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Correspondence regarding Covid-19

The School remains closed until further notice

updated on the 23rd March 2020

An update from the JT Team.

Our main focus this week is doing whatever we can to support the pupils who have the most complex health and care needs, in conjunction with the Local Authority. This may involve asking available staff to step outside their usual roles, if necessary. We would always go the extra mile for our pupils and will help in any way we can. Your son/daughter's class teacher will be contacting you frequently to check in and see if there is anything you need. If we can help we will and can signpost where needed. The advice remains that the safest place for anyone is at home.
We continue to work closely with the Local Authority and have already given a list of staff names to start this process off. We know the pupils attending the Steven Wiltshire Centre will appreciate a familiar face!
For our families on free school meals we will be in touch soon to let you know how you can receive additional support for meal provision.
Please do use the school contacts in your family packs to get in touch for any reason at all.
Please look after your loved ones and stay safe. Thinking of you all

The Senior Leadership Team

coronavirus information

colourful handsArt & Sensory Play Ideas

Here are some Recipes & ideas to engage learners in sensory play

Art and Sensory Play Ideas Hand Out
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The Sensory Projects 

The Sensory ProjectThe Sensory Projects have provided a number of links to resources that may be of use they can be accessed from here

The Sensory Project activities for home

Twinkl free access code


Twinkl are proving free access to their online resources for parents to use at home. Use the code above to create a new account from the link below


P.E. With Joe: Live workouts for Kids

codeJoe Wicks is hosting a free workout aimed at kids 'LIVE' on this YouTube channel monday to Friday at 9am.
You can subscribe to his channel from the link below

Daily LIVE work out for Kids More Info
Daily LIVE work out for Kids YouTube channel

BLINK Dance Free Basic Guide

blinklogoBLINK Dance have created a free basic guide for parents and carers who may want to do some dance activities with their children from home, please find attached. They hope to follow these with some free tutorials and exercises on their youtube channel in the hope that this might be able to provide a small buffer at this challenging time.

BLINK Dance Hand Out

Our School Leadership Team

Francesca: Headteacher

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I hold ultimate responsibility for every aspect of the school. This includes the education and progress of all pupils as well as the management of staff. I also develop the strategic vision for the school alongside governors and the rest of the school community. I am the Designated Safeguarding Lead and work alongside parents/carers and other professionals to ensure pupils are safe and well cared for.

Sarah: Deputy Headteacher

I oversee the operational day to day running of the school, including daily staffing and pupil first day response. Alongside this I work with the rest of the leadership team to develop the strategic vision for the school. I deputise for the Headteacher in all areas, including safeguarding.

Jo: School Business Manager

My role is both operational and strategic, and covers a wide range of areas which help to ensure the smooth running of the school and support outcomes for students. These include management of the day to day finances, Human Resources, purchase of goods and services, facilities management, and health and safety and compliance.

Peter: Assistant Headteacher

I ensure the highest standards of teaching, learning and curriculum across the school. I line manage the Heads of Department and work with the rest of the leadership team to ensure the school continuously moves forward as an outstanding place of learning and care. I am also a member of the safeguarding team.

Kirsty: Head of EYFS & Primary

I am the first port of call for all things primary related. I am a class teacher, but also responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the Primary Department. I work within the leadership team, representing the Primary pupils and staff, helping to discuss and implement the strategic vision for the school.

Stephanie: Head of Secondary & Post 16

I am one of the new Heads of the Secondary and Post 16 Department. My role is a job share and I will be working with Katie. We will ensure that the pupils’ have excellent outcomes during their time with us and that the teaching is of an excellent standard. We will ensure that the pupils’ transition through the school and into adult life is positive. We will be a key link to parents, carers and the other professionals throughout this time.

Katie: Head of Secondary & Post 16

I am one of the new Heads of Secondary and Post 16 department. I will be working part time, sharing the role with Stephanie Freestone. Together, we will line manage the teachers in the Secondary and Post 16 classes and we will oversee the education, care and transition for pupils in the Secondary and Post 16 Department. We will work with the remaining Senior Management Team to ensure the highest standards of teaching and learning.

Gemma: Family Link Worker

I have the best job in the school as the Family Link Worker! I work extensively with families, providing parents and carers with support, information and advice on social, emotional and health issues in a variety of ways. I also work closely alongside class teachers, and other school based professionals, in order to maximize pupils wellbeing, engagement and enjoyment of new experiences. .

Amy: Occupational Therapist

I am the Occupational Therapist at Jack Tizard. I work in the Therapy Team alongside school staff and families to provide the best support to pupils to enable them to access learning and achieve optimal independence. Our “therapy ethos” is to integrate and embed all strategies and intervention into the daily routine. I am the Therapy Team representative on the school leadership team.

Ramona: Outreach & Inclusion Teacher

The main aspect of my role involves managing the Inclusion & Outreach service, which supports a wide range of mainstream schools across the borough, and sometimes beyond. I work with a range of staff from head teachers to teaching assistants, helping them to meet the needs of their pupils with special needs. We work together to implement new strategies and approaches, differentiating work according to need. I can also loan resources to help pupils engage as fully as possible with the curriculum and to help them feel included in an often confusing world.

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