March 8th 2021

Please click here for the updated Covid 19 school risk assessment.

 

Information for parents

Please use the enquiry@grove.bham.sch.uk email address before and after school hours and at the weekend to keep school up to date if your child develops Covid symptoms, has taken a test or has tested positive for Covid 19. This will help us to respond quickly to any potential cases in school.

Public Health England have produced a letter for parents which explains when a person requires a corronavirus test and what the symptoms are.

Please click here to view the letter.

Please click here to view the latest Govenment guidance which was published on 5th November 2020

  • Social distancing

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-safely-social-distancing

  • New national restrictions

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

  • How to get a test

https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.

 

 

 

Please see the letter below for parents of 2 Green

Date: 24.11.20

FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at Grove school

To the parents and carers of pupils in 2 Green,

Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 14 Days ( please see the dates below in bold)

Dear parent or carer,

We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Grove school.

We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected case. In line with the national guidance your child must stay at home and self-isolate until Friday 27.11.20. Your child will be able to return to school on Monday 30.11.20

If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.

Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 14 day self-isolation period.

Please see the link to: Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119 .

People who do not have symptoms should not request a test unless this has been specifically requested by Public Health England or the local authority.

All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog,

you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

If you are able can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period

Please see the link to the PHE ‘Stay at Home’ Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Symptoms of COVID 19

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

· new continuous cough and/or

· high temperature and/or

· a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

Do

· wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

· use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

· wash your hands as soon as you get home

· cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

· put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further Information

Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Yours sincerely,

Mrs P. Matty

Headteacher

 

Please see the letter below to the parents of children in 3 Red

Date: 23.11.20

FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at Grove school

To the parents and carers of pupils in 3 Red,

Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 14 Days 

Dear parent or carer,

We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Grove school.

We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected case In line with the national guidance your child must stay at home and self-isolate until 03.12.20. Your child will be able to return to school on Friday 04.12.20.

If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.

Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 14 day self-isolation period.

Please see the link to: Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119 . 

People who do not have symptoms should not request a test unless this has been specifically requested by Public Health England or the local authority.

All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

If you are able can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period

Please see the link to the PHE ‘Stay at Home’ Guidance:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection


Symptoms of COVID 19

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

• new continuous cough and/or
• high temperature and/or
• a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

Do
• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
• wash your hands as soon as you get home
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further Information

Further information is available at
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Yours sincerely,

Mrs P. Matty
Headteacher


 

Please see the letter below to the parents of children in 4 Yellow

Date: 23.11.20

FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at Grove school

To the parents and carers of pupils in 4 Yellow

Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 14 Days 

Dear parent or carer,

We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Grove school.

We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected case In line with the national guidance your child must stay at home and self-isolate until Friday 04.12.20. Your child will be able to return to school on Monday 07.12.20.


If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.

Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 14 day self-isolation period.

Please see the link to: Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119 . 

People who do not have symptoms should not request a test unless this has been specifically requested by Public Health England or the local authority.

All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

If you are able can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period

Please see the link to the PHE ‘Stay at Home’ Guidance:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection


Symptoms of COVID 19

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

• new continuous cough and/or
• high temperature and/or
• a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

Do
• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
• wash your hands as soon as you get home
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further Information

Further information is available at
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Yours sincerely,

Mrs P. Matty
Headteacher

 

Please see the letter below to the parents of children in 4 Red

 

Date: 19.11.20

FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at Grove school

To the parents and carers of pupils in 4 Red.

Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 14 Days 

Dear parent or carer,

We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Grove school.

We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected case In line with the national guidance your child must stay at home and self-isolate until Thursday 03.12.20. Your child will be able to return to school on Friday 04.12.20.


If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.

Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 14 day self-isolation period.

Please see the link to: Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119 . 

People who do not have symptoms should not request a test unless this has been specifically requested by Public Health England or the local authority.

