School News

 
PSHE Meeting Notes
27 Jun 2022
Harrogate School's Cross Country
27 Jun 2022
Leavers Photo Consent - Ripon Gazette
27 Jun 2022
Summer Reading Challenge 2022
27 Jun 2022
Diary Dates
24 Jun 2022
​Fountains Music Concert
24 Jun 2022
Open Book Morning
23 Jun 2022
Harrogate Summer Holidays 2022 Multi Sports & Activity Days Flyer
23 Jun 2022
Rounders Afternoon
22 Jun 2022
Lost Property
22 Jun 2022
Summer at Thorpe Perrow
22 Jun 2022
Vacancy for a School Cook
22 Jun 2022
Key Stage Two Trip to a Muslim place of worship
22 Jun 2022
Ripon Theatre Festival
20 Jun 2022
ParentPay
20 Jun 2022
Diary Dates
17 Jun 2022
Parent Meeting - Class 3 & 4
15 Jun 2022
Seekers Club - Change of Date
15 Jun 2022
Class 4 Swimming
15 Jun 2022
Diary Dates
10 Jun 2022
Phone Lines Working
10 Jun 2022
Bag 2 School
09 Jun 2022
Vacancy for an MSA
08 Jun 2022
Staffing Update - Parent Meeting changed to Friday after school (originally Thursday)
28 May 2022
Year 4 Multiplication Check
27 May 2022
Reminder - 3pm finish tomorrow
26 May 2022
Class 2 Forest School
26 May 2022
Class 4 - Kwick Cricket Competition
25 May 2022
A Royal Tea Party
25 May 2022
Vacancy for a School Cook
23 May 2022
Diary Dates
20 May 2022
Jubilee Afternoon Tea - Friday 27th May
19 May 2022
Letter for Y5 Parents in Catchment to Ripon Grammar
18 May 2022
Diary Dates
13 May 2022
Fountains Fun Run - Still time to Register!!
13 May 2022
Jubilee Workshop - REMINDER
13 May 2022
Staffing Update
12 May 2022
Unused Raffle tickets, baking, and tombola prizes!
11 May 2022
Extra volunteer needed - village car parking monitor
11 May 2022
Caretaker/ Cleaner Vacancy
11 May 2022
Year 6- Individual Photos
11 May 2022
Reminder - Photographs
09 May 2022
Fountains 10K - Children's Tombola
09 May 2022
Toddler Forest School sessions
09 May 2022
Fun Run Marshals needed!
06 May 2022
Diary Dates
06 May 2022
Eid - Pictures of our celebrations
06 May 2022
REMINDER - Castle Bolton Payment and Consent
05 May 2022
Cricket with Mr Powell
05 May 2022
School Photographs
05 May 2022
SATs Week - 09.05.22 - 13.05.22
05 May 2022
Class 3- School Trip to Fountains Abbey
04 May 2022
Class 2 Forest School - Parent Helpers Needed!
04 May 2022
Ripon Cathedral - Recruiting Choristers (Y3 and above)
04 May 2022
Diary Dates
29 Apr 2022
Yr 3/4 and 5/6 Cross Country Event
29 Apr 2022
Class 4 - Parents Evening
29 Apr 2022
Celebrating Eid - 3rd May
28 Apr 2022
6 Feet 3 Shoes comes to Grantley Village Hall this May!
27 Apr 2022
DESPERATE PLEA FOR HELP!
27 Apr 2022
Fountains Fun Run 2022
27 Apr 2022
Family Service
25 Apr 2022
Swimming - Class 3
25 Apr 2022
School Photographs
25 Apr 2022
Reminder - ParentPay
08 Apr 2022
Easter adventure with Peter Rabbit & Friends at Swinton Bivouac
08 Apr 2022
Grantley Village Hall - Swing band event with bar and dancing on 7th May
08 Apr 2022
Reminder - 3pm Finish for Easter tomorrow
07 Apr 2022
Class 3- Swimming
07 Apr 2022
REMINDER - Summer Term 2022- Clubs
07 Apr 2022
Sporting Influence - Newsletter
07 Apr 2022
Update from the DFE - Covid-19
07 Apr 2022
Tuppaware
06 Apr 2022
Sports Club today - CANCELLED
04 Apr 2022
Diary Dates
01 Apr 2022
Phones
01 Apr 2022
Family Service
31 Mar 2022
Leavers Hoodies
31 Mar 2022
Easter Chick Hunt
30 Mar 2022
