During this latest lockdown we would ask that you adhere to
The school day begins at 8.50am and finishes at 3.10pm for all children
In order to help you with this the school will open all doors for all pupils at 8.40 am.
The main/classroom doors will close at 9 am and any child arriving after this time will be marked as late for school.
A one-way system is operating at the back of the school building starting at Pilmuir Road Gate and travelling past Year 2 classrooms, around the back of the building past Reception and Y1 classrooms, across the Pirate Ship Yard and round past the main office area onto the Main Playground.
Reception children will continue to be taken to the classroom doors, following the one way system, at the beginning of the day and picked up from the same classroom door at the end of the day. Children can be picked up at 3.10 pm
All Year 1 classes will all enter and exit school from the Main Playground doors – Queuing systems will ensure that class bubbles are kept separate from each other
Chestnut and Maple classes will enter school from the Main Playground Year 2 door – Queuing systems will ensure that class bubbles are kept separate from each other
Sycamore will enter and exit their classroom door which can only be accessed from Pilmuir Gate entrance or the Main Playground.
Breakfast Club begins at 8.15am
If you have booked a place at breakfast club please note the following arrangements
Reception children - enter through their classroom doors, following the one way system around the building
Year 1 children enter though the dining room doors on the main playground
Year 2 children enter through the doorway nearest to the school hall on the main playground
Government Covid alert system
SYMPTOMS OF COVID 19
A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
If your child or anyone else in your household shows any of these symptoms the latest Government Guidance is that you self isolate as a family and access testing. If your child has any of the symptoms of Covid-19 you must ring 119 for advice about a Covid test.
We have updated our sickness absence policy this academic year to reflect the following changes -
Any children who are are off school with one of the following reasons – a cough (but not persistent), cold/flu symptoms, sickness or diarrhoea they will now have to be off for 48 hours. We would also advise you to ring NHS 119 to see if they need a test for Covid-19.
If the symptoms disappear after 48 hours your child can return to school.
Thank you for your support.
Managing the symptoms of Covid-19 with very young children is going to be difficult as the usual winter colds start however our main priority is to keep our children, families and staff safe. I would ask you to contact us at the earliest point you can if you or your family show any signs of this virus.
Our vision is to foster a love of lifelong learning and give every child the opportunity to develop socially, academically, creatively, spiritually and emotionally. We will provide a broad, balanced and rich curriculum which will challenge children’s thinking, encourage them to care for others and inspire them to fulfil their individual potential in order to achieve success.
LONGSHAW COMMUNITY INFANT SCHOOL
IS OFFICIALLY A VERY GOOD SCHOOL.
The inspector celebrated that…
- The school is a beacon of hope and care for children and families in the community
- The Headteacher, Governors and senior leaders have an accurate view of the effectiveness of the school
- We have created a warm and welcoming school environment
- The behaviour of the pupils continues to be a strength
- Pupils treat each other with respect
- Parents said ‘Teachers do their best to make all children feel special, to see their value and purpose irrespective of their backgrounds
- The school gives high priority to the social and emotional needs of the pupils
- The environment is bright and stimulating
- Teachers celebrate the work of the pupils across the school
- The standard of art work around the school is excellent and pupils utilise skills that only those well beyond their age would normally have
- The curriculum is enriched with trips and additional experiences
- The pupils are taught to understand the wider aspects of British society through visits to synagogues, mosques and churches
- Pupils benefit from expert teaching in art, music and physical education
- They explore learning through many different lunchtime and after-school clubs
- Pupils are actively encouraged to solve problems and take risks whilst developing language skills in regular outdoor learning sessions
- Pupil premium funding is carefully spent so that disadvantaged pupils make progress in line with that of all other pupils
Since returning to school in September, we have had a lot of problems with cars parked on the Zig-Zags on both Pilmuir Road and Crosby Road.
If you are a Parent please can you ensure that you are not parked dangerously and not on the Zig-Zags. Please park in a safe place, and walk a short distance to school if necessary.
If you travel to school using a taxi, please ensure your driver does not drop you off on the Zig-Zags.
If any Parents/Carers witness taxis parked on the Zig-Zags please take a picture of their driver number and registration plate and report them using the following number - 01254 585585.
Enforcement Officers have been visiting school and will continue to do so at various points throughout the year. They have been issuing drivers with fines and will continue to do so.
Please help us to keep your children safe