Baltonsborough CE VC Primary School

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Welcome to Baltonsborough CE VC Primary School

School is closed indefinitely as of Tuesday 5th January 2021 to all but vulnerable and key worker children. 

Google Classroom learning is live. Please contact school via office@baltonsboroughschool.com if you are struggling to log on and we will be able to support you. Please be kind to yourselves if it is not immediately straightforward in terms of returning your work. Remember you can make a written document on paper and take a photograph. You could also write a private comment to explain what you have done or failing that your child can explain it to you and you can press the task complete button if you are happy they have understood it. 

We found out yesterday that it is possible to log on via an x-box or playstation - via there web browser functions.

We have been receiving numerous requests for laptops. I have leant some out to families, but with a high number of children in school needing them I am unable to loan out any more. I am looking at other avenues for obtaining them now. 

You can find a list of key worker roles below and vulnerable children include anyone with an EHCP, a social worker, anyone who is adopted, and anyone who is known to social services but not under a case worker. You need only have 1 key worker in your family to qualify to bring your child into school on the days they are working. 

 

Take Courage Everyone.

Education and childcare

This includes:

  • childcare
  • support and teaching staff
  • social workers
  • specialist education professionals who must remain active during the coronavirus (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
  • 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 coronavirus (COVID-19) response, and the delivery of and response to EU transition
  • essential public services, such as the payment of benefits and the certification or checking of goods for import and export (including animal products, animals, plants and food), 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 coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and EU transition)
  • 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

Transport and border

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response and EU transition, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass and those constructing or supporting the operation of critical transport and border infrastructure 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 coronavirus (COVID-19) response
  • 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
  • waste disposal sectors

 

 

 

I know that returning to school amongst these strange conditions will be causing some of you worry. Please rest assured that we continue to take every precaution to prevent the spread of the virus within school, measures which were proven to be effective all through the autumn term. You know that Mr Risk Assessment is constantly reviewing how to keep us all safe and there will be changes made this term. I will communicate these to you on Monday once I have been able to fully co-ordinate with county, our governors and the staff.**

 

 

Baltonsborough Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School is an integral part of the small but perfectly formed village of Baltonsborough, four miles from Glastonbury. The school was built in 1998 and benefits from wonderfully maintained custom-built accommodation. It is light and airy, and an all-round beautiful place in which we can learn and play.

We are a four-class school, plus our Little Pips Preschool. We are set in beautiful grounds. All of our classes are names after Somerset apples. Our outdoor area, Pippin's Wood, is used to provide a rich and stimulating outdoor learning environment, which is enhanced by our wooden 'Outdoor Classroom' and  Early Years Foundation Stage outdoor area. Our Lambrook class even has its own beach!

Our planted beds have been developed to provide us with an ever-increasing variety of fruit and vegetables which we try to use as much as we can in our cooking lessons.

We are proud of our position in the village and our links with the village church and the wider community.

Hand in hand we live and learn! We would love to meet you and to share all of the wonderful things that we do together.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office on 01458 850526.

Ben Travitzky,

Headteacher

 

If you'd like copies of any of the information on our website or you'd like it in another format, please contact us. 

 

  Local Authority number including Safeguarding concerns: 0300 1232224

 

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Travitzky.

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Davies

The Safeguarding Governor is Sue McNamee

 The SENDCO is Mr Travitzky.

 

 

 

 

  

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