COVID-19 Case Confirmed

We have been informed today of one positive case of coronavirus within the school community at Haygrove School. Working with colleagues at Public Health England and at Somerset County Council’s Public Health Team, we undertook a risk assessment and identified the children who may have been in close contact with the confirmed case and asked them to self-isolate for 14 days from the date of last contact.

With this advice and support we were able to act swiftly and take effective action. PHE has carried out a risk assessment and is satisfied with all the measures we are taking to keep our students safe. Our response includes a comprehensive deep clean of the affected areas.

We must stress that children self-isolating at home do not need to get a COVID test unless they develop symptoms. If any other students become symptomatic and are awaiting tests or results, the guidelines state that they must self-isolate for 14 days; they must not come to school.

Clearly this has had an impact on the school community especially those students involved and their families. The affected year group - Year 10, which comprises 213 students - will have access to comprehensive online resources which build on the curriculum they would be following at school and they have been set assignments so they can focus on meaningful and ambitious work that reflects their usual timetable. Teachers will use instructional videos to support learning and give clarity on what is to be taught and practised in each subject. 

Somerset County Council will be working with us to ensure that vulnerable pupils get the support they need whilst self-isolating. The County’s e-Learning and Information Management team is also supporting us with online learning and technology. We also have access to lap-tops through a government scheme if there are pupils who need them to do their work.

A letter has been sent home to each year 10 student and to the rest of the school.

Letter to year 10

Letter to rest of school

 


 

Our YEAR 6 OPEN EVENING will this year be an online only event due to COVID-19 restrictions. From 6pm on Tuesday 29 September interested parents/carers and students will be ablel to access an 'open day experience' via our website. Please watch this space or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates. 

 

Thank you.


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Parent Communications

We know how important it is to our parents to know what is happening at school. Understanding how your child is progressing is a top priority, closely followed by being kept informed of school events and activities and being able to celebrate the many and varied student successes and achievements that take place throughout the year. Being able to find the information you need quickly and easily, as well as knowing how best to contact the school when you have a question or concern is also very vital.

We use a wide range of tools and techniques to ensure communication between the school and parents is successful:

  • Bi-annual Reports on academic progress.
  • Parents' Evenings - there are two held in year 7.
  • Letters Home – for important information and to advise about up-coming events and school trips.
  • Online Enquiries – An online 'Contact Us' form on the school website.
  • ‘Heads Up’ - a monthly bulletin from the headteacher that includes important announcements and information about extra-curricular activities.
  • Haygrove Headlines - a termly round-up of the past terms' successes and achievements.
  • Parents Forum – a Forum for each Year Group is held once a term and it is an opportunity for parents to raise any issues they have.
  • The School Planner – every child is issued with a Planner which includes important information about their targets and is also used for daily communication between tutors and home.
  • Year Group Satisfaction Surveys.
  • Texting and email for important messages and reminders to parents. There is also a Haygrove School Twitter account  and a Facebook page where news and announcements are posted regularly.
  • Our online SHARP confidential reporting system is available for parents or students to communicate sensitive issues directly to the Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral Care).
  • We are now using an internet-based system called 'Show My Homework' to issue and monitor students' homework. Launched in February 2015, this system can be accessed by parents and students via the school website or a Show My Homework app.

 


School Messaging Services

In addition to letters home and newsletters, we use both text and email to communicate with parents – especially for urgent messages and reminders.

If you wish to update your details please contact the school office.

  • Parent/Carer name
  • Student name
  • Tutor group
  • Mobile phone number
  • Email address
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