On behalf of the children, staff and Governors, I would like to welcome you to Pinehurst Primary School's website.
Pinehurst Primary School closed to pupils from 3.30pm on Friday 20th March due to the pandemic of COVID19. School staff continued to be available to support families by telephone and email. The Newsletter of 20.3.20 provided class emails and an out of office phone number.
From Monday 23rd March 2020, Anfield Road Primary was identified as our closest Hub for children of key workers.
Government guidance, stated that if children can be cared for safely at home, children should remain at home: a hub should be a last resort if no other option is available.
On Monday 1st June Pinehurst Primary School opened for Key Worker and Vulnerable children who had been in contact with school to attend. Information about expectations including timings, entrances, social distancing were shared with this group of parents and carers.
Home learning resumed on 1st June for every other pupil in the Pinehurst Family.
On Monday 22nd June Pinehurst welcomed back Year 6. Parents and Carers were asked to contact school to advise if their child would be returning and information was shared about the arrangements for the Year 6 groups.
On Monday 6th July Pinehurst welcomed back Year 1. Parents and Carers were asked to contact school to advise if their child would be returning and information wwas shared with parents and carers about the arrangements for the Year 1 groups.
Our Keeping Connected Calls, Class email addresses, Twitter feed and website will continue to be updated.
If your class teacher is in school working with the children who have been able to return, another member of our Pinehurst Family may give you a call. Remember it may be a withheld number or unknown caller that shows on your phone.
If you have a new contact number, address, or email, please don’t forget to update school.
It has not been possible for Pinehurst to open to wider groups of children other than Year 6, Year 1 and children of key workers or classed as vulnerable before the Summer Holidays. Each school is different based on their school site and maximum safe capacity based on current guidelines. Please continue to access our school website and Twitter feed for up-to-date information about arrangements specific to Pinehurst.
All children were invited to school in the final week of term, in an allocated time slot, to say their Summer Holiday Goodbye for the year.
We are currently working on our planning for September and the transition of new Nursery and Reception pupils to school. We have shared a letter below detailing our proposed arrangements and thank you for your patience. Should any changes be necessary we will provide an update on our website, through Twitter and by text message.
When our children return, their safety and emotional health and well-being will be the main priorities.
Thank you for your support and understanding at this very difficult time.
Please take care, stay safe and keep well.
Whilst the school is only open to a small number of pupils, our duty and responsibility to safeguarding ALL of our pupils remains. Our regular check ins with families needing a bit of extra help and support will continue throughout the period of school closure, just as if the school was open. Please do not feel offended if a member of school staff calls or visits to check in with you, and to speak to your child. If you have any safeguarding concerns whilst the school is not fully open, for your child or for any other pupil from the school, please contact Miss Morris (DSL) using our Safeguarding email address: email@example.com. Please visit our Safeguarding page for more information.
A Message to Our Families
At Pinehurst Primary School we live by our school vision and values of ‘Experience, Excel and Enjoy’. We are committed to providing a welcoming, safe and stimulating environment in which we can nurture the achievements of every child. We provide an exciting curriculum, where children are encouraged to explore, discover and question through an enriching learning EXPERIENCE. We recognise and celebrate the talents of each child, enabling them to grow in confidence and EXCEL in both their educational and personal goals.
At Pinehurst Primary School we work closely with parents, carers and families and the wider community to enable our children to achieve. We believe that the children of Pinehurst deserve the very best possible education and to ENJOY coming to school each and every day.
The Governors, Staff and Children are very proud of Pinehurst Primary School and we hope that you enjoy finding out more about our wonderful school from our website.
Visits are encouraged and I look forward to welcoming you to our school. Please contact the school to arrange a visit.
Miss K Morris
Requests for paper copies
If you wish to request a paper copy of the information on the school’s website, please contact the school office and this will be provided free of charge.