Cricket Sessions in Pateley Bridge
28 Mar 2022
Diary Dates
25 Mar 2022
Academy Conversion
24 Mar 2022
Swimming - Class 3 & 4
23 Mar 2022
Cake Stall - Today after School!
23 Mar 2022
Standing with Ukraine - UPDATE!
22 Mar 2022
Phone Lines
22 Mar 2022
The Fountains 10K Race
21 Mar 2022
Comic Relief 2022
21 Mar 2022
Oliver the Musical - Competition
18 Mar 2022
Diary Dates
18 Mar 2022
Swimming Email - Error
17 Mar 2022
Standing with Ukraine Day - Update from the Charity Comittee
16 Mar 2022
Mad Science Day at Fountains - REMINDER
11 Mar 2022
Diary Dates
11 Mar 2022
Sights and Sounds of Ripon - Free Family Event
10 Mar 2022
ParentPay - Please clear debit balances
09 Mar 2022
Comic Relief 2022
09 Mar 2022
Diary Dates
07 Mar 2022
A Play in a Day
04 Mar 2022
World Book Day
03 Mar 2022
Family Service
03 Mar 2022
A Play in a Day Workshop
28 Feb 2022
Covid Update
28 Feb 2022
Diary Dates
25 Feb 2022
Inset Day Monday 28th February
25 Feb 2022
School of the week - Clips from the radio
25 Feb 2022
Year 3 / 4 Cross Country Event - ** EVENT CANCELLED**
18 Feb 2022
Pupil Voice - Thursday
17 Feb 2022
MSA Vacancy - Grewelthorpe
17 Feb 2022
Vacancy for Breakfast Club Supervisor
17 Feb 2022
The Mount School, York - Open Day
16 Feb 2022
Our Pupil Voice Teams
15 Feb 2022
Pupil Voice Week - Wednesday
14 Feb 2022
Pupil Voice Week - Tuesday
14 Feb 2022
Pupil Voice Week - Monday
14 Feb 2022
World Book Day - 3rd March 2022
14 Feb 2022
Diary Dates
13 Feb 2022
Facebook
11 Feb 2022
Summer Term Lunches
10 Feb 2022
Sporting Influence - Monday Night Multi- Sport's Club
10 Feb 2022
Pupil Voice Week - Reminder
07 Feb 2022
Children's Mental Health Week
07 Feb 2022
Safer Internet Day
06 Feb 2022
Diary Dates
06 Feb 2022
Children's Mental Health week
06 Feb 2022
Breakfast Club & After School Club Provision Review
04 Feb 2022
Healthy Snacks
03 Feb 2022
Children’s Mental Health Week 2022 Monday 7th-13th February
03 Feb 2022
Diary Dates
30 Jan 2022
Desert Island Survival Workshop - Class 4
26 Jan 2022
Diary dates
21 Jan 2022
Lost Property
19 Jan 2022
School Lunches - Thursday 20th January
17 Jan 2022
Deadline for primary School Applications
14 Jan 2022
Diary Dates
14 Jan 2022
Covid in School
10 Jan 2022
Diary Dates
07 Jan 2022
Forest School - cancelled
06 Jan 2022
National Child Measurement Programme - Monday morning
06 Jan 2022
Covid Update
06 Jan 2022
Family Service at Sawley Church - Sunday 9th Jan 4pm
06 Jan 2022
Clubs for January
04 Jan 2022
Happy New Year!
01 Jan 2022
Merry Christmas
17 Dec 2021
Fruit/Veg
17 Dec 2021
Class 3 - Plea for Forest School parent helpers this Friday!
17 Dec 2021
Reminder - 3pm finish today
17 Dec 2021
ParentPay - Please clear debit balances
16 Dec 2021
Reminder - Footwear
16 Dec 2021
Kirkby Malzeard Crib Service
16 Dec 2021
Save the Children - Christmas Jumper Day
15 Dec 2021
Children in Need - The Grand total
15 Dec 2021
World Religion Focus - Islam Launch Day
13 Dec 2021
Dodgeball Club - CANCELLED
13 Dec 2021
Class 3 & 4 Performance
10 Dec 2021
Diary Dates
10 Dec 2021
Class 1 & 2 Christmas carol singing with mince pies and hot chocolate
10 Dec 2021
Class 3 & 4 - carol singing with mince pies and hot chocolate
10 Dec 2021
Sporting Influence - News Letter
09 Dec 2021
