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. 

 

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Tutor Groups and Houses

Every student is allocated a Tutor Group and Tutor which, as far as possible, will stay the same throughout their five years at Haygrove.  Each year’s group of Tutors are led by a Head of Year. This gives our students continuity throughout their time at school, and enables tutors to get to know each individual and support and encourage them through their secondary school career.

The School Day includes 20 minutes of Tutorial time, where students spend time together and with their Tutor. Tutorial time contributes to Personal, Health and Social Education (PHSE) and character education by helping to promote the skills and knowledge necessary for students grow in confidence and make the most of their abilities.

The daily tutor periods are also used for checking:

  • Student planners
  • Homework
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Uniform
  • The application of the school's Code of Responsibility and Classroom Expectations

Click here for this years list of tutor groups.

 


The House System

We have a complementary House System that enables students across the 11-16 age range to engage in house events and competitions, peer support and fundraising activities. There are four distinct ‘Houses’ and each will include students from every school year and all Tutor Groups.

Haygrove Houses

Our four House names were inspired by the explorers and adventurers who have conquered the earth’s highest peak, Mount Everest in the Himalayas.

Mallory  – George Mallory was an English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s.

Bonington  – Chris Bonington led the first successful team to reach the summit via the south west face in 1975.

Stephens  – Rebecca Stephens, in 1993, became the first British woman to reach the summit.

Hargreaves  – Alison Hargreaves became, in 1995, the first British woman to reach the summit alone and without supplementary oxygen.

House Captains

Each House is led by a boy and girl House Captain and Deputy House Captain, chosen from the Year 11 cohort. The House Captains are supported by representatives from each House in each year group.

"I  was the only girl from my primary school in my Tutor Group which made me nervous at first, but as soon as I made new friends I was fine." 
Mia, Year 7

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