On behalf of the children, parents, staff and governors, I would like to welcome you to Old Heath Community Primary School and to our website. Our school is located on the outskirts of Colchester town centre at the junction of Old Heath and Abbots Road (CO2 8DD)
Old Heath Community Primary School is now closed in lines with the regulations issued by the Government in response to the Coronavirus situation.
We are running a childcare provision for key workers as prescribed by the Government. If you are a parent whose circumstances have changed and you would like to contact us with regard to childcare please email on email@example.com.
The majority of our parents are connected to Parentmail and we will contact you directly using this form of communication during this time. We have set up Purple Mash as an online learning service as well as the paper based learning pack we created before the schools closed. If you do not have your pack it is saved in school for when you are able to collect. It can be placed in the school foyer for a ‘pick up without contact’ if you contact the school with a proposed pick up day via firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW 19th April: Please visit your child’s class page for further learning activities, useful websites etc. New home learning packs are available from school if you would rather have it ready printed for you. Details on how to ‘pick up a pack’ is outlined on each class page. Teachers are still using Purple Mash to set other activities and tasks. There are lots of national organisations creating online resources, the issue is trying not to swamp parents with everything that comes in on school emails. Class teachers have suggested specific websites for their classes on their web pages.
BBC have created a whole home learning programme please use the link here to find more information!
Child First have created a pdf listing of all sorts of links for support for parents and children ranging from emotional and wellbeing support to more learning resources and support for children with special educational needs. Click on ‘Child First’.
For FSM families we organised food bags before schools closed. We are still trying to work with the Government’s FSM voucher system, thank you to all parents who have been so patient. We did manage to get a few vouchers out and then the system slowed right down! Remember families have a mobile contact number if you need to contact me urgently! If your circumstances have changed due to the current situation and you feel you may now be eligible for FSM please contact the school on email@example.com.
Amanda Mitchelson, Headteacher