SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES DURING LOCKDOWN
Please remember you can contact the school via email or on weekdays by phone. If we cannot help straight away we will get back to you as quickly as possible. We will be calling all out families over the next week, even if we have already spoken to you, to see how you are and offer any help. Please take care and stay safe.
Reminder: school is closed for half-term from 25th – 29th May
Stay at home advice – What to do if you are worried about symptoms.
Government Coronavirus information can be found here http://shorturl.at/cCY27
UPDATE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER – Phased re-opening
Following the announcement from Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, we are planning to re-open after the half-term.
To reassure you, following that initial Government announcement, we have been working hard to find a way to possibly start the phased return based on the extensive guidance. Please remember that we have to be very cautious with all of this, as the Government may decide that these plans cannot go ahead. We have been advised that the announcement may come as late as 28th May.
None of these plans are certain at this point, please do not assume that they will not change.
Letters have been sent to the relevant year groups.
It is important to note that due to health and safety, Department for Education and Local Authority guidance, things will be very different when we return, and it is important that everyone understands these new arrangements and follows them. We are putting them in place for the safety of pupils, staff and families.
Please be aware that all places must be booked in advance.
From 1st June Critical workers can book places* on a two-weekly basis.
9-3pm Monday to Thursday; 9-12pm Friday
*Please note: you need to meet the criteria from the Government guidance see below
UPDATE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER – 10th May 2020
We understand you will be concerned following the Government announcement from Boris Johnson. I know there will be concerns and queries. Like you, we have only just seen this announcement, and at this stage we cannot answer all of the questions you may have. We are waiting to receive more information from the Government and the Local Authority about what this means for our school. In the short-term, nothing has changed. We will provide further information in the coming days and weeks once we are able to do so.
Please be assured, the safety and well-being of our children, staff and families remains paramount in any decisions we decide to take.
Critical worker guidance : https://bit.ly/2Lh72hU
If you are eligible for free school meals, you can order a packed lunch for children by calling or emailing by (or before) 9am each day. Lunches will be available to collect from the school by 10.30am.
Learning Activities from 23rd April 2020.
Please note that as we now know we are going to be closed for a longer period, we are setting up GSuite for all our pupils. Please read the letter below:
Helpful login tips can be found via the link: https://bit.ly/2KmjAUM
Google Classroom information
Latest support information for families at home: https://bit.ly/2UkrNPg
We know that this is a really difficult time for all our families. If you need help and support you can contact the school. We are still available to try to support. You can also access some useful information from our website:
Information from CEOP – staying safe online: https://bit.ly/2vNmQVw
Government advice on the COvid-19/News:
There is extensive information provided by the government, and there are updates on a daily basis.
BBC News updates: https://bbc.in/2TVFGmC
Department for Education – DFE updates: https://bit.ly/38OYMz8
Support for mental health: https://bbc.in/3b1JYhU
We are keen to support learning at home, in order for children to continue to make progress in their learning. However, we recognise that children’s individual access to the internet; ability to work alongside an adult; chance of using a computer and other equipment may vary hugely. Therefore, we will not be setting ‘lessons’ but signposting to learning opportunities. All of the teaching staff have prepared a variety of learning opportunities for our pupils in the event of a closure.
What we will do:
Ask you to talk, read and play with your child during the period of school closure;
Useful link pages for home learning during the school closure: http://holytrinity.herts.sch.uk/parentscarers/
Remind you of all our learning platform websites/passwords and the details for specific apps we use in school, such as Mathletics and Discovery Espresso
Provide activities and opportunities on the school website for each year group to access. Should the school be closed we will make sure you know where to access this information.
Thank you for your support,