Letter from LA to Parents & Carers 10.09.2020

Letter for parents – Welcome back September 2020


Hello from all the staff at New Siblands Primary School

Hello from all the staff at New Siblands Secondary School

Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant

Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant
Funding for people who are struggling to afford food and other essentials.

Letter for parents – full opening details

Full opening details

Letter for parents

parents confirmation letter September phase 3 opening

Letter for parents

Letter to parents phase 3 full re-opening

Letter from Andrew Buckton

Letter to parents
Inviting you to take a survey about the reduced provision and home learning offer. 
Please complete the short survey asap which will close at the weekend https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5XKD8WD



Letter from Carrie Osmond regarding September

letter to parents re Sept opening phase 3



We are running two activities in between now and the end of term which we hope will bring the whole school community together and spread a bit of colour and happiness.

Click on each image below for more information








Many students will be spending more time on line during lockdown. We have produced some Online Safety Tips which we hope you will find helpful.

Home Learning E Safety Tips


Dear parents,

Please find an update from Carrie regarding PHASE 2 with more specific information regarding Home Learning.

Phase 2 home learning parent letter


Dear parents,

Please find a letter from Carrie about the next phase of opening our school.

Phase 2 reopening letter 25.5.20[3735]


Dear Parents,

We have now completed our staff and pupil risk assessments and we will be sending out letters next week with provisional offers for priority children for the slightly extended Phase two provision offer.

Next week is half term week and I have strongly advised all of our hard working staff to take a full break.  If you need to contact school, the primary site provision will be open and you can ring 01454 866754 between 8.30- 3.30.

Take care,  Carrie


Please find information for celebrating Eid safely during the pandemic.


  Celebrating Eid Al-Fitr in Lockdown Guidance – Muslim Council of Britain (MCB)

PRESS RELEASE 18 May 2020 Celebrating Eid al-Fitr during the Coronavirus: MCB releases guidance on how to celebrate safely Eid Al-Fitr, the celebration at the end of Ramadan, is due to be marked by Muslims across the world on the 24th of May, subject to the sighting of the new moon. With the UK having…



Please find attached information about annual reviews, and the parent views document.

Parent Views NEW

Website ARs message May 2020


Please find attached a letter from Andrew Buckton about the most recent government updates.

Letter from Andrew Buckton CEO on plans for reopening


Please find attached letter from Carrie regarding the address from Boris Johnson last night.

Update from New Siblands re Gov advice on school re-opening 11.05.20


Please find attached the latest newsletter from Carrie.

8.5.20 Newsetter 5


Boardmaker Online

Here is a letter about access to Boardmaker Online and its features. If you do not want your child to be set up please contact the school by Wednesday 13th May either by email to enquiries@newsiblands.org.uk, or let your child’s class teacher know:
Letter to parents re Boardmaker 07 05 2020



Information from Family Fund:

  Family Fund (@FamilyFund)
01/05/2020, 12:30

We’ve put together a web page dedicated to listing specific help and support from organisations that provide services, advice and other help to families raising disabled or seriously ill children.

Read more here: ow.ly/Ft5n50zsZxF

Fire safety information:



Please find information attached for those concerned about domestic violence during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Please find SENsational newsletter attached.

Keep safe!

SENsational Parent Newsletter 3 Rainbows[2935]



Please see below some useful information from the LDT

6.4.2020 LD Senate Coronavirus resources for use by families

6.4.2020 Supporting Children with LD ASD with COVID Isolation – Cardiff Resource

Useful information and resources

Please find some useful information and resources for you and your families on this page.

As ever, make sure you read any documents, watch videos and check any apps before sharing them with your child.

Social Stories

These have been written by our behaviour lead, Karen. They have been adapted for students on both primary and secondary site.

Secondary – What is Coronavirus social story

Primary What is Coronavirus social story

Emotional Well-being 

This is a very challenging time for us all. Krissie, our mental health lead, has put together some ideas and resources for you to use at home.

Emotional Wellbeing Info for Parents


Tuesday 24.3.2020

Please find below a letter from Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, which will be of interest to you.



Welcome to New Siblands School

New Siblands School occupies two sites in the market town of Thornbury on the outskirts of Bristol. The Primary School shares the building and facilities with our friends and partners Gillingstool primary school. We are two distinctive schools with some shared values – two schools, one community. Our Secondary School site is about half a mile away and offers our pupils a fantastic new learning space to move onto as they get older. We have an active programme of inclusive learning opportunities with local secondary schools Castle School and Marlwood School.

What they say

‘We are really happy with the school’s hard work.’


‘Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage settle into school well and get off to a good start.’


‘She is extremely happy at school.’


‘It is fantastic and the best thing to happen in my child’s life’


‘Since my child started school he has done so well in every way’


‘Thank you  again  for another  fabulous  year.’


‘Staff are very skilled in using technology to make both teaching and pupils’ learning stimulating.’


‘The sixth form provision is outstanding. Students are well prepared for their future life through experiences which are highly relevant.’


‘Parents and carers overwhelmingly agree that their children are safe, happy and very well looked after.’


‘She is loving school!’