We are following guidance set out by government. We are also looking at the daily updates sent by DfE and Public Health England.
Current advice and guidance can be found here:
What this means for us in September 2021:
Over the summer, the government updated the COVID guidance for schools. This means that we no longer have to divide into bubbles. As a result, we will be resuming clubs, we have also resumed assemblies and lunch together in the hall. We are also hoping to resume our calendar of events and activities, some of which will include parents. I must stress though that this is subject to change. If there are any COVID outbreaks within school, this may result in us reverting back to systems in place last year.
With regards to isolation, the guidance makes it clear that only the individual with COVID should isolate. This means that we would expect to see siblings in school. If your child has symptoms, they should isolate and have a PCR test (not lateral flow test). If the result is negative, they may return to school. If your child displays any symptoms at school, no matter how mild, we will be contacting you to ask you to take your child for a full PCR test and isolate until a result is given. If this is negative, they may return to school. I realise that this may prove inconvenient and that some symptoms, though similar, will result in a negative test but we must be vigilant and the guidance is very clear that no one should be in school with COVID symptoms, no matter how mild. We would really appreciate it if any negative or positive test results could be sent to the school office email: email@example.com. We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.
If your child is isolating we will be providing online learning for them (as long as they are well enough to complete it). This will be the same as that which we set out last year- see below.
Grey or navy trousers, shorts or blue culottes;
Blue polo shirt with school logo;
Royal blue sweatshirt with school logo;
Grey, navy or white socks;
Grey or navy tights;
Navy pinafore dress;
Blue and white check summer dress (for Summer, if preferred);
Blue/ black leather/patent shoes or boots (not Ugg style);
Thermal underclothing may be worn in cold weather, but must be covered by a sweatshirt or cardigan.
Uniform is AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE FROM MARKS & SPENCER
To make the most of Hollingbourne Primary School’s extensive grounds and woods, please ensure your child has a pair of wellington boots in school to enable them to access these areas.
Weather appropriate coats must be available to children. Fleece lined, waterproof jackets containing the Hollingbourne logo are also available from Marks & Spencer.
Royal blue T-shirt with school logo;
Dark-coloured track suits or base layers maybe worn for PE completed outdoors in the winter.
For after school clubs, children will be advised of any additional kit needed.
Jewellery and other items:
Small, plain stud earrings may be worn by children (at own risk).
Watches and fitbits are allowed, but must be unobtrusive or of a reasonable size.
Hair accessories may be worn, but must be discreet.
Hair longer than shoulder length must be tied back at all times.
Nail varnish should not be warn.
ALL SCHOOL CLOTHES SHOULD BE CLEARLY LABELLED WITH THE CHILD'S NAME.
You can ask for a free paper copy of our policies in the school office.
Please see the charging policy below:
From May 25th 2018 new data protection laws come into force with which the school must be compliant. We are in the process of completing data mapping so that we can confidently inform all our stakeholders (children, parents, staff, governors and volunteers) about what data we hold about them and how this data is shared with other providers.
We will also be changing some of the ways that we share information and data with you to ensure that we are compliant with the law. We will tell you about this in due course as necessary.
We will be buying in the Data Protection Officer service from the Local Authority and using their cloud system to ensure that data we share with suppliers is carefully tracked.
We are updating our data protection policy which we will be publishing on our website, however in the meanwhile, you need to know that some information we will need your consent for, other information we do not. If we need data and information on a lawful basis then we will not need to ask for consent. Should you need to give your consent, you also have a right to withdraw this at anytime.
The new GDPR legislation also enables you to access what data and information is held on you/ your child. You can make a Subject Access Request if you should need to see this information. Under the new Act, there is no longer a charge for this service. Requests would need to be put in writing to Mrs Bradley-Wyatt.
You can find more information about GDPR here.
Privacy Notices- these explain what data we hold on you/ your child and where this information is shared with any third parties. These will be constantly reviewed and revised. The first privacy notice is for parents, the second is for anyone who is working at the school.
Staff awareness training- GDPR
Consent letters sent to parents