September 2020 @ Catshill Middle School

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DFE Update re: Face coverings and Catshill

Apologies if we had not made things as clear as we had hoped to. 
We have worked throughout the summer with Worcestershire Children First, Public Health and Health & Safety as we plan for full reopening next week.
Our plans were all signed off but one of the aspects we always wanted to focus upon if given the opportunity, due to the nature of the building and the fact that we are a middle school with year groups 5,6,7 & 8 was the added safety option where pupils from different bubbles meet.
At Catshill this is accessing the toilet facilities and by nature of being a "middle deemed secondary school", facilitating pupils accessing specialist teaching areas in all year groups like children in a secondary school do.
When the DFE updated guidance (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/update-on-face-coverings-in-schools?fbclid=IwAR1U0aP9iduqP-Y9ZNBXg8IitAa8L8-jlzqs3a4YpCUm6hHOiMChLXDQ7J8) giving Headteachers the discretion to allow the wearing of face masks we determined that this would further enhance the health & well being of our pupils in communal areas, corridors and toilets. 
We totally understand that children have not in some households, been wearing a face mask and the thought of doing this in a school may be daunting.
This is not mandatory in any year group. Many of you had contacted us over the summer asking if your child could wear a face mask and at that time the directive was no. This has since changed and if you feel that your child(ren) would benefit from wearing one for their health and well being then we are very happy to support this. Our staff have also been given this as an option as we endeavour to ensure the health & well being of our whole school community.,
At all times we have been striving and will continue to strive to make our school as safe as possible.
Finally, epraise is being updated over the coming days and should be active again we hope on Thursday.
We look forward to welcoming all pupils back next week. Year 5 on Wednesday and all other year groups on Thursday.
 
 
 
 

Returning to Catshill in September information for parents & carers. Please read this with your child(ren) so that all expectations are clear. Many thanks.

 

New Starter Guide for Parents & Pupils   This contains all the information we would have shared at New Intake Evening 2020 - Any further updates will be posted after August 20th should the situation change following the DFE review on 17th August. Please keep your eye on this page and our twitter feed @Catshillmid

 

Catering update from Shire Services - please read their latest communication 

 

Frequently Asked Questions - please see the answers to the questions children asked, we have tried to group them and answer as many as possible. Children can find out more on their special transition day on Wednesday, September 2nd 2020 on this day the children will be introduced to their class teacher.

 

Latest Update regarding Transition for this current academic year.

 Please hit this link for our latest thoughts regarding transition to Catshill this year during the unprecedented Covid-19 time.

 

Meet the staff team for 2020

Watch the staff say hello to our pupils showing a few of the key locations in the school  smile

 

Parent data collection forms for September 2020

It is essential that we have all the up to date information we possibly can for your son/daughter. Please complete this secure encrypted form giving us all the information we require. If any of this information changes then please contact our admin team on 01527872431 or email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Thank you

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesDXpD9DF7c8vJwwY2XtHDa5_392ax4y6JeElmejyT6CxbDQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 Transition Booklet for pupils

 Transition Booklet September 2020. Please hit this link to access the word document that can then be emailed to 

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 Admin Support for parents

Key Admin information for parents as their children start life at Catshill Middle School, hit this link for all you need to know. If there is anything missing please just give us a call on 01527872431 or email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

School Uniform Suppliers

The two key school uniform suppliers in Bromsgrove have asked us to share their websites with you all:

Schooldays of Bromsgrove

S & H Schoolwear & Sports   - Covid-19 leaflet

 

 Our communication tool from September 2020 across the school will be the app called epraise, this is free for both android and IOS, please ensure you have the app downloaded and we will communicate with you about how to register as soon as we return in September. Messages, Letters, Parent Evening meetings and lots lots more will be communicated using this one-stop app.

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/epraise/id951882609

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