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Coronavirus Updates

Easing of restrictions at Harefield Primary from 7th June

Easing Restrictions from 7th June 2021

Dear Parents & Carers,


To try to move the school’s routines back to some semblance of normality we will be making changes to relax some restrictions from Monday 7th June.


We feel that these changes will be helpful in supporting the children’s social and emotional wellbeing in preparing them for what we hope will be a more typical academic year for them next year.


Key Changes:

Drop off

  • 8:40 gates open – gates to close at 8:55 am. There will be a 15min window where all parents drop children off at classrooms as they do now.  (Children must go directly into class and not play or wait for friends on the playground).
  • A teacher/TA to be by the external door to greet and direct children with a teacher/TA in class supervising starter activities.
  • Parents/carers must continue to wear face masks on site and follow the one way system set out to maintain a flow through the site.
  • Do not go against the one way system if dropping off in KS1 & KS2 playgrounds (if you have a child in both Key Stages please either drop the KS1 child to their classroom and send your KS2 child round to go into their classroom on their own or drop one child to their classroom and then exit the site via the one way system before re-entering the site to drop off your child for the other KS).
  • Please do not congregate in groups on or around the school grounds.
  • We encourage you to park in the roads leading to Yeovil Chase and walking the last part of the way to school.


  • YR & Y1 in lines on KS1 playground, Y2 to be sent from inside building 3:00 – 3:10
  • Y4, Y5, Y6 in lines on KS2 playground, Y3 to be sent from inside KS1 building 3:05 – 3:15
  • A teacher/TA will be with class for collection.
  • Parents/carers must continue to wear face masks on site and follow one way system set out to maintain a flow through the site.
  • Do not go against the one way system if collecting from KS1 & KS2 playgrounds (if you have a child in both Key Stages please collect one child and then exit to site via the one way system before re-entering the site to collect your other child).
  • Children will no longer be permitted to be collected at the top gate as this would cause congestion in that area (they will either need to walk home with permission by emailing permission to or be collected from the playground)
  • Y5 & 6 children may bring in phones (to be collected in a zippy bag by each class teacher first thing in the morning and taken to the office, then collected at near the end of the day and phones returned to children at home time)
  • We encourage you to park in the roads leading to Yeovil Chase and walking the last part of the way to school.

                  * We will move to Year Group Pods for playtimes and learning opportunities.

                  * We will extend lunch timings to give the children more opportunities to    
                     socialise with their peers.

                  * We will re-introduce the use of the library.

                  * Breakfast Club will start from 7:30 and After School Club will finish at 5:45pm.
                     (More information on wrap around care will follow shortly.)


We will monitor local changes in infection rates and may need to revert back to staggered timings if necessary. We are trialling this approach but know that it can only be successful if parents and carers are on board with the changes and adhere to the safety requirements as above.


Sincerest thanks for your ongoing support

Emma Charlton

Schools testing: Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow home test kits (LFTs).

You can order kits to test your household, childcare bubble or support bubble if at least one member:

  • is a school pupil
  • works in a school (this includes temporary workers or volunteers

Please click on the link below to find out more information and to order your kits.

Hamwic Education Trust is pleased to partner with Shout 85258 -  a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for any or our children or staff who are feeling overwhelmed or struggling to cope.


The service is staffed by trained volunteers who will work with you to take your next steps towards feeling better. We can help with issues such as stress, anxiety, worry and relationship problems and are here to talk at any time of day or night.


Text HAM to 85258 for immediate support.


For more information visit the link below


This page contains important Covid 19 related information - updates on Harefield communications with parents and carers, support for parents and carers and other useful information...please scroll down.

Covid 19 Response Leaflet For Parents & Carers

Support for Parents and Carers

NEW : SENDIASS Training for Parents & Carers of children with Special Educational Needs

Southampton directory of services for families

Online virtual support for LGBTQ+ young people in Southampton

SO18 Big Local Newsletter & Access to food over the summer

FREE online Parenting course "Feelings Affect Behaviour"

Re:Minds June Newsletter - A parent-led support group for families of children with autism or mental health issues

No Limits Service Update 3/7/20

FREE Family Musical Theatre Workshops from The Mayflower

Crime Prevention Bulletin with useful advice and guidance

RNLI Water Safety from home learning resources

MHST Newsletter 24th June - Managing Change

MHST Newsletter 17th June - Healthy Choices

MHST Newsletter 10th June- Low Mood

MHST Newsletter 3rd June - focus on Autism

Advice on how you can help protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation

Newsletter from Re:minds, a parent led group for families with children with autism or mental health issues in Southampton

CAMHS West COVID-19 Update

Southampton Mental Health Support Team Primary Schools Wellbeing Newsletter - Anxiety 20.5.20

Issue 5 Southampton MHST newsletter - this week’s theme is sleep.

