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News & Information

If you have any doubts or concerns about whether to send your child into school if they are unwell or would like to know more information  on what action to take if you suspect your child may have Coronavirus, please click on the below link for to a quick  parent’s guide.

COVID19- absence guide for parents

 

 

17th September 2020 – Flu Vaccination

This year’s flu vaccination programme will be available for all year groups. You will need to complete the consent form ( link is on the letter) and specify whether you would like your child to receive the vaccine or not.  The flu vaccinations will be taking place at the school on the 25th November and is given as a simple spray up the nose, administered by the school nursing team.

Flu_parent letter 2020 with consent link (west)-converted

 

Start of Term 1 – September 2020

Please see our most recent letter about reopening on the 2nd September.  This has all the details about timing and lunches etc.

Reopening letter PPSA 01.09.2020

 

 

Happy holidays to all our Pawlett families – please note the start of term is Wednesday 2nd September.

Here is a note from Lisa Dadds:

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone for supporting Emma Barker and her great team at Pawlett during 2019-20 and particularly over the last few challenging months. It has certainly been an unusual year and I am delighted at how Pawlett has continued to go from strength to strength. We wish our Y6 crew farewell as they head off to their secondary schools to continue their learning journeys.

The staff team remains stable for 2020-21 and so the improvements will continue in all areas. Your support with our focus upon reading, oracy and learning outside the classroom is invaluable.

From September, we are fully open again and look forward to having all children back on site every day. We are delighted to welcome 13 Reception children to join our Pawlett crew and become part of our growing family.

Emma will continue her superb communications with you and I am also happy to respond to any questions directly via lisa.dadds@theplt.co.uk

Have a great and safe summer.”

Lisa

Finance Service Manager - Schools job with Somerset County Council ...

Confidential help and advice for parents and carers of 0-5 years.  A safe and easy way to contact your Health Visiting Team. Just send a text. 07480 635514

From the middle of June 2020, Somerset County Council Health Visiting is launching a new mobile health service to provide help and support to parents and carers in Somerset and make it easier for them to get help and advice. ChatHealth is available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, automatic replies will be sent to any message received out of hours. For medical help and advice outside of these hours please contact your GP or call 111.

Anyone who cares for a child aged 0-4 can receive confidential advice from a Health Visitor on a wide range of issues such as sleep, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, immunisations and general health.

Got a child 5-19 and looking for confidential help and advice? Just send a text. A safe and easy way to contact your school nursing team. 07480 635515

From the middle of June  2020, Somerset County Council School Nursing is launching a new mobile health service to provide help and support to parents and carers in Somerset and make it easier for them to get help and advice. ChatHealth is available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, automatic replies will be sent to any message received out of hours. For medical help and advice outside of these hours please contact your GP or call 111.

Anyone who cares for a child aged 5-19 can receive confidential advice from a School Nurse on a wide range of issues health issues.

Discreet and quick. If you’re 11-19 it only takes one text to start making a difference. You’ll get confidential advice from your School Nursing Team and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to. 07480 635516

From the middle of June, Somerset County Council School Nursing is launching a new mobile health service to provide help and support to young people in Somerset and make it easier for them to get help and advice. ChatHealth is available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, automatic replies will be sent to any message received out of hours. For medical help and advice outside of these hours please contact your GP or call 111.

Anyone aged 11-19 can receive confidential advice on a wide range of issues such as bullying, emotional health and wellbeing, sexual health as well as illnesses.

June press release Somerset health parent line

 

15.7.2020 

Information regarding school’s reopening to ALL year groups from September 2020. Please email us on info@ppsa.theplt.org.uk if you have any further questions.

letter 15.7.2020

 

 

5.6.2020

Updated information regarding the school’s reopening to year R, 1 and 6 from 8th June 2020.

Reopening letter PPSA 5.6.2020.docx

 

29.5.2020

A further update on the reopening of Pawlett Primary School Academy taking place on 1st June 2020.

Reopening letter PPSA 29.5.2020

22.5.2020

Following further guidance, we have issued the following letter for all parents and carers of our Pawlett Primary School Academy families.  Please email us on info@ppsa.theplt.org.uk if you have any questions.

Reopening letter PPSA 22.5.2020

 

18.5.2020

In response to the recent announcements we have issued the following letter to update parents.

letter 18.5.2020-converted

 

11.5.2020

Following the recent announcements and the guidance that has been issued by the government, we have been fully analysing the details to develop plans to safely open schools for years R, 1, 6, 10 and 12.

