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  • 03/06/20
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    School update 3.6.20

    I just wanted to update you on what we are doing. We are currently working hard to try and determine a way in which we can get some more of our pupils back as soon as possible. Our plan is to offer places to pupils based upon a range of vulnerability criteria. We have set out a matrix system whic...
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  • 20/05/20
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    School Update 20.5.20

    We have now received further guidance from the government. The guidance states that special schools should work towards welcoming back more pupils. This should be done to a level that can be "...safely catered for in their setting". Firstly, I would like to say that, as a school team, w...
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  • 12/05/20
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    Parenting Special Children Course

    Parenting Special Children are running a selection of free courses online. These may be helpful for you whilst your are supporting your child at home. Click the website link to have a look https://mailchi.mp/parentingspecialchildren/parenting-special-children-events-update-week-commencing-4-ma...
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  • 12/05/20
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    Closure update 12.5.20

    As you will be aware, The Prime Minister gave a speech this weekend about the government’s plans for easing lockdown restrictions. Like you, I only saw the announcement on the Sunday evening. We had no pre-briefing of any of the content. Some additional details have now since been rele...
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  • 22/04/20
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    Lockdown Poems

    Here are two examples of lovely poems written by two of our pupils about lockdown acrostic poems:   Living at home not going anywhere Oh this sucks so much Corona virus spreads around the world Keep the NHS safe Don't go near anyone Open your door have one piece of...
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  • 17/04/20
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    School Closure Update 17.4.20

    Dear Carers and Parents,   UPDATE - Covid-19 School Closure   Following the announcement yesterday (16.4.20) by the UK government, we are remaining closed in line with other schools in the UK. However, we are running a very limited childcare service for pupils whose parents are...
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  • 08/04/20
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    Winchcombe Place Care Home

    Some of our pupils have sent cards to our Winchcombe Care Home, which are have been very well received. You can read the facebook post by clicking here Your child can also send one if they wish. Details are below: SUPPORT YOU LOCAL CARE HOME Here at Winchcombe we are asking anyone to w...
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  • 06/04/20
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    Easter Newsletter and update

    As we enter the Easter Holidays, I thought I would give you a brief update on our situation. We continue to remain closed as a school and are continuing to offer a very limited childcare provision for children of key workers and those with CIN plans where at all possible, similar to schools up an...
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  • 30/03/20
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    Pupils 4 Positive Change (P4PC)

    I am extremely impressed with the P4PC group that met recently. We discussed community, as part of our 3C's (Curiosity, Creativity and Community) and looked that the information that each class gave us. We decided that community was a tricky word for some of our pupils to understand, so we...
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  • 25/03/20
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    World Down Syndrome Day

    So, our video of Roar by Katie Perry has reached 8.7 thousand views, which is remarkable!! There is a lovely article that you may have seen in the Newbury Weekly News which you can see by clicking here.  Thank you to all the stars of the video and especially to Meaghan Ebbage-Taylor, whose e...
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  • 18/03/20
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    Happy World Down Syndrome Day

    Remember, it is World Down Syndrome Day on 21st March. At The Castle School we are celebrating with this video. Please watch, enjoy and share as far as possible. Thank you       You can find out more about the day by visiting the WDSD website by clicking here
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  • 17/03/20
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    School Closure

    The Castle School is currently closed. Click here to read more.
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