Clavell Road, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7EJ

0117 377 2424

school@blaiseprimaryandnursery.co.uk

Blaise Primary School And Nursery

Creating Success. Laying foundations, thriving on challenge and believing we can.

School is closed until further notice. Please check the Home Learning page for information and updates.
If you have any safeguarding concerns whilst school is closed, you can email: safeguarding@blaiseprimaryandnursery.co.uk.
If a child is at immediate risk call the Police on 999.
You can also contact The First Response Team on 0117 9036444 if you are concerned about the well-being of a child. When the offices are closed, call the Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615165.
Other numbers you can call:
  • NSPCC 24 hour helpline: 0808800 5000 (free from a land line)
  • NSPCC Text helpline: 88858 (service is free and anonymous)
  • Police 101 (non-emergency calls)

 

COVID-19 Information

 

The latest Government advice is available by clicking the image below.

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For the school's risk assessment for wider opening, please click here.  

 

Should you have concerns about your health or that of someone in your household, please click here to view the 111 website.    

 

 

 

For letters and relevant information, please click below.

Letter to Parents/Carers regarding the arrangements in place for the children of key workers from 1st June

Update from Head & Chair of Gov 26 5 20.pdf

Letter from Local Authority sent out to Parents/Carers 

Update to Parents/Carers 22nd May 2020 Phased Re-opening of School

Update to Parents/Carers 14th May 2020

Family in Focus Information - May 2020 Bulleting sent to Parents/Carers

Update to Parents/Carers 11th May 2020

Family in Focus Information - April Bulletin sent to Parents/Carers 1st May 2020

1) Message from NHS to Parent/Carers                         

2) Message from NHS - What to do if your child is ill                         

3) Message from NHS In Case of Emergency

Update to Parent/Carers 20th April 2020

Letter 7th April 2020

Letter re Key Workers Survey - 20th March 2020

Letter 19th March 2020

Letter 18th March 2020

Letter 16th March 2020

Letter 11th March 2020

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.

Please click here for a document from Family in Focus - Information & Services families, Parents, Carers & Young People Part detailing many resources available for you to access and covering a wide range of subjects, including helpful websites and contact details.

 

 

Please see below for previous communications from the home page.

The Phased Opening of Blaise Primary and Nursery School

Dear Parents/Carers,

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.

 

From the 1st June - Phase 1, welcome to more key worker children
Bookings received via our reduced provision email address indicate that, from 1st June, numbers are increasing significantly for children of key workers. Therefore, Phase 1 at Blaise will be the opening of additional classes for these children.
As a result of this increase in numbers, it will be necessary for us to both open additional classrooms and introduce new health and safety measures to ensure that this childcare offer can be managed as safely as possible. Measures include:
  • 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
We are also asking that only one parent/carer drops off and collects, and that no adult, other than authorised staff members enter the school building.
More information about adult social distancing onsite, and details about more specific arrangements for this provision will be shared with parents and carers in a separate letter in due course.
  
Unfortunately, due to these new measures, as of 1st June, we are unable to safely open breakfast club.
Therefore, classes will run from: 8:40 am to 3.15pm. Entry to the classrooms will be from 8.40 to 8.50 am. If your child arrives after 8.50am, they will need to go the School Office to be signed in, ensuring that the social distancing rules are adhered to.
 
From the 8th June at the earliest - Phase 2, welcome to Nursery children
Phase 2 would be the opening to Nursery children from the 8th June at the very earliest. This will be dependent on risk assessment, government and public health guidance, and any increase in the number of children attending during Phase 1.
 
As demand for key worker places continues to increase, it will affect our plans for wider reopening.
Nursery parents and carers will be contacted directly as details are confirmed.
 
Other year groups
The government have asked schools to prioritise the children of key workers, our Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 in that order.
There will be limits on the number of pupils we can support at any one time; consequently, and in-line with government guidance, we will prioritise children returning in this order.
We will continue to assess and review our risk assessment in line with any developments in government, Department for Education and Public Health England guidance. This will inform any planning for the possible return for Reception children, followed by those in Year 1 and then Year 6 as we work towards the government plans for wider reopening.
 
Under our current assessment and with the measures that we are putting in place we are not able to welcome all eligible children back to school at this time.
  
This will be under regular review.
As detailed above, numbers for our provision for key workers are increasing significantly. To support us in ensuring that classes are appropriately staffed and prepared thank you for following our booking systems.
If you are a key worker and need to use our reduced provision, please email: reducedprovision@blaiseprimaryandnursery.co.uk as soon as possible, for more information and to secure a place.
 
Thank you again for your continued support and understanding.
 

Massimo Bonaddio 

(Head Teacher)

Prime Minister's Announcement Sunday 10th May and School Re-opening

Dear Parents/Carers,

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.

 

Massimo Bonaddio 

(Head Teacher)

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.

Reduced Provision

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 school@blaiseprimaryandnursery.co.uk for more information.

 

If you have already registered for this provision please make booking reservations for your child/ren by emailing  reducedprovision@blaiseprimaryandnursery.co.uk
detailing the days you wish to book, your child/ren's name, year group and any medical condition. Please note all bookings must be made by 4pm the Thursday prior to the week you wish to book for so the school can plan staffing accordingly. 
Bookings will close at 4:00pm on a Thursday. If there is a change in your circumstances after the deadline has closed, please email: reducedprovision@blaiseprimaryandnursery.co.uk as soon as possible. 
If we are able to accommodate this request, you will receive a confirmation email.
 
Bookings made before the deadline has closed will not receive a confirmation email unless there is a query.

 

Massimo Bonaddio 

(Head Teacher)