Pre-booked emergency provision for
key workers in critical sectors and vulnerable children
will continue in the Easter holidays,
8.30am - 5.00pm. Children can wear non-uniform.
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LATEST UPDATES ON COVID-19:
26.03.2020: We have been made aware of a scam whereby parents entitled to free school meals have been asked to supply their bank details by text, email or phone call. No schools or authorities will ask ever for your bank details, so please do not share this information.
23.03.2020: Parents/carers of children registered for Free School Meals can apply for assistance to buy food whilst schools are closed through Warwickshire's Welfare Scheme.
This will be through a £30 voucher per child that they will receive via text/SMS to their mobile and can be exchanged for cash at any Paypoint outlet.
Warwickshire are currently offering six weeks of support as it is not known how long schools will be closed for.
From Monday 23rd March 2020, the Welfare Scheme will be taking applications via either of these methods:
- Call 0800 4081448 or 01926 359182. You will be asked for each child's name, date of birth and a valid mobile number.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to include each child's name, date of birth and a valid mobile number.
Please be patient when calling as they are anticipating a high volume of enquiries. You can contact them anytime during the six weeks and you will still be eligible for the full amount.
If you are registered for free school meals but live outside Warwickshire, please contact your local authority to see what arrangements they have in place if you need assistance to buy food whilst schools are closed:
Solihull Family Information Service is 0800 389 8667
Birmingham Children's Services 0121 303 3521
20.03.2020: An email has been sent to everyone who has requested emergency provision to give us an indication of their requirements for next week, Monday 23rd March - Friday 27th March.
We are committed to supporting children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home. Many parents working as key workers in critical sectors will be able to make arrangements to keep their children at home. Schools remain safe places for children, but the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.
As a reminder therefore, if it is at all possible for children to be safely cared for at home, then they should be.
20.03.2020: Please click here for the advice from the government on those who are key workers in critical sectors. Further to previous announcements, there appears to be no mention of both parents needing to be key workers, though many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home, and every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.
Health and social care
This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.
Education and childcare
This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.
Key public services
This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.
Local and national government
This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.
Food and other necessary goods
This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).
Public safety and national security
This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.
This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.
Utilities, communication and financial services
This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.
After schools shut their gates on Friday 20th March 2020, they will remain closed until further notice except for children of key workers and vulnerable children, as part of the country’s ongoing response to coronavirus.
Examples of key workers include NHS staff, police and supermarket delivery drivers who need to be able to go to work to support the country’s fight to tackle coronavirus.
Vulnerable children include those who have a social worker and those with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
Children who do not fall into these groups should remain at home with appropriate care.
We need to gauge the number of children likely to need to access emergency provision at our school and nursery during the extended school closure period. All parents should have received an email. If you believe you are a key worker or are the parent/carer of a vulnerable child, please reply to this email with the information requested.
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18.03.2020: We are currently taking in today's announcement regarding school closures and will keep parents informed tomorrow (Thursday) as we get more information. Please can we ask parents to wait for us to pass information to you as we will be unable to give any more detail until full consideration has been given to the announcement. Each school will react differently and we at Coleshill C of E Primary will be consulting our academy trust (BDMAT) and following their guidance.
16.03.2020: If one person in any household has a persistent cough or fever, everyone living there must stay at home for 14 days.
to our school
Welcome to Coleshill C of E Primary School and Nursery, part of the Birmingham Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust. We are a happy, friendly school of around 405 pupils from Reception to Year 6 - along with a thriving nursery for children from age two to four - with great facilities, dynamic teaching within a varied curriculum and an approach to pastoral care that celebrates our Christian ethos. Read more...
Latest Coleshill C of E Primary School Calendar Events
- Easter holiday04Apr2020
School and nursery will be closed for two weeks for Easter.
- Back to school20Apr2020
- KS1 SATs period01May2020
All children have the a fundamental right to be treated with respect, protected from harm, and feel safe in their interactions with adults and other children.
We have a duty to safeguard children and provide a safe and secure environment, which includes preventing them from being drawn into terrorism, extremism and radicalisation.
As part of our "prevent duty," we will teach a broad and balanced curriculum, promote fundamental British values, ensure staff can identify children at risk and protect children while online at school.
Working together to provide a high quality education with a Christian ethos for children of the local community of any faith or none; to ensure our pupils and staff enjoy life in all its fullness.
We are part of the Coleshill community of schools. For more information, please click on the links below:
- Spring Term PTA Newsletter
The purpose of this Newsletter is to keep parents up to date on the activities arranged by the PTA and also to give you a list of events/ dates for your diary each term.
- Consultation on Changing the Priority Area within the Admission Arrangements for the 2021/22 School Academic Year
Coleshill CE Primary School would like to propose updating the school’s admission priority area with effect from 1 September 2021.
- Attendance expectations
Information on our policies and procedures around attendance and absence.
- Class changes for next academic year
Reorganisation of classes across the school for September 2019
- PTA NEWSLETTER – summer term 2019
The purpose of this newsletter is to keep parents up to date on the activities arranged by the PTA and also to give you a list of events/dates for your diary each term. As the last half term of the year is so jam packed we thought this may be useful!
Some comments from parents about our school and nursery:
"Nursery is a fantastic place for my child to start their education. The staff are friendly and nurturing and the learning environment always has a fun atmosphere with lots to interest the children."
"Lovely atmosphere, kids are safe and secure and happy."
"A friendly nursery that makes the kids and myself feel very welcome. Couldn't wish for a better place to send my children!"
"A happy, friendly school."