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Welcome back to school after the half term!

A warm welcome to Belvedere Infant and Nursery School.  I am proud to be the Headteacher here and share with you all the incredible things going on in our school.

We are a 3 form infant school with a nursery attached and we work very closely with Belvedere Junior school.

We have 3 words that sum up what school is like for our children and work hard to ensure this happens every day.

Caring. Learning. Together.

 Please browse the website where you will find lots of helpful information about us. Feel free to contact the school directly if you have any queries.

 

Laura Williams

Headteacher

Applying for Reception and Year 3 for September 2021- If your child is in Nursery or Year 2 now is the time to apply for a place in Reception or Year 3 (Junior School) - please see the 'Letters' tab above where you will find details of how to apply.

 

Parent View - Please show your support and share your views!

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We really do value your views and we would like to thank you so much for the support and positive feedback you have given  us throughout the year.  A high percentage of parent views and contributions on Parent View would reflect your continued support , so we do encourage you to spend a few minutes of your time to complete the short survey.This is a set of 12 questions about the school that should (after registration) only take 1-2 minutes to complete.

How useful is Parent View?
Once a school has a sufficient number of responses from parents/carers, results will be published in percentages in easy-to-understand graphs. They can be viewed by schools, parents and carers, the general public and Ofsted on the Parent View website.

As the results for each school are saved at the end of the academic year, they can provide headteachers and governors with a useful year-on-year picture of parents' views.

* School leaders can use parents' views to help their schools improve.
* Prospective parents can look at the results to find out what other parents think of a school.
* Ofsted Inspectors will consider parents views alongside other evidence to help them form an accurate picture of a school and give it a fair judgement. Parent View is the main mechanism for parents to give their views about the school to inspectors at the time of an inspection, but Ofsted will preview prior to an inspection.

Please click on the image above to access Parent View.

Translation of government guidance for parents and carers

The Government has translated its autumn term Covid-19 guidance for parents and carers into a range of languages: ArabicBengaliChinese – traditionalChinese – simplifiedFrenchGujaratiPolishPortuguesePunjabiRomanySomaliTurkishUrdu.

ClassDojo

 

Please continue to use and follow your child's class and school stories on ClassDojo. Here you will be kept up to date in what is happening in your class and in school as a whole. You are also able to message your child's classteacher, making it a safe communication platform during a time when physical distancing is essential. If your enquiry is urgent, please contact the office on admin@belvedere-inf.bexley.sch.uk or on 0208 911 9092 and your concern will be passed on to the appropriate member of staff.

Emotional and practical support hub

In response to COVID-19, Bernardo's have created an interactive central space for parents, carers and young people to access a range of materials, resources and much more to help deal with some of the challenges the pandemic has presented.It’s a central place for you to explore, where you can find information, resources & tools - from practical advice on how to talk to your children about the pandemic, to tips on managing anxiety and much more.

                                                       Back to school: The See, Hear, Respond Support Hub, Barnardo's

 

                                                                                     https://youtu.be/Pj_tV1v9MR8

 

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About the scheme

Accessing money can be difficult for women experiencing domestic abuse, particularly if they are experiencing financial abuse. We know that it can stop women from travelling to safety and can be a huge barrier to support. The Women’s Aid Rail to Refuge scheme means that survivors with a confirmed refuge space can travel for free across England, Scotland and Wales.

It was launched in the South of England in March 2020 with Great Western Rail and Southeastern after Darren O’Brien, a Southeastern Station Manager, watched a Dispatches documentary about Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid. From April 9th the cost of tickets has been covered by the Rail Delivery Group, and extends the scheme across all of Britian’s rail networks, until the end of March 2021. 

 

 

 

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Black Lives Matter

Peaceful protests, mass marches, and portrayals of violence. Petitions, political speeches, and demonstrations. The last two weeks have seen movements advocating for an end to racial inequality on a mass scale. Yet, current affairs aren’t always tangible or immediately clear, especially from a child’s perspective. Many children may have questions about the images, stories, and conversations they hear on the news and around them. This resource may help you to explain Black Lives Matter to children and young  people.

Your opinions and views matter to us. Please would you take a moment to complete our Parent View?

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Latest Government and public information

Wellbeing

A timetable made in partnership with ‘The Beano’ to support children’s wellbeing with suggestions of fun daily activities to support and discuss feelings and emotions.

https://youngminds.org.uk/resources/school-resources/wellbeing-activity-calendar-and-games/

Considering recent events there is much uncertainty in the world now. The NSPCC have advice and guidance on how parents can have conversations in a safe and open manner around Covid-19 and mental health. 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/depression-anxiety-mental-health/

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Online with Sango - click on the image to access the book online.

This book aims to teach children about their rights and safety online. It contains six scenarios children often face in relation to the digital environment:
1. Right to play online
2. Managing screen time
3. Exposure to inappropriate content
4. Right to use digital media to learn
5. Privacy
6. Adult role modelling of positive use of digital media
Each scenario provides your child with a question and two possible answers. Reading the book with your child creates an opportunity to talk with them about being online. You can find the correct answer for each scenario at the back of this book.
As you read the book, we encourage you to talk openly with your child about what they see and do online. We also encourage you to reassure your child that they can talk to you anytime about things which happen online and that no matter what they say, they won’t get into trouble.
This book was designed for children under 9 years old. ITU also has resources on rights and safety online for older children and for children who are ready to learn more: www.itu.int/cop

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