We opened our doors for the first time since lock-down to our Year 6, 1 and Reception children last week. Although the uptake of places has been low, I know that those who attended had a very enjoyable and productive week. I have included some images and videos of this here.... We will be welcoming welcoming our youngest children from Nursery this Monday. This week I will also be evaluating the overall uptake of places for Y6, 1,Reception and Nursery. This means that if uptake remains low then I will be contacting parents/carers to offer school places for this half term to other year groups. I will be writing to you about this, later this week.
I have been very pleased with the amazing work the staff here at High Hazels Academy have been doing; from planning first class home learning, to keeping in touch calls to families as well as continuing with our offer of food pack distribution to our families. Having said this, I am also very proud of you as parents/carers for the hard work and dedication you continue to demonstrate whilst supporting your child/ren's home learning. We are currently reviewing other ways we can continue to encourage those pupils who remain reluctant to engage with our online home learning offer. Again, I will share our plans for this in my message next week.
Finally, a message to parents/carers of all pupils currently attending school. As part of our health and safety risk assessment we recognise that pupils will need to change their school uniform at least 3 times a week. This is to ensure the safety of all by limiting the spread of any virus. I appreciate that this could be challenging to facilitate for many families. To this end, I am relaxing the school uniform rule to allow parents/carers to ensure that their child/ren are changing their clothes 3 times a week.
Please do continue to support your child/ren with the home learning offer, which is uploaded weekly onto the website on the home learning resource page .
Thank you for your continued support and engagement.
Mrs A Maqsood-Shah