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Ms Deirdre Grimshaw: Weekly Update 26/06/2020

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Deirdre Grimshaw (104 posts) Head Teacher, Junior Campus View Profile

We have made it successfully to the end of the Term 3 in what has been a year we will never forget.

It has been without a doubt, one of the most challenging years for every single person but I am so proud at how we, as a community have come together and ensured a wonderful year for our students despite the many challenges.

To the families leaving BIS this year, please take with you our best wishes and know that you will always be part of our BIS Community wherever you are.  We wish you every success on your next adventure and we hope that you will keep in touch.

My sincere thanks today goes to all of our amazing teachers and in particular those whose last day at BIS is today.  Thank you for everything you have achieved this year and your dedication to the students even when it seemed like everything was conspiring against us! Have a wonderful and well deserved summer. 

Summer Camp Program

We look forward to welcoming your children to the summer camp programme.  If your child is enrolled in one of the clubs being offered this summer, please note that they will need to be dropped off at Gate A for clubs on the Junior Campus or at secondary if their club is there.  We will have some Teaching Assistants available to walk children between clubs on both campuses every day if they have more than one but please note that there is no supervision for children outside of the clubs themselves.  The children will need to be collected directly after each club from the front playground at Juniors or the Secondary Campus.

Wellbeing Day

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Last Friday we took some time to think about Wellbeing.  Led by our Student Council, students and teacher on both Primary Campuses enjoyed a wonderful day.  Find out more by reading this article by Ms Aziza, PSHE Leader.

Year 6 EAL - Tale of Fear

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Working right up the finish line, our Year 6 students have been creating some wonderful Tales of Fear.   Have a peek at what they have been doing by reading Ms Erica’s post.

Uncle Simon’s Stories

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Mr Owen McDevitt, English teacher at secondary has written a wonderful book for children.  He shared excerpts with the children at EY&I last week and we hope to invite him to Juniors in the new year.  Find out more by reading this post

Health and Safety

COVID – 19 Precautions

Masks must be worn to and from school and whenever the children leave the classroom, and safer distancing needs to be practised by everyone in accordance with government guidelines.  Children will need to bring their own named mask and carry a spare in their bags.

if your child has any symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, breathing difficulties) that could possibly be linked to Covid 19, keep them at home. 

We thank you for following our new routines for morning drop off and afternoon collection of the children.  We are aware that families with children in different year groups are having to wait longer to collect their children in the afternoon, however we must keep to our procedures to ensure every child is safe and is collected by their correct adult.  We thank you for your understanding with this decision.

Safeguarding at school – it’s everyone’s responsibility

Child Protection

If, during your visit to school, you have any reason to be concerned about the safety of a young person, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Person.

Please note that CCTV cameras are in operation at all times across the campus.

Please take note of some upcoming important dates for the diary. 

29/06/20 – Paid Summer Program begins for Students.

19/08/20 – School reopens for students.

And Finally

Seesaw will remain live for families over the summer if you want to revisit any of the activities or work suggested by the teachers in the school reports. It won’t be checked by teachers at this time as, I am sure you will agree, they deserve a restful holiday!

Wishing you all a wonderful summer break.  We look forward to welcoming all our returning families back to school on the 19th August 2020

Warmest wishes,

Ms Deirdre Grimshaw, Headteacher of Junior Campus