We are pleased to welcome all pupils back in August for the new academic year.
We will be operating a staggered start. Full details are in the school newsletters however here are a few key dates:
Thursday 20 August and Friday 21 August
School uniform can be collected. Please order online first.
Wednesday 26 August and Thursday 27 August
Foundation parents meetings with class teachers. Please phone the office to arrange a lot if you have not done so already.
Thursday 27 August
Year 5 and Year 6 start
Friday 28 August
Year 3 and Year 4 start
Tuesday 1 September
All year groups in school
Here is a short film for you to show you what we have put in place to support your child coming back to school.
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
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
- A loss of taste and/or smell
The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:
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.