Covid 19 Response Leaflet For Parents & Carers
First Week Back At School
Dear Parents & Carers,
Thank you so much for working with us to make sure that our children can return to school safely. You may have noticed that we are constantly refining our processes to make them more efficient and your cooperation with this has been greatly appreciated. We now have parents/carers and children from YR, Y1, Y2 and Y3 lining up along the fence to the right of the school gates (Harefield building side) and Y4, Y5 and Y6 parents/carers and children along the fence on the left of the school gates (pre-school side) which seems to be working much better. We would like to ask that parents and carers exiting the top gates cross over the road if walking back towards Harefield Primary so as not to walk through those waiting outside of the school.
It is great to have all of the children back. They have been amazing at adapting to the new routines and have settled more quickly than many of us had anticipated, although they are very tired at the end of their first week back. We communicated to parents/carers, via Parentmail on 15th July, that we are reducing our curriculum for this half term to focus on the children’s physical, social and emotional wellbeing as well as core subject skills. Over the next couple of weeks teachers will support children to improve concentration, stamina and attitudes to learning which have been set back during lockdown.
Due to the current pandemic we are unable to allow children with any Covid-19 symptom into school and request that they be tested. On receipt of a negative test result they may return to school so long as they are well enough and nobody else in the household has tested positive. Whilst I recognise that this is an inconvenience we must follow Government and Trust guidelines at this time to ensure the safety of the school community. Teachers will put a pack of work together to ensure that children can keep up with their learning and this will be posted out.
You may be aware that Covid tests are in high demand nationally and that there are delays with their systems at present. If you need a test please use the following methods to order one:
https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test - this will be an online process. Keep trying at different times during the day for a nearer test centre.
119 – this is telephone line where you can request a test to be delivered to you.
Please rest assured that if we receive information about a child testing positive we will follow the Government and Trust guidelines, adhere to our risk assessment and act accordingly.
IMPORTANT - FOR THE PHASED RE-OPENING OF HAREFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL FROM 7th SEPT
Harefield Primary School Updates
Staggered Timings from 7th September 2020
(Please read the documents above which have also been sent to all parents/carers via Parentmail)
YR, Y1, Y2 & Y3 follow the red feet onto the KS1 playground where you will find information about where your child stands on an X – either in playground zone 1 or zone 2.
This zone will be the same for drop off and collection.
YR 9:00 (Pod closes at 9:10) - 3:00 (Pod closes at 3:10)
Y1 8:45 (Pod closes at 8:55) - 2:45 (Pod closes at 2:55)
Y2 9:15 (Pod closes at 9:25) - 3:15 (Pod closes at 3:25)
Y3 8:30 (Pod closes at 8:40) - 2:35 (Pod closes at 2:45)
Y4, Y5 & Y6 follow the blue feet onto the KS2 playground where you will find information about where your child stands on an X – either in playground zone 1 or zone 2.
This zone will be the same for drop off and collection.
Y4 8:45 (Pod closes at 8:55) - 2:50 (Pod closes at 3:00)
Y5 9:15 (Pod closes at 9:25) - 3:20 (Pod closes at 3:30)
Y6 8:30 (Pod closes at 8:40) - 2:35 (Pod closes at 2:45)
- Breakfast Club starts at 8:00am, children must arrive by 8:15am to use this provision - children will go straight from Breakfast Club to their class Pods.
- After School Club starts from the end of class Pod closure until 5:00pm – children will go from their class Pods to the After School Club.
Places are strictly limited and are for critical workers children ONLY at this time.
Places must be pre-booked. More information on this will be made available over the next few weeks.
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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:
A youth worker is available to provide support during the following hours:
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 1.30pm – 8pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
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 Hello@breakoutyouth.org.uk. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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