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If your child was in school today (2/6/21) you will not be receiving any more Edenred vouchers from this week as we will be providing sandwiches in school. 

From Monday 8th May we will not be using Edenred Vouchers at all.  If you would like to collect a sandwich from school for your child/ren please phone or email school office@chawson.worcs.sch.uk by 12pm Friday 5th May with the heading FSM to make an order for each day.  Sandwiches will be available for collection from the school foyer from 11:30am if you have made an order.


You will be aware that schools are unable to open their doors to more children until they have created a risk assessment.  Please see below for our current risk assessment and documentation.
This is very much a working document which we will continue to modify as we move towards opening, under Government advice, and after opening.  You will see that it includes all of the advice supplied by the Government.
We want you to know that a risk assessment will be in place and that we are confident that all of the work that has been done by so many of the Chawson Team is of a very high standard and will be minimising the risk of the virus for both our children and staff.

Risk Assessment for the Transition back to school for limited year groups Chawson First School 22.05.2020

Please see below for the supporting documents:


The Government have recently updated their guidance to help parents to continue educating their children at home-  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-primary-school-children-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Worcestershire Children First have shared information regarding testing for children, please click below for more details: Testing for children info May 21st 2020

Worcestershire NHS trust have produced a letter to share information of services that can help parents of SEN children during this tricky time: Support for parents of SEN children May 2020

Worcestershire County Council have shared an update regarding their approach following the government announcement about the wider re-opening of schools. Please click below for information:

Worcestershire County Council letter to Parents re Planning for Return to School


As you will be aware, the Government has asked schools to begin planning for opening for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children, possibly as soon as 1st June, please click the letter below for more information:

Reopening letter May 2020


Speech Language Therapy in Worcestershire
Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust are building a collection of accessible information resources to help children and young people with additional needs or communication difficulties cope with all the uncertainties and disruption during this pandemic. ​
New resources related to Covid-19 are being added on a weekly basis to their website which you can access at: http://www.hacw.nhs.uk/sltcovid19.  ​
For further support , please contact the Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy on email at: WHCNHS.sltcovid19@nhs.net

Britannica School have released a number of free resources, click the links below to investigate:
https://britannica.co.uk/resources/

https://i.emlfiles4.com/cmpdoc/2/2/6/0/0/1/files/662930_britannica-home-learning-ebook.pdf

https://school.eb.co.uk/levels/foundation/collection/view/483915

The Government have recently shared information regarding a new online learning platform to boost workplace skills. This may be useful for parents or older siblings looking for ‘free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses’ that can help people build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects and confidence whilst at home.’ (This is not a resources for children at Chawson)
https://theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk/

Please click below to acces the SEND Information, Advice and Support Service for Herefordshire and Worcestershire. They have a dedicated team of advisors offering legally-based and easily accessible information and advice about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We support parents, carers, children and young people with SEND and our service is impartial and confidential.
http://www.hwsendiass.co.uk/

Please click below for an updated version of the FAQs regarding the DfE Free school meals:
DfE_FreeSchoolMeals_ParentCarerFAQs 23.4.2020 

Letter to Yr2 parents regarding Yr3 classes for September 2020– word document

Letter for Yr2 parents regarding Yr3 classes for September 2020


Worcester speech and language details- Getting Through Covid 19 Speech and language advice

 

Worcestershire Here2Help

 

Chawson 1st School Annex 1 Covid 19 Policy April 2020

Easter Holiday Letter

Please click the links below for information about Free school meals:

Free School Meals information April 2020

‘Edenred Free School Meals Vouchers.’ Information- DfE_FreeSchoolMeals_ParentCarerFAQs


Keeping children safe online during the current pandemic situation is very important, below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)

We have recently received this information from a member of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service regarding key fire safety messages during the current pandemic situation, please click for more information:

Fire safety message

A great resource created by Worcestershire County Council for those needing or volunteering help in their local community. There’s also lots of ideas and links for keeping children entertained!

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/here2help

Please click the link below for information from Babcock Prime Educational psychology group:

https://www.babcockprime.co.uk/disadvantaged-and-vulnerable-learners/educational-psychology/resources-area/Educational-Psychology-guidance-during-the-Coronavirus-outbreak

Easter Holiday Provision Information for Key Workers- pdf

Easter Holiday Provision Information for Key Workers- word

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Information for Keyworkers and parents of vulnerable children- PDF

Information for Keyworkers and parents of vulnerable children- word document

Chawson information for Keyworkers- Word

Chawson information for Keyworkers- PDF

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