Welcome to Chaigeley School

 

Chaigeley School continues to follow the government’s guidance for educational settings. We have prepared our own internal continuity measures and will continue to review these daily. Any developments will be published on this page.

Update From the Principal – 6th April – Please click the link below

Letter to parents – Easter 2020

IMPORTANT – 20th March Update 

 Following the government announcement on school closures on 19th March for all but the most vulnerable pupils with EHCP’s and children of key workers, the school will remain open from Monday 23rd March. 

 Due to low levels of staffing as a result of the pandemic we will be operating a reduced provision on site. Only pupils of key workers and those pupils with higher needs will be attending school from this date. 

Please see this guidance from the government to clarify whether you or your partner are a “key worker” under the current directive:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision.

key worker

Please note: the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. The fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.  The whole point of school closures is to avoid social contact wherever possible. Any individual who sends their child into school when it is not absolutely necessary is, quite literally, risking the lives of other people in our community. 

We will continue to act in accordance with government directives and provide a service in line with safe staffing levels.

All of our pupils are entitled to free school meals. Over the next week we will be sending out shopping vouchers to the parents/carers of pupils not attending on site.

 Also in line with government guidance we will be offering an alternative curriculum to pupils at school. We will keep this page updated regularly and advise of any changes in circumstance.

For pupils not on site we will be providing learning resources via  learning packs, school website and google classroom, details of which will be sent out this week. We have also created a new section on the website containing learning resources for all pupils which can be accessed HERE. This will be updated reguarly. There are also links to Wellbeing and Mental Health resources in this section.

Throughout the duration of the pandemic we will continue to check on the wellbeing of all our pupils

These are difficult and testing times for as all. If you have any questions about the service the school is providing please call or email the school.

16th March Update – The government are advising that:

  • staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal
  • if staff, young people or children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they should be sent home

Please report any absences to school using the normal systems.

 Full government guidance for schools can be found below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

NHS Page on Coronavirus Conditions

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 Guidance on Self Isolation:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Please contact school if you are concerned about the impact of the Coronavirus. We do ask that you understand that we do not have access to any information that is not already publicly available and are following government guidelines. 

 

 

Chaigeley School is committed to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

Chaigeley School has been helping pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties since 1946, when it was established by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) to help children traumatised during the bombings of the Second World War. Chaigeley provides quality individualised provision for boys and girls aged 8 to 16 through both day and residential education and care.

Chaigeley School takes pride in ‘realising the potential’ of all its pupils and provides an individualised curriculum solution for young people along with an integrated therapeutic intervention approach, that aims to focus on the whole self and results in excellent outcomes for all our pupils.

In recent years the growing complexity of SEMH has led Chaigeley to develop strategies to address the associated and complex needs of our pupils. This has included and increased skill set for dealing with Autism, Dyslexia and a range of adolescent mental health issues. This means Chaigeley is best placed to provide skilled and specialist education and care for a full range of complex needs.

Chaigeley School is a non maintained charitable trust led by the Chaigeley Education Foundation. It is a single site organisation, who invests consistently in the development of pupils and staff, using all funds for this aim. You can, at all times be assured that all funds are going towards improving the life chances of young people.

As in 1946, Chaigeley continues to care for pupils in crisis with its main asset being the staff group who are dedicated and sensitive to the needs of our pupils and determined to make a difference as “every child matters”.

We are very proud of our pupils and school and I would be happy to provide a tour of the school if you are interested in seeing what we do to help young people ‘realise their potential ‘ Jan Barlow – School Principal

 

Chaigeley School values the diversity and equal opportunity of every young person and member of staff.

 

 

If parents, carers or members of the public would like to request a paper copy of any of the material contained within this website please email: admin@chaigeley.org.uk or call our administrative team on 01925752357