Please be aware that the information in this letter may change in the event of any further updates to Government guidance.

Dear Parents/Carers, 

We hope you are all keeping well, staying safe and are making the best of the current situation. As you will be aware, the government has announced that primary schools should open for some year groups before the end of the summer term. In response to this, we will be opening the school for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 in a staggered process as follows:

Monday 8th June - Nursery and Reception

Thursday 11th June - Year 1/ Resource Base

Monday 15th June - Year 6

Please be reassured that we will do our very best to ensure the safety of all children and will endeavour to reduce risks to a minimum. However, we should all recognise that as soon as the number of children in school increases, so does the risk of transmission.

We do understand that sending your children into school may cause you anxiety and that you may have concerns, so we would like to confirm again that sending your child to school is your choice and there will be no penalties for non-attendance.

To support you, we have created a Parent Handbook which contains all the information you need to know about your children coming back to school. See here

If you missed our last update, the following link will give you some further information about how the school might look and feel when reopened. See here

However, if you do require further information please contact the school on 0121 - 675 2800 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yours sincerely,

Mr K Rogerson

 
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  • The Billesley Foodbank will be open in the house on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9.30 am - 11.00 am for food or just a chat. 

Frequently asked questions
Questions Answers 

How can I contact the school?

The school office will be manned from 8:15 am to 3:45 pm.

Telephone: 0121 6752800

The school email will also be monitored regularly: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What should I do if my child doesn’t understand the work they’ve been set?

The following link should provide you with all the information required to access home learning. 

If you require Google classroom specific support this link gives you all the information you need.

Please be aware that you and your child can also use the Google classroom comment feature to communicate with your teacher if they are in Year 2 - 6.

Y1 parents and children should follow this link to their home learning website.

If your child is in the EYFS you can communicate daily through E-Journals. 

Can I access the school during school closure?

No. The building will only be open for vulnerable pupils and pupils of ‘Key Workers’ (please see the latest guidance Key Workers). 

There will be a limited number of staff members on site.

Should you wish to contact the school please use the methods highlighted above.

What do I do if I have any safeguarding concerns?

Please contact Children’s Social Care on 0121 3031888 or NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When should I expect to receive communications or updates from school?

We will do our best to keep you updated regularly. Remember to check the school website, Twitter or Facebook. It is also important to keep up to date with current news in the national media.

When is school going to reopen?

Unfortunately, this isn’t a question we can answer at this stage. We would advise you to keep up to date with national news and regularly check your emails for communication from the school.

My child is entitled to a free school meal, will this be provided?

Yes, you should have received a text message regarding this. If you are eligible and haven’t received any communication, please contact the school. 

What will happen to any payments already made?

All events that have been cancelled will be fully refunded.

What happens if I have a change in my circumstances? 

If you have a change of circumstances at any point during the enforced school closure please email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Home Learning

During school closure, the following will be provided to support your children's learning.

Regular homework will be set via Google Classroom or an online alternative for younger children. This will be accessible on laptops, tablets or mobile phones. This will Monday 23rd March 2020

There is home learning support information on our website.

Follow this link: Home Learning Support

If you require any passwords re-issuing for all our homework sites (Bug Club, MyMaths, SpellingShed, TT Rockstars). Please complete the following form and passwords will be re-issued.

Password reset/request

3. If you can not access Google Classroom and would like a paper pack, these will be available on request. Please note that paper packs will be in limited supply.

Here are some links to websites to support you.

Coronavirus: BBC works with schools to offer TV lesson

Newsround - information for younger children

An online book for children about quarantine

Childline - Coronavirus

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Billesley Primary School
Trittiford Road
Billesley
Birmingham
B13 0ES
0121 675 2800