Craig Woodward

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Jan 15

Message for pupils and Zoom catch up

Good morning Everyone,  I hope you are all well and enjoying home learning. It is clear from the emails you are sending and google classrooms, that you are all working really hard.  This is a different type of learning and I am really proud of how you are all adapting. I would really like to …

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Jan 14

Possible Nursery Opening

The government guidance regarding nurseries in a primary setting have changed a number of times. We have seven keyworker and vulnerable children bubbles in school, which include nursery children. This is a survey to see if you would send your child(ren) into nursery if we were able to open fully. We have a list of …

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Jan 13

Request for second hand laptops

Good evening,  If anyone has or knows anyone who has an unused laptop and you are willing to donate them to our school, please drop them off at school or email me at cwoodward@st-james.derbyshire.sch.uk. The hard drives will be wiped, the laptops cleaned up and given to families to use at home to support learning …

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Jan 13

Parent request for additional devices

Dear Parents and Carers,  We know that not everyone has a device or enough devices to support google classrooms and home learning. We are going to access as many of the local charities as possible and request second hand laptops from our school community. They will be wiped and cleaned up. We can’t make any …

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Jan 12

Home Learning Expectations

Good afternoon,  I hope you are all well.  Good afternoon,  I hope you are all well.  Everyone’s circumstances are different and many people are working from home and supporting their children’s learning. The vast majority of pupils have logged onto google classrooms and everyone is working hard. We have provided a lot of work per …

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Jan 09

Update 09/01/2021

Good afternoon,  I won’t make a habit of weekend updates but I wanted to thank the whole school community for all your support and patience this week. I suspect the word ‘normal’ will need some redefinition but whatever the definition, this hasn’t been a normal week. All the staff have been working tirelessly to minimise …

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Jan 08

IMPORTANT SCHOOL CLOSURE Friday 08/01/2021

School will be closed on Friday 08/01/2021 Due to the forecast of heavier snow all day and some staff can’t safely travel, school will be closed today. I am sorry for the inconvenience. Mr Woodward.

Jan 04

Update 04/01/2021 and Key worker survey

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Jan 03

Update 03/01/2020

  Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils,  I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed what for many, was a quieter Christmas. I am sorry to be contacting you on a Sunday but I know you will understand these are unusual circumstances.  There is a lot of information on the news and social …

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Dec 30

Update 30/12/2020

Good evening,  I hope you are all well and have had a great Christmas.  Many of you will have watched or heard the main points from the latest government guidance. Our school will be in a tier 4 area from 00.01 Thursday  31st December 2020.  Our school is not in one of the tier 4 …

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