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Welcome to our School

Dussindale Primary School opened in 2007 – at the time, the first brand new school in Norfolk for nearly 30 years. Our pupils have grown in number from 62 to 372 and we are still growing! We are proud of everything that our community of children, families, staff and governors have achieved during this time, creating an exciting, dynamic and creative learning environment.

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"Together on a voyage of discovery"

Our vision is to have a school where outstanding learning takes place in a safe, happy and supportive environment. Our children want to learn to have a good life and to make a good life for future generations.

Coronavirus - COVID-19

From Monday 15th June 2020, Dussindale Primary School will continue to operate in a very different way.  In line with DFE guidance and the schools risk assessments and capacity, children of key workers, year R, 1 and 6 will be able to book and attend school sessions.  It is vital all sessions are booked by emailing head-ds@yare-edu.org.uk

During this period, Dussindale Primary School will only open between 8.40 am and 3.20 pm, due to there being no breakfast or after school club provision.  Children can wear non-uniform and must bring a water bottle and snacks.  Children can either bring a packed lunch or parents can order one via Pupil Asset. 

                    Key workers should bring and collect their children on their way to and from work, via the main school office.                          On their first time to work, key workers will be asked for evidence that they work in a critical role. 

Year R parents should bring their children from 9 am and collect them at 2.40 pm, via Vane Close gate. 

Year 1 parents should bring their children from 9.20 am and collect them at 3 pm, via Vane Close gate. 

Year 6 parents can bring their children from 9.30 am and collect them at 3.20 pm, via Vane Close gate. 

Teachers will continue to use online learning for all pupils.  Reception will be shared via Tapestry and Year 1 - 6  by Google Classrooms.  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

Following the government’s high level announcement on Tuesday 9th June, we are now considering what opportunities could be available to Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 to spend time in small groups, on site, on specific days before the end of the academic year. Once the DfE have published more detailed guidance we will be able to update you further.

Videos for pupils starting in Reception in 2020 (please copy and paste the link to your browser)

    What learning looks like -  https://www.loom.com/share/8af739080c1440b1a2945413b6ab1172 

   Parents as partners - https://www.loom.com/share/87b55cbbdf4d4bf4b2d8b5f7e73d30d0  

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

 As you may be aware, the Secretary of State for Education of the United Kingdom, Gavin Williamson announced that "We will not go ahead with primary school assessments or secondary exams this summer...."

May we remind you, we remain your school and will 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.

Changes to forthcoming events:

-Prospective Year R transition meeting on 18th June has been cancelled - a letter signposting video's will be sent instead

-Year 3 swimming has been cancelled until further notice

-All After School Clubs run by the school from Monday 20th April 2020 (cookery, cricket, nature, tennis, and bedtime reading) have been cancelled until further notice

Where money has been paid and events cancelled, the school will contact parents regarding refunds.

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 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

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 Sunday21st June 2020, 12.26 pm

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