It is vital that we take every measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Please note that school closed on the 26th March 2020 and that the school buildings and grounds will NOT BE OPEN to any other children or visitors. It is critical that we take every measure possible to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
If your child requires care, who has already received care during the week commencing 23rd March, then please contact the Head teacher on: 01904 400366. The school will liaise with the Local Authority to identify provision within the Authority. Alternatively, parents whose work is critical and need urgent childcare or care closer to home can contact Sticky Fingers on 01904 400244. Provision is available to:
• children who are vulnerable;
• children whose parents are critical to the COVID-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.
Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below. 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.
Please, therefore, follow these key principles:
1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.
3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
4. Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.
If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision.
Eligibility for provision therefore depends upon:
1. The worker has to be a key worker and business critical. A letter from their employer is helpful in this regard.
2. There being no possibility that their children can stay at home with other supervision (eg. with a non-key worker partner, spouse or other adult member of the household).
You can find more information about the guidance for schools on maintaining educational provision here:
We strongly advise that you continue to follow the government’s guidance on self-isolation. If anyone in your household presents with a high temperature and/or a new continuous cough:
• all members of the household must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
• it is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.
For more information about self-isolation click here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Useful links and information
You can find the latest government guidance at the following links:
City of York Council also have information on their website which can be found here: https://www.york.gov.uk/coronavirus
The Department for Education have setup a helpline to answer questions about coronavirus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can get in touch by:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
It is with pleasure that we welcome you to Stockton-on-the- Forest Primary School.
Here at Stockton-on-the-Forest we work hard to provide a safe, happy, warm and welcoming learning environment where children are supported and encouraged to develop their own unique potential. We believe that in order to do this successfully, it is important for us to establish strong relationships with parents and carers, working in partnership to enable children to flourish academically, socially and emotionally.
We are proud of our school and aim to make whoever joins us, whether it is for the day or over a longer period, very welcome.
We look forward to working with children, parents and carers and the community to provide learning opportunities that are enjoyable and stimulating and enable children to achieve a high level of personal attainment.
For further information on our school please read the prospectus.
Mrs Jenny Thomas, Headteacher.
Staff at Stockton-on-the-Forest Primary have set home learning tasks for children in all year groups.
All children were given a Home Learning pack containing an extensive set of tasks plus an exercise book for recording their work. Additionally teachers have been using Learning Platforms to set personalised learning. Tapestry, Purple Mash and DoJo are being updated with new work so please check regularly. If you have any issues logging into these sites please contact Mr Mckenna via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.