All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

If you are able can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period

Please see the link to the PHE ‘Stay at Home’ Guidance:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection


Symptoms of COVID 19

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

• new continuous cough and/or
• high temperature and/or
• a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)


For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

Do
• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
• wash your hands as soon as you get home
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further Information

Further information is available at
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/


Yours sincerely,

Mrs P. Matty
Headteacher

 

Please see the letter below to the parents of children in 1 Red

 

Date: 15.11.20

FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at Grove school

To the parents and carers of pupils in 1 Red.

Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 14 Days 

Dear parent or carer,

We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Grove school.

We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected case In line with the national guidance your child must stay at home and self-isolate until Friday 27.11.20. Your child will be able to return to school on Monday 30.11.20.


If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.

Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 14 day self-isolation period.

Please see the link to: Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119 . 

People who do not have symptoms should not request a test unless this has been specifically requested by Public Health England or the local authority.

All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

If you are able can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period

Please see the link to the PHE ‘Stay at Home’ Guidance:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection


Symptoms of COVID 19

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

• new continuous cough and/or
• high temperature and/or
• a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)


For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

Do
• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
• wash your hands as soon as you get home
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further Information

Further information is available at
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/


Yours sincerely,


Mrs P. Matty
Headteacher

 

Please see the letter below to the parents of children in 1 Green (Miss Knight’s class) and children in Miss Knight’s phonics groups

 

Date: 14.11.20

FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at Grove school

To the parents of children in 1 Green ( Miss Knight’s class) and children in Miss Knight’s phonics groups

Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 14 Days 

Dear parent or carer,

We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case  of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Grove school.

We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected case. In line with the national guidance your child must stay at home and self-isolate until Wednesday 25th November 2020. They can return to school on Thursday 26th November 2020.

If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.

Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 14 day self-isolation period.

Please see the link to: Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119 . 

People who do not have symptoms should not request a test unless this has been specifically requested by Public Health England or the local authority.

All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

If you are able can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period

Please see the link to the PHE ‘Stay at Home’ Guidance:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Symptoms of COVID 19

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

• new continuous cough and/or
• high temperature and/or
• a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)


For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

Do
• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
• wash your hands as soon as you get home
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further Information

Further information is available at
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Yours sincerely
Mrs P Matty

Headteacher

 

Please read the advice to all parents below - 14.11.20

 

Advice to All Parents - Single case

Dear Parents,

We have been made aware of a member our school community who has tested positive for COVID 19.

We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

The small number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have received a letter informing them that their child must stay at home for 14 days.

The school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well.

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119. 

All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.

If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

If you are able, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

• a new continuous cough
• a high temperature
• a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

Do
• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
• wash your hands as soon as you get home
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards


Further Information
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/


Yours sincerely

Mrs P Matty
Headteacher

 

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Drop and collect covid testing - a letter from Birmingham City council.

Please click here to read a letter from Dr Justin Varney, Director of Public Health, Birmingham City Council.

Letter to parents of pupils in 4R 22.9.20

Please find useful guidance here about what we can all do to help reduce the transmission of coronavirus.

Covid 19:reducing transmission - what you can do to help.

The guidance is available in a range of languages.

Arabic

Bengali

Punjabi

Urdu

Polish

 

Headteacher letter September 2020 (click on link to open)

 

Nursery September 2020.

If your child is joining our nursery in September 2020 you will have received a letter inviting you to a stay and play session with our nursery team.
If you are unsure about the date and time of the induction session please contact school on 0121 464 4669 or email p.reville@grove.bham.sch.uk with your query.
If you have not received any information from us and are unsure if you child has a place in Grove nursery please contact Mrs M Murphy on 0121 464 4669 or by email: m.murphy@grove.bham.sch.uk.
 

Reception September 2020.

If your child is starting reception in September 2020 you will have received a letter with lots of information about induction. If you are unsure about the induction sessions for your child please contact school on 0121 464 4669 or email p.reville@grove.bham.sch.uk.
If you have not received any information from us and are unsure if you child has a reception place please contact Mrs M Murphy on 0121 464 4669 or by email: m.murphy@grove.bham.sch.uk.

