LOWER PRIMARY CHILD CARE SUPERVISION PROVISION

FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN NURSERY, RECEPTION, YEAR 1 & YEAR 2 WHO NEED ACCESS TO OUR SCHOOL’S CHILDCARE SUPERVISION FACILITY

Application for this provision
  • As from Tuesday 26th May, any child who needs to access the childcare supervision services that the Department of Education has been providing during the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to do so at their own school: St Paul’s School.
  • In order to access this service, parents are asked to note that they must fill in the Department of Education’s form via the Department of Education’s website at www.education.gov.gi.
  •  If your child falls in one of the government’s categories* you are eligible for this provision.
    *A description of the categories can be found on www.education.gov.gi
  •  The form must be submitted by Thursday of the previous week. If you do not submit a form by the deadline, we will not be able to guarantee supervision for your child.
  • Please ensure you complete a form on a weekly basis for each child you need to send to our childcare facility.
  •  It is critical for us to have accurate numbers of the children who will be accessing the childcare facilities the following week so that we can ensure that the necessary social distancing and staffing measures can be put in place in a safe manner.
Important Information
  • Our childcare facility will be open from 08:30 - 15:30.
  •  All children accessing the childcare facility all day should bring a packed lunch, water bottle
    and some snacks.
  • Children will not be required to attend school in uniform. Children should come comfortably
    dressed in clothing appropriate for the school setting and the weather.

We thank you in advance for your patience and anticipated understanding. We are working hard to make sure our plans reflect the latest advice from Public Health and we will communicate all further decisions as soon as we are in a position to do so.

Keep well and keep safe.

LOWER PRIMARY - EDUCATION PLAN AS FROM 26th MAY 2020

FOR PARENTS OF YEAR 2 CHILDREN

On Tuesday 26th May pupils in Year 2 will be welcomed back to St Paul’s School as part of Step 1 of the Government’s road map for Education. The return of these pupils will be managed safely and carefully, with the year group being divided in half to better implement social distancing measures.

All children will be in their own school

A) Points to note about Yr 2 return to school.

During the period 26th May to 12th June
  • Half the Year 2s will be attending school for 2 hours in the morning, and the other half will be attending school for 2 hours in the afternoon. 
  • During this time there will be 2 rotations so that all children attend school on 7 mornings and 7 afternoons. 
  • Arrivals and dismissals may be staggered to minimise the potential congregation of parents at exit and entrance points. 
  • We will be advising you of the specific times pertinent to your child by Thursday 21st May at the latest. 
During the period 16th June to 7th July (Summer hours) 
  • Year 2 children will continue to attend school in the morning. 
  • There will be some changes to arrangements, we will advise you of these in due course. 
What your child will be doing in school from 26th May - 7th July 
  • Teachers will be working with children to help make their transition to their Upper Primary school as smooth and stress-free as possible. 
  • Teachers will be addressing any worries or anxieties children have due to both transition and the current COVID situation. 
What should my child bring to school? 
  • Children should come prepared with their own equipment in order to avoid the sharing of items and maximise social distancing measures. We ask your child to bring in the following items: a pencil, ruler, rubber, sharpener and colouring pencils. 
  • NO UNIFORM IS REQUIRED. Children should come comfortably dressed in clothing appropriate for the school setting and the weather 
  • Children attending only morning or afternoon do not need lunch. There will be no break time so they do not require snacks. They should, however bring a water bottle. 
Does my child have to attend? What if they cannot? 
  • All children are expected to attend unless there are genuine reasons why they cannot. 
  • If you have genuine reasons such as specific advice from a medical practitioner, parents are asked to write in to: spfs.headteacher@schools.edu.gi before Tuesday 26th May. 

B) What if my child also needs child care facilities? 

How to apply 
  • If your child falls in one of the government’s categories* you are able to leave your child in our childcare supervision facility in addition to the 2 hours that he/she will be in school for their Year 2 transition focus. *A description of the categories can be found on www.education.gov.gi 
  • Please fill in a form for your Year 2 child to ensure that their child care supervision needs are catered for. The childcare supervision form can be filled in via the Department of Education’s website at www.education.gov.gi 
  • The form must be submitted by Thursday of the previous week. If you do not submit a form by the deadline, we will not be able to guarantee supervision for your child. 
  • Please ensure you complete a form on a weekly basis for each child you need to send to our childcare facility. 
  • It is critical for us to have accurate numbers of the children who will be accessing the childcare facilities the following week so that we can ensure that the necessary social distancing and staffing measures can be put in place in a safe manner. 

Important Information

  • Our childcare facility will be open from 08:30 - 15:30. 
  • There will be a child care facility at each government school. Hence if your child attends it will be in St Paul’s School. 
  • School staff will manage the movement of children from the childcare facility part of the day to the Year 2 transition focus and vice versa. 
  • All children accessing the childcare facility all day should bring a packed lunch, water bottle and some snacks. 
  • Children will not be required to attend school in uniform. Children should come comfortably dressed in clothing appropriate for the school setting and the weather. 

We are looking forward to being back at St Paul’s School and seeing some of our pupils again.

We thank you in advance for your patience and anticipated understanding. We are working hard to make sure our plans reflect the latest advice from Public Health and we will communicate all further decisions as soon as we are in a position to do so.

Keep well and keep safe.

Welcome to St Paul's First School and Nursery.

A child’s journey in education is an important and special one. At St Paul’s, we believe in making this experience a positive and enriching one. Our aim is to support each child in developing a real love for learning and empower them to succeed in life.

A positive relationship with parents / guardians is central to this success, since we cannot underestimate the impact this will have on each child’s learning. As our school believes: ‘Alone we are smart, together we are brilliant!’

This website allows us to open our doors and share with you the magical and inspiring world of teaching and learning at St Paul’s.

A project central to the vision of our previous Headteacher, Mr Mason, it has become a reality due to the hard work of the staff at St Paul’s, under the guidance of our ICT Co-ordinator Mrs Gomez. I am therefore thrilled to welcome you to our school website.

Rosanna Hitchcock

Headteacher