Welcome to Boughton Leigh Junior School.
On Sunday evening, the Prime Minister, in his address to the nation, indicated that the government
believes it may be in a position to implement a phased re-opening of schools from 1st June. This phased
re-opening would start with pupils in Reception, Year One and Year Six. This is part of the government’s
conditional plan, which it says will remain under regular review.
Please be advised that all schools received this information at the same time as the nation. Following this
announcement, we are expecting to receive further guidance and clarification from the Department for
Education in the next few days, about what this will mean for our school.
We will notify you as soon as this guidance has been released and our arrangements and plans are
confirmed. This is so that we can keep pupils, staff and all our families safe by adopting a sensible, well planned approach to the measures announced.
It is important to stress that for the next three weeks at least, arrangements in school remain unchanged
– School remains closed, providing care only for children of key workers and those identified under
vulnerable categories. Home learning will continue for all other children and work will continue to be
provided via the ‘Learn at Home’ page on the school website and communication through class Dojo.
Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time for us all. Please stay safe.
Mrs P. Duynstee
Firstly, I hope you all had a restful Easter break and that you did manage to have some quality time. With at least another three weeks in lock down (and an uncertain future beyond), I welcome you to our very first remote summer term!
We’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working, so I wanted to take the opportunity to say what an amazing job you’re doing supporting your child’s well-being and learning during this time. Communication with class teacher’s via Dojo is working well and many of you are having phone contact from DSLs or SENCo each week, so we are managing to keep in touch as well as we can.
If you have any Safeguarding concerns please ring in to the school office – phones are checked daily - or email (including out of hours) to: email@example.com and mark as: Safeguarding Urgent; so that it can be passed to a DSL. As always, if you have any immediate concerns then ring Children’s Services: 01926 410410 or if necessary, the Police.
It’s definitely been a strange and challenging time for everyone, so don’t feel concerned if you or your child feel wobbly or worried at times, this is natural. Please see our Mental Health Awareness section on the school website Home Learning page (below), for ideas, resources and support. If you have any concerns about helping your child learn or you need any other support from the school, please contact your child’s class teacher via Dojo in the first instance, as they will be happy to help.
We miss the children very much, but we must follow the government’s guidance to keep everyone in our community safe. So, we’re carrying on with being open only for vulnerable pupils and to the children of Key Workers. However, just because we’re not all in the same building, doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun together! Your children will see that we have lots of activities that they can get stuck into over the summer term – so keep a close eye on the school APP or this website, where staff are adding new resources daily.
At the moment, we cannot say yet when we’ll be able to open the school fully, but rest assured that we’ll continue doing our utmost to keep your child learning and our school community connected.
Let’s get cracking with our summer term, and thank you (as ever,) for your continued support.
Our Home Learning area is constantly being updated and changed to offer new learning opportunities.
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Our attendance for this week (9th - 13th March 2020) 96.%. That's a great effort, let's see if we can get it even higher! Please can you inform the office if your child is unable to attend school. You can check on our attendance tree in the entrance area to see how your class is doing!
Latest School Events Events
- Y5 Castleton Residential15Jun2020
9:00 am - 17 jun, 3:00 pm @ Castleton
- BLJS FC Match16Jun2020
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm @ School
BLJS FC host Bilton Juniors
- Y5 Castleton Residential17Jun2020
9:00 am - 19 jun, 3:00 pm @ Castleton
- Y4 Kwik Cricket19Jun2020
9:30 am - 12:30 pm @ Harris School
Kwik Cricket session
- Year 6 Residential22Jun2020
@ Acorn Adventure
Boughton Leigh Jnr @Bljsrugby
3 Jun We set our children the challenge of sharing the languages they speak. Here are some of their responses! https://t.co/OCJb4c6EQy
1 Jun This video will help you to complete your activities! #StayInWorkOut #StayHomeStayActive https://t.co/sOUW2CSq2Y
1 Jun Come on BLJS! Let’s get involved! #StayInWorkOut https://t.co/N0yFOVux4S
22 May Year 3 were focussing on mindfulness. Here's what some of them got up to! https://t.co/hCbGZySnBm via @YouTube
19 May This video may help with the cricket competition! https://t.co/SZcHZCDi2G
As we continue to improve communications we have invested in a brand new app to keep parents up to date with what is happening in school. You can download the new app for both Apple IOS and Android by clicking the links below.