Good morning, as the weather gets colder the temperature guns are less effective outside. Therefore, we will slightly update our procedures:
- Parents/carers need to check wellness of child before school
- Children will still be met at gate, gel hands and let in in class groups. They will was hands when after they sit down. We will also carry out visual assessments for general wellness.
- When in class and before 15min limit all children will have temps taken, and actions taken. (15 minutes is the limit of contact time, if children are identified before this time, and actions taken, it has less of an impact on the school)
- If hot with the gun, an in ear temp will be taken and further actions taken.
The biggest and most important control is still you checking your child before school. There is no legal recommendation for us to check temps, it is something we do to keep our community safe.
If a child does develop symptoms, you will be asked to take them for a test and if positive, the Health Protection Hub make recommendations, including closing bubbles. They use a 48 hour window to ascertain contacts.
Thank you for your support,
Mr Fox and TEAM Donnington.
Please can I remind you to wait in your allocated areas. 2m away from other families, and wearing a mask if appropriate.
Cases in T and W keep going up.
Thank you in advance,
Dear parents and carers,
Children in Need/ Free to be me
Each year, to express the values of compassion and justice, we try and support the ‘Children in Need’ campaign. This year we are holding a ‘Free to be Me’ own clothes day on Friday 13th November to support the charity.
Children are invited to attend school wearing their own clothes expressing who they really are as a person. You may have a football crazy child, one who likes to dress up in fancy dress, or a child who loves to wear as many colours as possible at once! They can really wear whatever they like on that day.
All we ask is, if you’re able to, to make a donation of £1 to the Children In Need fundraising campaign. (To avoid handling risks, children will place their contributions in a class pot which will be left in school until the following week to total up.)
We look forward to seeing how the children choose to express themselves.
Many thanks for your support,
We are running a one off info session to help learners to Get online and use MSTeams, Edmodo, etc.
Really great idea if you have some parents who are nervous or struggling to use online learning.
These are Face to Face sessions at Donnington Hub. Therefore places are limited.
Get Online LearnTelford, Donnington.docx
Please find attached details of a one off training/information session with the aim of introducing online learning opportunities to customers. This session focuses on skilling people to use personal IT devices and overcome initial anxieties of enrolling and attending virtual learning courses.
I would be very grateful if you share the attachment with customers and partners, anyone wishing to attend this course and requires support to secure a place can ring our main office on 382888 or text/call 07800671757.
Get Online LearnTelford, Donnington.docx
Online Course – sign up by clicking link on poster.
Please find attached the poster and course overview for the Festive Crafts course with Kerry.
It would be great if we could start an information/support and guidance session next Wednesday 18th and then the course would start the week after, 25th.
Kerry will need to drop off resource packs to the school for the parents to either pick up, or be sent home with their child.
Festive Crafts – Donnington Wood Junior School – Kerry.docx
Information from the Government.
New winter package to provide further support for children and families
Yesterday, the Government announced a new £170m Covid Winter Grant Scheme. This funding will be ring-fenced, with at least 80% earmarked to support with food and bills and will cover the period to the end of March 2021.
Local authorities will receive the funding at the beginning of December 2020.
This scheme will allow local authorities to support the hardest-hit families and individuals, as well as provide food for children who need it over the holidays. Local authorities understand which groups need support, and are best placed to ensure appropriate holiday support is provided, which is why they will distribute the funds, rather than schools, who will continue providing meals for disadvantaged children during term-time.
The Holiday Activities and Food Programme, which has provided healthy food and enriching activities to disadvantaged children since 2018, will also be expanded across England next year. This programme will cover Easter, Summer and Christmas in 2021, and will be available to children in every local authority in England.