Coronavirus Update:

Further information about how our Trust and schools are taking necessary precautions since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, can be found in our Trust's ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) website section’.

The school will continue to provide distance learning support for students and child care for Key Workers who have provided 24 hours notice of their intention to use the child care facility. 

As you will be aware, the government has announced the expectation that Primary schools will begin a phased transition to school based learning from 1st June for Years R, 1 and 6.

We are working closely with the Local Authorities and the Department For Education to ensure the most effective and safe return to school for students and staff. We will be in contact you shortly to update you on our plans.

Please continue to check your mailboxes and this website for updates.

Thank you for your continued support.

Dear Parents and Carers,

I wanted to connect with you in a different way as I am conscious of how much we are asking you to read online so I have sent my latest update via a loom presentation, please click on the link below. I discovered this resource at the weekend, I hope you are able to open it. I'll try and make my image a little bigger next time!

At the bottom of this email, you will find links to support services the Government, Portsmouth City Council and the BBC are offering.

Take care,

Mrs Carroll

Headteacher

Meredith Infants and Isambard Brunel Junior School

Safeguarding:

You can contact the Safeguarding team via Meredith’s Office (0333 360 2165) or by email if you have any Safeguarding concerns for children or feel you need some support for your family, we will be able to signpost you to services that can help.

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Natalie Palmer n.palmer1@tsatrust.org.uk

Online Safety:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

Government guidance for parents around schools closures:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Parent Guide to using the NHS:

https://www.theportsmouthacademy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Parent_Guide_COVID19_Web-14-04-20.pdf

Portsmouth City Council’s Parenting Surgery Timetable:

https://www.theportsmouthacademy.org.uk/parenting-surgery-1-2-1-city-wide-timetable-april-july-2020-5/

Solent NHS Nursing Team Letter to Parents:

https://www.theportsmouthacademy.org.uk/202004covid-letter-to-familiesfinal/

Mindfulness and Mental Health Links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/47243692

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjvwkmn

There is a weekly plan that we have uploaded for each year group on the website. To access the home learning page for your child, please click on the curriculum tab at the top of the page, click on your child's year group, then click on the home learning tab. I would once again like to take the opportunity to thank you for your understanding and ongoing support in helping us to manage this unprecedented situation.