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Dear Parents/Carers,

As we begin the process of allowing more children into school, we will provide relevant information on the phased reopening our homepage page. Please see this short information VT on the new safety measures we have taken:

This next information VT is specifically designed to assist our Early Years children with their understanding of the safety measures that are now in place in Reception Class both outside and inside:

Please see this link to Focus Trust’s Covid-19 Health & Safety statement. Our policies and procedures have all been quality assured by the Board of Trustees and a Principal H&S consultant.

https://www.focus-trust.co.uk/returning-to-school/

Please see below our risk assessment and sign off relating to the opening of our premises during this current pandemic.

20200604 Birstall Primary RA Covid V3[17713]

A QA checklist – Schools Template

Please also follow the links below for further information:

Updates on COVID-19:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

We also would like to share this book on our new way of working in Bubbles:

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If you need any further information please contact school on birstall@focus-trust.co.uk. Alternatively, please telephone 01924 471372. #Staysafe

 

Introduction from Principal

Birstall Primary Academy is a small school, right at the heart of the community and we pride ourselves on the rapid improvements that have been made in the last few years.  Our growing reputation has meant that numbers have risen dramatically over recent years – a testament to our committed and energetic staff team and high expectations.

Children are at the heart of everything we do. From decisions about the curriculum: they have helped shape the topics they are taught and told us what they find interesting; to decisions about the effectiveness of our school: they recognised the need to support others both locally and globally through fundraising activities as they are aware of how fortunate we are in comparison to so many other people around the world. Allowing our children to have their say is fundamental to the ethos of the school and one of the reasons our children feel so happy and valued.

We are an energetic and vibrant school that places great emphasis on achieving the best possible outcomes for our children. Our care and concern for the well-being of our young learners combined with great teaching and learning is ensuring that standards continue to rise year after year. In July 2019, we performed better than many schools in our area and above national average at KS2.

We never rest on our laurels and are always trying to find ways to make learning more exciting and meaningful for the children in our care, helping every child reach their potential. We have been praised for our inclusive approach and our commitment to the individual child is evident to every visitor walking through the door.

We believe that the partnership between staff, pupils and parents is vital if education is to be a successful experience for the children. Our school is a small but friendly school and we have a fantastic and supportive staff team.

Birstall Primary Academy has been judged by OFSTED as a GOOD school (October 2018) and we would welcome you, should you wish to see our super school for yourself!

Nadia Sweryt-Hannam

Principal