Holy Trinity C of E Aided First School

'inquisitive thinkers, challenge seekers, kind hearts'

01289 306142

admin@holytrinity.northumberland.sch.uk

Bell Tower Place BERWICK-UPON-TWEED Northumberland TD15 1NB

CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19 Information

A famous writer, Maya Angelou said, ‘You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.’ We are incredibly fortunate that our Holy Trinity ‘family’ is such a strong, caring and supportive community who can all rely on one another. Please do keep in touch with and help one another, we will send out updates and keep you as informed as we possibly can.

We hope you are all continuing to stay well and staying safe.  We continue to remain open for key worker and vulnerable children and if you are not currently using our service and you fall into one of these categories please contact the school to arrange an appropriate place.  In addition to this the school is now beginning to reopen for Nursery, Reception and Year 1 as the country recovers from the CO-VID crisis.  Below are links to the school proposal for reopening that sets out clearly our expectations for reopening and staying safe and letters to explain expectations for key workers/vulnerable and children who are re-starting school.

During this time we have made changes, in line with national guidance, to our Safe-guarding and Behaviour Policies. Please see links below for details.

At school we have also made changes to our Health and Safety Risk Assessment to ensure safe and best practice. The Risk Assessment document is a live document that will be constantly reviewed in-line with national and regional advice from the Government, Public Health England, Diocese, Northumberland County Council and Unions as well as other  appropriate bodies.  If you would like to view our risk assessment please contact the school.  The two main documents that have formed the basis of our decision making for risk assessments in school can be viewed by following the links below.

The importance of good personal hygiene, including regular hand-washing, to prevent the spread of infection continues to be stressed at school and home.

Public Health England remind parents not to go to a pharmacy, GP or hospital if they suspect their child has any of the symptoms.  They need to keep their child at home; follow the stay at home advice as best they can; and only contact NHS 111 or use NHS 111 online (which is being updated) or phone their GP if their symptoms deteriorate.  Public Health Agency advice on Covid19   

Government advice - What parents and carers need to know about schools, colleges and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak

 

Home Learning

With a more general re-opening of school our staff will not be able to set or respond to Home Learning as we have been.  However we are still committed to providing quality home learning opportunities for our children .  The Seesaw platform that all children can access with their own passwords will remain our main means of communication between teachers and our families.  Children should also be able to access resources on School 360 and for Class 4 and 5 Times Tables Rock Stars.  There are many other resources that are being made available to parents to use to support home learning which we have shared with you through our communications systems, please follow the links below to what we have shared so far -

It is important to us to stay together as a community and so far have completed three whole school days focusing on activities that unite us.
Watch our School's video thanks to carers as part of The Clap for Our Carers Campaign here.
Watch our video in our VE Day celebrations here.
 
 
If you have any specific questions about anything or a particular concern over anything related to the school closure could you please phone 01289306142 or email it to admin@holytrinity.northumberland.sch.uk  With a limited number of staff on site we cannot promise to always be able to answer phone calls and we have been advised to ‘socially distance’ ourselves from parents so unfortunately we will be able to talk with you face to face.

 

Just as you are likely to be a little concerned and confused by what is going on, so are some of our children for whom change and uncertainty can be difficult. We all need to be filling them with confidence and love, making sure they feel secure and happy. If, at any point, you feel your child is really struggling then please do contact us and we will do what we can to help.

My very best wishes to you all.

N Shaw