Beckley CE Primary School is a popular and successful village school with high standards of teaching & learning and behaviour. We have a strong community ethos and a lively and progressive approach to classroom practice.
Our school is in the picturesque village of Beckley, nestling in the rolling 1066 countryside, 5½ miles northwest of the ancient Cinque Ports town of Rye in East Sussex.
COVID-19 Beckley School Update:
You Tube video post:
We are posting short videos made by staff for children and parents at home to watch. Please click on the link here for today’s video post: Mr T’s Video Post – 3.4.2020
Here is a great video that really makes it clear, just why washing our hands properly really does make a difference: Hand Washing Technique
We are now in a situation where the school is closed until further notice. We currently do not have any children of critical workers who require provision in school, and so the school has been closed.
If you are a critical worker and your work circumstances change, please email the school and we can adapt our plans as and when we need to.
5.1 Will I be counted as a critical worker?
Critical workers include NHS staff, police, farmers and food retail workers, who need to be able to go out to work.
Children with a parent or carer who is listed on the government’s critical worker list should be considered for a school place.
If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. That is why 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.
5.2 If only one parent or carer is a critical worker, can I send my children in to school?
Children with at least one parent or carer who is critical to the COVID-19 response can attend school if required.
However, many families with a parent or carer working in critical sectors will be able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.
Please respect the health of all the children and also the health of the staff who are keeping the school open, at the risk of their own health, by following this advice carefully.
A full copy of the latest government advice is available here: Government Advice for Parents and School Closures
Staff have prepared work for home-learning and this is being organised in the following ways:
Over the Easter holidays, we recognise that some families wish to have the normal ‘holiday break’ from school and home-learning, whereas other families have told us they wish to keep going with the home-learning routines that have now established. Both of these are absolutely fine.
There is work provided by class teachers for the Easter holiday period, but this entirely OPTIONAL for you to use with your children – depending on your approach to the holiday period. If you do choose to get your children to do the work, the class teacher will look at anything emailed in and will respond to it.
To go on the class page for your child, click onto the ‘classes’ tab at the top of the page and select the class from the drop down box.
There is plenty of work for your child to do here, and more work is being added every few days onto the class pages.
From the start of Term 5 (Monday 20th April), the class teachers will put out a weekly set of work to be completed and will explain what the learning focus for the week is to be.
Home-learning will include:
- A weekly learning focus to help prioritise tasks and activities
- Daily phonics activities (for Key Stage 1 children)
- Daily maths activities
- Weekly Spellings
- Weekly Reading (and reading comprehension tasks for Key Stage 2)
- Weekly activities based around science/art/topic work
- Fortnightly extended writing activities (which will be emailed back to the teacher for feedback and then re-drafting by the pupils)
Many of the IT learning programmes we use, such as Purple Mash provide the opportunities for teaching staff to look at the work completed by the children and give a feedback comment. We will keep doing this wherever possible.
Please bear with us all as we do our best to provide age-appropriate learning in rather unusual circumstances whilst also remembering that staff have families that they may need to care for too.
The Genesis Federation:
Beckley CE Primary School is part of The Genesis Federation with Peasmarsh CE Primary School. Our two schools still both maintain their unique identities, however our federation links allow staff to work together to support the teaching and learning in both schools by sharing resources, facilities and staff training opportunities, wherever appropriate.
Our Federation embraces the creation and development of ‘human flourishing’ through wisdom, hope, community and dignity. We nourish our community on a journey of spiritual, moral, physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth that helps everyone fulfil their potential through the promises and love of God. We work in harmony to promote ‘Life in all its fullness’.
Pupils, staff and parents are proud of their school and value the caring ethos. Pupils are polite, caring and respectful and get on very well with each other. They actively support each other’s learning. Staff are relentless and passionate in their desire to provide the best possible learning experiences and outcomes for their pupils. Parents and carers are very supportive and extremely positive about the school.
We maintain very close ties with the Church and local community and make full use of all local facilities to provide a high quality learning experience for all our pupils.
This is our Prospectus for 2019-2020 which will provide you with a lot more detail about our school. A version of this document is also available in large print if required – please contact the school office.