Welcome to Sandhill Primary School
Important Information regarding returning to school Monday June 1st.
Please click on the link as directed by the text message you have received from School to locate the information for your child.
School's one-way system to avoid breaking social distancing rules.
@sandhillprimary on Twitter has our latest videos showing how to access school from Monday 1st June
The school carpark will be closed from 8:30am - 9:30am and 2:30pm - 3:30pm daily as parent's will be using the roadway as their exit path.
Please click the link above for additional support to help your child at home.
This Information can also be found by clicking on the Parent Information link at the top of this page
Closure of Schools in England due to the COVID – (coronavirus) outbreak
We ask that if your child/children need the support of the school, that you please contact school as soon as possible by phoning school on 01226 345030 or by email at Sandhillprimary@ecmtrust.co.uk so plans can be made.
MORE SUPPORT FOR BARNSLEY RESIDENTS - RAISING AWARENESS
During these difficult times, many residents are unfortunately facing uncertainty about their current and future employment. To address this and to support our residents, the employment and skills team have developed a simple, single point of contact to make it easier to speak to someone and access the free support available to residents who may have been:
- Laid off/unemployed
- Are at risk of redundancy
- Looking to develop or grow skills
Barnsley Council’s Employment and Skills service has joined forces with Enterprising Barnsley and other employment support providers to make it easier for residents to access employment and skills support.
- Support can be accessed through the website and its webchat function: https://www.enterprisingbarnsley.co.uk/support-for-employment/
- Or, directly through our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re on the end of a phone and can provide advice to determine eligibility for Universal Credit and how to start and prepare claims; job searching, getting a CV ready, support with applications and interviews and access to free training if residents want to develop your skills for a new role or promotion.
Please help us raise awareness of this support across your networks, we are ready to receive referrals. Just make sure people are happy for you to share their contact details and email them through or direct people to us on the details above.
We are working on getting a contact phone number and unfortunately in the meantime we are only able to receive enquiries through the email or webchat. However, if individuals are not able to access email or webchat, if they can ask a friend, neighbour or professional to email us their phone number we will phone them straight back.
Our partners include: Barnsley Council Adult and Community Learning, Enterprising Barnsley, The Growth Company & Wiseability, The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, The Citizen’s Advice Service
For further information about Barnsley Council’s response to Covid-19, visit: barnsley.gov.uk/services/health-and-wellbeing/covid-19-coronavirus-advice-and-guidance/
School Closures & Home Learning
Every child was sent home with a home learning pack before the school closed. There is a link on the school website under ‘Parent Information’ that directs you to planned weekly activities for your children. We have also added some websites to the school website and we will keep adding to these. Children have access to Purple Mash and Numbots. Lots of children have also been joining in with PE with Joe Wicks, RWI lessons, story time with David Walliams amongst other things which we keep sharing on our Twitter page/website. It has been so lovely to see some of the learning that your children have been doing too. Please keep sharing these on our Twitter and we would still like as many parents as possible to download the twitter app and follow our classes.
Please make sure that throughout all of this, you continue to have some fresh air/go on a daily walk and most importantly spend quality time with your family playing games, making things, watching films, singing, dancing, talking and laughing together whilst ensuring that you stay safe.
Arrangements for Free School Meals
We are supporting all of our families who are in receipt of Free School Meals by providing them with a packed lunch which is available from reception from 11.30am. All parents in receipt of ‘Free School Meals’ should have received a text message that they need to respond to. Vouchers will be sent by text on a weekly.basis.
Support for all our families
We appreciate that this is a challenging time for everyone, and there are families within our community who are particularly struggling whether this be for food or they just need someone to talk to. Please remember that we are still here to support each and everyone of you and we can still be contacted via the school email—Sandhillprimary@ecmtrust.co.uk. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can support you or your child in anyway.
Sandhill Primary School, which is part of the Every Child Matters Academy Trust, will as of 1st November 2019 re-broker across to the ECM Trust. Further information will be available from the school as we nearer that date as well as keeping you informed via the school website and letters home. Should you have any queries please don't hesitate in contacting the school direct