Community Primary School
Emergency Plans - updated 30.03.20
Ash Green will continue to provide care provision for the children of key workers, and those deemed most vulnerable, for the duration of the ‘school closure’ period. This will include care through the weeks of 6th and 13th April, the scheduled Easter break. If your child, like the great majority, is not at school during the school closure period then you can always phone 01422 244613 (Option 1 for Lower Site) where calls will be answered from 7:45-3:30 but messages can also be left outside these hours. If you have any safeguarding concerns then Mr Sheppard (firstname.lastname@example.org) , Mr Monaghan (email@example.com) or Mrs Hick (firstname.lastname@example.org) our Designated safeguarding Leads will always be on site between the hours specified.
It is our intention to provide this care and service for the duration of this very difficult time for everyone. In the unlikely/emergency event that Ash Green had to close its provision at the Lower Site, we would provide it at the Upper Site: 01422 244613 (Option 2 for the Upper Site). In the extremely unlikely/emergency event that provision could not take place at Ash Green then we would arrange care at Whitehill MAT or Moorside Community Primary Schools. We would also send our school staff to those settings if our children had to be cared for there and would provide details of the host school’s senior leaders and Designated Safeguarding Leads. In the unlikely/emergency event that Whitehill MAT (Whitehill and Wainstalls) or Moorside Community Primary Schools had to close then we would support care for their key worker/vulnerable pupils by hosting care provision which would be supported by their staff.
Preliminary planning for this emergency planning has already taken place and is therefore in hand for this unlikely situation. Risk assessments are already in place and that all required protocols in place including:
Emergency Care Provision
We are living in unprecedented times where the whole country’s health is currently at great risk.
Please work with us to ensure that we keep our children, their families, our staff members and the wider community healthy and safe. If you or your family are already self-isolating you need to respect the 14 day period.
Government guidance issued overnight has said: If there is a parent at home who works in a profession listed below then you can take up a childcare place IF NEEDED. I must reinforce this will be childcare NOT regular school education.
If you NEED this place then phone school on 01422 244613 – option 1. Please advise if you NEED breakfast and/or after school care.
Can you also inform her if your child usually brings a packed lunch.
However, please bear in mind that government guidance remains that WHERE POSSIBLE children remain safely at home and that social distancing is the policy we should all be following.
Thank you for your co-operation and keep safe.
What is self-isolation?
The government’s current advice is that if anyone develops symptoms, everyone they live with must self-isolate. If you are at all unsure what self-isolation means for you, your child and your family, please watch the short video below.
This is an extremely difficult situation for us all and we will continue to make decisions in the best interests of our children and our school community. Thank you for your ongoing support.
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At Ash Green Community Primary School we are here to serve our pupils, their families and the community. We make our school a centre of learning excellence for all. There is driving determination to ensure that pupils and adults in the school reach their full potential.
Children get one chance with their education and at Ash Green we want this to be the best. This is why we offer childcare facilities every morning and evening, an on-site Children's Centre, and Family Support Services that have been recognised nationally and evening activities for youngsters in Mixenden. Ofsted (November 2018) rightly identified, ‘the school is at the heart of the community.’
Ash Green regularly models outstanding practice in teaching and learning and between 2013 and 2018, we were honoured to be named a National Support School. I was also privileged to be named a National Leader of Education. We are now part of a new Teaching School Alliance led by Trinity Academy and we are proud of the work we do helping to support schools in Calderdale and beyond.
Our most recent Ofsted inspection (November 2018) confirms that Ash Green is a GOOD school. There are so many positives in the report and our wonderful children attract huge praise: ‘Pupils thrive at Ash Green. [They] enjoy their learning, display positive attitudes and value their education.’
You can contact me to arrange a visit, leave a comment on the website, or register your views of the school through 'Parent View' - a part of Ofsted's website. You can view Ofsted's School inspections: a guide for parents by clicking on the 'About Us' menu and the Ofsted link. You can access and download our prospectus, admissions information and all of the school's curriculum policies and schemes of work via the 'About Us' menu at the top of the page.
We very much want you to feel a part of our school community.
Important Message Regarding Free School Meals - 30.03.20
A huge thank you to our catering staff and the army of staff who supported them to ensure that children in receipt of Free School Meals (and all children in reception, Year 1 and Year 2) received food each day last week and then, this morning, a pack up for this week. Going forward, we will now hope that the government’s ‘meal voucher scheme’ is finalised and we are able to set up all of the children entitled to free School Meals with a voucher for each week- commencing on Monday 20th April when schools will restart their meal provision for Free School Meal children. These vouchers will be issued by the government to children who are in receipt of Free School Meals only, not additional children who receive Universal Infant Free School Meals. The proposal is that families will receive £15 worth of food vouchers for a local supermarket each week for each child in receipt of Free School Meals. We are now working with colleagues in the Local Authority to finalise these arrangements and will keep everyone updated through the app, the website and through email.
School Closures Message from Mr Sheppard - 20.03.20
After the most difficult week of my career and I would imagine anyone who works in schools, I would just like to thank all of the staff at Ash Green Community Primary School. They have done an incredible job in horrendous circumstances, putting our wonderful school community first as always. I would like to thank the parents for your overwhelming support and messages, our staff could not carry on without your backing. Finally, I would like to pay tribute to our amazing children. Goodness knows what is going through their young minds at the moment, but their positivity and resilience is inspiring to us all. We are so sorry that our school is having to close its gates for so many, but this is in the interest of the health and welfare of our school community. We will do our very best to continue providing care and education for ALL of our children, for as long as we have to operate in such a different way. Rest assured, we will continue to communicate through our app, our website and by email. Take care everyone and stay well. Love and best wishes - Mr Sheppard.