Jack Tizard School Online Learning Videos
24 February 2021,
Dear Parents and Carers,
We hope the half term break gave you a welcome opportunity to spend time with your family without the pressures of home-schooling and early morning school runs! The early signs of spring and the warmer weather definitely made a difference.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday, we are now working to ensure that we are ready for the wider re-opening of Jack Tizard School on the 8th March. This news is welcomed by the whole Jack Tizard community and we look forward to seeing our students all in school again on that day. We will be operating our usual school hours of 9:10am to 3:10pm.
Your class teacher will be contacting you shortly for their weekly phone call. During this call, and like previous calls, we will be asking you a series of questions to ensure we are ready for your son or daughter to return. We are grateful for your time and input in this and of course, the offer continues to be personalised according to the needs of the pupils and the demands on family life. If you have any concerns or queries please do share these with your child’s class teacher.
We are aware that some pupils have been learning from home for a long period of time and are very open to discussing phased returns with you to ensure a positive transition back on site
We do urge that you seek advice from a medical professional should your child still be required to shield. For this remaining 2 weeks, the remote learning offer will continue including a final delivery of resources if this is something you require.
Our priority continues to be the health, welfare and education of our pupils. We are very pleased to share that all staff on the school site have now been offered the first dose of the COVID 19 vaccination which was most welcome. With further guidance from Public Health England, rapid flow testing will continue in school and at home for the relevant staff and students.
We continue to be so proud of the whole Jack Tizard community, staff, parents and of course, our wonderful students. The way everyone continues to manage during these difficult times is a true reflection of the wonderful families and staff we have at Jack Tizard. We are so grateful for all of your support. We look forward to a safer and brighter future.
The Senior Leadership Team
We are an 'Outstanding School' for pupils aged 3 to 19 years with a range of severe learning difficulties (SLD) including profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD).
Jack Tizard is a happy, friendly school where pupils are encouraged and supported to learn and achieve. Each child and young person within our school is treated as a unique individual and our multi-disciplinary approach to learning provides the opportunities for them to reach their full potential.
We are passionate about creating a learning environment that is caring, supportive, stimulating, enjoyable, age appropriate and challenging. At Jack Tizard we are proud of our learning community and the opportunities we provide. Our multi-professional team work in close partnership with parents, staff and pupils to support learning and achievement.
Jack Tizard is an inclusive school, in which all our pupils are supported to achieve their potential. We are committed to the positive social inclusion of all our pupils through person centred approaches to learning, communication, independence and community links.
Within Jack Tizard School we promote an ethos of respect for all regardless of gender, race, sexuality, social background, ability, nationality or religion. The contribution of every individual is valued equally.