Children will continue to be kept in ‘bubbles’ and will not mix with other bubbles to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. However, from September our bubbles are our year groups rather than groups of 15; this is fully in line with government advice.
Our drop off and pick up times will still be staggered and once the children are on site, we will separate them into their bubbles. The staggered times gives us a chance to get the children on site, in their classrooms/ out of their classrooms and off site, whilst avoiding direct contact with other bubbles.
For this reason, we ask that you help us by sticking to your child’s allotted time slot and helping the start and end of the day to be as smooth and quick as possible. If your child arrives on site 15 minutes after the time their teaching day has started, they will be marked as late in the usual way. We have always recorded lates in this way.
Please note, from September there will be no playtime before school begins and children will go straight to their bubbles. We will have plenty of staff on hand to supervise and take care of the children as they are taken straight into their classrooms.
This must be booked through our online booking system for the whole term. This is to enable us to plan carefully for our provision. We will let you know when this goes live. You don’t need to use it every day but we are asking for planned commitment to allow us to plan for everyone’s safety.
If any children or adults in school display Covid symptoms, as per the government guidelines, they will be isolated immediately and we will phone home so they can be collected. That person will need to be tested. If the test is negative they will be able to return to school as soon as they have recovered. If the test is positive, they will need to self-isolate for 10 days. We will also be forced to close their bubble for 10 days.
In the case of a bubble being closed we will inform parents and send all children and adults home from that bubble. The teachers of those bubbles will then revert to remote home learning, from the next school day.
In order for us to meet the guidelines, we have also found it necessary to restrict parents on site for the time being. We understand this is not ideal and we hope you will continue to feel able to contact us and approach us if you need to discuss anything about your child. Therefore, the following applies;
- Parent meetings can be made by appointment but 24 hours’ notice must be given
- Meetings to happen in open spaces where possible
- No parents on site without an appointment
As part of our ongoing plan to support our children’s and families’ well-being during the return to school, we are inviting you to complete an on-line survey to let us know of anything significant which may have happened during your children’s lives during the pandemic or whether you have any concerns about their well-being which we may need to know about to support them in school.
Here is the link to the survey:
If you would prefer to speak to your child’s new teacher or with a member of our well-being team if your child is experiencing significant anxiety, please contact the school office to arrange this.
Chilmington Green is a new Primary School in Ashford
If you want to know more about our school, please take a good look around our website where you can find lots of information about our school. You can scroll through this page and then use the navigation at the top of this page for even more information.
One of the best ways to get a feel for what our school is like is to look through our newsfeed below. Here you will find just a taste of what it is like to be a pupil at Chilmington Green Primary School. Click on the ‘Load more’ button to view even more examples.
Our New School!
Our new school site is being built as we speak! We will move from our current site on Jemmett Road into the new site ready for September 2021!
Take a look at the plans for our new school being built on the new developments at Chilmington Green.
We will have a Nursery!
Early Birds Nursery will be a school nursery for 2, 3 and 4 year old’s, opening in September 2021 on our brand new site.
Led by a qualified Teacher; the nursery will offer three attendance options across the 5-day week.
Is your child starting school in September 2021?
Do you want to help your child’s transition into their first year at school?
Then join our Rising 4s facebook group!
An Engaging Curriculum
Within carefully selected topics, our children make meaningful links between Art, Music, History, Geography, Design Technology, English, Mathematics and Science.
They are helped to understand how these subjects bring a deeper understanding to their lives, other people and the world.
Children are given the opportunity to attend numerous educational visits linked to their topic and are regularly visited by a variety of interesting professional who give talks or provide exciting workshops.
Wrap Around Care
We recognise the importance of providing childcare options to assist working parents.
Chilmington Green Primary School is open from 7:30am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday.
As well as our Breakfast Club and After School Club, we offer a range of free Extra-Curricular Clubs every term that children can take part in after school.
Engaging and rich EYFS experiences
Our children are excited and motivated to engage in rich and challenging experiences, both inside and outside of their classroom. We have high ambitions for all of our children, with staff planning carefully to meet each child’s needs and stage of development, ensuring our children get off to a great start in their education. Child initiated play based learning is at the heart of our practice. where we carefully plan for opportunities, activities and experiences that develop all of our children into independent, resilient and confident learners.
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Joining our EYFS
Take a look at the video we made for our EYFS children and parents who started with us this September.
Take a look back at last year
It was a memorable year for all children, parents and staff at schools in The Stour Academy Trust.