Our school is closed from 22 March until further notice. Please keep your children at home.

 

We will be open to provide a childcare service to children of key workers only and children who are vulnerable. Please contact the school if you need to use this service. We ask that those that can, please follow government advice and STAY HOME.  We thank all our parents for working with us to help the country at this tricky time for us all.

 

Welcome To Launde Primary School

 

   

Launde is a successful school which aims to meet the needs of all children and there is dedicated team of staff who work extremely hard to achieve this aim.  The children have developed wildlife and outdoor activity areas and are always involved in any new projects. Class teachers are responsible for the children’s welfare and delivery of the curriculum. Work is planned jointly, in year group of generally three teaching staff with close liaison, communication and support from our teaching assistants.

During planning, the year group staff share the preparation of work, drawing on different experiences, knowledge and expertise to ensure work is relevant and well matched to meet the needs of the children.  In this way, we are able to utilise the strengths of a large staff team and enhance the quality of learning and teaching at Launde.

At our school, we think it is very important that our pupils develop a strong set of values and principles and that they question and understand what it means to grow up in British society. Through a rich and challenging curriculum and through a focus on key events, we encourage pupils to reflect upon their role in society. We have developed the following statement which we feel encompasses our approach:

'Our balance of academic excellence and opportunities underpins our aspirational expectations and provides pupils with the skill, attitudes and confidence required to lead highly successful lives in modern Britain. The promotion of equality and diversity within our schools assists us in the embedding of the British values of tolerance, fairness, respect for other faiths, and the rule of law and democracy.'

Miss Inderjit Sandhu OBE

Executive Head Teacher    

 

 

         

    

     

 

Coronavirus Information

22/3 Our school will be closed for all pupils from today. We will provide a child care service for children of key workers to allow vital services to continue. Please ring the school to register.

We will contact parents to organise accessing our free school meal service on Monday 22 March. 

19/3 Update. All schools in the country will be closed from tomorrow, 3.15pm. We will open for children of key workers and vulnerable children only on Monday. The government have produced a list of who the key workers are. Please refer to letter we have sent out and register any children who need to still come to school by emailing the office. Please remember that we will be providing a childcare service only to enable those at the front line to continue in their jobs. If you can keep you child at home, then we ask you to do so.

A work pack will be sent home with your child to complete. This has enough work for two weeks. We have a Onedrive facility to put work and activities for the children to access after this.

Self-isolation - If your child needs to self-isolate please call school to report the absence on the absence line with our normal practice. Once we are notified of a 14 day self-isolation this absence will be authorised by school and classified as ‘exceptional circumstances’ this is in line with the guidance from the Department for Education. It will not be necessary to call each day.  When leaving an absence message it is important that you do not just say ‘unwell’ please let us know of any symptoms or if you are self-isolating. In the case of all other absence, please call and report in the usual manner.

Schoolgateway - If you have not already downloaded the Schoolgateway app on your phone please do so.  This is a free app.  Once you have downloaded the app you will need to enter the email address you have registered with the school.  Please then click on new user and a 4-digit pin will be sent to you via text message. Once you are set up on the app go to the list of apps on your phone and highlight the Schoolgateway.  If you then click on allow notifications you will immediately see any messages we have sent. We will be using the text messaging service for any urgent information you might need.

New guidance for households with symptoms - The Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

  • if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
  •  if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.
  • for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.

The symptoms are:

  • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
  • A new, continuous cough

The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:

  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

We will keep you informed of any further guidance as soon as we receive it from the government.

 

Bad Weather Procedure

In the event of severe weather conditions, please check the school website.  This will be updated regularly.  Parents will also receive a text in the event of school closure. 

 
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