Good morning, as the weather gets colder the temperature guns are less effective outside. Therefore, we will slightly update our procedures:


  1. Parents/carers need to check wellness of child before school
  2. 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.
  3. 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)
  4. 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.

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Share digital drop-ins for Anti Bullying Week

It’s Anti-Bullying Week (16-20 November) so we’re holding digital drop-ins for parents every afternoon. You can help your pupils’ families learn how to deal with Cyberbullies – just like Lumen did – by sharing the links to the sessions from your school Twitter.

  • Today, 6.30pm
  • Tuesday-Friday, 4.30pm
Share the drop-ins

Waiting at Gates

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,

Mr Fox


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,

Online Safety: The Legends Family Adventure starts here


Get involved in The Legends Family Adventure!

We are delighted to launch The Legends Family Adventure – an exciting online safety series created by Google and Parent Zone and animated by Aardman Animations.

We’d love it if you could share the adventure with your network by retweeting us – and if you work in an education setting, we recommend checking out our teacher hub for all the materials you need to spread the word.

Watch the films

Are children being ripped off by online games?

Vicki Shotbolt and Geraldine Bedell look at the links between loot boxes and gambling in this week’s episode of Tech Shock, Parent Zone’s new podcast.

Stream the new episode below or subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and other platforms.

Listen here

A new approach to online safety education

If children are growing up in a world where online and offline are no longer two distinct things, how can we begin to educate around online safety?

Parent Zone has a range of free online resources that can help…

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Help Ollee to help parents and children

Ollee is a powerful new tool to help parents manage their child’s emotional wellbeing.

A virtual friend in app form, Ollee helps families talk about difficult subjects and provides expert advice – so we’d love it if you shared it with your wider networks.

Download your social media pack below and help spread the word.

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Boost confidence with the Dove Self-Esteem Project

The free Confident Me workshops are all about teaching 11 to 14-year-olds strategies to protect and build self-confidence – in themselves and others.

Get your pack now: it includes all the resources you need to run the sessions.

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Free: PZ resources for schools and organisations

Sign up for Parent Zone Membership now and discover a range of online safety resources to support the family community you work with.
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Get Online LearnTelford, Donnington

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

Family Learning – Festive Crafts

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

New winter package to provide further support for children and families

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.