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Plan for Partial Opening

From Monday 1st June 2020
School opens for Year R and Critical Workers children

From Tuesday 2nd June 2020
School opens for Year R + Year 1 children

From Monday 8th June 2020
School opens for Year R + Year 1 + Year 6 children

School will close on Friday afternoons for children in YR, Y1 and Y6 to allow for staff planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) and additional cleaning. School will remain open on Friday afternoon for children of critical workers who need this provision.

Please note these dates are provisional at the moment and will be confirmed when we are informed by the government and dependent on numbers that we can safely provide for.

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“Adopt a ward” and “Thinking of you” at Western Sussex Hospitals

Schools, parishes and residents in West Sussex are invited to send a message, picture or video to isolated patients in Worthing Hospital or St Richard’s Hospital

Western Sussex Hospitals has had to suspend ward visiting during the Covid-19 pandemic and while staff are helping patients keep in touch with their loved ones, unfortunately some patients do not have family or friends to contact them.

The trust hopes schools, parish groups or residents in West Sussex could help support and lift the spirits of these more isolated patients by sending in letters, drawing or any other creative content they wish to share to make someone’s day in hospital.

Chief nurse, Maggie Davies, said: “Our new Messages to Loved Ones service is proving hugely popular and it means the world to our patients who cannot receive visitors to be given laminated messages and photographs from their loved ones.

“Sadly, some of our patients are more isolated though and we think it would be amazing for these often very elderly people to know that their community is thinking of them. It would just make an incredible difference to how they are feeling while in hospital.

“So, if a school or community wants to adopt a ward, or anyone feels like making a stranger’s day by writing a Thinking of you letter or sending them a drawing, we would be thrilled to make this happen and eternally grateful for the boost you’ll give to our patients. Thank you.”

 Adopt a ward

The wards at Worthing Hospital and St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester are named after villages and communities in West Sussex. For example, Aldwick, Broadwater, Bramber, Chanctonbury, Durrington, Eartham, Ford, Itchenor, Petworth and Wittering are all wards in the hospitals.

Perhaps schools, community groups or people living in these areas would like to adopt a ward they share their name with and send in rainbow pictures, singing recordings, letters or videos to some of the patients?

The trust would use its new Messages to Loved Ones service to ensure everything people send in is either laminated and delivered to patients personally or shown to them on new ward iPads bought by the hospitals to keep patients in touch with their families.

Please email wshnt.MessagesToLovedOnes@nhs.net or send to Messages to Loved Ones, St Richard’s Hospital, Spitalfield Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6SE. Thank you.

 Thinking of you

No matter where you live though, anyone can make someone’s day and spread some cheer by telling a patient you are thinking of them, even if you don’t know them personally.

We invite people to address their kind words or pictures to “Thinking of you” and send to the same addresses above. Staff will print, laminate and personally deliver your messages to patients who find themselves more isolated at this difficult time. Staff will also facilitate replies if you leave a return email or postal address. Thank you.

For a list of wards named after places in West Sussex, please visit the trust’s Worthing Hospital and St Richard’s Hospital website pages at www.westernsussexhospitals.nhs.uk and click on the ward directories. If you would like to discuss the “Adopt a ward” or “Thinking of you” ideas further, please call Theo Cronin on 01903 205 111 ext. 84979.

Free weekly webinars on PE, school sport and physical activity for ALL

During these current unprecedented times, Premier Education would like to extend their support to all schools across the country and are offering free weekly webinars on PE, school sport and physical activity for ALL schools to benefit from, starting 29th April and the timetable is attached. Click here to visit our Sport Events webpage.

Staff News

I am sad to have to tell you that Mrs Harrison will be retiring from North Mundham at the end of the school year in July 2020. Mrs Harrison has taught at our school for an amazing 19 years and now it is time for her to enjoy more time with her family and friends. We will say goodbye to her in July.

The governors will advertise the post shortly and when the governors have appointed a new headteacher, we will invite him/her to be part of the interview process.

Mrs Dixon is continuing her treatment for cancer but missing us all very much. Miss Moore has been appointed to cover some of Mrs Dixon’s hours while she is away from us and Mrs Turrell and Miss Stead are also doing extra hours. I’m sure you will want to join me in sending our very best wishes to Mrs Dixon.

Covid 19 (Coronavirus)

We are continuing to receive daily updates and advice from the Department for Education. Thank you to everyone who kindly donated tissues. We are working hard for everyone in school to be aware of how virus’ can spread and to take precautions.

Swimming Gala

At the weekend we entered a swimming team in a new gala at Westgate Pool and were delighted to come first! Congratulations to all the team and thanks to Mr Murray, Mr Tran and Mr Cruttenden (one of our parents) for all their work to prepare and encourage the team. The children came back with a super shield and lots of rosettes!

Safety in the Car Park

Please can we all consider how to help to keep our children and families safe around cars, particularly at the end of the school day.

  • Slow down on School Lane and in the car park
  • Reverse parking in to spaces will mean less cars reversing after families have collected their children
  • Not parking in a way that blocks up school lane
  • Being considerate of people living in Stoney Meadow and Oakdene Gardens

Several families have approached me recently with concerns – please help and pass these messages on to other family members who collect after school.

Half Term

Half term is fast approaching! There will be a Valentine’s Cake Sale at 3.20pm on Friday 14th February and then school is closed for the week beginning 17th February and re-opens on Monday 24th February.