Reminder - Christmas Jumper Day tomorrow
09 Dec 2021
Reminder - Lunches for next term
08 Dec 2021
Important -Please Read - New Hair, clothing and jewellery Policy for PE
08 Dec 2021
Reminder - Class 2 Book Fair - today after school
08 Dec 2021
Class 3- Book Fair
06 Dec 2021
Christmas Jumper Day - This Friday!
06 Dec 2021
Class 1 - Book Fair
06 Dec 2021
Diary Dates
04 Dec 2021
Christmas Events
03 Dec 2021
Missed Flu Vaccines
03 Dec 2021
School Clubs - Spring Term 2022
02 Dec 2021
Adult volunteers needed to help lead and run our local Rainbow, Brownie & Guide groups.
01 Dec 2021
Parent/Carer Voice
01 Dec 2021
Christingle service
30 Nov 2021
School Open tomorrow
29 Nov 2021
COVID update
29 Nov 2021
School Closed 29.11.21
29 Nov 2021
Power cut in Grantley
28 Nov 2021
Diary Dates
26 Nov 2021
Morrison's - Good to Grow
26 Nov 2021
Spring Menu 2022
25 Nov 2021
Christmas Lunch
25 Nov 2021
The Great Big Book Hullabaloo
25 Nov 2021
Seekers Club - Monday 29th November
24 Nov 2021
Children in Need - Thank you
24 Nov 2021
Parent/Carer Voice
22 Nov 2021
Diary Dates
19 Nov 2021
Children in Need tomorrow!
18 Nov 2021
Parent Consultations
15 Nov 2021
Reminder - Grantley Christmas Market This Saturday!
12 Nov 2021
Anti-Bullying Week 15-19 November
12 Nov 2021
Children in Need - Fri 19th November
12 Nov 2021
Diary Dates
11 Nov 2021
Book Fair - POSTONED
08 Nov 2021
Home Learing - this week
08 Nov 2021
SEEKERS CLUB TODAY - CANCELLED
08 Nov 2021
Covid Update
07 Nov 2021
Scholtastic Book Fair - Starting Next Week!
05 Nov 2021
Message from Friends of Fountains
05 Nov 2021
Next week....
04 Nov 2021
Family Service at Sawley Church - Sunday 4pm
04 Nov 2021
Letter from the Director of Public Health NYCC
03 Nov 2021
Reminder Launch Day consent forms
02 Nov 2021
Tuesday 2nd November
31 Oct 2021
Reminder - 3pm finish today
22 Oct 2021
Cake Stall - Today after School!
22 Oct 2021
Thank You
21 Oct 2021
Application for Secondary School Place - Deadline 31st Oct.
20 Oct 2021
November Book Fair
20 Oct 2021
Wild Science here at Fountains!!
20 Oct 2021
Dodgeball Club
18 Oct 2021
Rotary Club Bonfire
15 Oct 2021
Bonfire Lunch - Reminder
12 Oct 2021
Macmillan Coffee Afternoon
12 Oct 2021
MacMillan Coffee Morning
12 Oct 2021
NYCC Admission Arrangements Consultation 2023-2024
12 Oct 2021
Storytime returns to Pateley Bridge Library
12 Oct 2021
Invitation for families of girls in Year 5 & 6 - Harrogate Ladies College Taster Day Saturday 6 November
12 Oct 2021
Reception Starter Letter for Parents - September 2022
12 Oct 2021
Harvest Festival - POSTPONED
12 Oct 2021
Dinner Money Letter - sent in error
11 Oct 2021
Rolling Consents/ Data Capture sheets
08 Oct 2021
Harvest Festival
08 Oct 2021
Sporting Influence - Half Term holiday club
07 Oct 2021
Our Pupil Voice Day
06 Oct 2021
Generosity
06 Oct 2021
Forest School Parent Helper Needed!
06 Oct 2021
REMINDER - School Flu consent
01 Oct 2021
Today's Chair of Governers - Coffee & Chat
30 Sep 2021
Sawley Family Service Invitation
27 Sep 2021
Goodbye Mrs Mallinson
22 Sep 2021
Roadworks starting tomorrow
19 Sep 2021
Job Vacancy - GTA
15 Sep 2021
Nidderdale High School Newsletter & Open Evening
13 Sep 2021
Children travelling home on a school bus
07 Sep 2021
Welcome Back
04 Sep 2021


