Welcome to Chapel End Primary School & Nursery
Coronavirus Update 12th May 2020
Following the government announcement referring to the phased return of children to school on June the 1st, can I offer the following information:
This is part of the government’s conditional plan which it says will remain under regular review. We are waiting to receive more information from government and the teaching unions about what this may mean for a safe phased return for certain cohorts to our school.
Let’s be very clear; all of us want to get more pupils back into school as soon as it is safe to do so. Our staff have devoted their careers to the care and education of children and do not want to see classrooms empty for a day longer than they need to be. However, the corona virus is a deadly killer with hundreds of people still dying every day, therefore our first priority has to be the safety of everyone in our school community – pupils, staff and their families.
In the short-term, nothing has changed. We will provide further information in the coming days and weeks once we are in a position to do so.
The current guidance from the Government is that, from Monday 23rd March schools will be open but ONLY to children of parents considered to be Key Workers (Please note only one parent needs to be a key worker. The official Government key worker list can be found in the document below).We are not able to take children whose parents do not fall into these categories as it would be undermining the Government's attempts to reduce transmission rates of coronavirus. It is important that parents understand that the provision is defined as Emergency Child care and parents should not send children in to school unless it is absolutely necessary to do so. Please note the provision will only be between 9am and 3.15pm. Breakfast and After school clubs will not be operating. If you wish that your child be considered for childcare you need to complete the questionnaire at the bottom of this page and e mail it to school at least two days before you need to access the provision.
Until we are able to return to school, we will provide 'homework' to be done each week. This will usually involve accessing some online materials which can be accessed via the children's class page.These resources will added to as and when required. Check your child's class web page each day to see if their teacher has given them new tasks.
Latest advice from Gov.uk
At Chapel End we have a simple vision for our school:
To see our children leave us as healthy, happy, well-rounded individuals who:
have respect for the world and understand their responsibilities as a global citizen in ensuring it is conserved for future generations; are aware of their place in society and their responsibility to contribute positively to it; are polite, well mannered and helpful; have respect and tolerance for others and their beliefs & cultures and possess the skills and knowledge that they require to enable them to continue their learning and achieve their full potential.
If you would like your child to become part of our vision, please explore the website to get a flavour of how, with the help and support of our parents and the community, we achieve this.
The school is a warm and friendly place. Pupils love learning here. I saw lots of lovely displays of artwork and extended writing. Pupils are polite, welcoming and respectful. They behave very well and work hard in lessons. One pupil commented, ‘Everybody is kind and friendly and teachers help us to learn.’ Pupils take pride in their work and many pupils were keen to discuss their work with me. They participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities such as art, choir, sport and residential trips. The pupils I spoke with have high aspirations and are keen to go to University.
(Ofsted June 2017)
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Billinge Chapel End Primary School
Carr Mill Road
Main Contact: Mrs Marsh-Office Manager Headteacher Mr S.Smith