Mrs Millington

About Mrs Millington

I am the Office Manager.

New critical worker/vulnerable child form – Monday 18th – Friday 22nd January

Please complete the form below if your child is eligible for a school place during the current school closure. All applications will be reviewed and considered once the form has closed at 9.00am on Thursday 14th January.

Please note that the filling in of this form does not guarantee you a place.

A member of school staff will contact you Friday afternoon to inform you if we can safely offer your child/ren a place.  If we are unable to, we will support you in directing you to the remote learning offer we have in place.

All school staff would like to thank you for your unwavering support in these testing times.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=2s8TOK9SpUy44yMVeXcKujfWR1zrUJ1JhQgacqv0-RBUNjI2N1pETVlRNE9WUFNDRDdPWUFKUEozRi4u

New critical worker/vulnerable child form – Monday 11th – Friday 15th January

Please complete the form below if your child is eligible for a school place during the current school closure. All applications will be reviewed and considered once the form has closed at 9.00am on Thursday 7th January.

Please note that the filling in of this form does not guarantee you a place.

A member of school staff will contact you by Friday afternoon to inform you if we can safely offer your child/ren a place.  If we are unable to, we will support you in directing you to the remote learning offer we have in place.

All school staff would like to thank you for your unwavering support in these testing times.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=2s8TOK9SpUy44yMVeXcKujfWR1zrUJ1JhQgacqv0-RBUMDRNQko4NUZQTFNYV0paS1gzQ1JNUFEwSS4u

Critical worker / vulnerable worker form

Unfortunately there is a glitch with the current form.  We are working on it and will send a text out once this has been rectified.

If you have completed a form for next week you will need to complete the new form as this will have been deleted.

Please note that we will not offer places on a first come first served basis.  We look at each child individually.

Critical/Essential Workers

Thank you for those parent/carers that have responded to our survey sent out tonight.  I can confirm if you have not been contacted by either email or text message to provide further information we will see you in the morning.

Update

Thank you to all those parents and carers who have responded so promptly to the form requesting a place for their child/ren.

This form link will no longer be accepting responses tonight to allow staff to plan provision for tomorrow.

School staff will now go through responses and plan provision accordingly.

If you are a parent / carer who has not responded to the form by the cut off, we will be sending another form tomorrow for only those parents who think they are eligible to complete.

Many of our staff are working parents as well and we can appreciate how you are feeling now! Thank you for your unwavering support and flexibility.

Update from Miss Cook

Update 4.1.21

Dear Parents/Carers,

As many of you will have seen, schools across the country are closed with immediate effect.

We are as frustrated as many of you are with this last minute change of direction.

As ever, we want to support you in whatever way we can. Our teaching teams are all set for online learning and will contact you either later on tonight or in the morning with more information.

We will be operating a limited offer in school to support some specific groups. Please open and complete this form if you think you qualify for this support.

We have already operated very successful online learning for 2 year groups in school and are confident that we can roll this out across the whole school quickly.

Clearly the big issue could well be access to digital devices for our children, especially if you have more than one child in need of access at the same time. Teachers will be delivering live sessions which will be recorded and shared. The intention being that children can tune into the sessions when a device becomes available to them.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=2s8TOK9SpUy44yMVeXcKujfWR1zrUJ1JhQgacqv0-RBUNVlMN0I4UzMyWFRGMEZBN1ZDTkhYWDc0TS4u

We really do need your support. Children may well need an adult to help them log on and get started! Again, if you are stuck, email in to your child’s year group email that was posted earlier.

More information to follow tomorrow.

Miss Cook

Headteacher

 

Message from Miss Cook

Update 4th January 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

The Newdale team have all been working very hard today, making sure we are ready to welcome your children back to school tomorrow.

We are aware that there is a Government announcement at 8pm tonight that may change things, but we wanted to share as much information as we can now, with things as they currently stand.

We have further reviewed our risk assessment and consulted staff on measures we feel would limit risk to a greater degree.

Procedures that stay the same –

  • Parents are required to continue using the one way system, maintaining safe distances to other people and must wear face coverings at all times on our site.
  • Parents must air on the side of caution and not send children into school if they are displaying any symptoms of the virus, or any other illness.
  • Lunches will be delivered to class bases so that children can remain in their allocated seats to avoid additional close contact with others.
  • PE will continue as normal but adults leading PE will ensure that children are moving around for the whole session, again to avoid close contact.
  • Very regular hand washing and sanitising will continue to take place throughout the day.
  • Children in KS 1 and 2 will continue to have allocated seats so that we have seating plans to access should a positive case arise. (This is more difficult for our youngest children, but rest assured safety measures are in place to minimise risk).
  • Staff are to continue to wear face coverings in communal areas.

Additional measures –

  • Staff are now invited to take more regular rapid tests to ensure they are not carrying the virus into school.
  • Staff will continue to whole class teach throughout the day, but will not be running intervention groups and focus group teaching sessions.
  • Staff will not be hearing individual children read. We therefore ask you to read as often as you can with your children at home.
  • Parents need to keep on the move when dropping off and picking up children. We therefore ask you to not stop to deliver messages to teachers or teaching assistants and to do this via telephoning school or via year group email addresses which are posted below.
  • Reading diaries will be collected in tomorrow and not handed out again until Monday. From then on reading diaries will be collected in every Friday and handed out again every Monday until further notice. This is to reduce risk of transmitting the virus.

If you require any further information about your child’s class, please use the year group email. This will be monitored daily and staff will get back to you as quickly as they can. Also don’t forget to refer to the class pages on our website which will be updated regularly.

Reception: newdale.yearrteam@taw.org.uk

Year 1:  newdale.year1team@taw.org.uk

Year 2:  newdale.year2team@taw.org.uk

Year 3:  newdale.year3team@taw.org.uk

Year 4:  newdale.year4team@taw.org.uk

Year 5:  newdale.year5team@taw.org.uk

Year 6:  newdale.year6team@taw.org.uk

Obviously this is an ever changing picture and we are only able to work with the information we have at this time. We appreciate it is a very difficult situation and rest assured we always have your children at the centre when decision making. We will send further information should anything change overnight.

Thank you for ongoing support.

Miss Cook

Headteacher