1st January 2021
Parents may be aware that the Department for Education has announced on, 30th December, that primary schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and Malling districts of Kent, which includes Bishop Chavasse School will not reopen for normal attendance next week.
This means that teaching will be delivered remotely from the 2nd January 2021. The school will be open for pupils who are children of key workers and pupils classed as vulnerable only.
We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause, but reassure all of our families that we are, as always, here for all of our families and that we will continue to ensure that our children continue to access a high quality education, even though they might be working remotely.
1st November 2020
Welcome back after half term. Following on from the statement yesterday from Boris Johnson about the start of a second lockdown from Thursday 5th November, I confirm that we are looking forward to seeing everyone again for the start of Autumn 2 on Tuesday 3rd November.
23rd October 2020
End of Autumn1
September and October have passed by with relative speed, and thanks to everyone following procedures and taking precautions when necessary we have been able to keep all the children in school. I would like to say a big thank you to you all for supporting the staff so well. Our arrivals and departures for the most part, now seem to be working well, even when it’s raining.
Everyone should by now also have had communication with your son/daughter’s class teacher about how they are progressing. Class web pages also tell you about what is happening in class.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at Bishop Chavasse School. They have worked tirelessly to keep the children safe and happy. They have made learning fun, whilst ensuring that after the initial well-being learning at the beginning of term, the pace has been picked up again, to work upon the recovery curriculum. Thank you everyone.
I wish you all a lovely half term
Parents will be aware that additional care is being taken at the present time to minimise the risk of the transmission of Coronavirus. The school will be following the advice of the Department for Education and Public Health England in this respect. School routines and expectations are continuing as normal, but we are encouraging pupils and teachers to wash their hands frequently and to exercise additional care in using tissues if sneezing or coughing. Tissues should be binned after use. Please ensure that pupils come to school with an adequate supply of clean tissues. Soap will be available in all pupil toilets and it is helpful if pupils are reminded to use it when washing their hands. We will also be reminding pupils of these sensible precautions at regular intervals over the weeks ahead.
The government has set up a special hotline for any parents, pupils or staff who have concerns:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Further guidance which parents and pupils may find useful includes:
Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for educational settings:
Update on the Phase 2 Return to School
We absolutely appreciate all of the support that we have received from parents and our school community at this time. We have received many emails thanking us for all that we are doing in preparation for the Phase 2 return of Years R and 1 to schools after June 1st.
Many parents have also emailed into the schools and asked questions about what school and the provision for your child will look like after June 1st. Many of the questions asked have a common theme. Therefore I have produced a document with some frequently asked questions and answers in order to help with some of your thoughts and concerns about the next phase of our school journey together.
Please remember that we are always here to support you, so please do not hesitate to ask if you need any further help or advice.