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SCHOOL CLOSURE HOME LEARNING

20 March 2020

SCHOOL CLOSURE

20 March 2020

Please see school closure letter from Mrs Nichol and Mrs Grimes, Headteachers:

20.3.20 - Joint School Closure Letter.pdf

 

 

SCHOOL UPDATE

18 March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

We have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 and school remains open.

As you can appreciate, the situation is evolving daily, and as mentioned in our email yesterday, we will keep you up to date with any changes as quickly as we possibly can.

The school remains open in line with government guidance. However, today I have given every child their own exercise book and pencil for them to complete activities at home should the school be forced to close. In this event work will be loaded on to the school website.

Thank you for your support at this challenging time.

Best wishes.

Mrs M Nichol

Headteacher

HOME LEARNING FOR CHILDREN CURRENTLY SELF-ISOLATING

18 March 2020

If your child is currently self-isolating, please visit classroomsecrets.co.uk for lots of home learning ideas.

Please click here:  https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

URGENT MESSAGE FROM MRS NICHOL

17 March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

I am writing with an update on the school provision, in light of the evolving national picture around Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Several families have enquired about the possibility of keeping their children at home during this period of uncertainty and it felt sensible to communicate the process to the whole parent body.  Please be assured that if your family is self-isolating there will be no absence penalties from the school, and indeed we can provide home-learning materials to support your child during the period of absence. We do ask that you contact the school on admin@stillnessjs.lewisham.sch.uk and let us know that you have chosen to self-isolate so that we can assign the correct code for your absence.  The whole family will have to self-isolate for 14 days. 

I also wanted to reiterate that we are aiming to keep the school open this week, in line with government guidance.  However, you will appreciate that we can only do that if we have the right number of staff in place to operate a safe provision for the children.  Several of our staff members do wish to self-isolate because either they or family members fall into high-risk groups and we are committed to supporting them in doing so.  With an understandable shortage of supply-teachers this means we’re having to review the staffing position daily and may need to implement either a full or partial closure at relatively short notice. 

As you can appreciate, the situation is evolving daily, and we will keep you up to date with any changes as quickly as we possibly can.  We are grateful for your support at this challenging time.

We are working closely with many families to manage individual circumstances but are conscious there may be needs we are not aware of.  If your family has any needs you want to make us aware of in relation to this, please contact the school office on 0208 690 1416 or email Ms Jan Docker, Inclusion Lead on inclusion@stillnessjs.lewisham.sch.uk.

Yours sincerely

Mrs M Nichol

Headteacher

CORONAVIRUS

12 March 2020

Coronavirus Update: The advice from Public Health England continues to be for education and children’s social care settings to remain open, unless advised otherwise

13.3.20 - Coronavirus Update Letter (3).pdf

12.3.20 - Coronavirus Update Letter (2).pdf

4.3.20 - Coronavirus Letter (1).pdf

The 6 Steps of Hand Washing.pdf

OFSTED LETTER AND REPORT

10 March 2020

We are delighted to attach the report detailing the outcome of our recent OFSTED Inspection which took place on 4th and 5th

February 2020.  It can be viewed on the school website today and the Ofsted website within 5 working days.

We are extremely proud to confirm that Inspectors judged our school to be Good in all areas under the new OFSTED framework introduced in September 2019.  

Overall effectiveness - Good

The quality of education - Good

Behaviour and attitudes - Good

Personal development - Good

Leadership and management - Good

We believe the outcome is a testament to the whole school, and particularly the hard work of our teaching staff. The comments made by the Inspection team reflect what we all know and recognise about our school - that it is a happy and successful school where our children are thriving.  Inspectors were particularly impressed with how proud the children were of their school and the variety of roles and responsibilities they have in it. They also highlighted the significant progress the school and its children had made in writing since the last inspection.

While we are very proud of this outcome, please be assured that we will continue to work hard to improve and develop the wider curriculum, alongside maintaining the high standards we have achieved in Maths and English. We had already identified developing the broader curriculum as the next step for our school, prior to the inspection and since the beginning of the year have implemented a new programme covering history, science, geography etc. We will continue to develop this in the months and terms to come and look forward to sharing this with you further.  

We thank you all for your continued support and for the wonderful comments that many of you sent in, to help form part of our inspection.

On behalf of the entire leadership team, I would like to thank the staff for all their hard work and their commitment since the last inspection.  We look forward to continuing to work with you on our collective mission to deliver the very best for our children.

Yours sincerely

Mrs M Nichol

Headteacher

Ofsted Report.pdf

INTERNET SAFETY DAY

11 February 2020

Happy Safer Internet Day!

With a focus on helping children feel safer online, and following our safer internet assembly yesterday morning, we would like to recommend the Internet Matters website:  https://www.internetmatters.org/   

The hub features tips and advice and offers expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and accessing the internet safely and smartly. 

 

FANTASTIC SATs RESULTS!

8 January 2020

Please read below letter from Mrs Nichol, Headteacher celebrating our fantastic SATs results.

8.1.20 - SATs Result Letter.pdf

PHOTOGRAPHS/DIGITAL IMAGES/VIDEOS

11 July 2019

We are pleased to inform parents/carers that we work extremely hard to ensure that our website is up to date.  Please take a minute to have a look and catch up with the latest news and holiday dates. 

Stillness Junior School is also on Instagram.

We understand that parents and carers may not wish photographs of their child/ren to be posted on the school website, on Instagram, in the school newsletter or in articles that may be published in the press.   Please be aware that parents/carers do reserve the right to opt in or out of the above at any time. However, if you wish to opt out, we would ask that you please notify the school office in writing.