeguarding lead and a first aider available as well as a mix of staff from different year groups. Staff are likely to bring their own children to the setting on the days they are working.
The key message from the guidance, if children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. The school will only be open for those children of Key Workers who absolutely need to attend.
Schools can only accommodate a limited number of children and the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread.
Please note contacts for our key worker childcare facility:
Careline Answerphone: 01452 722697
Please DO NOT use any other email address with questions about key worker childcare.
Academic standards in the vital areas of reading, writing and maths are very important to us but we’re confident that our school curriculum also ensures our pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain. We teach all aspects of the statutory National Curriculum but we also plan activities and events to ensure our pupils develop skills, understanding and knowledge in three areas which we’ve identified as being particularly important to our pupils. We refer to these areas as our “Key Drivers” and they are 'Knowledge and Understanding of the World', 'Personal Well-being' and 'The Arts'. The latter has been a strong feature of the school’s provision over many years; highlighted by the fact that we’ve held the Artsmark Gold Award since 2002. P.E and competitive school sport is also an important part of our provision as we regularly organise and participate in matches and tournaments against other schools.
I hope you would agree that our commitment to providing a genuinely broad and balanced curriculum, tailored to the needs of our pupils, is abundantly clear. Skilled staff, supportive parents and committed governors all combine to make Beech Green Primary School an excellent place for all our pupils to learn and grow.