Letters Home to Parents

26.03.2021 Parent update

Dear parents/ carers,

Happy Easter everyone!

It has been such a great few weeks having a full school of children. There have been a lot of happy faces and I love seeing you all arrive and leave full of enthusiasm every day. Most children have settled back into familiar routines and learning has begun to flow again. Teachers have been able to work closely with groups and individuals to gather assessment information on learning and have made their plans for the Summer term to ensure children make as much progress as possible across the curriculum.

Arrangements for reporting suspected or confirmed cases of COVID 19 during Easter

The term ends at 3.15 p.m on Friday 26th March 2021 (1515hrs; 26.03.2021) The school will continue with contact tracing over Easter, similar to the arrangements over Christmas.

What do you need to do:·

If your child develops symptoms between Saturday 27th March 2021 (27.03.2021) and 3.15p.m on Sunday 28th March (1515hr; 28.03.2021), inform the school straight away by emailing

covidline@angelroadinfant.norfolk.sch.uk

AND get a test straight away. Your whole family will need to self isolate for 10 days.

· Report the test result of your child to us as soon as you receive it by emailing covidline@angelroadinfant.norfolk.sch.uk.

Please include these details:

1. Use the email subject line: COVID REPORTING

2. Your child’s name

3. Confirmation of a test booking or positive test result

4. Date & time of first symptoms

5. Date your child was last at school

6. Your child’s class teacher

7. Your contact tel. number in case we need to check anything with you.

· If your child develops symptoms after 3.15 p.m on Sunday 28th March 2021 (1515hr; 28.03.2021), please do not report to your school but you will need to follow NHS and government guidelines, get a test and self-isolate.

· If your child has been in school to the end of term, check your emails daily. This is in case we have to inform you that your child needs to self-isolate because of a positive test result from someone in his or her bubble. You will receive an automated email from the school telling you your child needs to self-isolate if your child is in the same bubble group.

LFT tests

Many of you will now have access to self-tests by now. These are for regular asymptomatic testing of adults and children over the age of 11 years. Children with symptoms must be taken to get a PCR test at a test centre.

COVID Risk Assessment – Summer term

I have reviewed our COVID risk assessment for the Summer term. We are following the same Government principle of a gradual release from lockdown restrictions while continuing to follow the latest DfE guidance as it comes through. Unless stated otherwise, all measures that are currently in place remain the same, with the exception of Breakfast and After School Club opening again and a small number of staff working across bubbles to deliver specialist teaching sessions. There may be other movement of staff to cover absence but this will be limited.

Please continue to follow all the restrictions in place around school such as wearing masks on-site, one parent one child, keeping to the staggered entry and exit times and following the one-way system – I have noticed a few people using the main gate as an exit when there are no staff present.

Financial support when isolating

Please use this link to find out how eligible families may be able to access financial support if your child is required to self-isolate.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/test-and-trace-support-payment-scheme-claiming-financial-support/claiming-financial-support-under-the-test-and-trace-support-payment-scheme.

Holiday dates

School Closed – Staff training day Monday 12th April 2021

School opens for children Tuesday 13th April 2021

May Day holiday school closed Monday 3rd May 2021

Last day for children Half term Friday 28th May 2021

Half term

Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June 2021

School opens for children Monday 7th June 2021

End of term, school closes Thursday 22nd July 2021

Food vouchers

Free School Meal Vouchers for eligible pupils will continue over the two weeks of the Easter Holidays. They have been ordered and should arrive on Monday 29th March 2021.

Spring/Summer Menu

Due to Aspen staff absence, we will be postponing the launch of the new menu until at least the middle of May. We will update you as soon as we know when it will start and send out copies of the new menu in time for you to make choices for your child/children.

Transition

We have already begun thinking about how we will be able to support children’s transition next term. Whether they are moving between Nursery and Reception, Reception and KS1 or onto Junior School. We are working closely with colleagues across all settings to ensure we are able to offer something suitable and safe and we await further guidelines from the government on this as lockdown continues to progress.

One last thing

If you have time over the holiday period, and you would like to give your views on the school please use the following link

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

Many, many thanks again, please enjoy some family time if you are able to and I will see you all again in two weeks. Take care and continue to stay safe.

Lindsay Moody

Head of School