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Oldfield Brow Primary School

Only The Very Best Will Do

Welcome To Our School

On behalf of the pupils, staff and Governing Body, it is our pleasure to welcome you to Oldfield Brow Primary School.

Oldfield Brow is truly at the heart of the community - it has been on a significant and exciting journey and school improvement is rapid. Learning is at the heart of all that we do as we strive to develop the children as active, motivated, resilient learners who thrive in a caring, supportive environment. 

We are also creating and developing a curriculum that not only promotes high standards and challenges children’s thinking but a curriculum that also excites and motivates our children and teaching staff. We are striving to develop children’s knowledge and skill across all areas of the curriculum so that we nurture and grow well-rounded children who could be the mathematicians, scientists, writers or historians of the future. We want to inspire our children so that as they grow into young adults they have belief in themselves and belief in their talents too.

We also foster and nurture a community who care for one another, where kindness is promoted and respect is strong. It is our aim that we develop the whole child so that they grow to be responsible, caring individuals who achieve their potential.

Oldfield Brow is a thriving school community with committed staff, supportive parents and wonderful children.

We very much look forward to welcoming new children and families and prospective parents are actively encouraged to contact the school office and arrange to receive a link to our welcome video. This will provide you with the opportunity to see school in action.

Oldfield Brow

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the Summer Term and I hope that you all had a lovely break, enjoying the sunshine and the snow too! There is much to look forward to and we hope that this will be an exciting and rewarding term for all.

Details on how we continue to deal with the Covid situation are available on the school's website within the downloads 'What's On' section as well as a copy of the latest Risk Assessment. As with the country as whole, we want to take a 'cautious approach' to the stepping down from Lockdown to maintain the safety of our entire school family whilst being aware of the need to move towards a normal provision for all - this is reflected in our current Risk Assessment. Further information was also sent home on 5.3.21 and can also be found within the What's On section and called 'Welcome Back in March'. A document 'COVID - a Quick Guide for Parents' explains what you should do if your child shows symptoms of Covid and when they can return to school. This can be found within our downloads section.

As we now look towards the Summer, I wish to bring to your attention that it is likely that the school will be used as a Polling Station on Thursday May 6th. Local elections were cancelled last year due to the National Lockdown.

As many of you are aware, this will mean that the school will have to close on that day. I have asked Trafford for advice on this matter but they are adamant that the local elections will take place as normal and have stated on-line that:

"The elections are scheduled to go ahead as planned on 6 May. We are working hard to ensure that they can proceed effectively, including that polling stations will be safe places to vote. You can vote by post or proxy if you can't or don't want to go to the polling station."

I thought that informing you as soon as possible of this likelihood would be advantageous in arranging child-care for that day.



Please can all parents wear face-coverings whilst waiting at school with their children. Please, do not be too early or too late - this is to ease congestion and help address social distancing issues.

The latest information on many other matters is available through our 'February Newsletter' and can be found within our 'What's On' downloads section on this website.

We have posted information regarding Covid Testing for Staff and information about February half-term within our downloads section - "29th January Update for Parents". Further details on Home Learning have been updated and can be found within our downloads section - 'Newsletters' then 'Jan 2021 Parents' Guidance Home Learning'.

We will be in touch as soon as is possible - please check your emails and the web site for further information. Take care.
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Information on how we will use the funds given to us to 'Bridge the COVID Gap' has been placed within to our 'downloads' section.
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Contact information regarding support services available in Trafford has been placed in our downloads section. Called 'Support and Advice', it offers a range of contact information.

Please be aware that there are particular symptoms regarding Covid and clear guidance for your child -and your family - if any of these are shown. The updated Covid Absence Guide and information on how to OBTAIN TESTING is available on our downloads section to help you further.

For new parents wishing to join the school, a video showing a 'virtual tour' of the school is now available from the office. Please email us if you would like to receive the link. Unfortunately, we are unable to show parents around the school personally due to Covid restrictions.

If you need to contact the school, please use the office@oldfield-brow.com email address.

The school's Anti-Bullying Policy has been revised and is available within our policy documents on our website.

The school's Behaviour Policy has been amended and updated to state that anyone refusing to follow appropriate Health and Safety expectations will now have breached our school's Behaviour Policy. A risk assessment in regard to returning to school has been posted within our 'Downloads' section and was last updated on 1st April 2021.

The school calendar has also been updated. Once again, please check within our 'downloads' section for the latest information.

Thank you for your ongoing support. Keep checking back for further updates.

Keep safe, keep well and see you soon!

Robert Merrell
Headteacher
Robert Merrell
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