DfE’s Guidance for Parents and Carers in the Third National Lockdown.
CHANGES TO THE SCHOOL EXCLUSION PROCESS DURING COVID 19 OUTBREAK – UPDATED OCTOBER 2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-exclusion
https://get-help-with-tech.education.gov.uk/about-increasing-mobile-data (this link will explain how you may be able to get extra help enabling children to access online learning by increasing your data allowance)
Guidance and support for remote learning – this has been shared by our friends and colleagues at St Peter’s C of E Primary at Budleigh Salterton and has very helpful advice, do have a look.
BBC Lockdown Learning: The BBC have started broadcasting three hours of television every day especially for primary pupils. You can find out more about it here or watch it from 9am on the CBBC channel.
BBC Bitesize: don’t forget to look at BBC Bitesize for more activities. Click on the picture!
There are some free kindle maths books from Amazon here
Printable activity pack from the British Library aimed at children without access to screens but great for everyone. Printable activity pack: Once upon an adventure
Cosmic Kids Yoga – YouTube
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence – and get kids into yoga and mindfulness early! CosmicKidsYoga
PE with Joe Wicks: Joe Wicks has started doing live PE sessions again. You can see them by clicking here.
there are some lovely well-being resources from HeadsUp to help people through the lockdown and other times of change.
Lovely video of the book ‘While We Can’t Hug’. An adult may need to read this to young children. Why not share the ideas from the book or even make up you own? We would love to see them in school!
Handling confirmed cases over Christmas this will help you decide whether or not to let the school know of a confirmed case over the holiday period. If the answer is yes, please follow the guidance in our newsletter for up to 6 days after the end of school.
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare = link to all government advice
16 Oct 2020 – letter to schools & parents from Devon Local Authority
Latest advice on keeping children safe DFE 26/6/20 www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-from-abuse-and-harm
Lady Modiford’s pupils link
20.3.20 Covid 19 school briefing from Devon LA
PROPOSED VARIANCE TO THE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICY 2021/2022
The Board of Directors of St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust is seeking a variation to the School Admissions Policy for 2021/2022. During the Covid19 pandemic, churches and other religious buildings have been closed by law for public worship and for other uses. Since the oversubscription criteria for the schools include church attendance (at a specified frequency and period of time) parents and their children, who are seeking admission priority on the faith criteria, are unable to meet this criterion under the terms of our current admissions arrangements.
Therefore, a variation has been requested for the following to be added to the 2021 arrangements for Reception Pupils:
In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these (admission) arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship.
The request for variation will be made to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator on our behalf by the Diocese of Exeter.
If anyone has any questions, please contact the school office in the first instance.
Link to Trust-wide policies: