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Contact email addresses for teachers
We have also set up a Facebook group called ‘Cledford Primary Home Learning’; you will find a link to this on the school website and the Cledford Primary Facebook page.
If you are entitled to free school meals and you would like the school to provide a meal to your child, please contact the school via email (email@example.com)
SCHOOL IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
From Friday 20 March schools, childcare and other educational settings are closed to everyone except:
Staff will be providing year group specific online resources on the website and will be regularly checking children's work. If you do not have internet access please contact the school by email - we have year group activity packs which can be printed for you. Every year group has an email address which will be checked every day (e.g. Y1@cledford.cheshire.sch.uk) Staff have also set up a facebook page where you will find additional information and resources. If your child does not know their log on for 'Purple Mash' or 'Times Tables Rockstars', please contact the school office by email.
Emergency childcare provision
If parents’ work is critical to the coronavirus response and they cannot work from home, and their children cannot be safely cared for at home, they will be prioritised for childcare provision.
Government guidance 22nd March 2020:
'You should only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response and they cannot be safely cared for at home. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. The fewer children in school the less risk to everyone.' #StayHomeSaveLives
Monday 23rd March:
Please note that we have significant staffing issues from today due to the virus and that 2 members of staff are very ill.
Please don't send your children to school unless you have no alternative. Minimum attendance means minimum staff exposed and minimum risk at school and at home.
Children eligible for free school meals
The government have announced that they will be providing supermarket vouchers for parents of pupils eligible for free school meals. In the meantime, if you need help providing your child with a meal, please contact the school by email.
LATEST INFORMATION FROM NHS WEBSITE
- if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
- if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
Background and Scope of Guidance. This guidance is for everyone. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the ...
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Additional guidance for pupils with asthma can be found on the following website:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN CLEDFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL
Cledford is an inclusive primary school with a reputation for a personalised approach to learning for every pupil, including social and emotional education. Our teachers are kind and positive in their interactions with children and we invest in relationships as the cornerstone of good learning. The '3Rs' at Cledford are Respect, Responsibility and Resilience and we teach these values to our pupils every day. You can find out more about our character education, including 'SUMO' 'Growth Mindset' and 'HEARTSMART' in the 'about us' section of the website.
At Cledford we are committed to enabling every child to learn to speak well, to read and to write with understanding and to be able to use mathematics in context and to solve problems. We call these basic skills our 'non-negotiables' and we teach them, systematically, every day. We have high expectations of what can be achieved and we believe in the power of practice.
We are proud to be an 'artsmark gold' school and of our tradition of using the arts to ignite learning.
We have a proud sporting tradition at Cledford too. Our staff are skilled practitioners and are passionate about active lifestyles and school sport. Pupils enjoy a wide range of opportunities both in lessons and in after school clubs.
We have a saying at Cledford - 'we don't just admit children; we admit families'. Our commitment to family support and to parent partnership is a strength; we know the value of working together to help children succeed.
If you would like to see the school in action we would be proud to show you our happy, successful community. Please ring the school office to arrange a visit.
Mrs A J Booth, Federation Headteacher
The school retained its ‘good school’ status during its most recent ‘Ofsted’ inspection. Elizabeth Stevens, HMI, praised the school’s ‘nurturing and inclusive ethos’ and its values of ‘respect, responsibility and resilience: ‘pupils described how they learn to say ‘we can’t do it … yet’ when tackling challenges. They learn to be resilient learners who persevere in order to succeed.’
Staff in the school were commended for providing ‘a warm and nurturing environment’ and for planning ‘engaging and exciting events to enthuse pupils and deepen their learning’. Relationships in the school were celebrated: ‘staff treat pupils with care and kindness.’
It was noted that ‘pupils show pride and care in their work’, that they ‘enjoy their learning and are keen to try their best to succeed’. Behaviour in the school was judged to be good: ‘teachers set high expectations for pupils’ behaviour in lessons, which helps pupils to make good progress and achieve well’.
The governing board in the school received a highly positive report; described as ‘dedicated and knowledgeable,’ governors provide ‘a good balance of support and challenge for leaders’.
The inspectors asked the school to improve even further by:
‘Embedding recent changes to the teaching of reasoning and problem-solving in maths’
Making sure that ‘an even greater proportion of pupils are working at greater depth in their writing’
Ensuring that all subject leaders ‘know the strengths and weaknesses in the school of their area of responsibility’
I am proud to work with such a hard-working and talented team of staff and governors. Our pupils presented themselves to inspectors the way they do every day – well mannered, keen to learn and fun! We are all delighted that the report recognises the care and individual support given to learners and carers at Cledford by everyone on the team. The nurturing, inclusive and resilient school described is exactly what we have aspired to be.
Mrs A J Booth, Federation Headteacher