The latest LMI Bulletin is available here
In this edition:
- Job Support schemes
- Universal Credit data and 16-24 year olds
- Online job adverts
- Working from home and flexible working
Attached is the timetable of lessons for the forthcoming week.
All lessons in blue are live lessons and students will be invited to attend by their teacher – the lesson invitations will be in the students email on their school Office365 account.
Secondary staff will be available during all other lessons via TEAMS chat or email.
Lessons may be subject to change should staffing issues arise but you will be informed of any changes in advance where possible.
If you need any support will accessing Teams – the attached video should help.
If you need your child’s email account please let me know via email at email@example.com or via a private message on the school Facebook page, and I will forward it to you.
Many Thanks for your continued support in these challenging times.
Two more members of staff have received a positive test result for Covid-19 which will have an impact on some of our Secondary pupils.
Pupils in 7G, some pupils in 8R,8O and 8H will now have to isolate 14 days from last Friday so will return to school on Monday 9th November. These pupils parents/carers will be contacted by text shortly.
Remote learning will be offered to those pupils affected so please check invitations to your child’s Teams account.
Again, I would like to reiterate that all staff in school continue to follow the risk assessments and guidelines stringently but due to the establishment we work in it is necessary to work in close proximity to our pupils at times.
Apologies for the continually changing situation but as you can imagine it is a very fluid situation.
As ever, if you have any questions or queries please get in touch via this page or the school Facebook page.
We wish our staff a speedy recovery.
More bad news I’m afraid, we now have had 6 members of staff all test positive for Covid-19. Due to staffing numbers in Primary and the fact that these members of staff work in different classes we have no alternative but to close down all Primary classes next week. Obviously these 6 members of staff have worked alongside colleagues who have to self-isolate and due to the way Primary schools work we will also be sending out a text message with dates for those pupils who will now have to self-isolate.
All Primary pupils will be able to return on the 9th November, I will contact Education transport to inform them of this.
I can only apologise and reassure you that staff have been following the guidance within school with regard to managing risks and that this is the very last thing we wanted to do.
We will be operating some remote learning via the pupils’ Teams email addresses during the first week back so please keep in touch with the Facebook and school website for more information.
If you have any questions or queries about this information please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the website or this page.
Firstly can I thank everyone, children, parents and school staff alike for their efforts during this first term back to school. Although it’s been a challenge for many we have started to see a steady rhythm within schools living under covid measures. Thank you.
It is in this respect that I write to you today. With the high rates of COVID-19 in County Durham currently, I am asking parents to let the school know if their child tests positive for COVID-19 during the half term break. If your son or daughter receives a positive COVID-19 test after Friday 23rd October 2020 please contact the school immediately via the Facebook messenger page or by contacting school via the email address that can be found here: https://www.croftcommunityschool.co.uk/contact-us/ and provide the following information:
Name of child
Date of the COVID-19 test
Does the child have symptoms? Yes or No
What date did the symptoms start?
What date did the child last attend school?
It is very important that you provide this information so that the school can identify any close contacts that your son or daughter may have had in school during their infectious period. The school will then follow up close contacts and request that they isolate for 14 days to prevent further transmission of COVID-19. Please note that you should also report any close contacts that your child has had outside the school setting through NHS Test and Trace. If you are unable to speak to your school please make sure you have provided information of all close contacts within the school to NHS Test and Trace.
In addition I know our children and young people will still want to see their friends during the holidays, but please can I remind all parents that children and young people must not meet up in groups larger than six people (of any age) and that young people should not be gathering indoors with friends. Please also remember where they do meet up in groups of six or less they should still observe social distancing and good hand hygiene. Helping our children and young people to understand the importance of this will help to keep us all safe and healthy.
Thank you again for your help in this matter and I wish you a safe and well half term break.
Amanda Healy, Director of Public Health for County Durham
Richard Crane, Head of Education and Skills
Bad news I’m afraid, our other members of staff have tested positive. We have sent a text message to pupils, parents and carers who have been in close contact with the members of staff with information about self-isolation.
The Primary department will be deep cleaned before the pupils in Primary return.
Due to the numbers of staff having to self-isolate it is with a heavy heart we will have close the 5 Primary classes on Monday and Tuesday. Hazel will return to school on Wednesday 4th November.
Birch and Rowan pupils need to self-isolate but will return to school on Thursday 5th November as will Maple and Beech.
If you require any further information or have any questions please get in touch via the Facebook or school email address which is on this webpage.
Confirmed Catch Up Clinics
Please see the list of confirmed catch up clinics for children who missed their appointment for the flu spray in school. Further sessions may to be added and changes may be unavoidable due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to COVID-19 and the social distancing measures in place it is essential that you book your child’s appointment. To book an appointment call 03000 032554.
- Please attend you appointment on time to ensure that social distancing is adhered to.
- Only 1 parent to accompany the child.
- Adults, and children over 12 years, must wear a face covering when attending the session.
