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Rednal Hill Junior School

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  • 01 Apr 2021
    Spring Newsletter 10 2021

    Dear families,

    I hope this Easter newsletter finds you all well.

    Please access the latest newsletter by clicking the link below.

    https://sway.office.com/AVzdeidH9lbxMt68?ref=Link

    If you are having any issues with the link, the newsletter is also accessible on the school website in Sway format at:
    https://www.rednalhilljuniors.com/parents-information/newsletters

    Regards,

    Mr Jones
    Headteacher

  • 31 Mar 2021
    HomeTalk 42 - Difference

    Hometalk chats by 'Dialogue Works' are a great way to improve speaking, listening and thinking skills. They are based around a short, but thoughtful, conversation about an interesting topic. The packs contain lots of ideas, help and advice for parents to improve these skills. Hometalk 42 - Difference, is attached.
    https://www.rednalhilljuniors.com/parents-information/supporting-learning-at-home/hometalk

  • 29 Mar 2021
    Opening Guide to Parents Update 29.03.2021

    Dear families,

    Please find below details of the revised operational guidance we've had rom the DfE. We've made the relevant changes to our 'Full Opening of Schools March 21' document, see attached, and posted a summary of the changes below.

    Test and Trace Support Payments

    Some parents and carers may be eligible for a one-off Test and Trace Support Payment of £500. This is payable in one lump sum from your local authority.
    To be eligible for a Test and Trace Support Payment, you must:
    • be on a low income
    • be unable to work from home
    • be at risk of losing income as a result of self-isolating
    • be living in England
    • meet the eligibility criteria

    Applications from parents and guardians who need to take time off work to care for a child who is self-isolating

    Eligible parents or guardians of children who have been advised to self-isolate by their education setting (even where they have not been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace) can apply for the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme if they are on a low income, unable to work from home and need to take time off work to care for a child who is self-isolating.

    The scheme is open to eligible parents and carers of children aged 15 and under. Further information on how parents and guardians can claim financial support under the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme is available.

    Rednal will provide parents and carers of children advised to self-isolate with a letter, detailing the child’s name and the dates of their isolation period. The parent or guardian will need to use this letter as supporting evidence as part of their application to their local authority for a payment from the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme. Parents whose children are told to self-isolate by Rednal will not be able to apply for financial support without a letter.
    When a parent or guardian applies to the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme because they need to care for a child who is self-isolating, their local authority will be required to contact their child’s school via phone or email to verify information about the child. This includes the child’s name, age and dates of self-isolation. This is a standard check against fraudulent claims, and may take place before or after a payment is made.

    Shielding advice

    Shielding advice is being paused nationally from 31 March. From 1 April, all CEV pupils should attend their school unless they are one of the very small number of pupils under paediatric or other specialist care and have been advised by their GP or clinician not to attend. Pupils who live with someone who is CEV should continue to attend school as normal.

    Educational Visits

    In line with the roadmap, should step 2 commence as planned, we will resume educational day visits no earlier than 19 April. Any educational day visits, including swimming, will be conducted in line with relevant coronavirus (COVID-19) secure guidelines and regulations in place at that time. This includes system of controls, such as keeping children within their consistent groups, where possible, and the COVID-secure measures in place at the destination. We will undertake full and thorough risk assessments in relation to all educational visits to ensure they can be undertaken safely.

    Extra-curricular activities

    Extra-curricular activities will take place, with Miss Pryce our sports coach, on Monday (Y3), Tuesday (Y4), Wednesday (Y5) and Thursday (Y6). The activities are being offered as part of the school’s educational activities.

    Regards,

  • 24 Mar 2021
    HomeTalk 41 - Peace

    Hometalk chats by 'Dialogue Works' are a great way to improve speaking, listening and thinking skills. They are based around a short, but thoughtful, conversation about an interesting topic. The packs contain lots of ideas, help and advice for parents to improve these skills. Hometalk 41 - Peace, is attached.
    https://www.rednalhilljuniors.com/parents-information/supporting-learning-at-home/hometalk

  • 23 Mar 2021
    Ofsted report March 2021

    Dear Parents/Carers,

    We have now received the final report from our OFSTED monitoring inspection that took place on the 2nd March 2021. The full report will be published on the OFSTED website in approximately 8 days but is available immediately on the school website at http://www.rednalhilljuniors.com/our-school/ofsted-reports

    Ofsted said:
    ‘Leaders and those responsible for governance are taking effective action to provide education in the current circumstances.’

