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Please click on the link to read the School Reopening Letter to Parents (February 2021), with details for the reopening of school for all children returning to school on Monday 8th March: School Reopening Letter to Parents Feb 21

Dear Parents

May I start this important letter by thanking you all for your continued support with your child’s home learning during the lockdown period. St Peter’s School will fully reopen for ALL pupils on Monday 8th March 2021 in line with the Government announcement.  We understand that parents will have questions and concerns and below is some information to help with a smooth return to school for all children. 

Staggered opening and closing times for all year groups:

Reception Class:  9:30 am- 2:45 pm     

Year 1:  9:15 am- 2:55 pm 

Year 2:  9:05 am- 3:05 pm

Year 3:   9:15 am- 2:55 pm

Year 4:   9:05 am- 3:05 pm

Year 5:   8:55 am- 3:10 pm

Year 6:   8:45 am- 3:20 pm 

Please be punctual so that we can maintain good social distancing. 

It is vital to keep to the school times to ensure we all keep safe.  Members of staff will be by the main gate in the morning to support your child to enter the school.  Due to social distancing we will ask the parents not to enter the premises in the morning.  However, in the afternoon, we will ask just one parent to enter the school premises and to please follow the visual markers measured out in the playground to ensure 2 metre social distancing is maintained.  This is to reduce the number of people around the gate and driveway in the interest of infection control.

Our overall priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of everybody in school.  The school has therefore undertaken a comprehensive risk assessment that will be regularly reviewed.  Breakfast and After School Club will resume on 8th March with the normal opening and closing times, please contact them directly to book a place for your child ( 07943473197).

We will continue to follow the guidance if anyone becomes unwell with a new continuous cough or high temperature.  We ask that parents are vigilant in informing us if your child or member of your household develops symptoms of Covid-19.  If it is the case that your child becomes unwell the school will phone parents to collect their children from school and book a test (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested).

Staff and children must not come into school if they have symptoms, and must be sent home to self-isolate if they develop them in school.  All children can be tested, including children under 5.  Staff and parents must inform the school immediately of the results of the test:

  • If someone is negative, if they feel well and no longer have symptoms similar to Coronavirus, they can stop self-isolating.
  • If someone tests positive, they should follow the “stay at home” guidance for households with possible confirmed Coronavirus infections and must self-isolate for at least 10 days from the onset of their symptoms and then return to school only if they do not have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense or smell/taste.  If they still have a high temperature they should keep self-isolating until their temperature returns to normal.  Other members of their household should continue to self-isolate for full 14 days.

I am sure you will appreciate that this situation is subject to change, as we receive continual advice and guidance from the Government.  Please ensure you check the website, your e-mails and text messages for any updates.  Thank you for your understanding and support at this uncertain time.    

Yours sincerely

Miss M Du Bruyn

Headteacher

To view the updated March Risk Assessment, please click on the link: Risk Assessment and Planning Document 1.03.2021 (2)

To view the updated Breakfast and Afterschool Club Risk Assessment, please click on the link: Risk Assessment Breakfast and Afterschool Club March 21

Please view the letter sent jointly from the Metropolitan Police and Royal Borough of Greenwich advising on personal safety for all pupils and parents returning to school: Police Covid Letter to Parents

As part of Internet Safety Day, please click on the link to view a letter to parents re the safe use of the internet: Internet Safety Day Letter

We will be starting virtual Class Assemblies the week commencing 22nd February.  Please click on the link for further details: Virtual Class Assemblies Parent Letter

For essential reading regarding Parenting Online and Mental Health please click on the links:

Parenting in a Digital Worldonline

Let’s Talk About Mental Health

As part of Safer Internet Day, a booklet has been produced for parents explaining the risks around online radicalisation and fake news, particular during the pandemic. To view, please click:  RBG Parent guide

Please see the Online Learning letter, which explains how you can also access online learning via Playstation and XBox consoles: Online Learning Parent Letter

Please click on the link to view our Covid-19 Remote Learning Provision: Remote Learning Provision St Peter’s Feb 21

Please click on the link to view our Covid-19 Remote Learning and Contingency Plan: Remote Learning and Contingency Plan Feb 21

We are all following strict safety guidelines.  Please click on the link to see the additions to our Behaviour Policy, which we are strictly adhering to: Behaviour Policy Covid Addition 13.7.2020

In line with guidance anyone with a new and persistent cough, and/or a high temperature should self-isolate and stay away from school for at least 10 days.  Further information from the Government can be found  at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection.  We will keep the community updated via the school website and our social media.  Please use the internet for advice about symptoms and call NHS 111 if your symptoms worsen. 

Please view this short children’s video explaining what a virus is and what we can do to protect ourselves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMR3WPCRuAI&feature=youtu.be

Please click on the link to view a Corona Virus Advice Poster: Coronavirus Poster – School Nursing V2

Please click on the link for NHS A&E Advice: COVID19_Advice_for_parents_poster_6_0_1_.01

Please click on the link to see the message from Fr. Michael: ST PETER THE APOSTLE RC CHURCH MESSAGE

For details of the Parish daily activities, please viewSt.Peter’s RC

Mission Statement

St. Peter’s Catholic School Mission is that pupils, parents staff, governors and parish build together a learning community which develops love, concern for each other and forgiveness, by living out the Gospel.

