As a school, it is our intent to try and keep the staff and children at Hindsford as safe as possible from catching and spreading Covid-19 across the school.
It is also our intent to ensure that our children are well supported with regard to catching up with any lost learning during the multiple lockdowns and periods of isolation that they have experienced in the past two years.
Below are some key documents that the school have produced with regard to assessing and reducing risk, responding to incidents, remote learning, tutoring, recovery and catch-up. To find out more about these, please click on the links below which will open the document for you to read.
1) This document will give you information about how we will respond to different incidents with regard to staff and pupils testing positive for Covid-19, displaying symptoms of Covid-19 or being in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
This document will also give you information about how we are assessing and reducing risk and our remote offer for pupils isolating at home but well enough to still complete work.
2) This document will give you information on how we are supporting Pupil Premium Pupils using the Pupil Premium Recovery Funding money as given to us by the government.
3) This document will show you how we are supporting children using the money given to us by the government with regard to providing small group 1:3 tutoring.
4) In March 2021 when the children returned to school after the second whole school lockdown, the government provided us with £80.00 per pupil to support with them catching up with any missed learning. This, in total, was £16,000. The document below shows you how this money was spent and a review on the success and impact of how this money was spent.
If you would to know more about the government guidance on managing Covid-19 in a school setting, please click on the following link:
As part of us trying to prevent the spread of Covid-19, around school we have the following posters which we refer to daily with the children. These are as follows:
As Covid-19 continues to be a risk, any visitor to Hindsford will be asked to complete the following form and adhere to the additional safety rules as part of helping us and the visitor to keep safe.
What is Coronavirus?
If you need any help explaining to your child what Coronavirus is, please use the video below to help you.
Previous Lockdown Information – March 2020 to July 2020:
During the first lockdown (March 2020 – June 2020), the school remained opened for key worker children, vulnerable children and children with an EHCP, Early Help or under Child Protection to which 40 pupils attended. Work was provided via class dojo and the school held a Live Facebook session every week.
When the school was allowed to (June 2020 – July 2020), it opened its doors to all of Reception, Year 1 & Year 6 including the key worker children, vulnerable children and children with an EHCP, Early Help or under Child Protection.
As a result of there being more children and staff in the building, the school implemented a rigorous risk assessment (including zones of working) and a Covid-19 Health & Safety Staff Policy which can all be found by clicking on the images below.
Click on the video below to see all of the fantastic work carried out during this time.
At the end of the lockdown/partial lockdown, we carried out a parent/carer questionnaire. Click on the link below to view the feedback that we received about the provision that we provided during this time.
Previous Lockdown Information – January 2021 to March 2021:
During the second lockdown (January 2021 – March 2021), the school continued to remain open for key worker children, vulnerable children and children with an EHCP, Early Help or under Child Protection to which approxiatmely 10 – 15 children in each year group attended, in total, 96 children. Work was provided via live teaching and screen rec recorded lessons following the timetable below:
9.00am – 9.30am: Zoom Morning Registration & Overview of the Day
9.30am – 10.30am: English Screen Rec or Live Lesson
10.30am – 11.30am: Maths Screen Rec or Live Lesson
11.30am – 12.00pm: Reading their book to a Parent/Carer
12.00pm – 1.00pm: Lunch
1.00pm – 2.00pm: Other Subject Screen Rec or Live Lesson
2.00pm – 2.15pm: Spelling Practise
2.15pm – 2.30pm: TT Rock Stars
2.30pm – 3.00pm: Zoom Afternoon Class Read
Pupils posted their work on their profiles on dojo and the teacher responded in the comments section with regard to the work posted.
Click on the video below to see all of the fantastic work carried out during the first half term of this second lockdown.
At the end of the second lockdown, we carried out a parent/carer questionnaire. Click on the link below to view the feedback that we received about the provision that we provided during this time.