Alpington & Bergh Apton C of E VA Primary School

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E-mail alert

Published: 5th October 2020

The school has experienced some difficulty with e-mails today, with a scam e-mail being sent to some parents which appears to have been sent by the school.  The message says that you have missed a call from school and asks you to click on a link.  Please do not click on anything –  this message is not from the school.

If we need to contact you about your child we will do so by text or telephone call and not by e-mail.

If you have received the e-mail and clicked on the link, the advice from our ICT support is as follows;

First step is to change your password, avoid using a variation of your old password i.e. adding numbers to the end of your old password, then check your deleted items – it appears that the malicious email has been setting rules up on the compromised email account to forward any incoming mail into the deleted items folder.

Following this please check your email rules:

GMail: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6579?hl=en-GB

Outlook: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/use-inbox-rules-in-outlook-com-4b094371-a5d7-49bd-8b1b-4e4896a7cc5d

Apologies for the confusion.  We are taking steps to ensure that this does not happen again.

Best wishes

Rosie Welch and Karen Reeman

 

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Harvest Festival and School Photographs update

Published: 5th October 2020

Dear parents

 

This week we have our Harvest Festival on Tuesday and school photographs on Thursday.

Tomorrow all the children will be walking to church with their class pod to celebrate our Harvest Festival.  I am sorry that parents are not able to attend this year but we will make sure the photographs are on the website so you can see what we have been up to.  Each class has written a prayer and created some artwork on a harvest theme to take to church with them.  They will be met by Father Chris or the Curate, Cate, who will do a short harvest talk for each class..  The children will sanitise their hands before and after their and all touch points in church will be cleaned between pods.  We have re-organised the adults in school to ensure that all classes have a safe number of adults to walk to the church and back again.

As part of our harvest celebrations we are collecting packets and tins of food for the Norwich Food Bank.   Please bring your donations to school this week.  We will keep items in quarantine for at least 72 hours before taking them to the food bank next week.  Classes will be taking a few items to church with them as a symbol of the donation we are making.

School photographs will take place on Thursday. This has been carefully risk assessed in line with our school policy and the Norfolk and national guidelines.  The risk assessment is attached to this e-mail and is available on the website.  Smart school uniform please!  Due to the COVID restrictions we are not able to offer photographs for younger siblings or families on Thursday.  We are working to see if there is a way to offer this on a Saturday – please let us know if this would be of interest.

Thank you for your continued support

Best Wishes

Rosie Welch

school photographs risk assessment

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Flu vaccinations information for parents

Published: 22nd September 2020

Please find below the information regarding flu vaccinations taking place later this term.  This letter has also been sent to all parents via e-mail.

Parent Letter 2020-2021 Alpington Berg Apton

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Support from our local church

Published: 17th March 2020

Dear all

As a church school we have strong links with the local churches and our Rector, Fr Chris Ellis. It is especially important that we all pull together at the moment to take care of each other, and to support those in our community who need some extra help at this time.

Fr Chris is available to support in whatever way he can. This could be to talk, or for more practical support with shopping or collecting prescriptions.

If you would like to talk, need practical help or know someone who does, please contact Fr Chris on 01508 484174, or e-mail chris.ellis23@btinternet.com.

If you are able to offer help, for example staying in touch with elderly or isolated people in our community or making deliveries, please also contact Fr Chris who will try to co-ordinate the response.

Thank you!

The Alpington Team

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SIAMS Report

Published: 5th December 2019

Statutory Inspections of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)

As many of you will recall we had our five year Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools on 21/11/19. The Inspector looked at many aspects of school life including our vision and values as a Church of England School, how these impact on the pupils’ behaviour and attitudes towards others; the way we collaborate with our local churches and the Diocese, as well as outside agencies and the school’s interaction with the community beyond its gates into the wider world. Our academic standards were also looked at, as well as how well pupils perform in all subjects, including RE, and the progress of pupils with SEND.

I am very pleased to tell you that the school received an “Excellent” grade in all categories which we are told is quite difficult to attain. It goes without saying that I am very proud of the children and staff for all they have achieved. Thank you also to all those parents who were able to find the time to talk to the Inspector. The Report can be viewed below.

Alpington and Bergh Apton SIAMS report 2019_

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Just one Norfolk – a new website about children’s health

Published: 8th March 2019

Have you seen JustOneNorfolk? CLICK HERE  JustOneNorfolk.nhs.uk
The new ‘go to’ online health resource for families in Norfolk. JustOneNorfolk.nhs.uk has been live for 3 months and has already had over 57,000 views!
At the beginning of Self Care Week, November 2018, JustOneNorfolk.nhs.uk launched into the digital community. The new NHS resource is aimed at helping children, young people and their parents in Norfolk better understand the pertinent issues relating to younger people’s health, wellbeing and care.
The platform was created by NHS Norfolk Children and Young People’s Services in partnership with the Eastern Academic Health Science Network, Best Beginnings (the Baby Buddy app creators), Norfolk County Council and families in Norfolk.
The site focuses on user experience, keeping its content interesting and entertaining through the use of interactive graphics, custom made animations and a whole host of films starring families from Norfolk. Whilst being very visual the resource is also very accessible, anyone with computer or mobile device can access the site. For users that need more flexibility, JustOneNorfolk.nhs.uk has multiple font sizes, high resolution formatting for extra magnification and also translates into 80 different languages.
All the content on the site has been created, sourced and approved by qualified NHS professionals in the NHS Norfolk Children and Young People’s Service, so families know they can rely on the advice. Topics include: Childhood Illness, Staying Safe, Child Development, Additional Needs and Healthy Lifestyles.

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