Update 21th May: NOTICE UPDATE FOR PARENTS OF RECEPTION, YEAR 1 and YEAR 6
Further to our notice yesterday, can we politely inform parents that all safety measures contained therein follow the specific government advice provided to all schools.
We understand these are upsetting for our children and their families - as well as upsetting for all of us in school - and whilst we do not want to introduce such measures, we are compelled to do so in order to adhere to government advice.
You will shortly receive a text from parentmail with a link to the online form which needs to be completed by 3.30 pm, Monday 25th May.
* Please do not call or email the school with your responses *
As ever, we appreciate your cooperation and understanding during what are unprecedented challenges for us all.
Update 20th May: NOTICE FOR PARENTS OF RECEPTION, YEAR 1 AND Y6
As you are aware, the government has asked schools to consider the wider opening of schools from after the half term if their 5 tests have been met. Our half term will finish on June 8th so any wider opening of the school would be from that date at the earliest. We are currently conducting a robust risk assessment on the possibilities for New Seaham Academy using guidance from the government, the Education Unions and Durham LAs Health and Safety Team.
All of us at the school would love to the have the children back in with us as soon as possible - but only if it is safe to do so. The health and safety of our children and their families and the staff and their families will be paramount in any considerations. In order to assist us in our risk assessment we will need a general idea of how many children may be attending should the school open. Ultimately it will be parental choice in deciding whether they think it is safe for their children to attend and no parent will be penalised if they do not send their child to school should we have a wider opening.
We will of course do our very best to try and make everything as child friendly as possible but the protective measures needed to try and mitigate risk will have to prevail. We hope this information will help you make an informed decision about whether you think it is safe for your child to attend.
The school now has online home learning packs available located under the "HOME LEARNING" tab at the top right corner of this page.