Stanford in the Vale CE Primary School

High Street Stanford In The Vale Faringdon Oxon. SN7 8LH
Tel: 01367 710474 Fax: 01367 718429
Headteacher: Mrs Amanda Willis
Page Updated 29.08.20

Reopening Newsletter


Dear Parents

The last few months have been a huge challenge for us all, but we can't express enough how much we are looking forward to everyone coming back to school. We want to reassure you that all the staff have worked tirelessly to make the school safe ready for your children.

As the government guidance has not changed we will be following the safety measures and plans I sent home in July and are posted on the school website. Therefore just to reiterate, I have copied the staggered start and end times below and where year groups enter/leave:

Entrances Opening & Closing times

Just a reminder that we are no longer supplying water bottles for the children so every child will need to bring in their own named water bottle. The children will be encouraged to take the water bottle home every day so that it is cleaned and refilled daily.

The fruit scheme will be up and running for Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 but not until Tuesday 8th September so please can Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 bring in a piece of fruit or a healthy snack for break time on Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Monday 7th.

Children can bring in a reading bag, lunchbox and coat and if necessary, a change of clothes in case of a toileting accident but can we ask that PE bags are kept at home. We are going to request that on PE days the children come to school dressed in their PE kits. Class teachers will inform you of PE days on return to school.

Please can I remind you that your child’s temperature should be checked morning and evening by yourselves. Do not send your child to school if their temperature is raised or they are feeling unwell. Parent/carers should check their own temperature. Do not send your child to school if someone in the household has a raised temperature, a new cough, or a loss of taste and smell. Please consult medical advice for symptoms. Families should continue to follow the advice of isolating at home for 14 days should one person become unwell or until they have had negative test results for Corona Virus. If a child becomes ill at school, a member of staff will attend to the child wearing a mask, shield, gloves and plastic apron and they will be treated and isolated in the staffroom. The parent/carer will be called immediately to collect. Please contact the school office if your child, you or someone in your house has symptoms, then please get tested and inform the school of the results so we can get advice from Public Health England on how to proceed.

On an exciting note we have two pregnant members of staff amongst us; Mrs Warner-King and Mrs Webb. To ensure their safety they will wear a face shield while in the school building. Also, for your information Mrs Laura McEachern is now using her maiden name of Miss Laura Jamison.

Thank you once again for your continued support. We know there will be challenges, but by working together we will be able to ensure that your child has safe access to their education. Over the weeks and months to come, we’ll continue to adapt and change our plans when we need to.

We hope everyone was able to enjoy a safe summer and we really look forward to seeing all children return on Thursday.

Kind Regards

Amanda Willis

Headteacher