Executive Head Teacher – Richard Ballantine
At Lapage, our children thrive in a happy, safe and supportive learning environment. Throughout their time here, children are encouraged to love learning, work hard and welcome and meet the challenges that new learning brings.
We value our partnerships with parents, carers and members of the community, who make a positive contribution to the life of the school.
Our creative and inclusive curriculum has been designed to identify and maximise every learning opportunity, with a central focus on raising the aspirations and achievements of all pupils using a growth mindset approach.
There is a strong focus on the development of English and Maths skills as we know that these are essential. A rich programme of visits, visitors, outdoor learning and extra-curricular activities, provide further opportunities to increase self-confidence and developing and challenging the skills of every learner at Lapage.
Central to our curriculum is the development of social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding in order that our pupils become confident, aspirational, caring and respectful citizens.
We look forward to welcoming you into our school and introducing you to our wonderful pupils.
Heads of School – Shabana Khan and Shameem Akhtar
Young people and health experts answer vaccine questions: https://youtu.be/fJOLbzLJsn4
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119. All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Bubble’. Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online. Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
If you are able, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period. Symptoms The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of: • a new continuous cough • a high temperature • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/ or by phoning 111. How to stop COVID-19 spreading There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19 Do
Further information is available here
Dear parents/carers, if your child is isolating, please continue to check the Home Learning page for a range of learning activities to keep your children engaged. It is important that they continue to learn whilst at home. Thank you for your support during these unprecedented times.