Important Information re. Potential School Reopening
Schools may be beginning to reopen for some children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 from Monday 1st June. We will not know whether this is happening until May 28th.
If your child has a place reserved for them in the event of school reopening, you will receive an information pack in the post in the next few days. This will have the details you need regarding new school times and entries for different year groups. You will also receive a phone call to confirm their place.
Please see below our school risk assessment for reopening and the accompanying information. Please familiarise yourself and your children with this before returning to school.
WELCOME TO HARDWICK PRIMARY SCHOOL
Welcome to our school and website. We have packed it with useful information and interesting events. You will see photographs of some of the many exciting things we do at school and some of the excellent work produced by our children.
Our curriculum provides a broad range of experiences and opportunities. Children learn through themed topics, which we wrap up in imaginative and creative teaching to make learning exciting and memorable.
Our children are fantastic, polite, hardworking and fun to be with, and as such, Hardwick Primary School is a wonderful place to work. We have a strong “CARE” ethos, where all staff strive hard to foster positive relationships with children, parents and visitors. This would not be possible without everyone working together as a team and we are all very proud of our achievements.
We hope you enjoy looking at our website and find it useful. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact the school directly where someone will be happy to help.
Thank you for visiting.
Mrs R Sandhu Head of School
Mr J Gallimore Executive Head Teacher
LATEST CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION
Please be aware of the latest update to the current guidelines from the government.
‘’If one person in any household has a persistent cough or fever, everyone living there must stay at home for 14 days.
This is a change from the 7 day isolation period announced on Friday.
Any pupils who are currently self-isolating should now self-isolate for 14 days rather than 7 from the onset of their symptoms however mild.
Another crucial difference is that whole families now need to self-isolate together even if only one person has symptoms – so if one child is sent home because of symptoms, their siblings should be too. If any children from school are self-isolating and have a sibling who is not symptomatic attending school, the sibling should now be at home too.
Thank you for your support at this time. We will keep you updated with any new developments to the situation.
Mrs R Sandhu
Head of School
Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
- if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
- if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
- 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.
The symptoms are:
- A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
- A new, continuous cough
The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19:
Mrs R Sandhu
Head of School
You will have been following the Government's announcements, and be aware that School may be reopening for children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 from 1st June, depending on various criteria being met. We are working with our Academy Trust and other local Head Teachers to establish how this may look moving forwards.
There are many protective factors that we are considering, including using more classrooms and having fewer pupils in each one. In order to meet the 2 metre social distancing requirements, most classrooms can only accommodate between 8 and 10 pupils, depending on the ages of the children and the layout. We also have to consider how we will staff this, whilst continuing to manage remote learning for other pupils.
So, there are many challenges, but comprehensive planning is going on. Whilst we will do whatever we can to ensure that social distancing and hygiene are paramount, I don't need to explain to you that, for younger children, keeping 2 metres apart is virtually impossible. Sending your child to school is optional, and there will be no fines for non-attendance.
In order for us to plan, it would be helpful to know how many of you intend, at this stage, to take up the offer of a place. Once we have this information, we will be able to make decisions on how we will accommodate our children.
You can do this by informing your child’s Teacher when they make their weekly phone call, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or ring us on 01332 272249. Thank you.
Head of School
Our School Code
At Hardwick Primary School we:
- Care about each other and our school
- Always do our best
- Remember our manners
- Enjoy learning
Are you eligible for help to pay for your childcare?
Government helps many families with childcare costs, whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.
Visits Childcare Choices to find out more about what you are eligible to receive and how to make childcare as cost effective as possible.
Home Learning During School Closure
Please follow the link to Curriculum, then Home Learning in order to locate weekly updated learning for each year group.
EDENRED FREE SCHOOL MEAL VOUCHERS
Hardwick Primary School is currently working with EDENRED to supply Free School Meal Vouchers for parents.
If your child receives Free School Meals, you should have received an Email from Edenred asking you to choose which supermarket you want the voucher for.
After that Edenred will send you your voucher via email.
If your child receives universal free school meals at school this does not entitle you to Edenred Meal Vouchers as Free Meal benefit is income assessed.
If your child receives Free School Meals but you have not received any emails from Edenred please contact email@example.com with your child's name and your current email and mobile phone number.
Mrs R Sandhu (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Mrs R Oliver, Mrs R Yates and Mrs L Smith
If you have any questions or comments about the safeguarding of pupils, or wish to speak to someone about safeguarding at Hardwick Primary School, please contact Mrs Sandhu (Designated Safeguarding Lead) by phoning school on 01332 272249 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org during out of school hours / term time
For information on how we will be continuing to ensure the safety of our pupils during this period of school closure, please see our addendum to the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy below.