Please note that due to only a small number of staff being in College at any one time, Main Reception is not currently manned.
For any non-emergency queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you have an emergency, please call 07935 935489.
Dear Parents and Carers
Updated Information and guidance we receive from the Government, NHS and Public Health England will show here and be issued to Parents/Carers via School Comms. We have included previously issued communication on this page.
In the event of a school closure, it is important that progress in learning doesn’t just stop.
Designed specially for 16 and 17 year olds, the NCS experience will give you a clearer idea of what you want from your future.
Updated 3rd April 2020 14:30pm
Each week, we'll provide you with an outdoor learning idea that could be done from your back garden! Click the link to find out idea number 2...
Each week, we'll provide you with an outdoor learning idea that could be done from your back garden! Click the link to find out this week's.
As you can see from our website homepage we have some wonderful images of the Years 11 and 13 students on their last day at College.
Please follow this link to view more images in the Gallery.
Please also follow this link to download images taken on the day - www.clairetregaskis.co.uk and use the password: iccmarch2020 in the client login area.
3 April 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
College Trips and Visits 2020
Thank you for your patience and understanding with regards to the recent and developing Covid-19 outbreak in the UK and its impact on future planned trips and visits at
Ivybridge Community College.
We are constantly monitoring government advice and applying this across our College risk assessments and procedures and understand that parents may have concerns with the uncertainty around travel restrictions, self-isolation and social distancing advice.
We are working closely with our insurance providers and tour operators and receiving regular updates and advice.
The College will be communicating and posting our own directives as and when we receive them. To assist with this process may we politely request you observe the following points:
Please be assured the College is doing its utmost to ensure the safety of our students and to protect payments that have already been made. We thank you in advance for your support through this difficult time.
Transport requirements for Educare - please read the **Update 24.03.20** information below regarding contacting the relevant transport providers. Do you need the bus to run? If YES, then please contact your bus company directly to arrange pick up times.
Dear Parents and Carers
Stay at home. Save lives. Anyone can spread coronavirus
We ask all our parents and carers to remind and re-enforce the U.K. government’s message with our students at home.
We must all do our bit to fight coronavirus. Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.
Do not meet up with people you do not live with. This is for everyone's safety.
Do not meet up with family members from outside of your household. This is for everyone's safety.
We know they will want to go out and meet their friends and this is incredibly hard for all of us, especially with the spring weather.
This is what we can all say at this time:
Don't put lives at risk. Follow the rules. Stay at home.
The relevant Academic Performance Leader for your child will be sending them a weekly bulletin via their College email, commencing on Monday, 30 March 2020, and will then send it weekly (at the end of the week) during term time.
The purpose of the weekly bulletin is to keep our students updated during the COVID 19 closure period; any advice updates from the government, their home learning,
well-being and any relevant information for their specific year group.
Thank you for your ongoing messages of support and best wishes to our staff for the work they are doing supporting children with work at home and supervising the children of key workers in College.
It is times like these that working together is imperative. Like you we want the best for your child and it really makes the difference to know we are working together so all our hardships now are for a better and happier tomorrow.
Many thanks for your understanding during these challenging times.
Please stay safe and take care.
Please can all parents/carers ensure that their child/ren bring a packed lunch and drink with them if they are attending Educare at Ivybridge Community College. Unfortunately, after today we will not have any provision to provide meals.
From Monday, 30 March can all students attending Educare at Ivybridge Community College please register in the Haring Building by 9.00am.
Due to exceptionally high demand causing issues with students being able to access their work the College now uses Foldr https://foldr.ivybridge.devon.sch.uk/ . We had 1200 students log in yesterday using Foldr, keep up the good work!
Department for Education’s information about a Free School Meals scam. The text as reported by The Guardian is below.
We have been informed some parents have received an email stating: ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’. This is a scam email - do not respond, and delete immediately.
Transport requests - please see the information in the Update 24.03.20 below regarding important bus request requirements.
Following the government’s most recent announcement, all Ivybridge Community College, Plymouth and Devon buses are running only if required. If your child requires transport to and from Educare and usually uses a Devon, Plymouth or Ivybridge Community College bus please ensure that you email the appropriate contact below before midday on the day before transport is required. Please indicate which route and stop your child needs to be collected from:
Ivybridge Community College minibus (Diptford, Totnes and Wembury): indicate here which route and stop you require. Also, a contact telephone number.
Tallyho: please email email@example.com by 12.00 noon, the day before transport is required letting them know the route and stop that your child needs to be collected from. Tallyho will then let you know what time your child will be collected.
Any other transport issues please let us know.
Please see the update on COVID 19 from our CEO
Please follow the link below to the Key Worker survey in order for the school to anticipate how many children will be attending from Monday 23rd March.
Here is the latest update from our CEO.
CORONAVIRUS: The importance of hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.
How to wash your hands properly
Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
Watch this short NHS film for guidance:
Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song:
Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.
Year 3 Children have recently enjoyed a fantastic curriculum day focusing on their current topic about 'The Romans'.
All children at Stowford School have been focusing upon Climate Change and what they can do to help.
Boys retain the trophy....
Please see attached information from the Trust regarding COVID-19
Please find attached the Online Safety Newsletter for April.
This may be particularly useful this month given that lots of you are now learning online.
Keep safe, keep in touch and we look forward to seeing you all soon!
The Team at Yealmpton Primary School!