A Message from Mrs Collier
Dear Parents and carers,
Following my email message today you will now be aware that at 8pm tonight the Prime Minister has announced a national lockdown to control the spread of the Coronavirus.
You will be aware that all the teams have spent today preparing for the coming term and entirely expected us to reopen to the whole school tomorrow. Now this is not the case we need time to reorganise and orchestrate new timetables.
It is my aim that all children in all year groups in school will benefit from online remote learning in the form of Zoom sessions. For older children this will take the form of fully taught sessions with ongoing work delivered so that they are working after the session has finished. For younger children it may be take the form of online Phonics sessions or number sessions. Your child's teacher will be communicating with you directly once they have worked out when they will be delivering these sessions via email. This system of communication served us very well during the first national lockdown. This requires the teachers to reframe their planning to meet these requirements and therefore they will need to take tomorrow to reorganise. I ask that you bear with us and understand that this is so that we can provide the children with meaningful work and learning.
From the perspective of the Keyworker and Vulnerable Children Creche please know that opening a creche removes valuable resources from the online learning which is about to take place. You may not be aware but our class teams work together closely and plan jointly for the learning of the year groups they cover both teacher and support staff in unison. Creating a creche means that the learning sessions we are able to offer will be greatly reduced and, in order to preserve staff safety, will likely involve one member of staff covering their class bubble.
This variant of the virus is highly contagious making it impossible for us to work in the same way we did in March whereby a large number of staff covered the requirements of three or four children drawn from three schools. The bubbles should be preserved to reduce transmission and also ensure that we can reintegrate the children back into their class bubbles safely and without compromising the health of our staff and the returning children.
I therefore implore you to consider carefully if there is any other support you can use for your children so that we can focus on the needs of every child in the school rather than the childcare of the minority at least for the first couple of weeks.
I hope that you can support the health and safety of my teams and the children in each of our bubbles and support us with this.
Your class teachers will be in touch shortly with their proposed approach to online face to face learning. Please bear with us in the meantime.
I would like to wish you all good health and look forward to reopening our schools under much safer conditions.
Welcome to our School
Sampford Arundel Primary School is a small, caring primary school on the outskirts of Wellington.
If you would like to contact us for more information, please call Diane, our school secretary, any weekday morning.
Gardening Club Creations
Whats on at Sampford
Children In Need
We raised £585.17!
We bounced and flipped our way to raise money for Pudsey with great success!
We are very pleased to announce that we have just achieved the
Gold Mark Sports Award.
Mrs Fitch has worked tirelessly during the past year to create opportunities for our children to participate in a wide range of sports both here at school and at off site events.
Thank you for your support with ferrying children around - the assessor was extremely impressed by the range of activities on offer in a school with only 42 children!
Well done to Mrs Fitch and the children!
How to find us.
At junction 26, take the A38 exit and take road towards Wellington.
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto W Buckland Rd/A38.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on W Buckland Rd/A38
Continue to follow A38.
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A38.
Turn left at the Beambridge Pub. Follow the road around under the railway bridge. Continue until you reach the village. Destination will be on the left.
Parking is available in the village car park across the road from the school.