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Covid risk assessment

15 Apr 2021


Dear Parents and Carers,
 
Welcome back to school! I trust that you all had a lovely Easter break.
 
Yesterday, I have received the COVID risk assessment from North Yorkshire for the Summer term. The new risk assessment has been amended to reflect the updated Government guidance and personalised to meet the needs and requirements of our school. I have attached a copy of the current risk assessment to the webpage below and the highlighted sections reflect the amendments.

  -Wider Opening of Schools Risk Assessment.pdf-  
 
The success of the last lockdown and vaccine programme is allowing us to progress within the roadmap outlined by the Government. However, the systems and protocols for keeping everyone safe in school have in the main, remained unchanged.
 
Things that have remained the same:
 
1. Entry/exit of school and movement within
 
It is necessary to reduce the possibility of large groups of the school community gathering at any one time. Therefore, entering school and exiting school pose potential problems, as does movement within school. The DfE acknowledge that schools may change the start and finish times or introduce processes for drop-off and collection arrangements. In light of this guidance, the following has been agreed:

During Covid-19: Drop-off Pick-up:

Class 1 and Class 2: 8:40am 3:20pm
Class 3 and Class 4: 8:50am 3:30pm
 
*Parents who have siblings in different classes, should drop off and pick up at the earlier time.
**Breakfast Club will run every morning from 8-8:40
 
 
We ask that where possible, for you to walk to school and only one parent/carer will be permitted on the school grounds. Please line up outside your classroom. Class 1, 2 and 4 will use their normal entrance/exit points and Class 3 will use the front door. Please ensure you are wearing a face covering whilst on the school grounds. You will be met by your class teacher/TA and then the children will be instructed to leave their parents/carers and go into their classroom. Can we ask that you do not allow children to run around/play in the playground, on the field or on the wooden play equipment please.  
We would be grateful if you could arrive on time for drop-offs and pick-ups. If your child has not arrived by the start time stated above, please bring them to the School Office to give the reason for their lateness and so they can be registered by Mrs Mallinson. 

The playground will be open to parents to briefly wait in before your children are released at the end of the day. Whilst you are waiting, social distancing must be adhered to and face masks worn at all times please. Teachers will not be available to speak to unless teachers initiate the contact. Teachers must commit their time to ensuring that all children safely leave their care. Parents can contact teachers through the school office email system if they have queries about the day or they can call to make a phone appointment. The school office is inaccessible. If parents need to speak face-to-face with the office team, then parents need to call to make an appointment. The office will not be open for parents to drop-in to. However, parents can obviously still call and receive support over the phone or via the admin email. Once you have dropped off or picked up your child/ren can you please leave the school premises as soon as possible to ensure that there is no congestion.
 
