Parental Letter – 20th April 2020

Dear Parents / Carers

As we continue in this new world of “lockdown” and School Closure I find it strange not to be writing a welcome back letter but instead writing to update you on how we will be contacting you and the children over the coming weeks. These are difficult times for many, some of you will be embracing the warmer weather with opportunities to do things as a family you do not usually have time to do and others will be desperate for this to end. I am sure many of you will be feeling somewhere in between. The huge range of emotions and feelings we are going through are natural and keeping in touch with friends, family and school through phone calls are ways that we can help each other with the challenges we face. We are all doing the best we can.

We will continue to set work and place it on our School Website every Wednesday as part of “Web Update Wednesdays”. I also remind you of the class email addresses we set up so that you can share the fantastic things you have been doing at home with your child’s class teacher and when appropriate this can be shared with the whole school on the web site as well. The BBC have released BBC Bitesize programmes for primary age children to help educate them in all areas of the curriculum. We hope every family has now received their Storytime Magazine for April and many children will be looking forward to the May edition.

From this week, I will be asking class teachers and teaching assistants when they are working in school to phone families and speak to the children in their class in addition to our weekly contacts with all families. This means that most parents will get a call every two out of three weeks when staff will want to talk to your children. We are not “checking up” on how much work you have done with them but on how they are and encouraging them to do some reading and maths.

If you are struggling with anything else and want any support or advice that you feel we as a school may be able to help with then please email our earlyhelp@stansfieldhall.rochdale.sch.uk all these emails are managed by myself and our staff.

Take Care, Stay Safe

R. Walthall

Headteacher

Safeguarding Notice

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any of our pupils, please contact the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.

The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be found here.