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23/11/21

Well done to and girls football team today. Great conduct and teamwork by both teams. Well done to for your first win! https://t.co/J6y5O0W58J

15/11/21

Odd Socks Day celebrating anti bullying week! All it takes is ONE KIND WORD. We are all different and we celebrate our differences in a kind way. . https://t.co/tRb6vJg7gX

15/11/21

Admission consultations for 2023-2024. Visit our Website for more details. https://t.co/NgimewEkyE https://t.co/FpVz1JPmON

05/11/21

Reception Stay and Read this morning. We enjoyed reading with mums and dads this morning. Thank you parents for making our reading with you so much fun. https://t.co/kxXP1lYsFo

15/10/21

Year 2 trip to church this week! Jadiael enjoyed being baptised in the church. https://t.co/PVzYvySK1E

15/10/21

Children enjoyed sharing all their incredible home learning projects this week! https://t.co/hja2EufrMy

15/10/21

Year 4 trip to Buddhist Temple! Children enjoyed speaking to Buddhist monk to consolidate the knowledge acquired in the topic this half term! . https://t.co/o5J59ztOPl

14/10/21

We are proud of our heritage, we are proud our diverse community! We are proud to be HPAD! https://t.co/cv1aTNnetX

14/10/21

Year 1 music lesson this morning celebrating our diverse community! https://t.co/Ze9NcjrQfX

13/10/21

Year 3 trip to Sivan Temple! https://t.co/OJHvgrru5b

06/10/21

It was lovely to see many of our parents join the food tasting workshop today! The feedback was great, thank you for working with us to continue to make the food choices better for our children. The food was tasty- thank you Chartwells. https://t.co/v3uw1XqAvD

06/10/21

Fantastic stall by Eco Committee selling their produce to raise money for charity! Well done our young leaders! https://t.co/mSkjCslbeO

01/10/21

Please click on the link below to submit a response. https://t.co/NgimewEkyE https://t.co/C0TgH4Y4I4

01/10/21

It has been a busy morning at HPAD today. We started Black History Month with a Steel Pan workshop! Enjoy the piece from us.#harrisfed https://t.co/qWAC4CJq3E

01/10/21

Speech and Language parent workshop happening this morning. &Language https://t.co/pxx3LYjGiz

01/10/21

Our first Reception Stay and Read. We enjoyed reading with our parents this morning https://t.co/Ehp6pHpJUL

29/09/21

Congratulations Ms Quest on your graduation at Diversed Leaders today. The team is really proud of you! https://t.co/SgwLNTmyZi

22/09/21

Year 3 lesson on friction! Checking if our hypothesis was correct! A great fun experimenting on the playground https://t.co/6S01BR0xgf

21/09/21

This week's cooking club was fruit salad! We love making healthy choices !#harrisfed https://t.co/mw0PS2aFEZ

21/09/21

So much fun on Reception Circus Day! What a great fun it has been for us! https://t.co/FAFE8eIOB2

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    Welcome back

    Welcome back

    Welcome back! The start of a new school year is such an exciting time, we are really looking forward to the year ahead. In September we are able to largely return to normal, and in this letter, we are pleased to share our plans for the new school year.

    What can we expect to see in the academy from September 2021? 

    Children no longer need to remain in ‘bubbles’ so these will not feature when we return, along with other social distancing routines within the academy. However, hygiene surrounding handwashing and cleaning of our premises and equipment will still have a high priority. We hope that these revised measures will go some way to keeping everyone as safe and protected as possible going forward. 

    Start and end of the day:

    We will have a slightly staggered start and end to the school day:

    Groups

    Start Time

    Home time

    Reception

    8:40am

    3:20pm

    Year 1

    8:40am

    3:20pm

    Year 2

    8:40am

    3:20pm

    Year 3

    8:30am

    3:25pm

    Year 4

    8:30am

    3:25pm

    Year 5

    8:30am

    3:25pm

    Year 6

    8:30am 3:25pm

    How to enter and leave the school site:

    • We are pleased to welcome parents back onto the playground during drop off. This is to enable parents to speak to class teachers if needed in the morning. (However, parents will need to collect their children during pick and leave the playground following the one-way system)
    • Once you have collected all your children please follow the one-way system to leave the site as quickly as possible 

    Siblings:

    • Siblings can be dropped off together at the earliest time. 

    What Other Measures Are Still in Place?

    • Pupils will wash and sanitise their hands regularly at school, including when they first arrive, before and after they eat, and when returning from break
    • We will continue to have a one-way system throughout the academy
    • High contact areas will be cleaned throughout the day

    Lunchtimes & Playtimes:

    • Lunch times will operate in the usual way, with a choice of school meal or packed lunch
    • All pupils will eat in the Dining Hall.

    What happens if my child falls ill with Covid-19 symptoms at the academy?

    • If your child falls ill with Covid-19 symptoms whilst at the academy, they will be placed in an isolated area
    • A designated first-aid trained member of staff will stay with your child
    • Parents will be contacted, advised to take the child home and organise a PCR test
    • If your child tests positive for Covid-19, we ask that you contact the school to inform us
    • Close contacts are now identified by NHS Test & Trace, who will work with a positive case, or their parents, to identify close contacts
    • NHS Test & Trace will contact individuals identified as close contacts

    What happens if my child falls ill with Covid-19 symptoms at home?

    • If your child falls ill with Covid-19 symptoms at home please contact the school to inform us they will not be attending, as per the usual absence procedure
    • You must organise a PCR test for your child
    • Please note that individuals are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with Covid-19, or are a close contact with Covid-19, and any of the following apply:
      • They are fully vaccinated
      • They are below the age of 18 years and 6 months
      • They have taken part in or are currently part of an approved Covid-19 vaccine trial
      • They are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

    Any Other Important Information?

    There is a dedicated area of our website that will have a wealth of information on it with regards to returning to school from September 2021.

    Please Remember:

    • Attendance is a statutory requirement, although a small number of pupils may still be unable to attend in line with public health advice
    • Pupils will wear full school uniform
    • Pupils will come into school in their PE kits on PE days
    • Parents can provide a packed lunch
    • Pupils should bring a book bag

    Updated Staffing 

    Unfortunately, Ms Yeomans decided to take a break from education due to ill health. We are sad to see Ms Yeomans go and we wish her the very best for the future.

    I am delighted to inform you we have appointed Ms Ferguson, an experienced Support worker in Family Support Centre, dance teacher with MA in English Literature to join the team as a Learning Mentor. Ms Ferguson will be a great addition to the team.

    Ms Temi Sadipe accepted a senior position role in the summer and will not be returning; we wish her all the best.

    Ms Wemi Ebenezar was appointed as Administrative Assistant over the Summer and has already started working in the office.

    Medical and Specific dietary requirement

    Medical

    Please note that if your child has asthma and has an inhaler in school, we have emailed you a Microsoft form to complete, which gives us permission to use our school Salbutamol inhaler on your child in case of an emergency. Please click on the link in the email and complete the form.

    Lunches

    Our lunches are all nut free and Halal. We always offer a meat and vegetarian option. We have emailed all parents a link to a Microsoft form which asks for any information about allergies (for which you have medical evidence) or information on lifestyle diets, such as vegan and pescatarian.

    If your child has an allergy or follows a lifestyle diet, please complete the Microsoft form so that Chartwells can draw up a personalised menu for your child. 

    If you have any questions, or need certain points clarified further, please feel free to contact us via email.

    We look forward to seeing you all in Thursday!