We will update as soon as we have a clear picture of what we need to do.  Until then nothing has changed and everyone should continue with home learning or coming into school if you are a key worker. #staysafe

2.4.2020

Somerset County Council have sent us some useful guide for supporting children with ASC and their families during the Covid-19 isolation period. Click on the link below to open.

CV info sheet

27.3.2020

A good guide to help explain to children about the Coronavirus.

Children’s Guide to Coronavirus

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25.03.2020

We have been sent a guide to help support families during these strange times – see below for details.

A Guide to Support Families During COVID19.docx

Please let us know how we can help you if you need it info@ppsa.theplt.org.uk

Coronavirus

Friday 20th March

School closure Corona Virus 20.3.2020

 

Tuesday 17th March

Within The Priory Learning Trust we will do everything we can to continue our support for learners and their families.

Our strategy is ‘one day at a time’ – all our academies are fully open today. We must support the NHS at this testing time. Our staff continue to be superb and they continue to ‘go the extra mile’ for our communities.

At Trust-level, we are supporting our academies with information, planning and decision-making and we are trying to ensure a consistent approach. Your first point of contact is your child’s academy as local arrangements will differ slightly according to context and size. Please use email as the main communication channel.

All our academies have been planning in the background for possible closure and the provision of learning resources during any period of closure. This will look slightly different for each school and for different groups of learners according to their age and stage but also because our academies use a range of online tools and resources to support learning so the means of communication and delivery will vary.

We are, of course, concerned about our most vulnerable learners at this time, and how best to support them, whether that be due to medical conditions, additional learning needs, no access to the Internet at home, or any other social or family factors. Please be in touch with school if you are worried about support for your child(ren).

At present, the government’s position is that, for a number of reasons, it does not want schools /academies to close. If you are a working parent/carer, I am sure you will want us to stay open if at all possible. Until now, guidance has been that we can only close an academy if directed to do so by Public Health England. Looking at what has happened in other countries, it seems likely (but even now not certain) that there will be an extended period of closure which may overlap with the Easter break.

However, with the change of status from “contain” to “delay” it is a certainty that our schools are going to have increased staff absence and this may mean that we have to consider partial or full closure in the meantime, regardless of the government’s position. We will avoid if we can.

At present, there has been no guidance to schools or Trusts about this aspect and the situation is changing on a daily basis. We will keep you updated as best we can.

Preparation for SATS, GCSEs and A levels

We know that young people in Years 6, 11 and 13 will be particularly worried because of the preparation they have been doing and continue to do for their important SATS, GCSEs and A levels.

We have no information about arrangements at present and will update you as they become clearer in the coming weeks.

If you have any queries about the impact of coronavirus on schools there is a helpline for questions relating to this which you can access: 0800 046 8687. The opening hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday). Alternatively, you can e-mail: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk.

It has been said many times and in many places that the best protection against coronavirus in the meantime is good hygiene: The importance of regular handwashing for at least 20 seconds cannot be overstated. We will ensure facilities are available in school. Please encourage your child(ren) to do the right thing!

In summary:

  • Academies within TPLT are open until and unless the government directs otherwise – our staff have been truly superb.
  • We may have to consider partial or full school closure in the meantime if staff are ill or absent through self or family isolation.
  • Staff are preparing learning resources.
  • Priority will be given to Years 6, 11 and 13 and vulnerable groups.

Thank you for the support in these testing times – calmness is a good way to proceed.

Best,

Neville Coles

Executive Principal

The Priory Learning Trust

 

 

 

Pawlett families, we do appreciate your concern regarding our global situation and we would like to reassure you that we are keeping a very close eye on developments over the coming days. School will be open as normal tomorrow.

 

Please take a look at the above film featuring 6th Form Students from with in the Trust talking to our Executive Principal Neville Coles.

 

We are looking for a lunchtime supervisor to join our crew. The application deadline is Friday 7th February – so there is still time to apply. Come and join our friendly team and really make a difference to our growing school. Email : recruitment@theplt.org.uk for more information and an application pack.

 

Next Friday we are holding a literacy workshop for our Reception and Year 1 children.  We would love it if families of those children could also come along – between 9.30 and 10.30am.

Please contact us to book your place.

Literacy workshops (1)

 

We are looking for a lunchtime supervisors to join our crew. If you would like to come and join our friendly team and really make a difference to our growing school. Email : recruitment@theplt.org.uk for more information and an application pack.

 

 

Is your child starting school next year? Want to know more about us? Come along for a tour of our wonderful school where learning is at the very heart of everything we do.  Call to book yourself in to one of these dates.

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