Castleford Park Junior Academy
Dear parents and carers,
We will update this page with information about school opening and how this will continue to be organised. If you have a question that has not been answered, please do message your class teacher through Bloomz, or alternatively call the school office if it is urgent. We will update the frequently asked questions with this information periodically, which will help everyone. Please be advised that school must remain flexible in light of Government guidance, which may mean we have to make changes to what is written here. We will work hard to communicate this in advance where we can.
We welcomed everyone back to school on Monday 8th March and continue to closely follow changing guidance.
In light of the new guidance, the timetable for the day has had to be temporarily changed to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Those who are able to, should continue to wear a face covering when dropping off and collecting at the end of the day and maintain distance.
Year 5 and 6 are expected to begin school for lessons to start at 8:45, with the school day ending at 14:50, as they were used to before school closure.
The gates will not open before 8:40 as the playground is not supervised until this time.
Year 3 and 4 are expected to begin school at 8:55 and will finish at 15:05 – normal school opening and closing times.
Here is our online learning offer for children who are self-isolating to access:
Please see answers to some of the questions you may have. We will update this section periodically as parent queries arise.
Some parents might be eligible for a one-off £500 payment if they have been contacted by test and trace and have to self isolate; or if they have to take time off from work to look after a child who has been affected by a bubble closure. More information is available here
We will expect all parents to follow this simple code of conduct in order to keep our whole community as safe as possible:
Here is the presentation that we continue to use to remind pupils of our health and safety expectations. All teachers will use and adapt it to ensure that it is appropriate for all the children in their class to understand:
We will continue to monitor symptoms that could be linked to coronavirus really carefully and will send children home if they have any of the identified systems. We expect parent co-operation with this, to help keep everyone safe. If your child has one of these symptoms as the day starts, we would expect you to keep them at home:
A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
The latest ‘Stay at Home Guidance’ from the Government can be found here
Guidance on getting tested can be found here
Testing and tracing website can be accessed here