Keep up to date with all the latest news happening in school at the moment.
Fri 10 Mar 2023
Due to the adverse weather, school will be closed today to ensure the safety of staff and pupils. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
- Fri 10 Feb 2023
- Fri 14 Oct 2022
Tue 03 May 2022
***** Press release *****
Marshfield Primary School
SHORTLISTED FOR THE TES SCHOOLS AWARDS 2022
3rd May 2022
The most outstanding individuals and institutions that the education sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for the Tes Schools Awards 2022. It's been revealed that Marshfield Primary School has been shortlisted for the Early Years Foundation Stage Setting of the Year award.
For the first time, the 2022 Tes Schools Awards has brought together the best teachers and schools from all UK state and independent early years settings, including both primary schools and secondary schools.
The panel of expert awards judges include school leaders, inspectors and education researchers. The objectivity, professionalism and high standards of the Tes Schools Awards judges and the judging process has helped establish them as a well-respected achievement for any school chosen as a finalist or winner.
Tes editor and chief judge of the Tes Schools Awards Jon Severs said: “This year has seen an incredibly high standard of entries to the Tes Schools Awards. Every teacher and school who has been nominated should be incredibly proud – it’s a fantastic achievement. We are looking forward to showcasing, as we do every year, just how vital our education professionals are to every facet of this country. Teachers, leaders and support staff have all played an enormous role as schools have battled with immense challenges over the last few years: this is our chance to say thank you for all that they do.
“After two years of virtual awards ceremonies, we are looking forward to celebrating our education heroes in person once again.”
The Tes Schools Awards Winners will be announced on Friday 17th June at a gala ceremony at London’s Grosvenor Park Hotel.
To see the full list of who's in the running visit tes.com/schools-awards
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Fri 23 Oct 2020
SchoolPing Update Instructions for parents
SchoolPing will be implementing a forced log out to all SchoolPing app users on 26th October 2020 in order to apply improvements and updates to the app.
On this date, users who have an old version of SchoolPing will be logged out of the app and will need to upgrade to the latest version to log in again.
Before this date, please ensure that you have verified your email address so that if you need to reset your SchoolPing password, you will be able to do so.
To check your email address is correctly verified, please enter the SchoolPing app and:
* Open the side menu and click 'settings'.
* Then click 'my account' and check that the email address in this area is verified.
* If it is not, a 'resend verification email' option will appear.
* Once the verification email has been sent, please find it in your email inbox (please also check your junk folder) and then click the link in the email to verify your email address.
Please also note that Android devices running versions of Android older than version 6 will no longer be able to use the SchoolPing app because Google no longer support the updates. If this applies to you, please update your OS (operating system) on your settings app or use the web version of SchoolPing to receive your messages.
Thu 24 Sep 2020
Advice to All Parents - Single Staff Member Positive Case
Dear Parents and Carers,
We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.
This is a member of staff who does not have a class teaching commitment. There has been no contact with children so we will not need to close any classes, bubbles or year groups.
We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England and the Local Authority. 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 staff who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have received a letter asking them to 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’.
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.
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
- 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 is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Mrs Victoria Hartford
Fri 04 Sep 2020
Welcome Back to 2020/21
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to the new school year. I hope that you and your families are all keeping well and that you managed to have a very relaxing, happy and enjoyable summer holiday.
I did write to you all at the end of July to explain what the school week will look like. This letter did contain a proposed timetable for the whole school. However, after further government guidance last Friday and input from governors and staff, some slight changes have been made to ensure a fairer spread of allocated teaching time for all year groups.
Our whole school timetable starting on Monday 7th September will be as follows:-
Mon – Thurs Finish Times
Friday Finish Times
The Local Authority have published a really useful Frequently Asked Questions document which can be found here!-
In addition to booking tests, the school has received a limited number of Covid19 testing kits. The guidelines surrounding these kits state that they should only be used if a pupil or member of staff is unable to book a test in the recommended way. Information on the testing kits can be found via the link below:
A few messages have also been left on our school answering machine during the summer holidays and I felt it might also be useful to answer these as shared response for all of you.
1: All children will be expected to wear their full school uniform. We recommend putting clothes straight in the washing machine once returning home from school to minimise and control the spread of infection. Thorough hand washing to take place at home just before leaving the home and returning from school.
2: Both staff and parents will be required to wear masks during drop off and pick up times. In Scotland and England, you are now allowed to socially distance at '1 metre plus', but the advice is still to stick to two metres where you can, to protect yourself from catching coronavirus. Therefore, when entering and exiting the school children and adults will be expected to continue to maintain the 2m social distancing guidelines.
3: Parents will only be permitted on the school grounds to quickly drop off and pick up their children.
4: Parents will only be permitted into the school building by invitation only.
5: All communication to be done with school via telephone, email or other electronic means.
6: Children will not be permitted to go home for lunch, they will need to remain in their bubble for the entire school day.
7: Parents and carers who might be struggling with the prospect of having children in different year groups and adhering to a staggered timetable will have the following option:-
In the morning, Breakfast Club would provide an immediate solution and at home time all siblings can be collected at the finishing time of the earliest child to leave school. Parents who do wish their children to attend Breakfast Club would be doing so with the understanding that their children will engage with two separate bubbles of children and adults during the school day.
Apologies for this all sounding very bossy and assertive, but we must take the strictest steps possible to avoid contamination and hindering social distancing.
Although we are now in a position to fully open school, we are under no illusion that Covid-19 is still very much amongst us and continues to have a significant impact on our daily lives. Due to the subsequent uncertainty of recorded school infections and the likelihood of second waves etc, all parents still need to have in place plans for the possibility of a local lockdown and the uncertain prospect that certain classes or the whole school could close with very little notice. School will be continuing to apply the Public Health England ‘system of controls’ in order to minimise risk. I have attached a copy of our most updated risk assessment to this letter. I hope it serves as some reassurance that we are taking the necessary steps to ensure a safe and productive start to the new academic year.
Despite these uncertain times and the need for such severe restrictions and formality, staff and I have enjoyed a lovely two days attending remote learning training and planning the school year. Staff and I cannot wait to get the old Marshfield back up and running as soon as possible.
Thank you in advance for your support, insight and understanding.