Junior School has received an Ofsted Judgement of GOOD! - January 2020
"Leaders and governors are passionate about the school, and they have established strong links with the community" - Ofsted 2020
"Leaders and Teachers have high expectations of pupils. Pupil's work is neat and tidy" - Ofsted 2020
"Behaviour is Good" - Ofsted 2020
As you are aware school is closed for the foreseeable future, but we have put into place for the children remote classrooms. It is going to be different to our usual school days but we can continue our learning journey together and have lots of fun. Remember we are here to help your children in their learning, just as we are in school, it's just we cannot see one another, but we can still see the fabulous learning the children will do. This is all new for us and we all have to work together. If parents need any help accessing work for the children you email email@example.com. Stay safe and we looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Since the government’s announcement of the partial school opening for year groups Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, last Sunday, I have been very busy planning for the safe opening of school on the 1st of June. I have also been speaking to many of our stakeholders including staff, governors, local authority and parents. I know that many people are feeling a mix of relief and some anxiety. We are all relieved that, after so many weeks at home, children will be able to return to school and be with their friends and teachers. But likewise, I know that some parent and children will be anxious about returning after such a long time and with the on-going concerns about COVID-19 very much in our minds.
I want to reassure you that the safety, health and wellbeing of everyone in the school is, of course our highest priority. We will therefore be putting in place the full recommendations that the government scientists have made for ‘protective measures’ so that the school can be run safely, hygienically and with appropriate social distancing in place.
I will be sending further correspondence later this week outlining the key measures and arrangements planned for the partial school re-opening.
Wishing you well
Mrs A Maqsood-Shah
Thank you for your continued support with our online continuity of learning program. Many of our children are engaging very well with the weekly online learning offer and we can see a positive impact on their progress and the quality of work produced. For this we are grateful. I would like to encourage all parents and pupils to engage with our online learning offer and would ask that if you need any support with access or content please do not hesitate to contact us via the school’s main telephone number and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
You will notice in this week’s learning offer that we continue to broaden the wider curriculum offer. We have also added an invaluable section for parents/carers, which I believe holds many useful guides and signposts parents to outside agency support, if needed.
I look forward to seeing more amazing home learning from our pupils.
I have been very impressed with the work our pupils are producing when engaging with our online learning offer. To this end, I want to celebrate and recognise with our entire school community and beyond the efforts of our pupils and the successes, they are achieving. As such, we have set up a Celebration of Learning page. Please do join the staff team at High Hazels and I in congratulating those pupils who have excelled every week.
Due to a large number of staff/pupils/parents accessing school websites, broadband providers are having difficulty being able to provide access. This problem is country wide, but we are working hard with United Learning to ensure our parents can access learning from home. We are currently aware that numerous broadband providers are having issues with their service. Please do keep trying to access our school website.
Interested in becoming a teacher? Applications for @UnitedTeaching are still open for September 2020. If you’d like to find out more, sign up to an introductory webinar: https://pages.unitedteaching.org.uk/webinars
As a school, we are participating in ‘Challenge 2020’- a United Learning initiative to develop collaboration, competition and character amongst our pupils and staff.
What is Challenge 2020?
Challenge 2020 a physical challenge using the number 2020. This could be a 20km run every week for 20 weeks or 20 minutes of activity for 20 weeks. It doesn’t matter what you do but it must challenge you and use the numbers 2020 in a creative way.
"Nursery and Infant Judged as 'Good'" - Ofsted 2018
INFANTS & NURSERY - A ‘GOOD’ school, where children ‘thrive and succeed’ - OFSTED 2018
“…a great education for all in a very supportive environment” – OFSTED 2018