This means our school will be a place which:

  • To foster knowledge and understanding of the Gospel values and growing in God’s love.
  • To ensure we care for and respect others, develop an understanding of the world and contribute to society as responsible citizens.
  • To promote independence and excellence.
  • To encourage us to use our gifts and talents for self-fulfilment and the good of all.
  • To appreciate that we are all uniquely created and loved by God.
  • To put our trust in God through prayer.

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“  ‘Values are lived out here’  and this is true.  Parents, pupils, staff and leaders all share this sentiment”

Ofsted Inspection 2017

 “Pupils’ progress and attainment are consistently strong across the school….The school has maintained this high standard in recent years.”

Ofsted Inspection 2017

 “Pupils look after each other – behaviour is outstanding.  Pupils say that they feel safe in school”

Ofsted Inspection 2017

 “Leaders at all levels have created a culture of high expectations and achievement.  They pursue excellence in every aspect of the school”

Ofsted Inspection 2017

 “Leaders make provision to ensure that no child is left behind”

Ofsted Inspection 2017

  “The quality of teaching, learning and assessment  is outstanding”

Ofsted Inspection 2017

 “Outstanding teaching means that all pupils make substantial progress in English and Maths”

Ofsted Inspection 2017

 “Pupils take immense pride in their work… Displays around the school are filled with examples of outstanding pupil’ work from all year groups”

Ofsted Inspection 2017

 “St Peter’s is an outstanding Catholic school offering an exceptionally high standard of Catholic education.  It is a warm and welcoming inclusive community where the mission statement pervades all aspects of school life”                                                                                                                                         RE Inspection 2016

We were awarded an SSAT National Award for both Progress and Children’s Attainment in June 2019, in celebration and acknowledgement of our 2018 educational outcomes.  We are very proud of this achievement, particularly as this is the second year running that we have received this award. 

In November 2018, we were delighted to receive a letter from Nick Gibb MP, the Minister of State for School Standards, acknowledging and congratulating St.Peter’s School on our very high standard of achievement in the 2018 phonics screening test, reflecting our children’s firm foundation in reading.

We received the STARS (Sustainable Travel: Active Responsible Safe) Award Gold Level, in October 2018 in recognition of achievements in active and safer travel initiatives.

St.Peter’s School had an Ofsted Inspection on 21st and 22nd February 2017.  The inspection was led by three of Her Majesty’s Inspectors, and all aspects of our school life were inspected.  After two days of a thorough examination and assessment of all areas of our work, we are delighted and incredibly proud to let you know that St.Peter’s school was judged as OUTSTANDING in ALL areas.  This is an excellent achievement for everyone.  Please click on the ‘Achievements’ tab to view the full, in-depth report. 

We are delighted to have achieved the Healthy Schools London Silver Award 2017 for all our hard work on health and well-being.

We are absolutely overjoyed to announce that St.Peter’s School was rated as an Outstanding school, following our RE Inspection on 9th November 2016.  Please read the RE Inspection Report and accompanying letter that can be found under the ‘About’ tab.  We are very proud of this achievement which is the result of the continued hard work and efforts made by our pupils, parents, entire school staff and governors. 

In February 2016, St.Peter’s school received a letter of congratulations from Sam Gyimah MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Childcare and Education.  This was in recognition of St.Peter’s School being one of the high achieving schools in the country in terms of attainment and progress of our disadvantaged children since 2011.  We are very proud to be one of the five Greenwich schools to be acknowledged.

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Dear Parent/Guardians

I am delighted to be writing to you as the Headteacher of St Peter’s Catholic Primary school. Having worked at St Peter’s Catholic Primary school for fifteen years I feel I have built a strong relationship with children, staff, parents/guardians, parish priests and governors.

Our school community is a strong and vibrant, where children are well supported by a dedicated, strong team of teachers, teaching assistants, parents, our local Parish and by the surrounding community.

My vision for the school is to ensure that we continue to have a strong focus on our Christian values.  We want to grow like a seed grows into a lovely plant and to become better people, sharing the Gospel values with the world we live in.  Each term we will focus on a different Christian value.  This is done through our collective worship, curriculum and everything we do at St Peter’s Catholic Primary school.  Father Michael regularly visits the school and helps us to reinforce our understanding of each value.  The values we explore and strive to live by are:  love, hope, honesty, respect, forgiveness and perseverance.

Our teaching is based upon the belief that every child is unique and that it is a privilege to guide and accompany them on their learning journey.  We believe that the God given talents of each individual are the foundation of a school family where everybody is able to flourish and achieve their own unique potential in Christ. We aim to grow in faith with your child, guiding them, in partnership with you, to become people of resilience, responsibility and commitment in an ever changing world.

This reflects our school motto “It’s nice to be nice”.  Children learn in a positive climate that fosters self-esteem, where all children are valued and where learning is fun.

As a school we strive for high standards and feel that these are best achieved when the school and parents are working together in partnership with the child.  As key educators in your children’s lives, I feel that it is important that you feel you have a voice and that as a school we are approachable and allocate time to listen to your concerns, worries or thoughts about the school. We have an open door policy in school and please feel free to talk to both myself and the senior leadership team.

You can be assured that as Acting Headteacher, I will strive to create the best education for your child/children whilst they are members of our school family.

Through our school website we aim to provide a high degree of communication between school, parents and the community.  When you open the pages you will find detailed information about our school.  We hope you find this site useful.  Please use the school office contact details below if you would like any further information.

I look forward to watching your children grow in confidence, knowledge and spirituality during their time at St Peter’s Catholic Primary school and will thank you in advance for the support.

Yours sincerely

Miss M Du Bruyn

Headteacher