NATIONAL LOCKDOWN - SCHOOL CLOSURE
As you will have heard, lockdown took effect Tuesday 5th January, and unfortunately, school is now closed for the majority of pupils with immediate effect.
Staff will still be working in school to organise home learning, and more information can be found on the above links.
Parents who we already know are key workers have been contacted and a place for their child has been allocated. However, if you are a key worker that we do not know about and have not received a text, please phone the school office to book a place for your child.
Key workers include educational professionals, health and social care staff including carers, medical professionals, transportation and delivery drivers and those involved in food distribution and essential retail.
Have you ever wondered what life is like at Dovecotes?
Our school council have created a podcast to let you know about some of the exciting events and days that have taken place during Autumn 2019 (during 'normal' school life!).
We hope you enjoy listening and we look forward to welcoming you back in September.
Well done to all of the children of 'Lockdown 2020' - we are so proud of all of you to have got through this difficult time. For those who have been in school during this time, it has been a pleasure to travel this journey together and for those of you working at home, well done for accomplishing new experiences!
We look forward to welcoming you all back in September.
Children will be returning for the new academic year on Monday 6th September. The July newsletter can be found here.
If you feel that you may need help with food over the Summer break, please contact school, who will be able to refer your family to the Elias Mattu Foundation to receive a weekly 7 day food parcel. Contact school if you have any questions and see further information here.
Over the half term break, please don’t let your guard down, and remember to follow the guidance to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
Follow, "Hands, Face, Space" and "Fresh Air" advice.
Take regular rapid Covid-19 tests, ideally twice a week and 3-4 days apart. For more information about testing, visit wolverhampton.gov.uk/get-tested.
Up to 6 people (or 2 households) can meet together indoors, but remember to open a window to let some fresh air in!
Up to 30 people can meet together outside.
For job opportunities, please click here.
In the event of adverse weather, please see information here.
In the unlikely event of school closing, information will be posted on this page as well as via local radio stations and via text. If nothing is published, please assume school is open as normal.
Our January 2021 Return Risk Assessment can be viewed here.
Our December newsletter can now be viewed here.
*NEW* You can now go on a virtual tour of our school! See this here.
Don't hesitate to get your flu jab this year! More information can be found on our School Letters page.
We have been awarded the Music Mark! See our certificate here.
THANK YOU to everyone who donated for Children In Need! We raised a fantastic £106.00! Well done everyone!
Please find our new school dinner menu here.
Please click the following link which details term dates for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years:
These dates can also be found in the 'Parents' page here.
Please be aware that staff training days are included within these dates on 1st September 2020 and 28th May 2021 as well as 3 additional days still to be allocated; children will not be attending school on these days.
Please note, information for Workshop Wednesdays will be posted here when it is safe to practise this under government guidelines.
For a PUPDATE on Hazel, our guide dog, please click here!
Read Write Inc. Phonics
For support or advice about how to support your child with early reading please go to the Ruth Miskin You Tube Channel, which can be found here.
White Rose Maths home learning
White Rose are also producing #MathsParty sessions; you can watch educational videos and try the questions!
Terrific for Twos
Click here for information about our service for 2 year olds including eligibility and services.
Dovecotes Reading Support
Do you have concerns or questions regarding your child's reading? If so, please contact the school office and leave a message; Mrs Garbett will be happy to return your call and offer support.
We have been recognised for our commitment to providing a high-quality music education with a Music Mark Certificate!