Welcome to Grove School
Friday 22nd May 2020
Starting the phased re-opening of Grove School
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you and your family are safe and well at this very unusual time of a Covid 19 lockdown.
I am pleased with how well our children have approached the new online learning. This will be continuing after our half term break. For half term teachers have planned holiday projects, which I hope you will enjoy with your children.
You will be aware from the news that the Government has announced ideas for the phased reopening of schools.
At Grove we will be working with staff to risk assess how to make our school life safe for our children and staff. Birmingham local authority have been helping their schools and have provided a detailed step by step approach to looking at every aspect of the school day. A letter from Birmingham Council is on their website, please follow the link below:
After half term I will be continuing to work closely with our teaching staff, managers, lunchtime supervisors, catering and cleaning teams to plan for our school opening. Safety will be at the heart of this planning. When governors have approved our plans we will write to you and let you know what the phased reopening of Grove will look like. As soon as I know more on this I will provide you with more information.
Can I remind all our parents we continue to be open for critical worker children. If you have any queries on this please contact school on 0121 464 4669. Our school phone lines will be open again from Monday 1st June 2020.
For our families celebrating Eid this weekend, from all the staff at Grove we wish you a very happy Eid.
Mrs P Matty
Critical worker childcare provision
If you wish to request critical worker childcare provision please complete the request form below.
The request should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. A manager will contact you on 01.06.20 to discuss your request further.
Please click here to access the request form:
If you need further information about critical worker status please click on this link:
The main school telephone number will reopen at 8.00am on Monday 1st July 2020.
Do you help care for someone in your family? You might have started caring more recently due to family circumstances or may have been doing this for a while.
Here is some information to help you: Young Carers
Reception places - September 2020
If your child was born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016, and you have applied for a school place with Birmingham City Council, you will receive an offer of a reception school place on Thursday 16th April 2020 via letter or email. If you have received an offer of a place at Grove reception, please click on the button above for more information.
If you have not received a reception place offer by Monday 20th April 2020, have not applied for a place with Birmingham City Council or are unhappy with your allocated place, please visit School Admissions at www.birmingham.gov.uk/schooladmissions for information on what to do next.
Online safety at home
As more children are spending time online at home during the temporary school closures, parents will find the following links helpful in ensuring their children are using the internet safely.
The link below provides simple 15 minute online safety activities parents can do at home with their child using the Thinkuknow resources.