The wider opening of schools from the 1st June - The Roadmap to a Phased Return
I would like to thank everyone for their patience, understanding and support during the Covid 19 outbreak.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday, 10th May and his recent confirmation that schools are to begin a phased return from the 1st June, for the Year groups: Pre-School, Reception and Year 1, we have begun to develop the roadmap in which this can happen.
Please be assured that the Senior Leadership Team, Staff and Governors have thoroughly considered various scenarios and their implications in great detail and we have arrived at a plan that we feel best balances the very many benefits of children returning to school with the need to protect the health and safety of children, their families and our staff. We will continue to provide remote learning for all children who remain at home. Mrs Brown will be administrating the work.
Whilst it is the Governments ‘ambition’ to have all pupils back in school for the last 4 weeks of term, we will make that plan when it is approved. We will review the situation on a regular basis acting on the guidance given by the DfE and what we have learnt from our early experiences of having a small number of pupils back in school.
When your children return, our staff will gently support them through their return to school and help them process their differing experiences of living in lockdown, coronavirus, and social distancing. I think we have the highest quality staff that are comparable with the best of schools. They will look after your children as if they are their own but if you choose to keep your child at home, we will wholeheartedly support that family decision. Visit your class page on the website (under the pupils tab) to find some ideas and tools from our wonderful teachers to help you have fun and make the most of your time at home.
Phil Croke, Executive Headteacher and Nadia Underwood, Head of School
Our value this half term is Forgiveness
Welcome To Our School
Elmley Castle C. E. First School is a happy, caring and supportive village school, situated between Pershore and Evesham at the foot of Bredon Hill. We welcome children into our lovely Preschool and then from Reception through to Year 5.
We are blessed with fantastic outside spaces, a family atmosphere and caring staff who know their pupils inside out. Our small classes coupled with excellent teaching have enabled us to achieve some of the highest academic standards in the whole of the county. The School is top in Worcestershire Early Years (Reception). We are rated as Ofsted 'Good' (2017) and SIAMS 'Good' (2015).
Our primary aim at Elmley Castle CE First School is to give each child the very best possible start in life, to enable them to go on to be confident, successful and responsible adults. Our dedicated and committed staff work very closely together to provide a stimulating curriculum and safe, happy environment in which each and every child can grow and flourish– academically, spiritually, morally and socially.
We recognise that your child’s education goes far beyond the classroom, making use of our local area and offering after school clubs including Ballet, Football, Hockey, Music and Touch Rugby.
Our school forms an important part of the local community and we work hard to maintain positive links. We have a thriving, enthusiastic and extraordinarily supportive Parent Teacher Association that organises social and fund-raising activities throughout the year. Our work in school is supported and monitored carefully by a very effective Governing Body. As a Church of England school, we very much value our relationship with our local church.
The success of our school is dependent on the strength of the partnerships we build with everybody in our school community. We look forward to the partnership we will share with you, in the education of your child.
Mr Phil Croke (Executive Headteacher) and Mrs Nadia Underwood (Head of School)
For information, please contact Mrs Jupp and Mrs Meredith in the office on 01386 710279 or Email [email protected]