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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

20/09/21

Congratulations to our newly elected young leaders! We value our pupils' voice in all decision making. Unicef Rights Article 12.#UNICEF https://t.co/mgXx9aOz9Z

15/09/21

A team from Southwark including our local councillor James McAsh and our parent governor visited our academy today to review our school street.Safer street for our children!#harrisfed https://t.co/F7NFomB0kA

03/09/21

Welcoming our children back into school today was brilliant!Our first whole school assembly was incredible and having lunch in the hall was phenomenal! Oh plus finding out about HPAD orchestra was the most exciting news!It is going to be another awesome year at HPAD!!#harrisfed https://t.co/4eag0ZlIgI

01/09/21

A day of reflection for a VERY unusual year and of looking forwards to another exciting year. Great session with helping us to understand and use our strengths in teams. Only thing that’s missing today is our wonderful children. See you tomorrow! https://t.co/U26Wmta2mE

17/08/21

Summer School Greatness happening online this week for our new year 6. Maths, reading and writing refreshers ready for September 📚✏️ https://t.co/T3zahNUEeL

23/07/21

It was a beautiful and emotional ceremony! Our first year 6 cohort, congratulations to them all #2021 https://t.co/xq5CMNv9x9

22/07/21

Thank you parents for the lovely disco! The year 6s loved it https://t.co/edOIJkhETt

21/07/21

Year 6 leaving disco HPAD 2021. Thank you to our wonderful parents for organising this https://t.co/bx9HccYiV2

20/07/21

Aren't they brilliant! Fantastic performance year 6 https://t.co/B9WUQgI3m0

20/07/21

What an incredible performance from our year 6! Dream on, adaptation to Midsummer's Night Dream by Shakespeare! Watch the space West End shows, you have competition! https://t.co/RfuneeWcHZ

14/07/21

Year 3 and 4 Sports Day! We are loving the positive energy! https://t.co/PBPpRjnvSv

12/07/21

It certainly wasn't only the children who enjoyed Sports Day today! The adults had fun too. It was good to see Mrs Johnson in trainers on the racing track! . https://t.co/uQfuxzOnVk

12/07/21

A brilliant start to the week, Reception, year 1 and 2 Sports Day! All children showing our key of community spirit in their colour houses. https://t.co/xTirpaP7Hl

10/07/21

We can't tell you how proud we were of all the children yesterday during meet the teacher session. We had teacher tears not children. Well done children for reassuring your teachers it is all fine to have new classes. You were incredibly resilient https://t.co/jami1NiS9y

29/06/21

A massive congratulations to our year 5 children who represented us at the Count on Us Primary Challenge Final 2021 at Westminster. We are very proud of you achieving 6th position in the final 30 schools across the country! . https://t.co/zMToUt71Cy

19/06/21

Teachers deserve this expecially this year. Please join in let's celebrate our teachers. At HPAD, our teachers are wonderful! Thank you for alwalys going above and beyond for our children. https://t.co/iqJUNXRdv0

18/06/21

The rain couldn't stop us raising CF awareness! Thank you parents for joining in and for all the donations. We have loved our 65 hopping https://t.co/ozD7Ma3wCh

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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!