 
2. Outdoor play (break and lunch)
 
Playtimes will be timetabled to ensure that no class bubbles meet. Games that encourage distancing and little touch will be made available to the children. However, each group will have resources from their classrooms or the PE cupboard so that they have dedicated outdoor equipment that is taken out and used exclusively by them. This will then be gathered back in at the end of their break/ lunch time. We are able to offer school lunches as normal and you have already selected from the menus. If you are bringing a packed lunch then can you please send this in a container that can easily be cleaned, thank you. Children will remain in their class bubbles at lunchtime and will not mix with other groups.
 
3. Cleaning/hygiene considerations
 
 In order to contain the virus, a strict cleaning regime needs to be in place. The government have provided very specific guidance about what we should be doing to effectively clean spaces in school. This will require adults that don’t normally identify as cleaners to fulfil those duties throughout the day before the cleaning staff are in school to complete a thorough clean. Handwashing protocols are to be strictly followed and ‘catch it, kill it, bin it’ is to be promoted. Children are to be encouraged not to touch their mouth, eyes and nose. Pedal bins to dispose of tissues have been issued to each classroom and will be emptied regularly. Adults and children will be asked to wash their hands; on entry to school, before break time, after break, before lunch, after lunch, before leaving school, and anytime that they visit the toilet or cough/sneeze into their hands. Hand sanitisers will be made available in classrooms. Temperature checks will be carried out by staff on children who are unwell. Children will be allowed to go to the toilet as they would do in a normal school day. Staff will organise that they go one at a time and will ensure that children wash their hands afterwards. At various intervals, adults will disinfect and clean tables, door handles and equipment. Each class will have their own allotted set of classroom cleaning equipment that will be stored appropriately within the classrooms. Laptops and computers will be cleaned after every use.
 
 
4. Classrooms
 
 Each child has been allocated their own chair and classroom resources and in Class 2, 3 and 4, they will be sat in a forward-facing position. We will make sure the rooms are well ventilated and will plan for timetabled outdoor activities. All surfaces have been cleared to help with cleaning surfaces.
 
5. Uniform
 
 Children should wear school uniform as normal. There is no expectation for children to bring in an extra pair of indoor shoes. PE kit should be brought in on a Monday and we will send it home on a Friday to be washed. It’s important that the children have layers so that they are warm as we are having to ensure the school is well ventilated. Please ensure that they have a cardigan or jumper and have appropriate outdoor clothing.
 
6. Breakfast and After School Clubs
 
Breakfast club will operate as normal from 8-8:40. To reserve a place please ensure you have completed a booking form. Children will be organised in class bubbles within the hall to help maintain social distancing. Playgroup are continuing to offer after school provision on a Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:30-5pm. Please book via playgroup.

Changes to the risk assessment:
 
As detailed in the risk assessment above, we are now able to offer outdoor clubs to mixed groups of any size. If the provision is taking place indoors and it is not possible to group children in the same bubble as they are in during the day, we are being asked to keep them in consistent groups of no more than 15 and at least one member of staff.
Details on the clubs on offer will be sent out by the end of the week.
 
Current guidance is that you can still have one childcare support bubble which you can use to help with pick ups and drop offs. Please contact the school office if you have a childcare support bubble.
 
Where you are using external childcare providers or out of school extra-curricular activities for your children, we are being asked to share the following advice:
 
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-of-children-attending-out-of-school-settings-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-of-children-attending-out-of-school-settings-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak
 
 
If you have any questions or concerns about the revised risk assessment, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at headteacher@gfschools.co.uk
 
Kind regards,

Pam Acheson
 
 
 
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