Here is our end of term newsletter .
Important information for parents and carers on the return to school for all pupils on 8th March is below.
We look forward to welcoming all the children back !
A letter to parents and carers from Mrs Glass including information about remote learning.
Please find the letter from Mrs Glass below on school/home learning arrangements from Monday 4th January.
Thank you. More updates will be posted later this week, keep checking back .
Please read the government guidance below for who qualifies as critical workers and the attached application form for school places.
Completed forms should be emailed back to school at:
Vulnerable pupils ( those with a social worker) can also attend school from tomorrow.
Due to concerns around increases in national and local coronavirus transmission rates, teaching and support staff are taking action following advice from their unions and professional associations. School will therefore be open from Monday January 4th 2021 ONLY FOR THOSE CHILDREN OF CRITICAL WORKERS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN . All other children will move to remote (online) learning from tomorrow. This position will continue for two weeks initially.
I can only apologise for the late notification of this information , however schools and head teachers were only notified last night. I will be posting a longer letter on the school website and emailing to parents to expand on the information above later today.
Please see the important letter below for parents /carers which outlines steps to take if a child tests positive over the Christmas holidays. You will need to follow these instructions so school can take part in track and trace as directed by the Government.
You may have seen in the press that the DfE have suggested that schools close next Friday 18th December in order that they will not need to be on call to support track and trace contacting beyond 23rd December. However, schools do not have to do this if they do not want to rearrange the agreed term dates and teacher training days which will already be planned.
As a school we will therefore REMAIN OPEN up to the end of term as normal. School will close at 3pm on Friday 18th December and reopen on Monday 4th January 2021. We think that asking parents at this late stage in the term to make alternative childcare arrangements for the last day of term is unfair.
As school leaders are being asked to continue to support national efforts for track and trace , if a pupil tests positive for Covid 19 at anytime up to 6 days after the last day of teaching (i.e. up to and including 24.12.20), they will need to report this to school so that close contacts can be told to self isolate. Beyond 6 days, schools will not be called upon to engage in supporting track and trace.
Further details on how parents should contact the school during the holidays to report positive cases of Covid will be shared before the end of term, once the Local Authority provides us with advice on how best to manage this process.
Further details to follow.
Please read the important updates for Parents/Carers from Mrs Glass at the end of term, including updates around Covid 19.
We hope you all have a great half term.
School reopens on Tuesday 3rd November 2020.
If your child is diagnosed with COVID-19 during the school holidays it is very important that you provide information about who they have had contact with, both in school and out of school, with the NHS Test and Trace Service.
Your child should not return to school following the holidays if they develop symptoms or are in the self-isolation period.
Find out more at www.durham.gov.uk/article/23337/Staying-safe-at-school-coronavirus-
An important letter for parents/carers from the NHS with advice about when (and when not ) to book a test for children.