Market Deeping Community Primary School

Willoughby Avenue, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire PE6 8JE

01778 343654

admin@marketdeeping.lincs.sch.uk

Welcome 

Here at Market Deeping Community School 'we work together so that everyone can achieve their unique potential.'

The school has experienced an exciting wave of development and improvement in recent years.  In January 2019 work was completed on a new school hall, new classroom and new learning spaces (CLICK HERE to find out more).  Have a look at OUR SCHOOL newsletters, Twitter and Headteacher's Reports to Parents to keep up to date on everything that is going on in our exciting school!

We have excellent Year 6 National Test Results as well sporting successes, musical triumphs and drama performances. Our most recent OFSTED inspection report is available here (click)...

Termly Headteacher Reports to parents are available here...

Termly Governor Impact Reports are available here...

OUR VALUES AND ETHOS

Our VALUES – what we stand for…

We RESPECT each other’s opinions and beliefs which we demonstrate in our everyday behaviour.

We celebrate our links with the local COMMUNITY and experience the diversity and wonders of the world.

We are passionate about lifelong LEARNING.

We NURTURE all by developing resilient learners who explore, communicate and achieve with confidence.

We are all LEADERS and have the opportunity to contribute and take responsibility for the development of our school.

 

Our VISION – what we aspire to be…

Growing together to be the best.

 

Our MISSION – what we do at MDCPS…

We work together so that everyone can achieve their unique potential.

 

If you are considering enrolling your child at our school , please contact the school  so we can show you around, answer any questions and introduce you to some of the staff. Click here for information about admissions.

Coronavirus Update 9am Monday 23rd March 2020

Dear Parents

 

Home Learning

All children should now have their Home Learning books. These contain various login details for online learning platforms to support their learning. They can use these books to record any work they do over the next few weeks whilst the school is closed.  There is work available for your children to do at home on the Class Pages section of the school’s website: https://www.mdcp.org.uk/pupils-1

It is really important that if they are well enough your children should do some work every day.  Particularly reading, writing and mathematics.  There are also lots of ideas for them to start thinking about their topics for next term.  There should be more than enough work for them to do in the run up to the Easter holidays.  We will review the situation during the Easter break and hopefully have a clearer picture of how long the school closures will be in place.  At which time we will ensure further activities are placed on the website.

Missing at least the next two weeks of school will have a significant impact on their learning and will be a great disadvantage to the educational progress they will make in primary school.

Communication with School

All communication from school to parents will be via ParentMail and the Class Pages of www.mdcp.org.uk.  If you wish to communicate with the school or a member of staff over a safeguarding concern or other emergency concern please email admin@marketdeeping.lincs.sch.uk.  This email will be monitored daily throughout closures but there may be delay in responding to concerns particularly if staff are unwell.  We will aim for the school office to be manned whilst the school is in operation. 

Sadly it will not be possible to use Seesaw during this period as it is likely staff will be affected by illness and we do not want a situation where one class is receiving a lot of interaction with a teacher and then another is not able to work – this would lead to inconsistencies. 

SOCIAL MEDIA and INTERACTION

It is likely that the older children in school will be communicating via social media more than usual.  Please closely monitor, check what they are doing.  We have had a number of issues in recent weeks where children are using this inappropriately.  Similarly they will be tempted to spend a lot of time gaming!  Please ensure they do spend time on some school work.  Children with symptoms should be isolated – not in the park, not shopping in Tesco.  Please follow advice to socially distance from others and avoid playdates. 

NHS 111 Website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

If you are isolated at home due to exhibiting symptoms information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

If you have a safeguarding concern about a child’s welfare please contact Lincolnshire Children’s Welfare Services 01522 782111 or The Police on 101 or in an emergency 999.  Please email the school to let us know if you have made a referral.

 

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.  Please keep yourselves, your loved ones and members of our community safe.

Yours sincerely

Mark Ratchford
Headteacher

From the Department for Education:

From Friday 20 March schools, childcare and other educational settings are closed for everyone except:

·         children of critical workers

·         vulnerable children

We have published guidance for parents and carers:

·         https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Critical workers

If parents’ work is critical to the coronavirus response, their children will be prioritised for early years and education provision.

The Government has published a list of critical workers:

·         https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

 

 

Handwashing advice

The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found here:

·         https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

Please note, we are currently experiencing high volumes of calls. We appreciate your patience at this time and apologise for any wait that you may experience. To ensure that we answer your calls as quickly as possible, we have now extended our opening hours to cover weekends and are increasing the number of call handlers available to answer your calls.

If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline.

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:

·         https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Guidance for educational settings:

·         https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:

·         https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-social-or-community-care-and-residential-settings-on-covid-19

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

·         https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Educational resources:

·         https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101-coronavirus-/resources

·         https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools

Latest Department for Education information:

·         https://twitter.com/educationgovuk

·         https://www.facebook.com/educationgovuk/

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