- Please leave the building once the vaccine has been administered.
- Follow our Facebook page for updates – Children’s Immunisation Team, County Durham, Darlington and Teeside.
|Date and time||Venue|
|24/10/2020 0900 – 1200||Bowes and Grimsby Village Hall, Mickleton, Barnard Castle, DL12 0JR|
0900 – 1300
|Hartlepool Town Hall, Raby Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8AH|
|31/10/2020, 0900 – 1300||Bullion Lane family Centre, Gray Avenue, Chester le Street, Co. Durham, DH2 2EL|
|31/10/20 1330 – 1600||Durham Fire Station, Sniperley Farm, Sniperley Park, Lanchester Road, Sniperley, Co. Durham, DH1 5RA|
|31/10/20 0900 – 1300||Easington Family Centre, Whickham Street, Easington Colliery, Peterlee, SR8 3DJ|
|31/10/2020, 0900 – 1300||Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL1 5RP|
|07/11/20 0900 – 1300||Dean Bank Family Centre, 12 Beaumont Street, Ferryhill, DL17 8PH|
|07/11/20 0900 – 1300||Seaham Family Centre, Seaham House, Seaham, SR7 7EU|
|14/11/20, 0900 – 1300||Stockton Library, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1TU|
|14/11/2020 0900 – 1300||Moorside Family Centre, Chester Road, Moorside, Co. Durham, DH8 8EQ|
|14/11/20, 0900 – 1200||St Barnabas Church Hall, 1A St. Barnabas Road, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS5 6JR|
|14/11/20, 0900 – 1300||Bullion Lane Family Centre, Gray Avenue, Chester le Street, Co. Durham, DH2 2EL|
|14/11/20, 0900 – 1300||Newton Aycliffe Family Centre, Stephenson Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 7DD|
|21/11/2020, 0900 – 1300||Brandon Family Centre, Carr Avenue, Brandon, DH7 8NL|
|21/11/2020, 0900 – 1300||Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL1 5RP|
|21/11/20 AD||Durham Fire Station, Sniperley Farm, Sniperley Park, Lanchester Road, Sniperley, Co. Durham, DH1 5RA|
|28/11/20, 0900 – 1300||Thornaby Library, Wrightson House, Thornaby, TS17 9EW|
|28/11/20, 0900 – 1300||Bullion Lane Family Centre, Gray Avenue, Chester le Street, Co. Durham, DH2 2EL|
|28/11/2020, 0900 – 1300||Moorside Family Centre, Chester Road, Moorside, Co. Durham, DH8 8EQ|
|28/11/20 1330 – 1600||Durham Fire Station, Sniperley Farm, Sniperley Park, Lanchester Road, Sniperley, Co. Durham, DH1 5RA|
|05/12/2020, 0900 – 1300||Hartlepool Town Hall, Raby Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8AH|
|05/12/20 0900 – 1300||Dean Bank Family Centre, 12 Beaumont Street, Ferryhill, DL17 8PH|
|05/12/20 0900 – 1300||Willington Family Centre, Chapel Street, Willington, Crook, DL15 0EQ|
|12/12/20, 0900 – 1300||Billingham Library, Bedale Avenue, Billingham, TS23 1AJ|
|12/12/20, 0900 – 1300||Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL1 5RP|
|12/12/2020 0900 – 1300||Grangetown Youth and Community Centre, Grangefarm Road, Middlesbrough, TS6 7HP|
|12/12/2020 0900 – 1300||Seaham Family Centre, Seaham House, Seaham, SR7 7EU|
|19/12/20, 0900 – 1200||St Barnabas Church Hall, 1A St. Barnabas Road, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS5 6JR|
|19/12/20 0900 – 1200||Bowes and Grimsby Village Hall, Mickleton, Barnard Castle, DL12 0JR|
|02/01/2020, 0900 – 1300||Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL1 5RP|
Today we had a Pupil Voice meeting. Pupils socially distanced in The Street and discussed the updated reward and communication system ClassDojo. Pupils discussed rewards they would like to see in school and ways to improve safety in school during breaks and lunch times. Pupils also discussed the upcoming Head Pupil elections and the presentations for Year 11.
8R have been exploring the traditions of ‘Dia de los muertos’/ ‘Day of the Dead’ in Mexico, which in contrast to our Halloween is bright colourful and celebratory. This goes towards their Arts Award Explore and also their Asdan Transition Challenge Modern Foreign Languages qualifications. Pupils have been developing artwork through a variety of apps and photo manipulation software, they have been using bright colours and shapes to create sugar skull decorations and learning how to say the shape names in Spanish.
The children from Birch class had great fun creating funny faces using clay. The children used natural resources to add features to the clay faces. They used their spoken language skills to discuss what they had made and what they had used.
What a great way to add more interest to the trees in the outdoor area.
Well done Team Birch!
Article 31: Every child has the right to take part in artistic activities.