Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
With regret, I have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily close Foundation Stage/Year 1 Bubble from Thursday 19th November 2020 for two weeks.
This is due to a number of our school staff being advised to work from home due to either having to self isolate or having been contacted by track and trace or being defined as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable,’ we are unable to secure sufficient staffing levels to ensure a safe environment for this Bubble.
Our aim is to reopen the Seedling and Sunflower classes on Thursday 3rd December 2020 and we will keep you closely informed of updates and decisions around this via letters on the web, text messages and Facebook messages.
Please check the school’s communication channels regularly and remember the school office is contactable too on 01472 318003.
The governors have worked hard throughout lockdown to support the school in any way they can. As chair, I would like to thank all governors who have given so much of their time voluntarily to help and support the school throughout the year and especially during the recent Covid situation.
As governors, we would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank-you to all of the staff at Stanford. They have worked tirelessly behind the scenes in often challenging circumstances. They have set work, made welfare calls, made and delivered work packs-all whilst being in school every day providing childcare for vulnerable pupils and children of key workers. It has been a huge team effort!
On behalf of the children, staff and governors we wish your a very warm welcome.
At Stanford Junior and Infant School we believe our role is to ensure that all of our children achieve the best they possibly can in an environment that stimulates a love of learning. We support our children to succeed academically, socially, personally and physically. We are extremely proud of our broad and balanced curriculum, which the children are fully engaged in.
The school environment is wonderful and we all ensure our school is a calm and safe place where children feel they are able to ask for support and advice.
Within our village school we continually work hard to keep developing a team ofteachers, non-teaching and support staff that support each child in reachingtheir potential. Visitors comment on our supportive and friendly team and thepositive atmosphere within our school.
We hope, as you visit our website, you will gain a sense of the value that we place in each child and our relentless aim to ensure high standards in all areas. Please feel free to contact the school if you would like any further information. We are always happy to help and look forward to showing you our wonderful school.
Paper copies of documents on our website are available on request.
Please contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance if you have any concerns. If you have general enquiries please contact the school office/ Miss King, Schools Business Manager.
If your child is eligible for free school meals, you will shortly receive a voucher worth £10 from the council.
The Stanford Trust is celebrating its 300 Birthday this weekend!
Here is a special message from Mr. Lingard.
Thanks to all those who contributed to the Harvest donations for Harbour Place - greatly appreciated.
Nominations for our Head Pupils this year took place virtually on Friday. Year 6 pupils delivered amazing speeches to the whole school, via Microsoft teams! All the pupils who took part were incredible! Pupils voted in their classes, using a variety of voting techniques, including a ballot box. Results will be announced on Monday.
The Community Shop work in Partnership with other organisations to help individuals and families get back on their feet in times of need. They offer good quality food at affordable prices (sometimes up to 70% cheaper),
As a School we can refer families from anywhere in North East Lincolnshire, as long as they are on one of the means tested benefits such as Income Support, Universal Credit with housing element, Housing benefit or Council Tax Support, JSA, Income Support or ESA.
For referrals all we need is your Name, Address the benefit you are on and a contact number to arrange an appointment to register. They also welcome support workers to come along if needed.
They also have a Community Kitchen offering fresh homemade food, £1.25 for a hot lunch for members (£2.50 non-Members) and in school holidays the children eat for free.
If you think you are eligible and would like to be referred to the Community Shop, then please get in touch with the School Office.
Bishop Grosseteste University, in partnership with Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, are carrying out some fascinating research into UK Early Years and KS1 educator's and parent's views of play. These views will be compared with parents and educators from countries such as Australia and Denmark.
The survey gives an opportunity parents of children (0-7) to share your views on play. The survey is online and takes around 7 minutes to complete. All questions are multiple choice and easy to follow. More information (e.g what happens to the data) can be found at the start of the survey.
As we approach the 'new normal', what role should play have in education? Research indicates that when parents and educators share learning goals for children, long-term outcomes are significantly better.
Parents are invited to share their views on play in this 7 minute survey:
KEVIGS haveemailed the parents of all of the children coming to them in September to direct them towards the Year 7 Induction page on the school website. On there parents and children can find the first Newsletter that’s been produced for them – which includes information for parents and activities for the children.They intend to add something to this page every Friday in the forthcoming few weeks.
Dates for Entrance Testing this year have been moved on by one week – they will now be 19th/20th (Verbal paper) and 26th/27th (Non Verbal Paper) September. It is likely that they will have to have 2 full days of testing in order to satisfy social distancing and sanitising between sessions.
The Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools has taken the decision this year not to offer familiarisation papers to primary schools. But parents have been sent a link to familiarisation/practice papers that they can do at home with their child. Again, more information about this can be found on the school website.
Over the coming weeks KEVIGS will be in touch with all parents who have registered their child for the entrance test.
Thank you to everyone who celebrated today. A wonderful community spirit- thank you!
Our local oral health promotion team have been busy putting together some useful resources to help local families with looking after their teeth and improving their oral health whist they are unable to access routine dental care.
Find out more on the Diabetes UK website
We use SCOPAY for our online payments, you may already have an account, if so great news, they’ve released a new mobile app.
For parents not yet using SCOPAY, did you know you can; pay for trips and events, club bookings and payments, or book your parents evening slot all online. Using SCOPAY allows you to top up your child’s account anywhere, anytime using a credit or debit card.
All parents have access to SCOPAY, if you have not yet registered to make online payments, please let the office know and an access code will be issued to you.
To find out more, visit www.scopay.com
Stanford’s Breakfast Club will continue for 5 mornings per week. Please book places through the school office. The club continues to offer healthy choices of breakfast such as cereal, fruit and toast, along with a fun, physical activity such as dance, skipping or football.
The school nurse now has a duty line between 3-5pm. Parents can contact the nurse on 01472 323660 in order to gain advice and support.
We are really proud that our recent Ofsted Inspection confirmed what everyone has been working hard to achieve, with an overall rating of Good for our school. You can see a summary of their findings in our letter to parents, or read the full Ofsted report.
You can find more stories in our News section.