01442 253 347
Clover Way, Gadebridge Road
Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3EA
Thank you for your patience in the re-opening of school to more year groups.
Our main priority is the well-being of our pupils. I firmly believe that it is in the best interest of all children to come into school before the end of term – so they can connect with their teacher, celebrate their home learning, see classmates and know who will be teaching them next year.
Please view the latest Parental Guidance Update to see the plan for the week ahead. These can be found below.
We have found that the mental well-being of key worker children and Year 6 has been supported by coming into school and they have enjoyed being back in school. We have been restricted in who we can welcome back to school, but have now set out a plan that would offer time in school for all pupils, albeit only for a brief spell. We will be sticking to our COVID-19 guidance, which will be updated for the additional numbers coming into school and emailed to parents.
We will be contacting each Year group to let them know which half of the class they are in – Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday. While bubble isolation will be strictly adhered on a day to day basis, there will be occasions when key worker children will need to switch bubbles once in a week – when their class group is in. We will keep this to a minimum. We have risk assessed this as it goes against guidance and given our rationale in Newsletter 35 earlier this week. Please do read our health and safety guidance. A new version will be sent each week with timings and instructions for arrival and pick-up as well other information regarding lunches etc and our H&S precautions in school. No child will be penalised for not coming back to school. If they are shielding, have symptoms or have been instructed to isolate, they should not come into school. Parents also have the choice not to send their child in to school.
Mrs F Smith