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Due to recent updates from the Department for Education following school closures, the risk assessment is going through further updates and will be published shortly.
We would like to thank those of you who contributed your feedback in our parent survey. At Brighstone, we feel it is important to gather parent views, because we believe in the importance of working together to be the best school we can be for your child. We were delighted to see so many positive comments, and I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone in the team at Brighstone, and to you for your continued support during these very difficult times.
We know this is a challenging time for parents, carers and children. Remote education has brought new demands and many parents and carers are balancing various responsibilities while supporting your children with education at home. While schools reopen to all children from 8th March, this remote education provision will continue to be in place if a bubble has to close.
Please find attached a summary of the survey with our responses to some of your feedback, queries and concerns, which I hope reassures you and provides answers to any questions you may have. This document is also available on our school website.
Current risk assessment for September 2020 onwards.
Please be aware that this is subject to change according to updated government advice as and when this occurs.
Update 26.06.2020 Further information to parents about amended arrangements
Information about the potential partial reopening of schools for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6
Launch of the NHS Test and Trace service
The new NHS Test and Trace service has launched today and will form a central part of the government’s coronavirus recovery strategy.
Anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about their recent interactions.
People identified as having been in close contact with someone who has a positive test must stay at home for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, to stop unknowingly spreading the virus.
Further information on the NHS Test and Trace service can be found here:
Guidance on the NHS Test and Trace service for employers, businesses and workers can be found here:
Guidance on how the NHS Test and Trace works can be found here:
Public Health England has published guidance that explains what you should do if the NHS Test and Trace service notifies you that you are a contact of a person who has tested positive for coronavirus and you do not live with that person.
The guidance can be found here:
Emergency School Closure Letter – Coronavirus (COVID-19)
For information whilst learning at home, please click here to be directed to the learning page.
Or, alternatively, copy and paste this link : https://www.brighstoneprimary.org.uk/learning/
Important information regarding SAFEGUARDING during Schools Closure
At Brighstone Primary School, keeping children safe remains one of our top priorities during these unprecedented times.
Student well-being and safety are vitally important to us and during the enforced school closure period, we remain absolutely committed to keeping children safe. If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of children, we are still here for you so please do not hesitate to contact us in the following ways:
Phone: 01983 740285 and request to speak to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
The office will be manned from 7.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday. For safeguarding concerns outside of these times please
At the moment, the office will be manned from 7.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday
If there is an emergency and you believe a child is in immediate danger, you must call 999.
If your concern is urgent, please contact the Hampshire MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) line on:
0300 3000 117
Out of hours contact telephone number for Children’s Services
Phone 0300 555 1373
During this time, it is possible that children may be spending more time than usual online. Please continue to be extra vigilant when monitoring online controls to ensure their safety.
The ‘Thinkuknow’ website https://www.