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Guided by our clear values, governors, staff, pupils and parents all work towards our principal ethos – to learn well, have fun and be safe. At Alford Primary School, we know it is both our duty and privilege to help children make the most of their precious childhood years, building a firm foundation for the rest of their lives. The children are at the heart of our curriculum which is designed to excite, challenge and support every child, to find their strengths and to build their aspirations.
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Whole School Closure Extension- URGENT
Dear Parents and Carers,
Unfortunately, this morning, an additional individual in our school has been tested and received a positive result, confirming a case of Covid-19.
Due to this new case, and after discussion with the Lincolnshire Health Protection Team, the school Governing Body and a review of the staff: pupil ratios, I have made the extremely difficult decision that the school will now remain closed for the whole of the next week, Monday 30th November until Friday 4th December.
Simply put, we do not have sufficient staff to ensure the safety of the children within the building.
We will continue to review the ongoing situation with regard to a safe re-opening, hopefully the following week.
Further Bubble Closures Due to this new positive case of COVID-19, the children in the following bubbles will now need to self-isolate until Wednesday 9th December. They will be allowed to return to school on Thursday 10th December:
· The children in 4BS and year 6
· Any children who attended afterschool club on Wednesday 25th November
· Any children who attended breakfast club on Wednesday 25th November
All other family members associated with these children do not need to self-isolate at this time unless their child, or themselves, start to display symptoms. We will let you know immediately if this advice changes.
Children who need to self-isolate and cannot return to school until Thursday 10th December, at the earliest:
- Reception children (Ladybirds and Butterflies)
- Children in 3L
- Children in 4BS
- Children in Year 6
- Any child who attended:
- Afterschool Club on Wednesday 25th November
- Breakfast Club on Wednesday 25th November
Children who do not need to self-isolate at this time, and can return when school re-opens. This could change if further confirmed cases occur whilst we monitor the ongoing situation:
*Unless your child attended Breakfast Club or Afterschool club on Wednesday 25th November
If you have any pressing questions, please do feel free to email the school at email@example.com. We will be monitoring our emails and will respond as quickly as we can.
Again, I want to apologise for the inconvenience caused to families by this decision. However, I must put the safety of all children, their families and the wider school community first.
Mrs Vicky Ross
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Our Aims, Values & Visions
Through a rich and exciting creative curriculum, extra-curricular activities and close relationships with other local schools, we are able to provide a high quality education which meets the interests and needs of each individual child.
One of our School rules is to be happy and have fun. We believe children learn best when they are happy and engaged in a stimulating and relevant curriculum.
Children have a voice in our School. We encourage them to tell us if they are unhappy about anything or if anything makes them feel unsafe. This is embedded through assemblies, PSHE lessons and is part of our School ethos. We regularly survey our children to ensure that they feel safe.
Joining Our School
At Alford Primary School we are committed to doing everything we can to ensure that children settle into their new surroundings as easily and happily as possible.
We work extremely closely with our local pre-schools and are part of the Lincolnshire Transition Project, where our puppet, Louis, is used effectively to help children with the transition to School.
Our Lincolnshire Local Offer shares services and events for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and their families.
It includes advice about health, education and social care for:
- children and young people from birth to 25 years old with SEND.
- parents and carers of children with SEND.
- professionals working in health, care and education.
- providers of services for children and young people.
To find out more about the local offer, click here.
Your views about our school are important to us. If you are a registered parent/carer of a pupil at Alford Primary School you can share your views by completing Ofsted's online survey, Parent View.
We send out our Parental Questionnaire annually and always get an overwhelmingly positive response. Last year from the many returns we received nearly 100% were either 'strongly agree' or 'agree', there were very few 'neither' responses and this reflected the fact that parents had no experience of the issue covered in the question.