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Vacancy for September 2020
Assistant Head Teacher for Inclusion
Closing Date : 12:00 pm on Friday 15th May, 2020
We are now following the Government's enforced school closure policies. THe school is therefore closed to anyone not offered a place through the Governemtn Key Worker List. Those on Free School Meals and not in school can collect sandwiches from main reception between 11 and 12 each day from Monday to Friday.
As a school and Multi Academy Trust we strongly believe that it is our moral and civic duty to support society in its time of need and rest assured that we are working to the absolute maximum of our capability and capacity to ensure we do this. The list released by the Government is one that encompasses many forms of work and as such, if every parent who qualifies to send their child to school due to being a key worker were to take up the offer, we believe it would push our school system to the brink of collapse. We are currently dealing with a reduced workforce and have staff who are going above and beyond and being stretched to near breaking point. It is now that we turn to you and ask for your help. If you are a key worker who has other childcare options available to you, then we ask that you explore every possibility first before deciding to take up the offer of the key worker school space. The Government website clearly states:
It goes without saying that we will do everything we can to keep the school open at this time for key workers and if we all pull together we are hopeful we can achieve this but be under no illusion that we need your help and support in this manner.
With children being home all day every day it’s likely they’re spending much more time online. Because of this, many organizations are sending out information and guidance which is all well intentioned but it can become overwhelming and confusing which could lead to stress in some people.
As an association of online safety specialists we have combined experience of well over 100 years in this area, so in this video we want to cut through a lot of the noise and confusion to simplify the key messages and then to signpost you to main the organizations below this video that will help to answer any questions you have.
The video gives some useful, simple advice and guidance for parents and carers regarding children and their online activities during the pandemic.
School will be open from 8:00am until 5:30pm for vulnerable children and key worker children.
Thank you for your understanding and support at this difficult time and know that we will do everything in our power to support society.
Take care and stay safe!
Head Teacher Updates
27 March, 2020
I want to start off by saying a massive thank you to all of those people supporting our community at this extremely difficult and challenging time. You are truly immense!! As hard as it is, we know that without your care, commitment and sacrifices it would be so much worse.
School this week has been a very strange, quiet and empty place. It feels like the building is missing the hundreds of bright, chirpy, energetic bundles of joy coursing through its veins and in truth, so have I! whilst we fully understand and agree with why it is what it is, we look forward to welcoming you all back in brighter, happier, safer days. A school is not a school without you children, but our job is to protect and help and if this is how we do it, so be it!
School Improvement 2019-20
Priority 1 - Curriculum Design [Progression]
Learning is extended and consolidated across the curriculum in a range of contexts;
New learning is clearly linked to prior knowledge / experiences / contexts;
Learning is an active, collaborative process which engages the learners’ interests both at home and school.
Priority 2 - Mastery Teaching [Depth]
Discussions challenge learners to apply, evaluate and create ;
Learners talk openly about their own learning and how effective it is;
Learners are constantly asked to make choices and decisions and can comment upon how successful / appropriate those choices are.
Priority 3 - SEND Achievement [Breadth]
All Learners are expected to be able to achieve;
Techniques and strategies effectively support, structure and extend the learning of all;
Strategies are specifically chosen to match the learner’s needs and outcomes.
It takes a village to raise a child...
Ulverley School has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding, ensuring that children, young people and vulnerable adults grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and enabling them to have the best outcomes and requires that all staff, partners and volunteers share this commitment.
Our policy and practice are taken from Keeping Children Safe in Education .
If you have any concerns about a child or young person, please contact one of Designated Safeguarding Officerss [DSOs] as soon as possible or contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub [MASH] on 0121 788 4300 / 0121 605 6060 [Out of Hours]. Concerns about people working with children should be again dressed through the DSO or the Local Authority Designated Officer [LADO] on 0121 788 4310.
Further information on Local Safeguarding Children's Partnership procedures can be found at https://solihulllscp.co.uk/parents-carers.php
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