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A wonderful atmosphere was evident around school for World Kindness Day this Friday on 13th Nov. Thanks to our friends from ‘52 Lives’ for their input and we look forward to ‘Secret Buddy Week’ to support the national anti-bullying campaign. Good attendance since our whole school return. 96.1% across the whole school. Thanks for your great efforts. Our COVID-19 page is available on the ‘Parent' tab. This includes the measures that will be in place to ensure the safety of those on our school site. Please view these measures and follow the guidance outlined. REACH FOR THE STARS... POSSIBILITIES...MAKING A DIFFERENCE...BOOKS BUILD BRAINS... ADVENTURE... Our school is 'good' in all Ofsted Framework areas. Our most recent report indicates: 'Thoughtful, high-quality care contributes well to the happy and harmonious school atmosphere.'

Coronavirus COVID-19

PLEASE KEEP TWO METRES APART WHILST ON THE SCHOOL SITE AND AROUND THE GATES

COVID Support

 

Please look out for communications from our school office regarding the cases within the school community currently and steps that may need to be taken. Whislt our current attendance is above the national average at 96.1%, we know that the number of infections per hundred thousand has risen recently. Most regional areas have also seen a spike, since Hallowe’en and half term. We understand that when there is a spike like this, it is lots of guidance infractions that make the difference. We therefore continue to have a high regard for potential infractions and the risk assessments in our own setting. We continue to remain vigilant and you can support this by following the recommended guidelines when on site.

 

Thanks to everyone who has supported the children and staff in getting back to school. We are thrilled to have made such a positive start to the school year despite the COVID measures.

 

In the event you receive an email regarding positive cases in our school community please follow the guidance outlined in the communication from Public Health England.

 

Please be aware that if anyone has any COVID related queries they should please get in touch via the admin@westerhope.newcastle.sch.uk. We will get back to you support any of concerns that may impact upon attendance.

Remote Learning 

 

In the event of future school closures or if your child is isolating at home, we will again direct our parents and pupils to our Remote Learning pages.  For those still at home it is important to try to do keep engaged with the class in school. Our teachers will contact you via See Saw and support your child to learn at home. We are utilising the SeeSaw app to allow contact with our teachers. Our Remote Learning Lead will ensure you have access and will monitor engagement alongside the class teacher.  Please keep up to date with the Remote Learning webpage and communications via Parentpay. Please follow the link below.

Recognising Symptoms - Cold or COVID?
We know that making the decision whether to self isolate or send a child to school is difficult and sometimes confusing. The above guide will give parents and carers advice on what to do in particular circumstances. Please look at the 'what if' scenarios and the actions required by parents and carers. You will also see how school and other agencies should also react in order that wider infection control is supported.

COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide for Parents - What if...?

Full Return to School Risk Assessment

Please be assured our school and local authority continue to monitor the changing situation with regard to Coronavirus COVID-19. 

 

For those attending please note our advice is that those with either a new, continuous cough or high temperature should self isolate for 14 days.  If your child is showing either of these symptoms, please keep them at home and ring the school office with the reason for absence. For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period. Anyone living in a household with a person with COVID-19 symptoms should also self isolate for 14 days. We continue to encourage the practice of good respiratory and hand hygiene at home and in school.

 

Updates and further information

For updates and further information please check the Public Health England (PHE) website:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

 

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education.

 

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