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For the school's risk assessment for wider opening, please click here.
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Please click here for Guidance for parents/carers on supporting young people's mental health & well being during the Corona Virus outbreak 31st March 2020.
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Please see below for previous communications from the home page.
The Phased Opening of Blaise Primary and Nursery School
As you know from previous communications, there are provisional plans to begin to welcome more children back to school from 1st June.
Many thanks for responding to our latest questionnaire. This has informed our planning for a wider reopening of the school.
The results tell us clearly that you are concerned foremost about the safety of your children and the wider community.
We recently sent out a letter from Alison Hurley (Director of Education and Skills, Bristol City Council). The letter informed all parents/carers in Bristol that in order to prepare for reopening, each school will undertake a very thorough risk assessment to ensure they are keeping children, staff and the wider community as safe as they possibly can.
The risk assessment process is being finalised, as are plans for a gradual and carefully managed approach to increasing pupil numbers. In order to put in place the appropriate measures as identified in the risk assessment, there will be limits on the number of pupils we can support at any one time. If demand for key worker places continues to increase, it will impact our plans for wider reopening.
- Small classes of children will remain with allocated teaching staff throughout the school day in the same classroom each week
- Classes will have access to outdoors and additional space to increase opportunities for social distancing
- Very limited contact between classes across the day and week
- The removal of soft toys and furnishing and other items that are difficult to clean
- Enhanced cleaning, including sterilising of appropriate resources at the end of the school day
- Ensuring significant stock of PPE for the provision of first aid
- Staggered break and lunch times
- Dedicated entrances/exits for specific year groups
Prime Minister's Announcement Sunday 10th May and School Re-opening
I know many of you will have been watching, eager to know and understand the government’s plans for re-opening schools.
Like everyone, we have only seen the television announcement and, at this stage, we are waiting to receive more information from the government about what this means for our school.
It is important to note that, in the short-term, nothing has changed.
We will provide further information as soon as we are able to do so.
While we still have no date or detail about opening our school to more children, we are, in liaison with the local authority and other Bristol schools, considering how best to approach any changes, and any need or opportunity for local coordination. Please be reassured that any increase in the number of staff and pupils at school would have to meet the national safety guidance.
We will contact you as soon as we have any more clarity about the re-opening of schools nationally, and in Bristol.
With many thanks for your fantastic and continued effort and support.
School Closure from Monday 23rd March and provision for critical workers
Dear Parents and Carers,
On Friday 20th March at 3.15pm, we closed our doors to most of our amazing children and we will miss them very much. I would like to thank everyone in the Blaise community for their continued support and understanding during these difficult, challenging and unprecedented times, and for your patience as we fine-tune this new way of working.
Please use the links above to access further information on Covid-19 and the home learning pages for each year group. From Monday 20th April onwards, we will be setting weekly learning projects rather than daily lessons.
In response to government guidance, we have been operating a reduced provision since Monday 23rd March for workers in critical sectors and vulnerable learners.
If you are a critical worker, please contact the school. We request that you share simple evidence, for example confirmation from your employer on what your job is and how it is critical to the COVID-19 response.
Please call the school office on 0117 377 2424,or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.