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Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline
The DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening Hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
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Read the press release here!
Everything we do at Chetwynd is about providing our children with an excellent education and enriching experiences to promote a love of learning. Our aim for our school community is to strive to be better than our best!
We think Chetwynd is a very special place to be because of our wonderful children. We strive to provide the very highest standards of education within a caring, exciting and stimulating environment.
We want our children to be excited by the curriculum and challenged to achieve their full potential. We want our children to enjoy their learning and feel valued. By working closely with our parents and governors, we ensure that all our children have an excellent start to their educational journey.
We hope that our website captures the spirit of Chetwynd and the rich and varied opportunities children receive at our school.
Parents are warmly welcomed to come in and help so please drop in and chat to a member of staff.
Lorraine Tonks (Principal)
Why am I a Governor?
I currently have 2 sons at Chetwynd and with them starting school it was very important to me to be able to contribute in some way and play an active part in the school community. I am keen to support the Outstanding Chetwynd team to continue to deliver the quality of education, values and support that they have demonstrated to date and ensure that all opportunities are maximised for our children.
Getting to know Sara:
I am Commercial Portfolio Manager, for a multinational technology company. I have a degree in business studies and am a CIMA qualified accountant. I have two sons, with the eldest starting at Chetwynd in September 2018. We have loved been part of this fantastic community & I am a huge fan of Chetwynd's STARFISH values. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and playing 5 a side football when I get the opportunity.
Why am I a Governor?
I am currently working in a large secondary school as the Director of Attendance. I have a passion for ensuring all children are able to access and receive an equal education, particularly disadvantaged and SEND students. I hope to share my experience and knowledge of education to support the school in continuing to inspire all of their children and families.
Getting to know Stacey:
I enjoy visiting and exploring new places and enjoy lots of breaks with my family. I have two children who attend Chetwynd and both thoroughly enjoy attending. One of my children has SEND and we love discovering accessible clubs and activities within Nottinghamshire.
The EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) unit consists of two register groups called Puffins Red and Puffins Blue. Our team consists of 3 Teachers, 2 Teaching Assistants and a 1:1 Learning Support Assistant. As we join together for our Discovery Time and small group sessions we all get to know each other very quickly! The children spend lots of their time discovering in the entire unit, including the outdoor area which is separated off from the main school playground and the field.
The team provide enjoyable, appropriately challenging activities that ensure that every child progresses in their learning. Observations are made of the children's interests, development and learning, to inform planning. Members of staff continually assess how they can adapt the learning environment to best cater for the changing needs of each child.
You can encourage your child to be independent by helping them learn to:
- dress and undress, including fastening their coat
- use the toilet and wash their hands
- play games, take turns and share
- try new things
- tidy away their toys
- recognise their name
What do I do if...?
...my child is not well enough to come to school?
Please ring the school office on 0115 9177 353 if your child is ill before 8:30am each day.
...my child is late for school?
If on the rare occasion that you may be late, please ensure that you register your child at the office when you arrive at school.
...I have been unavoidably delayed and may be late picking my child up from school?
Don't panic! If you are running late please try to inform the school office on 0115 9177 353, your child will be supervised until you arrive.
...I have a particular concern about my child?
All the team are very approachable and want the best for your child. Please try to see your child's class teacher at the END of the school day once they have dismissed all of the children. The beginning of the day is very busy. Alternatively an appointment can be made with the class teacher, at an agreeable time, if you would like a more in depth chat.