Update 08/10/2020

Covid-19 statement:

The Trust recognises the impact of Covid-19 on our pupils, employees, families and other people affected by our activities. Each school has risk assessed the impact of Covid-19 and developed suitable arrangements in response to the risks, in accordance with government guidance. Our employees have been trained on the arrangements and we have sent communications to our families so that they understand the new arrangements. The risk assessments and arrangements are reviewed regularly, and we ensure that we keep up to date with the latest government guidance. If you would like a copy of this, please email fonthill.p@bristol-schools.uk.  Where appropriate, we are updating key policies affected by Covid-19. Key amendments are listed in this document.

 

Update: 21/09/2020

How we are keeping your children safe

We know that many of you may be nervous about your children returning to school from Wednesday September 2nd, particularly for those children who have not been in school since March. Here are some of the measures we are putting in place to help to keep your child and everyone else safe.

School will be providing a reduced lunch offer to support the kitchen staff. Children can choose hot, vegetarian (which will be Halal) or a school packed lunch. Children will eat in the dining hall but will only sit with the children from their class. Payment should be made by ParentMail in advance or on the day.

We are introducing extra cleaning and children will be doing lots of hand washing to reduce chance of infection. Extra hand sanitisers are all around the school and cleaners have increased cleaning duties around touch points such as door handles.

Children will wear PE kit into school on their PE day. We want children to bring in as little as possible into school to reduce risk of transmission. Please send your child in with a labelled water bottle and ensure they have a hat and sun-cream applied before school in the case of hot weather.

We will be expecting high standards of behaviour at all times. To ensure we can keep everyone as safe as possible, we need to ensure children are following the rules. If children are finding it difficult to follow these expectations, we will be phoning home a lot sooner than before as safety needs to be our priority. Children will also still be expected to wear school uniform.

We have adapted how we will deliver First Aid and administer medicines. Where possible, we will support children to do their own First Aid in an age-appropriate way. We will be calling home if we have any concerns at all about your child so please ensure your phone is with you at all times and we have your correct and current contact details. If your child needs medicine during the school day, please contact the school office.

Breakfast club will now be pre-booked and pre-paid. We recognise that breakfast club is very important to some families so we are keeping it but we need to track numbers very closely. It will cost 50p per day and will include toast or cereal and a drink. Payment should be made on ParentMail and we need to know one week in advance where possible who will be attending. During breakfast club, children will need to sit in their year groups. There will be no after-school clubs as it stands. There will be no tuck so children can bring in their own healthy snack for breaktime.

We are reducing the risk of transmission by keeping children in their class bubbles wherever possible. This will mean no assemblies, no off-site trips, children will not be taught in mixed age groups. Breaktimes and lunchtimes will be staggered to keep class groups apart wherever possible. Resources will be kept in classrooms wherever possible to reduce risk across bubbles. Outdoor play equipment will be available for the children.

Children will have set places to sit and their own equipment to use. Children will have their own work station in their class to reduce mixing and sharing.

How you can support us?

Please keep to the set times for your year group 

 

Times

Entrance

Nursery

9.00am start

Nursery

Reception

8.40am - 3.00pm

Nursery

Y1

8.50am-3.10pm

KS1

Y2

8.40am-3.00pm

KS1

Y3

9.00am-3.20pm

KS1

Y4

8.50am-3.10pm

KS2

Y5

9.00am-3.20pm

KS2

Y6

8.40am-3.20pm

KS2

Sticking to these times reduces mixing and allows a smooth start and end to the day. If you have children in different year groups, you only need to do one drop off and one collection.

Keep your child at home if they show any symptoms

COVID symptoms (from NHS website)

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If your child displays any of these symptoms, they need to stay at home for 14 days or until they have received a negative test result.  We will need to see proof of the test result if they are returning before 14 days have passed.

The household must also self-isolate if anyone else in the house shows any of those symptoms. We will call you immediately if your child shows any of those symptoms while in school for you to come and collect them so you must be available to collect your child during the day.

Remind your child about the importance of following instructions. It is vital that children are doing what is expecting of them at the moment so please support us by reminding your children about the importance of doing what an adult tells them.

Communicate via phone or email. We will be maintaining communication through Dojo so we can be contacted there or via phone. We are trying to reduce face-to-face interaction so you will not be able to speak to staff before or after school. The school building will be off limits to parents.

All these measures are being put in place to try to make our school as safe as possible. We can’t wait to see your wonderful children again and getting back to some degree of normality. If you have questions or concerns, please email the office or contact by phone.

Best wishes

Mr Reese

Welcome to

Fonthill Primary Academy & Nursery 

 

Our Vision

Working Together, Achieving Together 

All Fonthill children will know that they have achieved personal, social and academic success. We will champion every child to be the very best they can be. We are a centre of excellence at the heart of our community. 

Tucked away in a corner of Southmead we have a dedicated, talented and exceptionally caring staff who champion every single child. We have a fantastic environment to support and inspire children and an ethos that believes in the potential of each and every child.

We want our children to be successful in every aspect of their lives; we all aim to be the best we can be at all times. Our school motto ‘working together, achieving together’ underpins our commitment to working collaboratively with our learners, parents and carers and the local community, so that when our children move on from Fonthill they know that they have achieved personal, social and academic success.

We work closely with other local schools as part of the Endeavour Academy Trust and believe that we can achieve more by working together in the best interests of our amazing children.

Whether you are a prospective parent or whether you are already part of our community, we hope that our website will give you a flavour of what you can expect from us.

If you are looking for a place for your child and would like to arrange a visit to look around our school please contact us

Alan Reese Headteacher

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