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Further Covid Guidance…

In addition to this week's blog about, "What to do if your child is ill," and the helpful flowchart to help you make some decisions, we've amended it to include the NHS definition of what a continuous cough is (below). We also thought it would be useful to provide further links to GOV.UK web pages. The main message for school [...]

Fire Drill… success!

For those parents who just saw Mr Thomas scarper through the playground, clearly surprised that the fire alarm was going off, I'm happy to report that it was a false alarm. During this Covid-controlled term we were set to do our termly fire drill in silence and with no alarm, with each class going through the procedures in their own [...]

“Are they unwell?” Help sheet…

We thought a flowchart may make things a bit easier to work out whether an 'ill child' should come to school or not.  Most of these initial decisions will lie with our parents of course, as only they know if their child would be well enough for school, but these are uncharted times (I avoided the word 'unprecedented'!), the 'R-rate' [...]

Tik Tok advice…

You may have heard news about this App over the past 24 hours? It's come to light that even though a distressing video has been taken down by the company, users have managed to grab footage and share it further, and even 'hidden' it, inserted within other normal posts. Tik Tok is an App for users aged 13+, and Common [...]

Day 1… A Lovely Success!

What a great day! It was lovely to see all the children back and there were lots of smiles.  Ok, just a few nerves here and there (maybe from the staff too?!) but actually, we all just fell back into the rhythm and it was just lovely!   Smiles √ Catch-ups √ Friends √ Air High 5s √ Oh yes, some [...]

Getting ready for Monday…

link to our return leaflet here.   Getting Ready for Monday Dear Parents and Carers, I do hope you’ve all had a lovely summer, have enjoyed your stay-cation and haven’t been too annoyed by the huge amount of traffic that we’ve all seen and experienced!   My family and I ran away from the traffic and beaches and headed inland to explore [...]

DCC Bulletin: Back to school edition

A very useful bulletin from DCC that could be useful for our parents.  We're going to be issuing school specific info on Monday - keep an eye out for it!  Hope you're all keeping well! Back to school special edition - everything you need to know for September Devon County Council sent this bulletin at 26-08-2020 05:30 PM BST https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKDEVONCC/bulletins/29b32cf [...]

Yr6 Leavers’ Assembly…!

I wasn't going to do a Facebook LIVE assembly... and it wouldn't have been a good enough job to have recorded it live... so I've created our Leaver's Assembly video before the event and posted it to YouTube.  It always plays funny in the blog (not quite fitting on the page) so do click in the bottom right hand corner [...]

Almost Final Newsletter…

Same newsletter as Thursday, but we heard there was a flux of them going to parents' spam folders, so this is a second attempt... Hi, I thought I'd give you an update on what’s happening in school at the moment, the things taking place over the summer and also a headline on some changes for September.  My video explains it [...]

Almost our final newsletter…

Hi... I thought I'd give you an update on what’s happening in school at the moment, the things taking place over the summer and also a headline on some changes for September.  My video explains it all, but I thought I’d give an overview here too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylzDYwT3XKg&t=2s The school value this half-term is that of being ambitious.  Sometimes it really [...]