Take care, stay safe and keep smiling...see you on 2nd September!
Click here to access our final federation newsletter.
Click here for our latest Covid-19 letter.
25.06.2020 - The Black Country Rainbow Book is a collection of physical, emotional and creative activities to support all Black Country children and young people experiencing a Rainbow Hour every day. Find it here and the July edition here.
12.06.2020 Update for all parents/carers - click here.
29.05.2020 - Our updated Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be found here.
Friday 22.05.2020 - Please click here for our latest letter about June 2020.
22.05.2020 - The Federation COVID-19 Risk Assessment can be found here.
20.05.2020 - Click here for our latest letter about 1st June 2020.
15.05.20 - Click here for our latest letter regarding returning to school.
The NSPCC is receiving £1.6 million of government funding to expand and promote their helpline and have put information on their website to explain how to spot the signs of abuse and neglect while social distancing measures are in place.
There is also a range of advice for families, from dealing with tantrums, to family conflicts or working from home. Click here for more information.
You will be aware by now of the Prime Minister's announcements yesterday. He stated that a phased re-opening of schools may begin on 1st June for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.
We are waiting for more guidance on this and will keep you informed as much as we can.
What we can promise you though, is that the safety of our children and staff is our first priority. Our schools will reopen only when it is considered safe to do so. We are working with the Local Authority and the teaching unions on robust risk assessments and these will determine how we can operate safely.
In the meantime, please use firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries you might have.
Take care, stay safe.
Molly Watts, an intensive care nurse at Southampton Children's Hospital, has written a book to provide re-assurances to children and young people about Coronavirus. The free book is called Dave the Dog Is Worried about
Coronavirus. She wrote it as a means of sharing information with children without making them scared. The book can been downloaded here.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have contributed to an updated campaign for the Every Mind Matters NHS toolkit that offers expert advice and practical tips to help everybody look after their mental health and wellbeing. The site has been updated to provide support and advice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Support can be accessed via this link.
The potential for domestic abuse and violence to go unseen is high.
Keeping Children Safe in Education. Click here for safeguarding guidance and further information.
In line with Government and Local Authority advice, our Child Protection policy has been reviewed and addition made. Click here to read.
At Short Heath Junior School, we offer teaching and learning which supports each child to achieve their potential within a happy, friendly and caring community.
Through carefully planned questioning and a wealth of practical opportunities that develop explorative and problem-solving skills, staff guide children on a sensational learning journey. This culminates in the secure understanding of a particular concept or a tangible learning outcome, such as a piece of writing or artwork.
Great teamwork and positive partnerships leads to effective teaching, high standards and successful learning. We communicate with parents and carers in a variety of ways and our dedicated staff are always happy to meet with parents and carers to discuss any concerns.
Throughout your child’s time with us we provide a range of opportunities – to ensure that pupils are heard and know that their opinions are valued. This includes peer mentoring, pupil collaboration and a thriving pupil leadership team!
A collaborative approach
We aim to create an environment in which people are comfortable to say ‘well done’, ‘thank you’ and ‘I need help’, where children and adults see politeness as the norm and where attempting is celebrated as much as achieving.
Education is a partnership between parents, teachers and the wider community; by working together we hope to develop lively enquiring minds, perseverance, determination, ambition, self-confidence and a thirst for knowledge and understanding!
Creating global citizens
Children are rewarded for positive attitudes and behaviours as well shown how to self-regulate and acknowledge their emotions. Whole school systems emphasise positive behaviour and sustained effort and achievement, in a safe place. Our House Points system is integral to the school, with children and staff being members of a specific house. House events, designed by the children, are held each term and have included talent contests, quiz shows, craft competitions and sports events. Children always lead the initiative!
Respect for others
Competitiveness and fun are important at Short Heath in order to prepare our children for the real world. Children are actively encouraged to challenge themselves and make the right decision. We place great importance on social, moral, spiritual and cultural education with high expectations for kindness, care and respect for others. We pride ourselves on our welcoming atmosphere, where everyone is valued and
encouraged to reach their potential; a place where every child can arrive, and leave, with a smile on their face!
A sense of responsibility
We want our children to develop a sense of moral responsibility and an interest in the world beyond their immediate environment. We believe that our environment plays a crucial part in developing our children into happy, healthy, safe and motivated learners. At the heart of everything we do is the promotion, development and encouragement of a healthy lifestyle.
We provide many opportunities for all children to enjoy a range of sports and to develop a deeper understanding of the ingredients necessary to sustain a long and healthy life.
We are very proud of all that our children achieve in this friendly and busy school.
Click here to access our Home Learning page and resources.
We are still available on email@example.com if you need anything at all.
Take care and we hope to see you soon.
3:20 pm - 01 sep, 8:45 am @ Short Heath
Updated guidance for schools:
Help for parents and carers at home:
Help and support if for Y6:
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