Dear Parents/Carers,
 

RE: Arrangements for School Re-opening in September 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming all our children back to school on Thursday 3rd September 2020. 

I would like to reassure you that the safety of our school community is our priority. Our risk assessment has been updated to ensure that we have measures in place to minimise any risks, as far as we are able, and is on our school website.

All staff and pupils have access to testing if they develop symptoms of coronavirus. If a pupil or member of staff has a positive test result they will be required to self-isolate at home for 7 days or until their temperature returns to normal. Any pupils and members of staff they have been in close contact with (e.g. the rest of the pupil’s bubble) need to self-isolate for 14 days.

We recognise that some of you may have concerns about your child returning to school and that this can be an unsettling time. If you would like to talk to us about your child and any concerns you have about their return to school, please contact school via admin@hardwick.derby.sch.uk or on 01332 272249. If your child has an EHC plan please contact our SENCO via senco@hardwick.derby.sch.uk who will support you and your child with their return to school.

Allocating Pupils to a ‘Bubble’

In line with Department for Education (DfE) guidance, we have made arrangements for all children to attend school as part of a small consistent group, referred to as a ‘bubble’. Children will be in year group bubbles which will remain together throughout the school day and will not interact with other bubbles in school. This is an important measure to limit the spread of any infection. Children from the same family who are in different year groups will be in different bubbles, which is in line with the DfE guidance.

Attendance

All children need to return to school in September. We have a responsibility to record attendance and follow up any absence, which may mean a fine for non-attendance. Please see our school attendance policy, which is published on our school website.

Maintaining a safe school environment

In accordance with government advice, the following actions for infection control are in place:

1.  Displaying coronavirus infection control information posters around the school
2.  Emphasising the importance of handwashing for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap.

Please support your child in understanding the importance of good hygiene.


Mrs Sandhu
Head of School
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 Our School Code
 
At Hardwick Primary School we:
  • Care about each other and our school
  • Always do our best
  • Remember our manners
  • Enjoy learning
 
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EDENRED FREE SCHOOL MEAL VOUCHERS
Hardwick Primary School will continue to work with  EDENRED to supply Free School Meal Vouchers during the Summer break.
 
If your child receives Free School Meals, you will continue to receive £15 per week per child from Eden Red during this period.
 
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 admin@hardwick.derby.sch.uk with your child's name and your current email and mobile phone number.
Safeguarding
Safeguarding Team:
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: safeguarding@hardwick.derby.sch.uk 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.
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