    The Ofsted grade is welcomed by the school and we feel it recognises all of the hard work undertaken since the last inspection. Despite the issues, complexities and worries associated with the pandemic, we are very proud of our achievements and how far the school has come. The inspection team found many positive features of the school and were complimentary in terms of the direction that we are heading. The report states the following:

    • “Despite the considerable challenge of the last year, leaders and governors remain committed to improving the quality of education for pupils. “
    • “Governors are skilled and know the school well. They keep a close eye on school development despite the challenges of COVID-19.”
    • “The remote learning offer for pupils is impressive.”
    • “In September 2019 you launched a new curriculum. Your plans for this revised curriculum more fully prioritise the knowledge that pupils should learn in each of the national curriculum subjects.”
    • “You have made particularly strong headway in English, mathematics and science.”
    • “You understand the needs of your SEND pupils well.”

    The key areas for development, identified in the Ofsted report, are all key areas from our school development plan and we are already working on these targets as part of our natural school improvement process.

    Parents can rest assured that staff and governors, to paraphrase the OFSTED report, will be: “unwavering in our determination to secure a quality standard of education for pupils at Rednal Hill Junior School”.

    Yours sincerely,

    Mr. R. Jones
    Headteacher

  • 19 Mar 2021
    HomeTalk 40 - Anger

    Hometalk chats by 'Dialogue Works' are a great way to improve speaking, listening and thinking skills. They are based around a short, but thoughtful, conversation about an interesting topic. The packs contain lots of ideas, help and advice for parents to improve these skills. Hometalk 40 is attached.
    https://www.rednalhilljuniors.com/parents-information/supporting-learning-at-home/hometalk

  • 19 Mar 2021
    Spring Newsletter 9 2021

    Dear families,

    I hope this latest newsletter finds you all well.

    Please access the latest newsletter by clicking the link below.

    https://sway.office.com/sv6MmFLPQDZso7X1?ref=Link

    If you are having any issues with the link, the newsletter is also accessible on the school website in Sway format at:

    https://www.rednalhilljuniors.com/parents-information/newsletters

    Regards,

    Mr Jones
    Headteacher

  • 15 Mar 2021
    Young Carers Action Day - 16th March 2021

    Dear families,

    Mrs Fowke has produced a newsletter to coincide with 'Young Carers Action Day' on the 16th March 2021. 

    Please find the link to the newsletter below:

    https://sway.office.com/wmbWuxy12507rrIw?ref=Link

    The newsletter is also available on the website at:

    https://www.rednalhilljuniors.com/parents-information/newsletters

    Kind Regards,

    Mr Jones

  • 14 Mar 2021
    Update and latest HomeTalk chat

    Dear all,

    I hope this update finds you all well.

    Just a quick note to say the first week back went very well. All the preparation, particularly by the pastoral team, went a long way to making sure children were well supported on entry.

    Our newsletters will return to a twice half-termly format unless there is a wealth of information to pass on.

    The latest HomeTalk chat is attached. For those of you that are unfamiliar with them, HomeTalk chats by 'Dialogue Works' are a great way to improve speaking, listening and thinking skills. They are based around a short, but thoughtful, conversation about an interesting topic. The packs contain lots of ideas, help and advice for parents to improve these skills. HomeTalk 39 is attached.

    Also available at -
    https://www.rednalhilljuniors.com/parents-information/supporting-learning-at-home/hometalk

    Kind Regards,
    Mr. Jones

  • 07 Mar 2021
    HomeTalk 38 - Risk, bravery and curiosity

    Hometalk chats by 'Dialogue Works' are a great way to improve speaking, listening and thinking skills. They are based around a short, but thoughtful, conversation about an interesting topic. The packs contain lots of ideas, help and advice for parents to improve these skills. Hometalk 38 is attached.
    https://www.rednalhilljuniors.com/parents-information/supporting-learning-at-home/hometalk

  • 06 Mar 2021
    Spring Newsletter 8 2021

    Dear families,

    I hope this latest newsletter finds you all well.

