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GOV.UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

NHS.UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

GOV.UK School Closure Guidance for Parents and Carers

 

These handbooks and guides provide useful information for Parents and Carers:

Help, Support and information for Parents and Carers

Back to School Guide for September 2020

A Children's Guide to Coronavirus

NYCC Absence Reference Guide

Cold or COVID? - How to Tell the Difference

 

The Free School Meals Voucher Scheme:

Department for Education advice and FAQ

Free School Meals Voucher Scheme Website

 

Latest school update from the Headteacher:

Update 8 - Wednesday 03/03/2021 14:30

Dear Parents & Carers

Firstly, and most importantly, I am writing to thank you for your continued support of the work that staff have been setting for your child as part of our ‘remote and blended learning’ programme during the CV-19 lockdown period. I am fully aware that it is has been a challenge in ensuring that your child is completing the work set, as well as providing any subject specific guidance where needed. It has been a pleasure to see the photos and videos sent in by yourselves showing our young people discovering new skills – who knew what a talented group of young people (and families) we have at Brompton Hall School? This has certainly been an unusual year and we are hopeful that the transition plans outlined below will enable us to support your child back into school over the next few weeks so we can ‘get back to normal’ as quickly as possible.

MARCH TRANSITION PLAN 

w/b 8 March 2021

  • Residential students will be arriving at school at 9am and will remain in school until Friday lunchtime, as usual. Upon arrival in school, Key Stage 3 and 4 students whose parents have given consent, will undertake their CV-19 tests before starting their school day.
  • Extended Day students will arrive at school, at the usual time and will leave school at 5pm each day and at lunchtime on Fridays, as usual. The 5pm finish will enable all learners to access our 24hr curriculum programme and the reward activities they work towards achieving each day. A packed tea will be provided Monday through to Thursday for each young person to take home.
  • Wherever possible staff will be allocated to either Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3&4 to minimise close contact with other learners and staff across the school day. Our rigorous cleaning regime will remain in place, overseen by the Site Manager and all staff will follow the whole school CV-19 risk assessment (should you want a copy of the risk assessment please contact the Main Office).
  • CV-19 Testing although the Government has said that the expectation is that parents and carers would undertake the twice weekly CV-19 testing for Key Stage 3 and 4 learners we feel that it is easier for or testing staff team to continue to test the learners as they arrive on Monday and Thursday mornings. We recognise that for some of our young people that expecting parents and carers to undergo this testing procedure before your child gets into the taxi in the morning could be a potential trigger for conflict, as well as impact on the daily routines of your family.
  • Keyworkers and Class Tutors will contact home to give you the opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns that may have arisen during the week.

w/b 15 March 2021

  • Arrangements will continue as outlined above for both Residential and Extended Day learners.
  • Keyworkers and Class Tutors will contact home to give you the opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns that may have arisen during the week. 

w/b 22 March 2021

  • The arrangements for Residential learners will remain in place as outlined in w/b 8 March 2021
  • For Extended Day learners, the 24hr Curriculum programme will extend to 7pm for Mondays through to Thursdays, with taxis arriving at the usual time on Fridays.
  • Following the Easter break, we will return to our full normal hours for all learners.

Your child’s Class Tutor will be in contact with you this week to talk through the transition plans outlined in this letter and answer any queries you may have ahead of the wider opening plans for next week.

We appreciate that this last lockdown period has had a massive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of most people, as parents and carers it can be difficult to know how to support your child with both the immediate and aftereffects of the CV-19 pandemic where so many of us have experienced the negative impact of CV-19. To provide you with some support there is free training available for families on ‘Psychological First Aid’ training to support children and young people’s mental health during emergencies and crisis situations. It is a 3hour programme, which can be completed in small blocks of time which provides ideas and support strategies, as well as signposting additional help available:

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/psychological-first-aid-for-children-and-young-people

We are mindful of the impact on our young people that prolonged periods of absence from school may potentially have on their education and will be putting in place clear ‘CV-19 recovery plans’ for our learners so they continue to make progress and the pandemic doesn’t impact on their future post-16 pathways. We will continue to provide you updates on this work through our regular Keyworker and Class Tutor conversations with yourselves, as well as the progress reports we send home. We also will continue to provide additional information, support and guidance via our school website (http://bromptonhall.n-yorks.sch.uk/) and social media accounts.

If you have any additional feedback or comments about any of the plans please contact the school, requesting to speak to your child’s Class Tutor in the first instance, or a member of the Senior Leadership Team if your query remains outstanding. We will be sending out a parent and carer feedback survey about the impact of CV-19 on your child and providing you with the opportunity to highlight any concerns you have which we can address within our CV-19 Catch Up planning. The survey link will be sent out during w/b 22 March 2021.

Yours sincerely,
S Young
Headteacher

 

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