Year 1

If your child is in 1 Red 2020-2021, please click here for information about the start of term.

If your child is in 1 Yellow 2020-2021, please click here for information about the start of term.

If your child is in 1 Green 2020-2021, please click here for information about the start of term.

Year 2

If your child is in 2 Red 2020-2021, please click here for information about the start of term.

If your child is in 2 Yellow 2020-2021, please click here for information about the start of term.

If your child is in 2 Green 2020-2021, please click here for information about the start of term.

Year 3

If your child is in 3 Red 2020-2021, please click here for information about the start of term.

If your child is in 3 Yellow 2020-2021, please click here for information about the start of term.

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In order to ensure that children return to full- time schooling safely, Grove School has carried out a risk assessment. The risk assessment  has been compiled in line with Government and Birmingham City Council guidelines.

Grove school risk assessment 

For useful information about returning to school, including Public Health England's flowchart about what happens if a pupil is unwell, please click here and here.

 

 

Letter 1 to parents from Councillor Ian Ward, Birmingham City Council 16.7.20

Letter 2 to parents from Councillor Ian Ward, Birmingham City Council 16.7.20

Phased re-opening of Grove School

24.6.20

Dear Parents,

We are delighted to be able to let you know that the governors have agreed to our phased re-opening of Grove School. We will be starting with children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. Starting these year groups follow the Government’s advice to schools.

We have had many responses from parents and have emailed their start and finish times to them. If you have not yet responded or would like your child to access learning in school this half term, email school on parents@grove.bham.sch.uk to let us know you would like your child to access learning in school this half term. Once we receive your email we will allocate your child two days in school each week. We will email you with information about which days these are each week and how the staggered start and finish times will work for your child.

If you have any questions please ask us by either telephoning school on 0121 464 4669 or emailing parents@grove.bham.sch.uk.

All other year groups will continue to have access to our daily online learning.

In our letter to parents last week outlined all of the new safety measures in school to keep everyone safe, these include:

• Staggered start and finish times to the school day, this will reduce the number of children arriving and leaving the school at any one time.
• A temperature check for all children as they arrive at school.
• Children in smaller groups with staff following the latest Government guidelines on social distancing.
• Additional cleaning of touch points and toilets throughout the school day.
• Additional cleaning resources in the classroom.
• Children will be asked to wash their hands on arrival at school and many times throughout the day.
• Clean school clothes each day, with school uniform on the first day and PE kit on the children’s second day in school.
• Two new first aid bases, one in each school building.
• Staff and pupils following the latest Government guidelines on social distancing.
• Safe movement around school as pupils follow our new one-way systems in school.
• Staff, including teachers, teaching assistants, lunchtime supervisors, cleaners, site management and contractors working on site all trained on our school risk assessment.
• Our kitchen staff will be providing school meals for all our children who are being taught onsite. A detailed risk assessment is in place for all food preparation.
• Children are able to bring in their own water bottle from home each day.

We are really looking forward to our phased re-opening of Grove School.

Your sincerely,


Mrs P Matty & Ms J Baker

 

 

Update on Grove School wider opening to Y6, Y1, Reception and Nursery 17th June 2020

Dear parents and carers,

Firstly, thank you for your tremendous support during this Covid-19 period. I would like to update you our progress on the phased re-opening of Grove School.

I will be meeting with governors next Tuesday (23.6.20) and seeking their approval for our Covid-19 risk assessment. We have looked at all aspects of school life and thought carefully about how to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission at Grove School.

Here are the steps we are taking and answers to questions parents have asked:

1.     We are following all the UK Government and Birmingham City Council’s guidance.

2.     Which pupils will be coming back into school this half term?

We aim to begin our phased re-opening of Grove School to children in Year 6, Year 1, Reception and Nursery from Thursday 25.6.20.


