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Back To School In Bedford Borough

Bedford Borough Council has welcomed the measures put in place in schools across the Borough to enable the safe return of pupils as they start the Autumn term.

With ​COVID-19 still present in the community, schools have introduced measures to protect staff and pupils. Such as classroom bubbles to limit the contact between pupils, staggered arrival and leaving times and additional cleaning regimes.

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Central Bedfordshire Council launches return to school online helpdesk

Central Bedfordshire Council has launched a new online helpdesk for parents and carers requiring support or advice relating to the reopening of schools in September.

The Government has confirmed that it will be compulsory for children to return to school in September for the start of the new term.

Every school is required to undertake a rigorous risk assessment and have detailed plans in place for the September return, to help keep pupils safe, and schools will be able to advise parents and carers, on these plans.

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Schools encouraged to apply for free outdoor learning resources

Schools can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor learning resources to allow youngsters to get hands on with nature.

Applications for the Local School Nature Grants are open from now up until the 22nd November 2019.

Learning through Landscapes is distributing £550,000 of funding raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The funds were awarded from Postcode Local Trust.

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Is your child really ready for school?

Is your child worried about starting school?

Moving into a new classroom can be scary and take a bit of getting used to for even the most confident child. For lots of children, moving into Reception will be their first time in a school environment

But whether they are moving from a private nursery, from being at home full-time or being in a nursery class attached to a school, they will have to get used to new adults, peers, routines, expectations and the large school setting. And that’s a big ask for a little one.

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Top 3 most annoying things about the school run? Cars, cars and more cars

International Walk to School Month

The Living Streets charity is calling for new measures to reduce the number of cars on the school run. This follows research (YouGov 2018) released for International Walk to School Month.

It reveals that too many cars are the things parents find most annoying on the school run, specifically too many cars around school gates (54%).

Cars parking on the pavements (50%) and too much traffic on the journey (45%) round off the top three.

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Have you applied for your child’s school place for September 2019?

Applications are now open for children due to start school in Central Bedfordshire next year. If your child is due to start school in September 2019, or transfer to middle, secondary or upper school, you can apply online.

If you are applying for a place to start school or to join a middle school, you have until Tuesday 15 January 2019 to make an application.

The deadline is Wednesday 31 October 2018 for applications to transfer to a secondary or upper school in 2019

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