Covid-19: What will September 2021 in the Brook look like?

 

What are the Covid restrictions from September 2021

Following Government Guidelines and wider opening on 16th August, we will no longer need to conform to previous COVID guidelines.  We will, of course, be maintaining increased cleaning and ventilation throughout the school and will be vigilant with personal hygiene such as hand washing.

What are the times of our school day now?

The School day has reverted to its usual time of 9.00am until 3.30pm.  Parents will still be required to wait in the playground if they are picking up or dropping off children.  We request that you do not arrive before 8.50am or 3.15pm.

What if my child is ill?

If your child is unwell then it is important that they stay at home until they are better but please ensure that you tell us on the first day of absence, why they are unwell and when you think they will return.  If there is a confirmed COVID case in the family please ensure that you tell us so that we can advise you on the course of action you need to take for your child.  If your child develops COVID symptoms at school then we will isolate your child and ask you to come and get them straightaway.

Will my child go on visits?

We will continue to offer our broad and balanced curriculum which will include educational visits for which the school carries out risk assessments. You will have already signed a consent slip for local, half day visits but if a longer visit was planned you will be asked to sign an additional slip.

Will I get to meet my class teacher if I haven't already?

We will be offering you the chance to come into school in the next few weeks to share a session with your class and meet the team.  This will be organised individually by your class teacher.

Will I be able to attend meetings face to face now?

Some parents have indicated that they prefer zoom meetings so we are going to offer parents and carers the option to choose what works best for them.  We do like to meet with you face to face at least once a year, though, as your partnership with us is so important and it is not always very personal if it is only ever carried out on-line.

What if I am worried about anything?

If you are worried about anything then please make contact with us - a worry shared, is a worry reduced.  You are welcome to phone our designated parent line; to email admin or a member of the SLT or to phone into reception.  We may not be able to answer you straightaway but we will ensure that someone returns your call as soon as possible

See Welcome page for latest Covid-19 updates

Parents and Carers


PARENT/CARERS NEWS

 

 


Wellbeing
Here is some information and a phone number for parents and carers to call if they need some reassurance and support during this challenging time while schools are not fully open because of Covid-19
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The latest edition of our school newsletter for Parents and Carers is available on our Communications page.


 

Read with Me

All of our children love hearing stories read to them.  The links below will give you access to many, many books and stories that you and your children can listen to.  Enjoy!

Librivox
-  This is a free app with 1000s of free audiobooks from a range of classics, for both children and adults. The books are read by volunteers so it broadens horizons for  all social classes and abilities  and nationalities as they will hear UK regional accents, Australian, South African, American accents and so on. 
           
Download App for:        Android                       Apple
Parents and Carers Calendar for 2021-2020 - tbc 
This includes all the dates for Workshops/Meetings/Open Evenings/Headteacher’s Briefings. 


 
  What to expect, when? - Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the
  early years foundation stage. For new EYFS guidance for parents click
here

  Haringey's new look Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) newsletter!

  The newsletter has been redesigned to provide families with the information they
  need in an easily accessible format. To subscribe to the news letter click here.



OUR LOCAL OFFER

According to the new Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Reforms we have to publish on our website a Brook Local Offer which lets parents/carers know exactly what they can expect from the school and what we have to offer.  It has been drawn up with advice from the Parents/Carers Advisory Group and the Governing Body and we do hope that it give you all the information you need.  If there is anything you can think of which is missing please let us know asap.  We shall be updating it as often as necessary – probably pretty often in the early days!!

Brook Local Offer
Paper copies of information on this website can be supplied to parents and carers on request free of charge.

Message from Whittington Health NHS Trust

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, Whittington Health staff including school nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and dietitians are temporarily offering essential services only. The essential service is only for children at risk due to needing urgent management of their swallowing difficulties, enteral feeding or supplements, post surgery interventions and essential equipment. This work will be carried out by video or telephone where possible, with face to face contacts only as essential. Staff are currently being redeployed to support the work of hospitals. Please email whh-tr.CDCReferrals@nhs.net with any urgent concerns and we will endeavour to reply as soon as possible.
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