Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
Undertaking regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing helps reduce transmission of the virus. Parents and other adults in households with children at school or college, who do not have symptoms, can now access regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. This includes childcare and support bubbles.
Tests are fast, easy and completely free. There are different ways for a household, childcare or support bubble to collect their test to take at home, twice-weekly:
If you have any queries about the tests, and you live in England, please call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines). Lines are open every day from 7am to 11pm.
Children of primary school age (and below) without symptoms are not being asked to take a test.
Testing is voluntary, but strongly recommended to all who are eligible. Alongside the vaccine, washing hands, wearing face coverings, and maintaining social distancing, rapid testing plays a vital role in reducing transmission rates. Getting into the habit of regular testing as part of our everyday lives will help us all to play our part and do what we can to protect each other.
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.
A message from our Head Boy and Head Girl about our whole school Race for Life Event on Friday 21st May - donations can be made via SCOpay and appropriate footwear is required in school.
Thank you for your support with this wonderful cause!
Next week is our Walk to School Challenge!
Each class will be taking part in our walk to school challenge to encourage walking, biking, scooting or parking and walking to school. Each child will receive an activity book, sticker and badge for taking part.
We are promoting the physical health, environmental and mental health advantages of walking and avoiding congestion at our school gates.
Thank you for your support with creating a greener, safer school for our pupils and local community!
On Friday 21st May, the whole school will be taking part in the Race for Life! In our class bubbles, we will be completing the Golden Mile to raise money for Cancer Research - a wonderful charity that has touched many of our lives.
Each child will receive a participation sticker, a medal and can wear a back sign if they would like. Appropriate footwear is required (trainers or plimsoles).
Donations can be made via www.scopay.com.
For more information about the invaluable work at Cancer Research and how we are helping by participating in the event, please see the video below;
Lots of learning in our, 'Transform Our World' project whole school display.
Today has been an amazing day where we welcomed back all pupils!!! We celebrated with music blasting from the hall as the pupils arrived and decorated classrooms to welcome the pupils back! Each class celebrated with a small party too! 🎊 🎈 We are so pleased to see our Stanford Family back together! 😀
100% attendance today! Smiling faces, positive attitudes and good times!
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.