Southampton Mental Health Support Team Primary Schools Wellbeing Newsletter - online safety and mental health

Southampton Mental Health Support Team Primary Schools Wellbeing Newsletter - Bereavement

Corona virus support information leaflet

Southampton Mental Health Support Team Primary Schools Wellbeing Newsletter 2

Southampton Mental Health Team Advice

Information regarding No Limits: - 

How do we access support from No Limits?

If you are a young person or want to call us on behalf of or about a young person, you can contact us in the following ways:

youth worker is available to provide support during the following hours:

Monday: 10am-5pm

Tuesday: 10am – 5pm

Wednesday: 1.30pm – 8pm

Thursday: 10am – 8pm

Friday: 10am-5pm

Saturday: 10am – 1.30pm


All youth workers within No Limits and Breakout Youth are trained, skilled professionals who have a broad knowledge base about a large number of issues and factors that affect young people.  In addition, they each have in depth knowledge and skills in specific areas such as sexual health, LGBTQ+, mental health, housing & homelessness, sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, substance misuse, poverty, debt, caring responsibilities, parenting and more.


What is happening with No Limits’ services? (Services listed in alphabetical order)

Advice Centre: Our Advice Centre is now operating remotely via telephone, webchat and email. All our youth workers are still working and available to provide support on any issues, using the contact details above, during normal Advice Centre opening hours.

Breakout Youth service: we are offering LGBTQ+ Zoom groups to young people.  Social and themed sessions - details are available by contacting  Referrals to the service are still being received through this e mail account.

Bright Beginnings: support for young parents is continuing by telephone.

Community Support: for help with your tenancy or housing situation, income, benefits, bills, debts and budgeting, as well as education, training, work and life skills. Referrals are as normal and appointments are taking place over the phone.

Counselling: for young people aged 11 and above, phone to book an assessment by calling 02380 224224 on a Monday 10-11am. Counselling sessions are being held via Zoom or telephone, depending on client choice.

DASH (Drugs, alcohol support and health): referrals are as normal, appointments are taking place over the telephone. We plan to also provide support via Zoom.

Emergency Department: We are accepting referrals. We will triage over the phone and offer 1:1 appointments and check-ins.  Referrals and signposting into specialist support.

Health and Wellbeing:  We are providing Health and Wellbeing drop-ins for vulnerable children and children of key workers who are in school, observing social distancing.

Health and Wellbeing Zoom: we are accepting referrals from schools, professionals, parents and self-referrals for young people to access Zoom groups around specific topics which have been advertised directly with partners and via social media. Zoom topics include self-esteem, coping with loneliness and relationships and sex education.

Housing and homelessness: 1:1 support is taking place over the telephone. To speak to a youth worker, contact the Advice Centre as normal.

Primary Mental Health (U18 AND 18+): Referrals are being accepted on  Weekly 1:1s via phone call or ‘visonable’. Our U18 PMHWs are still triaging CAMHS referrals in the SPA. We are checking in regularly with those on the waiting list.

NLXtra: Help with debt and budgeting. Referrals being accepted by email and support offered via telephone or email.

Space 4U: for children and young people in Southampton (up to 25) and Isle of Wight (11-17) who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and who need access to instant emotional and practical support. Specialist staff available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings 5-8pm and Saturday 10-1.30pm.

Sexual health: 1:1 phone consultations with a specialist sexual health nurse are available – email to arrange. Relationships and sex education topics will be provided to young people through ZOOM upon referral. Young people can access general advice and guidance through our webchat, email or phone.

Social prescribing: Support for young people’s emotional health and wellbeing. We are accepting referrals as normal with assessments completed over the phone, including signposting and referring on for support.

Safe House and Teen Safe House: Normal referral routes. Support groups are taking place over Zoom.

Time4U: Normal referral routes. Support groups are taking place over Zoom.

Young Carers: Referrals being accepted by email. Assessments are being completed over the phone. Weekly 1:1’s are being held over the telephone and support groups meeting via Zoom

Youth Infinity: Support group for those on the Prince’s Trust Fairbridge Programme.  The group is meeting via Zoom.


For more information on any of the services above please see our website. We will continue to monitor developments and provide service updates in line with the Government’s guidance on our website and across social media.  For general enquiries please email

Aurora New Dawn contact details during COVID-19 Crisis

Coronavirus: advice and support for parents and carers

Source: NSPCC
Date: 01 April 2020

The NSPCC has created an online Hub providing advice and support for parents and carers during the Coronavirus outbreak. Content includes: information on keeping children safe from abuse; tips and advice to help parents working from home; and ways to talk to a child who is anxious or worried about Coronavirus.

Visit the Hub: Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers


Useful Information
A useful social story to support children with their understanding of the lockdown. Many thanks to Speaking Space for this resource, check in on their website for more useful documents.

Partnership Information

Harefield Primary School is proud to be
a part of the Edwin Jones Partnership

Edwin Jones Partnership

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Hamwic Teaching Schools Alliance