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Welcome

Dear parents and carers

Update @23.06.20

Today the government announced new guidance in response to the current status of the Covid -19 Virus.

Firstly , a reduction in the social distancing measure although in practical terms it remains preferable to remain at 2 metres and if any closer is necessary for short periods of time

and

Secondly , a 'Pausing' of Shielding .


       These do however represent an encouraging sign that the risk level is reducing              and should continue to do so if we proceed with care

The latest  GovUk bulletin to schools stated the following :-

"From 1 August, the Government will be advising that shielding will be paused. From this date, those people previously shielding are advised to adopt strict social distancing rather than full shielding measures. Children who are clinically extremely vulnerable can return to their education settings if they are eligible and in line with their peers"

This will be of some comfort to parents who have had to isolate with their child for a long time but we know also that some would prefer this to be earlier.

It also affects our overall thinking with respect to 'getting back to normal' whilst still being conscious of the need to maintain protective measures.

We have set out the next phase of our Recovery Plan which aims for a more significant increase in numbers returning over the coming weeks and larger class units which will however remain separate

We will be contacting all parents shortly to get your current views on whether you want your child to return to school and if you have a date in mind. We'll also discuss with you whether this will be on a full or part time basis initially.

Please note however that if you indicate that you want to delay your child's return it may not be possible to readmit them immediately if you subsequently change your mind ( we do however review class unit numbers weekly )

Where possible we are asking if parents can transport their child to school at the moment as there is a shortage of the regular drivers and escorts. This may however change in the coming month with the easing of restrictions.

We will advise you of the procedures in place if you do bring your child to school

Please feel free to ask us about the safety measures in place at school and discuss any concerns you may still have 

As yet there is no change  on the suspension of attendance regulations.

So you will not be penalised if you decide that your child will remain at home.

The free school meals voucher system will continue over summer for those eligible and not attending school or only attending part time.

The extended school period will be from the 3rd to the 21st of August.

We will prioritize places for pupils who have been shielding all this time . So there may be a limit on places in the first week . We do  hope however to be able to offer the maximum level of attendance compatible with the safety and staffing considerations existing at that time.

As advised in the previous update , please do not make plans based on an assumption of your child's full time attendance.

If there is anything you wish to discuss now about this please get in touch ...you do not have to wait for a call.

As always we trust that everyone in the school community will continue to abide by the guidance on staying safe , particularly at this time when restrictions are being gradually eased and as more children return to school

       Everyone has responsibility for the school to be as safe as possible for our                      children and staff

regards

Andy Zielinski

                                                              ______________________________________________________________

Useful information 

https://sites.google.com/view/hpshomeschool/home

Clinically extremely vulnerable

All of those children who are classed as 'clinically extremely vulnerable' have been asked to shield.  The period for this has been extended, the Government is currently advising people to shield until 30 June 2020 and is regularly monitoring this position.  Their next review of the guidance will take place week commencing 15th June.  For further information please see the gov.uk website or contact your child's GP/Specialist.

Hearing aids

Audiology - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

Replacement batteries call 03033 304645 for Grimsby or email nlg-tr.audiology@nhs.net

Hearing aid repair, send your hearing aid to the team based at Grimsby hospital along with a brief description of the problem.

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