Welcome back for our Summer Term

Children return on Tuesday 20th April.  (Monday 19th is an INSET day for staff only)

Covid 19 - The Government's Road Map

Questions and answers ....

How does my child get to school   ?

Borough transport has been operating as usual, but it is important that you contact transport to tell them that your child will be returning and needs transport if you have not already done so.  If you are bringing your child to school then we ask you to wait under the gazebo to help us to maintain social distancing.

How will you keep my child safe?

As the Willow children will also be back in school, the risk assessment that we adopted for September will be reinstated.  This means that the Brook continues to operate in bubbles but also that the two schools remain separate.  Regular handwashing and hygiene remains part of our normal routine and additional cleaning remains in place.  It is important to remember that, since March 23 rd last year, we have not had to close a bubble, so we are confident that our premises are as safe as they can be.  We look forward to the Summer Term when we hope to be able to share more activities with our friends in other classes and in the Willow School.

Will my child go offsite?

Exploring the local community and practising road safety are essential components of our children’s curriculum so we will continue to take the children offsite to outdoor parks and facilities.  All teachers have risk assessed the local areas to ensure that your children can remain in their bubble and avoid contact with members of the public. 

Will my child get their Person Centred Review this year?

Yes indeed!  We are currently finalising the schedule for those children who have not yet had their PCR this year and we look forward to sharing your child’s progress and achievements with you.  The time is not yet right for us to welcome you for a face-to-face meeting, but we will hold zoom or telephone sessions as we did last year and the paperwork will be sent to you for you to revise and comment upon.

My Household has Covid symptoms- what should I do?

You MUST let the school know; you MUST keep your child at home and arrange a test. If the test comes back negative your child may return to school as long as they are not displaying any symptoms.   If you do not want your child to have the test they must stay at home for 10 days.

If anyone in the household tests positive then, in accordance with government guidelines, the household should isolate. The picture below outlines how long you should isolate for.  Please do NOT send your child in if they are ill.  Taking their temperature every day would reassure you that one of the COVID symptoms is not present.
If somebody in school or on transport tests positive for the virus then you will be notified and your child will have to stay at home for 10 days.  Learning resources will be made available for you to use with your child. 

You must keep in touch with the school and keep us informed about any key information so that we can keep everyone safe.

If your child is at home because he/she has COVID symptoms or is ill, then we will keep in contact with you but your child is not expected to complete any work as they are ill.  If they are isolating as a precaution, then a learning pack will be available to you with the Brook online videos supporting the learning.  A member of the class team will make contact with you at the beginning and end of the week to see how the learning is progressing and if there are other resources you require.  As always, you are welcome to touch base with us at any time during this isolation period and we will do whatever we can to assist


We will always let you know by text or email if there are any significant changes to your child’s routine or if the Government roadmap changes and we need to put other things in place.  We are very proud of the fact that we have been able to welcome so many children into school since March last  year and are grateful for the support that we have received from parents and carers as we have all worked together during these uncertain times to do the very best for our children.

It is clear that, gradually, we will be able to do more inclusive activities but we will ensure that your children’s wellbeing, safety and learning remain our top priority.

Please do make contact with your class team, a member of SLT or myself if you have any queries or concerns

Kind regards

Maureen Duncan

About Us

Our school is part of the Broadwaters Inclusive Learning Community which means that we share our values, vision, ethos and aspirations with the Willow Primary School and the Broadwaters Children’s Centre.   What’s more, we share a groundbreaking state of the art building.  Our inclusive approach means that pupils live together in an aspirational learning environment where every need is met.
Our pupils are aged 4 – 11 and have a range of needs such as Autism, severe and complex learning difficulties as well as associated physical, medical, and emotional needs.  This means that they need a safe, specialist environment to help them learn and reach their potential.
Laughter, excitement and enthusiasm are evident in all aspects of our school life.  Our emphasis on communication, creativity, physical and personal development means that our pupils develop into self-confident learners who are rightly proud of themselves and their achievements.  Our highly trained staff, working closely with specialist practitioners, are constantly striving to give our pupils the very best experience at school.  We aim to enable our pupils to move confidently onto the next stage of their lives.

Video: All About the Brook with Maureen 

Congratulations to our staff and pupils on receiving the European Quality Mark for our Oceans SOS project.  This is a prestigious award and we have been chosen from  hundreds of nominations across Europe. Oceans SOS Project
Maureen Duncan, Interim Head TeacherSukina Campos, Interim Deputy HeadEd Putman, Interim Assistant Head
Maureen Duncan
Sukina Campos
Deputy Head
Ed Putman
Assistant Head

If you are a parent, a professional or a member of our local community, then you are always welcome to come and visit us and see for yourselves how innovative our learning community is and to share in our pupils’ successes.
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