3.     How big will each group of children be?

The children will be in small groups, the size of the group is based on the latest UK Government advice on social distancing.


4.     How many days will my child be in school?

Each group of children will be in school for two days only and online learning will continue for the other three days each week.


5.     What time will I drop my child at school and what time will I pick them up?

Each group of children will have their own start and finish time.

The staggered start and finish times in school will help to reduce any congestion.

Parents will be asked to drop their child/children at the school gate and collect their child/children from the school gate.


6.     Will you check my child’s temperature?

By the entrances to each building we have new temperature sensors. When your child/children enter the school building they will have their temperature checked.


7.     Will the school be clean?

We have had a deep clean of the whole school and all the toilet areas since the Covid-19 lockdown began. We have bought a lot of cleaning materials, these are in all classrooms. We have also arranged for more cleaning during each school day. Three additional cleans of touch points and toilets will take place throughout the school day. This is on top of all of our normal cleaning routines.


8.     Will my child wash their hands?

Yes, plenty of times throughout the day. We have sinks in or by each classroom and have bought plenty of soap and hand gel. Your child will be asked to wash their hands at least six times each day. We will teach all children to wash their hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.


9.     Will my child be in school uniform?

Yes, on their first day they will be in school uniform and on their second day they will wear their PE kit to school. This will reassure all parents that the clothes children wear in school are clean.


10.  How will the children move around school safely?

Staff have marked out routes through school to keep movement around school as safe as possible. All children will be moving around school observing social distancing rules.


11.  Will playtime be the same?

Each group of children will have time to play outside with their small group. This reduces the number of children playing out and will keep each group of children safe.


12.  What if my child is ill?

If your child is unwell you will be contacted by staff as normal. We have new first aid rooms in each building for pupils who are not feeling well.


13.  Who can I talk to about my child coming back to school?

Please email Miss Baker if would like to talk about your child returning to Grove:

j.baker@grove.bham.sch.uk


14.  How do I let school know I’d like my child to come back to school?


Thank you to all the parents who have already emailed and said yes you would like your child/children to be taught in school this half term. We will be in touch with you later this week to talk about their start time and days in school.

If you initially replied with a no or not sure and you would like your child to be taught in school this half term please email Michelle Murphy at m.murphy@grove.bham.sch.uk


Thank you again for all you are doing at home with your children.

Kind regards,

Mrs P Matty
Headteacher

 

Letter to parents 10th June 2020

 

Wednesday 10.06.20

Re: Phased opening of Grove School

Dear Parents and Carers,

We understand that this is an extremely challenging time for our community. We have been very pleased with the way our parents are working closely with our teachers and staff in the weekly telephone calls.

It is humbling to hear about so many acts of kindness and how our community is helping each other. We know from your responses to surveys from Year 6, 1, Reception and Nursery how concerned parents are about schools reopening. The main worries many parents have are will my child be safe and will older relatives and young children we live with be safe.

We would like to thank all the staff at Grove who are working tirelessly to provide high quality online learning for all our children. Staff are working closely with senior leaders to risk assess all aspects of the school day.

The government is asking school governing bodies to consider a phased opening of schools when it is safe to do so.

Members of the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE) and the Association of Directors of Public Health have advised caution and concern about the too rapid easing of lockdown and the increased risk of a second pandemic wave.

Governors have set up a working group and we will write to you weekly to advise you on the phased reopening of Grove school.

Grove is currently open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers, as we have been for the past seven weeks. More information on this is on our school website or you can telephone the main school office on 0121 464 4669.

We will continue to follow the government guidance for schools and will be keeping the situation under close review. We will write to you again next week with a further update.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs P Matty                      Ms J Baker
Head teacher                    Deputy head teacher

 

Letter from Birmingham City Council to parents and carers of all Birmingham school children 09/06/2020.

Please click on this link to read it. 

 

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:

https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/news/article/618/statement_on_re-opening_of_birmingham_schools


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.

Kind regards,

Mrs P Matty

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