Welcome to Bewsey Lodge Primary School
Posted 3.00pm 25.3.20
Message for children who currently have a school place.
We are changing the way we are running the school day for the children due to failing numbers of children attending and in a bid to reduce the risk of spreading the virus as much as possible.
The children will split into 2 groups: Reception, Nursery and Happy Days will make up 1 group (CLASS 1) and Y1-Y6 will make up the second group (CLASS 2).
Children in Class 1 will enter and leave school through the Nursery Gate.
Children in Class 2 will enter and leave school through the door on the side of the hall, it is located on the back playground where the tyres are.
The children will spend the whole in day in their Class group and work through a range of engaging activities. Lunch and snack will be offered in the same way (bought in school or bring own in). The children will be in environments large enough to maintain safe distance and where possible they will be taken outside to play and enjoy the weather.
Times remain the same: 8.50am – 3.00pm, children should be picked up promptly please.
There will be someone in the office each day to take telephone messages and monitor Facebook should you want to get in touch.
This system will be reviewed by senior leaders again next Friday 3rd April as numbers continue to change.
Posted at 4.45pm 20.3.20
Message for parents/carers of children attending school on Monday
School hours: 8.50am – 3.00pm for all children including Happy Days and Nursery. Closure: School will be closed completely on Good Friday (10th April) and Easter Monday (13th April).
School dinners: Children on free school meals and children in Key Stage 1 will have a hot lunch provided for them free of charge. Others can buy their lunch in the usual way (parent pay) or bring a packed lunch. NURSERY/HAPPY DAYS bring a packed lunch as usual.
Attendance: Guidance states that where possible it is best for children to be at home therefore attendance is not compulsory however if your child is not going to be attending school we still need to know. Please call school to let us know if they won’t be in if you don’t call, our office team will follow up and call home.
Before and after school care: At this stage this is not part of our offer to parents but may be reviewed at a later date.
After school clubs: Will not be running at this time.
Snack: Due to the strain on supermarkets and delivery, we are struggling to have snack products delivered. Children will be able to buy snack from the tuck shop daily – this includes smaller chocolate bars, biscuits and fresh fruit juice. You can also send a snack in with your child if you prefer.
Uniform: Children are not expected to wear uniform but they can if you choose. The children will be doing a range of subjects including art, forest school and sport so please send them in clothes which are comfortable and that you don’t mind getting a bit grubby!
Reading at home: We strongly advise that you read with your child every night however this will not be checked in school.
Home time: Your child should be picked up in the usual way. If you are sending somebody different then you must let the office know. Please pick up promptly as we have no after school care and staff have been instructed to leave the school site promptly.
Drop–off: For the first day (Monday) we would like you to bring your child to the main entrance and pick up from there. At the end of the day you will be given a slip to inform you which class your child is in and where to drop off and pick up from there-on-in.
Posted 20.3.20 at 10.00am
Good morning everyone! We now have the most recent updates from the Government. Guidance states that: If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be. As a school, we strongly advise that all parents, including those of key workers, keep children at home as sending them to school puts them and their families at further risk. If you are a key worker and you have no alternative to send your child to school, we are asking you to contact us by 12 noon today. This can be done either by Facebook messenger, telephone 01925 632730 or email Bewseylodge_primary@warrington.gov.uk – you will need to bring or send proof of employment before your child comes to school on Monday.
Please note, if you are a key worker and you are not currently working e.g. you are on long term sick or you are on maternity leave, your child IS NOT eligible for a place in school.
Key workers are defined as follows:
Doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff (this includes those working in the private sector).
The support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.
Nursery and teaching staff (all staff working in school), social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.
Those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.
Those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits,
Those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).
Police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.
Those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.
Staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.