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Coronavirus update - 21.05.2020

 

Dear Parents/Carers

Update on the situation regarding provision at Humberston Park.

Hopefully we can clear up any confusion about what is happening over the next few weeks.

The announcement that primary schools would ‘re-open’ from June 1st for pupils in years Reception, 1 and 6 is not applicable to Humberston Park.

Increases in the number of pupils returning to Humberston Park are based on a Risk Assessment following discussions with parents and other relevant professionals as appropriate (mainly Health and Social Services).

This process has been continuous since the initial lockdown in March so additional pupils have returned to join children of keyworkers.

We use a set of criteria to determine which pupils would benefit from returning to school.

Ultimately however you as parents have to make the final decision about whether to allow your child to return to school.  Please note that the regulations on attendance have been suspended so parents will not be penalised for not sending their child to school.

Where pupils do return we do everything we can to keep them as safe as possible.  At the same time, we have to be mindful of the health and welfare of our work colleagues.

For that reason, we will continue to keep the numbers of children and staff in school at any one time to a manageable level.

So there will only be 3 to 4 pupils in any one class area and we do our best to implement social distancing across the school day.  Each pupil and staff group will remain the same as far as is practical, and will operate as separate units (e.g. at break times).

Attendance will therefore be a mixture of full and part weeks in school for different sets of pupils.

What would help us in our future planning of staffing and resources is to gain a good idea of what level of demand there is likely to be over the coming weeks.  There is a survey on the school’s website which we would like parents to complete and email to us.  You can however simply call or text us to say whether your child is likely to be returning from June 1st or at a later date.

We will in any event be contacting parents over the next few days.  Parents will have the opportunity to discuss the details in place at the school.

You can of course contact the school at anytime if you have any questions or concerns.

Here are a few things that parents may find informative:

 

  • We will attempt to run our mini classes according to our normal routines and procedures.  Equally we will attempt to work on pupils priority programmes even if we can’t deliver all the provision set out in children’s EHCPs due to the current situation and guidance.

 

If you are considering asking for your child to return to school:-

 

  • We will discuss with you whether this would be best on a part or full week basis.

 

  • If you cannot bring your child to school we will ask the local authority to provide transport.

 

  • School meals will be provided but at present the choice range is more limited than at normal school times.

 

For those returning to school:-

 

  • Children should not bring in non-essential items from home.

 

  • Parents will be asked to practice social distancing at and around the school entrance.

 

  • A designated staff member from your child’s unit will collect them from your vehicle.

 

  • The school’s Open Access policy (e.g. being able to visit to observe your child’s activities) has been temporarily suspended.

 

As always we trust that everyone is abiding by the Governments guidance on staying safe.

 

Please note the following school openings over the May half term.

 

Open Mondays 25th, Tuesday 26th

Closed Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Friday 27th.

 

 

AAZ

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Useful information  

 

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

 

 

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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