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It is a lovely school with a welcoming feel and a positive atmosphere. Much more visible leadership team. A feeling of pride in the school. As parents we feel really proud that our son comes to such a great school, which we knew was fabulous whether OFSTED told us or not! The trips that Mrs Glover & Mrs Sear have been putting together are a fantastic idea and hope they continue. I am extremely happy with Daniel's progress since starting at the Pre-School. He seems to have made a lovely group of friends and enjoys coming in every day. I can't wait to see him progress further. Senior & middle leaders know the strengths of their staff & deploy them accordingly. More tailored support for different groups of learners has been a really big & positive change. Thank you! The Headteacher has a clear vision for the school & her ambition for it to continue to make improvements is shared by her senior team & staff.

Latest news and updates relating to the Coronavirus

Keyworker parents provision update

 

We will continue to be open at Dane Court over the Easter holidays excluding Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday. Bookings close at 5pm today for the Easter provision- please use the number below.

 

For term time

Just a reminder that key workers/ critical workers  need to book by 5pm the previous day for provision for their child/ children.

A text is sent out to all listed key workers as a reminder early afternoon with the schools attendance number:

07540686882

Please if you can keep your child home, please do so and please book as we finalise staffing at 5pm.

 

Thank you in helping us keep us all safe

Department of Education Coronavirus Helpline

 

The Department of Education have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.

 

Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

 

Where to find the latest information Updates on COVID-19:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

Guidance for educational settings:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-aboutcovid-19

 

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

 

Latest Department for Education information:

https://twitter.com/educationgovuk

https://www.facebook.com/educationgovuk/

Calming Coronavirus anxiety top tips

  • Use a range of fact-based media to reassure your child. Remember that in the absence of facts, children will often imagine situations are far worse than reality.
  • Use the most current information available. Public Health England update their website every day with a regional breakdown of where cases are in the UK
  • Be calm yourself as an anxious child will sense your anxiety.
  • Make yourself available to your child as they may need more reassurance than usual. Reassuring them that children are not a high-risk category may help quell any fears they have.
  • Avoid listening or giving weight to rumours about Coronavirus. Check where the information has come from.
  • Be aware of any comments from other adults around your child. You may have to explain what comments mean if they are different than the values that you have at home.
  • Maintain as normal a routine as possible while keeping aware of current health advice. If you're advised to stay at home - stay at home!
  • Remember it is completely normal for anxiety to be higher at a time like this, but be aware of the impact that excessive viewing of TV and social media can have on yours and your child's mental health.
  • Use common sense based on current guidelines
  • If you or anyone if your family develops a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, call 111 or your GP for guidance as per current advice. Only call 999 if it is a life-threatening medical emergency. If your child lives with a serious medical condition, trust your instincts.

If we all stick to the guidelines and follow the advice, the spread will eventually diminish. As the WHO says, we are in the best position ever to contain a possible pandemic.

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