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Dussindale Primary School opened in 2007 – at the time, the first brand new school in Norfolk for nearly 30 years. Over the last 13 years pupil numbers  have grown from 62 to 372 and are still growing! Dussindale Primary School proudly offers a holistic, progressive and stimulating environment for children to deepen their learning through enquiry.

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"Together on a voyage of discovery"

Our vision is to create a safe and inclusive learning community where all children will be motivated to achieve their potential through a voyage of discovery.

Coronavirus - COVID-19

In line with DFE guidance and the schools risk assessment Dussindale Primary School will be open to all year groups from Monday 7th September 2020.

To eliminate opportunities for groups to gather when coming to and from school, parents and pupils must enter from Vane Close and follow the one way system, exiting through the gate at the top playground.

Year R parents should bring their children at 9.15 am and collect them at 2.45 pm.

Year 1 parents should bring their children at 9.15 am and collect 2.50 pm.

Year 2 parents should bring their children at 9.10 am and collect 2.55 pm. 

Year 3 parents should bring their children at 9 am and collect at 3.20 pm from the hall playground.

Year 4 parents should bring their children at 8.50 am and collect at 3.15 pm from the top playground. 

Year 5 parents should bring their children at 8.40 am and collect at 3.05 pm from the hall playground.

Year 6 parents should bring their children at 8.30 am and collect from the top playground at 3 pm. 

All Key Stage 2 pupils will enter straight into school via the playground door. 

Where parents have children in multiple year groups, they should enter the site at the time of the eldest pupils, dropping off and collecting siblings on route as they move through the site. 

Please refer to Parent Pages - Newsletters and General Letters 2019/20 for the latest school advice letter and further information.

On 16th March 2020, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 

  • if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
  • if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
  • for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.

The symptoms are:

  • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:

If your child/ren has to stay at home and self isolate their learning will be online.  Reception Teachers will share via Tapestry and Year 1 - 6  by Google Classrooms.  During a period of self isolation all children/parents are asked to log on at least once a day and engage in some form of communication with a staff member, so we can check everyone is well and understand the challenges and success pupils are having with their online learning.    If you are unable to access Google Classrooms, please contact the school office using office@dussindale.norfolk.sch.uk
May we remind you, we rill continue to do all we can to help support the community.  Throughout, we are committed to ensuring that your child's needs are met and are grateful for your support and understanding.
 
If you have any questions about COVID-19,  related to education, the Department For Education helpline is 0800 046 8687.  Alternatively email DFEcoronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

According to Public Health we advise parents of the following ways to prevent
infections:

  • washing hands often with soap and water or using alcohol sanitiser (before leaving home, on arrival at school, after using the toilet, after breaks and sporting activities, before food preparation , before eating any food, before leaving school)
  • covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue
  • stay at home if feeling unwell
  • avoiding touching eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

For a copy of the school's risk assessment, please email office-ds@yare-edu.org.uk or head-ds@yare-edu.or.uk

SAFEGUARDING PUPILS

A Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) will still be available for any safeguarding concerns regarding our pupils:

1) Sally Bailey (Deputy Head and DSL) - 01603 436180 or deputy@dussindale.norfolk.sch.uk

2) Sarah Dorling  (SENCO and ADSL) - 01603 436180 or send@dussindale.norfolk.sch.uk

3) Louise Norgate (Head and ADSL) - 01603 436180 or head-ds@yare-edu.org.uk

If you are concerned about a child in Norfolk and want to speak to someone, contact Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020.  If you consider the incident to be an emergency, call 999.

Updated Tuesday 7th September 2020, 5.42 am

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