September 2021 School Admissions
Applications for September 2021 secondary school places are now open.
Applications close at 4.30pm on Monday 2 November 2020.
We will send an acknowledgement email by the end of December 2020 to confirm that we have received and are processing your application. If you completed a paper application, you will receive an acknowledgement letter through the post.
If you need to speak to someone about school admissions, please contact the School Admissions Team on 0191 424 7706 / 7767 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see below letters from schools you may be interested in for your child.
Saturday 10th October 2020 is World Mental Health Day
This Year has been especially tough for us all, with months of lockdown having a huge impact on our mental health and wellbeing.
We know it’s been difficult for our Ashley Primary School community during this period, however we have experienced great support, resilient pupils and a community spirit.
We have attached some links to websites to support yourself and your child. If you need further advice or support, please contact our Child and Family Welfare Officer, Julie Graham, who will signpost you to the support you may need.
The Anna Freud website has an excellent Early Years A-Z guide of common difficulties, from separation anxiety, sleep problems and tantrums.
If you need urgent help talk to someone you trust or contact;
Initial Response Team
South Tyneside District Hospital
Phone: 0303 123 1145
Samaritans Phone 116 123
Dear Parents and Carers,
Further to our announcement that there has been a confirmed case of COVID- 19 within Year 5, we need to update you with the following information.We have carried out a full risk assessment having spoken to Public Health and Local Authority advisors.
The children in Mrs Tuff’s Y5 class have been identified as in close contact and must therefore self isolate (stay at home) for 14 days. This means they can return to school on Monday 19th October. They will be provided with online work during this time. If there is an issue with accessing the work, please contact school as soon as possible. Siblings of children in Mrs Tuff’s class should attend school as normal, unless they are displaying symptoms or someone in the household is awaiting a test result. Please see our COVID checker for guidance.
The children in Mrs Harte’s Y5 class have NOT been identified as in close contact and therefore they do not need to make any change to their usual routine, including school attendance. This means they should return to school as normal tomorrow.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature and/or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia). If your child, or anyone in your household, develops these symptoms, your whole household must remain at home and not go to work, school or public areas. You should arrange testing for the person who has developed symptoms. When the result is known further advice will be available.
Testing can be arranged by calling 119 or via the NHS website: nhs.uk/coronavirus
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things we can all do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19:
● wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
● use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
● wash your hands as soon as you get home
● cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when
you cough or sneeze
● put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
If your child does develop symptoms and have a COVID test during the next 14 days, you must inform us at school.
We thank you all for your continued support at this very challenging time.
As a school we use the Google Suite for Education to help us in school and out of school. After experiencing remote learning before the summer holidays we have all worked hard to embrace new technologies.
We would like to remind children (and parents) that when you are logged onto our school website and using the tools which are available to you that it is solely for school work.
Conversations should be related to school and work which you have been asked to do by your teachers.
It is an amazing tool and should be used with respect.
Here is a link to some You Tube videos which may help when using Google.
As always our school website has advice and links for all technology related issues in the e-safety tab.
Responsible Computer and Internet Use
At Ashley Primary School we use school computers and internet access for learning. The following rules will help us to keep everyone safe when using this technology.
* On the school network, I will only use my own login and password which I will keep a secret at all times.
* I will not look at, or delete other people’s files.
* I will not bring external memory drives or USB Memory Sticks into school without permission and will not use these on school machines.
* I will ask permission before entering any website, unless my teacher has already approved the site.
* When using the school website I will only use my own login and password which I will keep a secret at all times.
* I will only email people I know, or who my teacher has approved sending them appropriate and polite messages.
* I will ask permission before opening an email or an email attachment sent by a person I do not know.
* I will not use internet chat.
* If I see anything I am unhappy with or receive messages I do not like, I will tell a teacher immediately.
* I understand the school may check my computer and email files and may monitor the internet sites I visit.
* I understand that if I deliberately break these rules, I could be stopped from using the internet and computers.
This is the current menu, from which the children can select their lunch each day. Wk beginning 28th September is Week 1.