Welcome to Syresham Church of England Primary School
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4th January 2021, our school is open to children of Keyworkers and those who are vulnerable. We will be maintaining social distancing while in school as much as we can and also maintaining each class within their own bubble. We have set up an on-line learning programme for our pupils at home using our home-learning platform SeeSaw. This includes a live class registration session every day and at least one live teacher taught session every day. Each week we provide live/video PE, music and RE lessons and story time plus 1:1 catchup sessions with classteachers, phonics sessions with either the classteacher or a teaching assistant and telephone support for parents. We have also made some laptops available to those children who are struggling to access the home learning. Children in school can take time-out to chat to their classmates at home via a video link, helping them to keep in contact with each other.
Click on this link to see 10 Top Tips for parents on Home Schooling Online from the National Online Hub
We respectfully ask that anyone wishing to visit school ring and make an appointment first and that parents do not come into the building, but also make an appointment to see the class teachers or Mrs Clough. Visitors will all be asked to wear a mask whilst in the building and to leave contact details for the Government’s track and trace system.
To try to keep our children and staff safe while they are in school we are following the Government guidelines and have a comprehensive risk assessment in place which has been used to devise a ‘Minimising Risks Operational Plan’. These are both available for parents to read, please just ask at the school office for a copy. Please click the link below to help make a judgement on what to do if your child is unwell :
Keeping children safe at this time is primary goal. Mrs Clough and Mrs Bernert are the school Safeguarding leads with all staff trained to deal with safeguarding concerns as they arise. If you have a safeguarding concern between 8:30am and 3:30pm – please phone 01280 850269. Please leave a message if the phone is not answered, it is checked regularly. You may also send a message on Tapesty or Seesaw and we will contact you.
If you have concerns outside of these hours, please contact MASH on 0330 126 1000.
You may also contact the Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead – firstname.lastname@example.org this email address is constantly monitored.
Keeping children safe online is also paramount as we learn remotely. Please sign up to the National Online Safety Hub. Please also see our risk assessment for Zoom and Team meetings for children and parents below:
Online Safety Resources and support for parents and children
- Childline – www.childline.org.uk
- UK Safer Internet Centre to report and remove harmful online content – www.reportharmfulcontent.com
- CEOP (to make a report about online abuse) – www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre
- Internet Matters (for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online) – www.internetmatters.org
- London Grid for Learning (for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online) – www.lgfl.net/online-safety/
- Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC) – www.net-aware.org.uk
- Parent info (for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online) – www.parentinfo.org
- Thinkuknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online) – www.thinkyouknow.co.uk
- UK Safer Internet Centre (advice for parents and carers) – https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers
Virtual school tour
At Syresham Primary School we all work closely together, to share the care and education of your children at this very special time of their lives.
We encourage our children to become independent and to strive to achieve their full potential. This quality leads to greater self-motivation and self-discipline. The children are provided with many opportunities to make good relationships with other children and adults, both in the school and in the community.
Please download a copy of the newsletter mailed to parents on Friday 26th February 2021
Discover Our Nursery
The nursery has high staff to child ratios and is managed by the Headteacher and Early Years Co-ordinator providing continuity for children as they move into the main school reception class.