Welcome to Linden Primary School

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Linden Primary School website and thank you for taking an interest in our school.  Here you will find a snapshot of life at Linden Primary School, as well as providing up to date information for our parents and pupils.

Linden Primary School is situated in Gloucester City and we currently have 445 on roll from Reception through to Year 6.  As a school in the centre of the community, we pride ourselves on placing our children and their families at the heart of everything we do.

Our school values to nurture, respect, inspire and achieve underpin all we do and the high expectations we have set for ourselves are reflected in our school ethos of ‘Growing Together to Create Lifelong Learners.’

Linden Primary School is special for all those involved: pupils, parents and families, staff and Governors. We aim to recognise every individual for their unique blend of skills, talents and attributes and provide them with the support, confidence and right level of challenge to achieve their goals.   In addition to a broad, creative and inspirational curriculum, our school prides itself on the pastoral care that we provide. We recognise that in order for our pupils to learn and reach their full potential, they need a happy, caring, respectful, hard-working and safe environment.

Our website gives you an insight to our happy and welcoming school. However, to really experience Linden Primary School, please do come for a visit. We warmly welcome visitors and appointments are made through the school office.

We look forward to meeting you.

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Head Teacher

Latest message from Mrs Collins:

Friday 25th June 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,  

Good afternoon. I hope you are all well and have been enjoying the sunshine – let’s hope it lasts a little longer!

A few things from me today.

COVID19 Catch Up

Boris Johnson announced this week a further relaxation to some social distancing measures, most notably the reduction of the 2-metre rule to 1-metre from the 4th July. In school, we have been using our best endeavours to adhere to social distancing guidelines in order to mitigate the risk for both pupils and staff. This reduction of social distancing will not impact greatly on school provision or our risk assessment at this time. Like I have communicated to you previously, the most important factor in reducing the transmission risk in a school is maintain the integrity of our ‘bubbles’, for example bubbles not mixing, staff not moving between bubbles and staggering our timetables. Looking forward to September, although still awaiting further information and guidance, we are feeling much more positive that we will be able to welcome back all children. I will communicate more information as we receive it and we have had time to process and organise how it will look for us at Linden.

Whole School Transition Week

Normally we would be having a ‘move up’ afternoon in the coming weeks. This is always a great afternoon where the children get the chance to meet their new teacher and learning partner and to get a feel for their new classroom. As we will be unable to physically do this this year, we are planning to have a virtual transition week. During the week beginning 6th July, the children’s new teachers will be planning a range of fun activities, videos and getting to know you tasks – these will be available on the Google Drive and you can access them from their current class folder (like you have been doing for home learning). In addition, there will be a class transition book. This can be accessed online or can be printed out at home and will give some more information and pictures about what life in their next class may be like.

Nothing can beat the real thing, but we hope that this will go some ways to easing anxieties and will help to prepare them a little for September. As always, a link to the home learning will be posted on the Linden Primary School Learning Hub on Facebook.

Classes For September

I always feel like there should be a drumroll when letting you know which class the children will be in in September. We are welcoming two new members of staff – Mrs Perry and Mrs Wellington. Many of the children will already know Mrs Perry as she has been a familiar face in the school and particularly Key Stage 2 over the last year and has been working with a key worker bubble during the last few weeks. Mrs Wellington will be helping support the children in Year 1. 

 

Year Group

Class Now

Class September

Teacher

Learning Partner

Reception

 

1

Mrs Brentley & Mrs Pope

Mrs Wilding, Miss Brown, Mrs Fadden

Reception

 

2

1

1

3

Miss Helps

Mrs Evans

 

1

2

4

Mrs Gardner

Mrs Smith

 

2

3

5

Miss Maile

 

Mrs Phelps

2

4

6

Mr S Wellington/Mrs Barnard

Miss Russell

3

5

8

Mrs Langford

Mrs Woodward

 

3

6

7

Mr J Wellington

Miss Anderson

 

4

7

9

Mrs Perry

Mr Nelson

 

4

8

10

Miss Siney

Mrs Viner

 

5

9

12

Miss Bebber

Mrs Jefferys

 

5

10

11

Mr Cooksley

Miss Pelan

 

6

11

13

Miss White

Mrs Toms

 

6

12

14

Mr Brown

Mrs Cheers-Berry

 

As always, I’d like to thank you for your support and I hope that you all have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards

Lucy Collins

 

Risk Assessment, FAQs and Home School Agreement:

GCC COVID19 Risk Assessment Linden Primary School.pdf

Home_school_agreement_COVID_19.pdf

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Family_Information_Service

Childline - for support

UK Safer Internet Centre - to report and remove harmful online content

CEOP - for advice on making a report about online abuse

There many resources and step-by-step guides available on www.internetmatters.org to help pupils, parents and staff stay safe online.

Supporting children online at home – 4 things to things do:

  • Recognise that due to the current situation children and young people (as well as parents and carers) are going to be spending considerably more time online.
  • Don’t worry so much about screen time – rather focus on-screen use. What are children and young people actually doing when they are online – there should be a good balance of different activities.
  • Have tech-free mealtimes and don’t have technology in the bedroom overnight.
  • Talk to your children – take time to understand what they are doing online – don’t always assume that they are up to no good. The most important thing is that if something went wrong (and of course there is evidence to suggest that there are people who exploiting the current situation to trick people when they are at their most vulnerable) children and young people would feel that they would be able to come and speak to someone. The way we react when our children tell us about a problem is absolutely crucial – overreacting is not an option.

Self-Isolation Provision

Whilst a child is absent from school due to self-isolation, we would recommend that parents try to continue their learning with them at home. Reading daily with your child is important and hopefully your child knows their Mathletics and Time Table Rockstars login so can access activities and learning on there. Below are a number of recommended website for use at home:

Important Forms and Documents

StreamZine

See our StreamZine News Feed, and keep up to date with all of our latest news.

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Attendance

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