As we now all know, the country is back into a national lockdown with the message being ‘Stay at home’. As the current situation stands, the school is only open for key workers and vulnerable pupils for the rest of this term. We will of course prioritise maintaining our provision and safety measures throughout the term and will communicate changes as effectively as possible.
The government has been very clear that the message at this time is ‘Stay at Home’. With the concern around virus transmission, we know it is essential to reduce the amount of individuals in school as much as possible.
Therefore, in line with Local Authority guidance, if there is someone at home who can look after your child and support them with remote learning, we would ask that your child does not come to school on that day. If you are a key worker, can you please identify the days that you will need their child to come in and let us know what those days will be. This is important so that we can check children’s attendance. Some of you may need your child to attend full-time, but if this is not the case for you, then we would ask you to please help us to keep everyone safe by not sending your child to school unless you absolutely have to.
As a school we are committed to supporting our children’s well-being during this challenging time. We will be remaining in contact with all children who are not able to come into school, through Google Classroom, assemblies, videos etc. Let us know if you require any support and we can phone or email to talk to you or your child, if you need us to.
Stay safe and we hope to welcome everyone back into school soon.
Welcome to Emersons Green Primary School, a one-form entry school with a Resource Base for pupils with Visual Impairment and Physical Disabilities. We are very proud to represent the community of Emersons Green. Our goals are to inspire our pupils to develop a life-long enthusiasm for learning in all its forms and to ensure they grow into great citizens who will create legacies of their own in the world around them. This is underpinned by our 9 school values: Honesty, Respect, Trust, Confidence, Independence, Enthusiasm, Citizenship, Success and Creativity.
This is a promotional video to give prospective parents an idea of the provision we have for children in our school.
Headteacher Karl Hemmings leads a full tour of Emersons Green Primary School.
Our ‘Inclusion and Diversity’ curriculum has been developed in consultation with the whole school community. It is based on 3 curriculum principles:
Communication – in our school, children communicate in many different ways. We want to ensure we communicate the curriculum using a variety of approaches and ensure all children have the opportunity to share their ideas.
Accessibility – everybody has a right to access learning in a way that is meaningful for them. We believe learning must be relevant, purposeful and matched to learners’ needs and abilities.
Diversity – our curriculum and values represent and celebrate the diversity in Emersons Green, Bristol and the wider world. Through our curriculum, we are committed to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between all people.
Learning and Inclusion at Emersons Green Primary School
We believe everyone is a learner. This includes children, their families, staff and all members of our wider community. Our role is to ignite a passion for learning and support everyone to ensure they can reach their potential. Our curriculum is planned to support pupils when they need it and enable them to challenge themselves to make the progress they are capable of.
We provide our pupils with as wide a range of learning experiences as possible, including sports events, arts days, learning musical instruments, performing for others, taking part in competitions, as well as learning both indoors and outside. We have identified ’50 Things to Learn at Emersons Green Before You Leave’ to ensure pupils experience the broadest education we can provide.
This is done by ensuring that the foundations of learning are in place – physical health, mental wellbeing and positive relationships. These are essential for pupils to ensure they can learn as effectively as possible and have a positive, nurturing educational experience.
In addition to our mainstream curriculum teaching, our Resource Base provision ensures pupils with disabilities are included in classroom learning, through the support of experienced specialist staff.
If you wold like to find out more about our school, please explore our website or contact the school office.
The school’s inclusive ethos runs through the heart of everything it does. Leaders at all levels are committed to providing the best education for all pupils, no matter what their need. Pupils are very proud of this. A typical comment made by a pupil was that, ‘Our school is inclusive: it’s accessible for all pupils.’ At breaktimes and in lessons, pupils of all abilities and needs work and play alongside each other. Older pupils know to look after younger children. Pupils play together readily as a result of the good relationships they have with each other. This has led to a school that is warm and welcoming to all its pupils.
Staff demonstrate a strong commitment to safeguarding pupils’ welfare…Governors are aware of their role and come into school to check that the correct systems and procedures are in place. You carry out thorough risk assessments to ensure that the school is a safe place. Staff know what to do if they have a concern about a child. Leaders act swiftly to address any safeguarding issues that might arise.
Pupils feel safe in and around school. Parents are confident that their children are kept safe in school. Pupils know what to do if they have a concern about anything and feel confident that any issues will get sorted out by an adult.