Latest about Learning at The Bridge

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have been closely following the guidance and updates from the Department of Education and Public Health England. In consultation with our Trust, we have put together a package of learning and welfare support for the pupils at The Bridge School to take effect from 20th April 2020. This will include telephone support, on-line support and ‘garden-gate’ visits plus a few custom services. If you have issues re accessing digital materials, please contact us asap: if we can help we will.

Our strategy is entirely due to advice around vulnerable groups from issued by the government which now includes those with a learning disability. The school staff have been stoic in their attempt to ‘carry on regardless’ and care for your children.

We will reopen the doors as soon as the government advises providing, we have the staff to do so safely. We know that this will not be straight after Easter and may be several weeks.

Children’s Engagement and Learning

On our website you will find a link to on-line activities that may be helpful to you. In addition, teachers are preparing weekly schedules of activities that will be posted on the website HERE. We will also send this to you by Parent Mail. There are also lots of general resources for all including PECS symbols that may be useful. In addition, we will send a regular video containing a MAKATON lesson.

ALSO, we have started a YOUTUBE channel that will contain a daily video for each class with a short message or activity from their teacher. You will be able to access the YouTube channel on the Engagement and Learning page.

The emails will continue to be manned and responded to during term-time and please do contact us with any questions or concerns.  The website contains all the emails of teachers and teaching assistants and you are welcome to contact them during normal hours until the end of the school term for help and advice as required.

Safeguarding

If you have any concerns about the safeguarding of your child, please contact the Welfare Team (or myself) during normal school hours on:
Elaine Griffin – 07496305183 
Nick Whitman – 07496305197 

Updates and Notifications

Any updates regarding school reopening will be sent to you via usual Parent Mail and will be posted on our website. Please keep a close eye on these.