    Please access the latest newsletter by clicking the link below.

    https://sway.office.com/ck72Vd20hAJ97WVk?ref=Link

    If you are having any issues with the link, the newsletter and 'Celebrating Home Learning' newsletter supplement are also accessible on the school website in Sway format at:

    https://www.rednalhilljuniors.com/parents-information/newsletters

    Regards,

    Mr Jones
    Headteacher

  • 04 Mar 2021
    Parent Guidance for the Full Opening of School on March 8th 2021

    Dear families,

    As you will be aware, we return to school in full on Monday 8th March. The 'Full Opening of Schools March 21' Document' is attached and I'm hoping that any questions you may have had will have been answered by the document. As I mentioned last week, systems will be very similar to the autumn term. Key things to remember are:

    There are staggered start and end times
    Each class has there own entry and exit door
    School uniform to be worn except for PE days, class teachers to advise via their teams page what days PE will be for your child's class

    If you have any specific questions please call the school office on the usual numbers.

    If you have any issues opening the document it is also available on the school's website at:
    https://www.rednalhilljuniors.com/parents-information/coronavirus-information-page-2

    Kind Regards
    Mr. Jones

  • 24 Feb 2021
    HomeTalk 37 The Sea

    Hometalk chats by 'Dialogue Works' are a great way to improve speaking, listening and thinking skills. They are based around a short, but thoughtful, conversation about an interesting topic. The packs contain lots of ideas, help and advice for parents to improve these skills. Hometalk 37 is attached.
    https://www.rednalhilljuniors.com/parents-information/supporting-learning-at-home/hometalk

  • 14 Feb 2021
    Newsletter Spring 6 2021

    Dear families,

    I hope this latest newsletter finds you all well.

    Please access the latest newsletter by clicking the link below.

    https://sway.office.com/c6WZ5oZcTikv0ijg?ref=Link

    Please access the latest 'Celebrating Home Learning 2' newsletter supplement by clicking the link below.

    https://sway.office.com/bZrnJdKMmUFoqUxF?ref=email

    If you are having any issues with the link, the newsletter and 'Celebrating Home Learning' newsletter supplement are also accessible on the school website in PDF and Sway format at:

    https://www.rednalhilljuniors.com/parents-information/newsletters

    Regards,

    Mr Jones
    Headteacher

  • 06 Feb 2021
    Newsletter Spring 5 2021

    Dear families,
    I hope this newsletter finds you all well. 

    Please access the last newsletter by clicking the link below. 

    https://sway.office.com/dr0coPwqHDTDiwZi?ref=Link

    Please access our 'Celebrating Home Learning' newsletter supplement by clicking the link below

    https://sway.office.com/wcx3LAZzr13hjwLM?ref=email

  • 06 Feb 2021
    Newsletter Spring 5 2021

  • 05 Feb 2021
    Slight Revision to Opening Guide to Parents

    Dear all,

    There have been some slight revisions to guidance from DfE and PHE. I’ve picked out the main changes below and highlighted them in the Staff Guidance Doc.
    Revisions to what a close contact means:
    o face to face contact including being coughed on or having a face to face conversation within one metre;
    o been within one metre for one minute or longer without face to face contact;
    o been within 2 metres of someone for more than 15 minutes (either as a one off contact, or added up together over one day
    o travelled in the same vehicle
    If a pupil is sent home because they are displaying symptoms of COVID 19
    a. Members of their household including siblings should Self-isolate until a result is known
    Classrooms kept ventilated (already in the document but ventilation has moved up the list and is now after robust hand and respiratory hygiene.

  • 05 Feb 2021
    Revised remote education provision: information for families

    Remote education provision: information for families

    Please see revised document to support changes to our remote education offer. 

    Please note: We have had a number of enquiries about the extra burden that this revised remote offer could force on families. Our advice to you is, engage in as much as possible and know this will be good enough. 

    Kind Regards,

    Mr Jones.

  • 04 Feb 2021
    HomeTalk 35 - Pets

    Hometalk chats by 'Dialogue Works' are a great way to improve speaking, listening and thinking skills. They are based around a short, but thoughtful, conversation about an interesting topic. The packs contain lots of ideas, help and advice for parents to improve these skills. Hometalk 35 is attached.
    https://www.rednalhilljuniors.com/parents-information/supporting-learning-at-home/hometalk

  • 01 Feb 2021
    Children's Mental Health Week 2021 & Wellbeing Wednesday

    From 1-7 February 2021, we're taking part in Place2Be's Children's Mental Health Week. This year's theme is Express Yourself.

    For full details please see:
    https://sway.office.com/PDbM5uOjCXNx9nCa?ref=Link

    Regards,