Welcome to St Blasius C of E Primary Academy

 

Our school is a lively, hardworking and caring church school in the Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust. We strive to meet the educational needs of each pupil and fully support the importance of a close partnership with families, and endeavor to provide a happy, stable environment in which everyone is valued as an individual and encouraged to develop their potential.

To view the virtual tour of the academy, please click here

 

Dear families

We have some exciting news to share with you. The Trust Board have been working to find another, larger multi-academy trust to which our school can transfer, in light of the limited resources available to PWDAT, which has only three primary schools.  As a result, we are now working to transfer our school, as well as our sister schools St Francis and St James, to the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust (DCAT), a larger, successful multi-academy trust. We have met some of team already when they visited us last term. St Columba also transferred to this trust last year.

 

We want you to be able to hear more about DCAT and what this change will mean to you and your children. A virtual meeting has been arranged so that you can talk to school leaders and representatives of DCAT, to hear more about the proposals, and to ask questions.

 

The meeting for St Blasius will be 6:30pm on Monday the 8th February, details of how to join will come separately.  In addition, on our school website you will find answers to what we think will be common questions.  We invite you to ask your own questions of our DCAT colleagues using the link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DCATQuestion; who will publish updated questions and answers periodically.  If you have a question specific to the needs of your child, which you would like to discuss, please leave your name and phone number on the online form and someone will get back to you.

 

Please find a letter from me and Mrs Perkins (CEO PWDAT) below. We look forward to meeting members of the team on Monday 8th February.

 

Nicki Mobley

Principal St Blasius Shanklin C of E Primary Academy

Please click here to view the letter, here for a slide presentation from DCAT and here for updated Q & A.

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Shade Sail Competition

We have entered an exciting competition with A&S Landscape who are awarding a shade sail to one lucky school. To win this fantastic prize we need to collect the highest number of votes! Please click here to vote for our school.

 

At playtime and lunchtime in the summer the shade sail would give children a chance to have break from the sun. Having a fixed sun sail would also enable us to use our outside area more effectively as an outdoor classroom.

SCHOOL UPDATES 

Covid-19

 

If a pupil or staff member tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), having developed symptoms within 48 hours of being in school, the school must be contacted. The school will assist in identifying close contacts and advising self-isolation, as the individual may have been infectious whilst in school.

 

To inform us of a positive test, you must email covid@stblasiusacademy.iow.sch.uk

 

Please provide the following information:

  • Your name

  • Full name of your child

  • Year group

  • Day and time symptoms started (please be accurate)

  • Symptoms (please be specific)

  • Day and time of test

  • Day and time of positive result

  • A telephone number you can be contacted on

If you need to call us, please ring 07375 658 702/703 – a 24 hour answerphone is in operation when the school is closed. Messages will only be checked during normal school hours.

 

05/03/2021

Please click here to view our Risk assessment for whole school re-opening from 2021.

26/02/2021

The government has announced that schools will reopen to all primary age pupils on Monday 8th March. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming back more of our pupils to face-to-face education then. Please click here for further details included in a letter from the Principal.

Safeguarding statement:

​Safeguarding is EVERYONE’s responsibility – if you feel that a child is at risk in any way, and for any reason, it is your legal obligation to report this in confidence to the Safeguarding leaders of our academy. By reporting a concern, you are not passing judgement on any other parent, and nor is the school, we are all simply fulfilling our core role of keeping children safe.

Please click below to view our Multi Academy Trust’s Safeguarding page:

PWDAT Safeguarding  

Should I keep my child at home?

Please click here to view a COVID 19 symptom flowchart.

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St. Blasius Shanklin C of E Primary Academy

Albert Road

Shanklin

Isle of Wight

PO37 7LY

 

01983 862444

Sat Nav - please use the postcode PO37 7PA

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Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust

First Floor, Peninsular House

Wharf Road

Portsmouth

PO2 8HB

Reception number:  02392 899650

Fax number:  02392 899651

 

The Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust are the owners of St Blasius C of E Primary Academy. Information on the finances and governance arrangements (including annual reports and accounts) can be found on this site.

www.pwdat.org

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