Welcome to The Polesworth School

I am privileged to lead The Polesworth School.

Education brings with it the responsibility to prepare the young people in our care for happiness and success in their adult lives.  Polesworth provides care, support and guidance to ensure that your son or daughter achieves their full potential.

Polesworth takes great pride in shaping the academic, pastoral and social aspects of your child’s life. This is based upon fundamental basics that include trust, respect and quality first teaching.  Students in our care thrive and flourish to become well-balanced and well educated individuals who are empowered to make effective contributions to their wider community.

The educational landscape is changing dramatically and Polesworth responds superbly to these changes through our curriculum offer, the high quality of teaching and learning that takes place every day and our innovative practice.

We very much look forward to working in partnership with you in guiding your son/daughter through the next stage of their development.

I would warmly welcome you to Polesworth to see for yourself the mix of warmth, fun, strong relationships and personal and academic achievement that makes Polesworth so special.

Maura Favell
Headteacher

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School Office Opening

For the foreseeable future the school office will be open from 8.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. every day.

Any queries please email admin@thepolesworthschool.com

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Mask Wearing

Masks or face shields are mandatory during lesson time and during movement around the site. Where students do not have a mask or a shield they will be given one and if a student is unable to wear a mask or a shield they will be expected to carry an exemption card which can be downloaded from the Department for Education website.  Given the current national situation we must all do what we can to minimise the risks to ourselves and each other.  As a school we will continue to review and modify our processes in light of national guidance.

If you have any concerns please email admin@thepolesworthschool.com.

Kind regards

Maura Favell
Headteacher

Important Information

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement, the school will be closed to all students except those identified as vulnerable and the children of key workers, we would like to reassure parents that our provision for online learning will continue via the Teams platform. Therefore, students should continue with their normal timetabled lessons from 8.30am on Teams.

Please refer to the letter below for further information.

4th January 2021 letter to parents

Ofsted Remote Visit Letter

Risk Assessment January 2021

Contingency Plan

Bus letter

Pupil is Attendance at school
Unwell with symptoms that could be Covid 19, however mild MUST stay at home. Do not attend school.

Must follow government self-isolation guidelines.

Must be tested.

Must provide information to NHS test and trace.

School must provide remote learning if pupil is well enough

Not unwell, but someone in household has symptoms that could be Covid 19, however mild;

or

has otherwise been in close contact with someone who tests positive for Covid 19;

or

has been requested to self-isolate by NHS test and trace

MUST stay at home. Do not attend school.

Must follow government self-isolation guidelines.

School must provide remote learning

Living in a postcode area subject to tiers of national restrictions for education Restrictions are imposed by the government in 4 “tiers of national restrictions” (different from the Medium, High, Very High alert levels)

Schools are kept open as long as possible.

Even when pupils in general are not attending school, school likely to be open for children of a critical worker and vulnerable (disadvantaged) children.

School must provide remote learning for pupils at home.

Living in a postcode area where alert levels are high or very high Must attend school as normal (unless self isolating or Covid 19 symptoms as above)
A specialist health professional provides advice that a pupil is clinically extremely vulnerable and  should not attend school due to medical condition. Or;

The government has written to the family on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer advising that the pupil should not attend school due to their health condition.

MUST stay at home. Do not attend school.

School should ask for parent/ carer to confirm medical/ government advice

School must provide remote learning.

Required to quarantine by UK Border rules on arrival in UK from overseas. MUST self-isolate for 14 days from arrival in UK in line with UK rules.

Do not attend school.

Absence will be authorised where pupil is quarantining.

School must provide remote learning.

Lives in a household with a clinically extremely vulnerable adult or child, a clinically vulnerable adult or child or someone who may otherwise be at increased risk from Covid 19 Must attend school as normal
None of the above apply Must attend school as normal.

Dear Parents/Carers

In order to enable us to ensure as safe an environment as possible for our staff and students, please be aware that parents/carers are unable to come onto school site without an appointment.  We are also unable to accept deliveries of forgotten PE Kits, lunches, homework etc so please ensure that your children have everything they need before they come to school.  Thank you for your continued understanding and support of the measures we are putting in place to ensure the safety of our staff and your children.

For your information, the school will follow the government’s and Public Health England guidance on all health and safety procedures and best practice to minimise the risk from Coronavirus Covid-19.  Please find attached the material and data sheets which give information regarding the ingredients contained in products we will be using to comply with guidance.  Please could you inform the school, via email, if your child is allergic to any of these.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us either by telephone on 01827 702205 or email:  admin@thepolesworthschool.com.

I look forward to a time in the near future when I can welcome you all back into our school.

Kind regards

Maura Favell

Defence+ Alcohol Hand Gel (Material Safety Data Sheet)

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Wilko – Antibacterial Wipes (Material Safety Data Sheet)

News & Events

School of Character focus of the week

Week Beginning 25/1/21

We would like to honour Holocaust Memorial Day

Half Term

15th - 19th February

Deadline for 6th Form applications

5th March