Message from Deputy Head

We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break and managed to spend some quality time with your families.

Once again, we are continuing to deal with the impact of significant rises in COVID-19 both locally and nationally.  We are doing everything we can to keep your child’s learning undisrupted during this time.  However, if your child’s class teacher is going to be absent for more than a few days, you will be contacted so that queries that you would normally send via Dojo can be acted upon by those in school. Teachers will not be expected to respond to Dojo messages if unwell.  Please can we also reiterate that if your child has symptoms of COVID or is unwell that you keep your child at home and seek a PCR test for them.  Please inform us of the result as soon as possible.  As previously, you are advised that Calpol and paracetamol should not be administered to your child before coming to school as these can mask COVID symptoms, such as a high temperature.  If your child requires pain medication for a reason, such as an injury, your child’s temperature can be taken on the gate on arrival at school and then we will discuss if medication can be provided.  Please can I also take this opportunity to remind you that face coverings should be worn by all adults when they enter the school site.  These measures will allow us to keep our classrooms and school community as safe as possible at this challenging time.  We really appreciate your support with this.

We also wanted to let you know about a new school site entry and exit point for this academic term. The main entry through the blue gate remains the same. However, the exit from the MUGA to the steps and car park has been replaced with a new access point allowing you to enter and exit the MUGA (on the other side) via a new path that leads off the main pathway into school. This pathway is opposite a gate leading onto the pavement on Cross Road.  Adults will be outside directing the use of this, this afternoon.  Reception and KS1 parents should enter the playground as usual through the blue gates.  At 3.10pm the new gate on the MUGA will be unlocked so that KS2 parents can have easier and quicker access to the MUGA to collect their child.  Parents with buggies or wheelchairs may also use this access point after 3.10pm. We hope you find this entry and exit gate useful for afternoon collection of KS2 children.

We look forward to another successful term of learning ahead and we will be providing you with an overview of your child’s new topic shortly.

Best wishes for a healthy 2022 to you and your family.

Alana Fordham

Deputy Headteacher

Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School & Community Nursery



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