COVID-19 updates - Three Peaks Primary Academy

Updated: 4th January 2021

Following tonight’s announcement from the Government, school will remain open for vulnerable and key worker children only. We are currently compiling our lists of children and will confirm with you as soon as possible that your child can be in school. If you are a key worker please contact Linda.Barrett@threepeaksacademy.org.uk. All other children will have access to remote learning.

Thank you for your continuous support.

Quick guide for parents/carers – 23.9.20

23rd September – PHE letter to parents and guardians

Parents Guardians letter – from Cllr Price and Dr Harling – 11.9.20

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS

Dear Parents/Carers,

As the Christmas Holidays start, I wanted to send out an email to keep you informed of a few key issues.  Before I do this, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for the support that you have given to the school in these unprecedented times.  Together with parents and carers, we have managed to keep the school running effectively with only minimal disruption.  Our children have had an enjoyable term of learning and have quickly picked up from where they left off and made some good progress in all areas of the curriculum.  Most pleasing to see is the way in which they have come together as a community and supported each other.  They are once again enjoying each other’s company and having fun in the classroom and on the playground. Each one enters the classroom ready and when I see them around the school they enthusiastically share with me what they are learning and how they are feeling.  The children at Three Peaks are a credit to the school and to you their parents/carers.  We have enjoyed sharing the wonderful Christmas videos that have been made and we hope that you enjoyed them too and shared the links with extended families and friends.  

Over the past 24 hours the Department for Education has made a number of announcements relating to restarting school in January 2021.   The majority of these announcements relate to the secondary sector but I am watching closely as their may be some developments for primary schools but at this stage this will not have an impact on starting back dates.  There may be more changes over the holiday period and I will keep you all updated as soon as is possible.  

The DfE has also asked us to continue to track and trace any outbreaks in school until the 23rd December 2020.  This means that we need to be informed of any positive cases in the children who attend Three Peaks so that we can inform other parents of them and identify if people need to self-isolate.  Therefore, please use my email address Richard.penn-bourton@threepeaksacademy.org.uk if you need to inform the school of any COVID related issues.  I will check this email regularly and members of the Senior Leadership Team have a rota in place to place to manage any actions which need taking. 

All it takes now is for me to wish you all a lovely Christmas.  Please make the most of the precious time that you may get with those closest to you and remember that we are only an email away if you need to talk to anyone at school.  Keep watching facebook and the school website as any information will be shared on these platforms and remember to check emails and texts as these are the most efficient way for us to keep in contact with you.

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Children return to school on Thursday 4th September 2020. 

Please click the link below to find out about arrangements for school restart in September.

School restart information

General principles with which all parents and carers must comply:

  • No-one with symptoms to come to school
  • Maximum of one adult to accompany any child to school
  • Families to comply with staggered departure arrangements (specified in the letter to each parent/carer)
  • No gatherings of parents at the entrance or around the school perimeter
  • Avoid use of public and shared transport where possible
  • Clothes worn at school to be washed daily if possible

Government Updates

Opening schools and educational settings to more pupils from 1 June: guidance for parents and carers

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for educational settings

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Three Peaks Primary Academy COVID Catch Up Spending Plan

The government COVID-19 catch-up premium has been established to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus. The grant will only be available for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support pupils to catch up for lost teaching time over the previous months.

As with all government funding, school leaders and governors must be able to account for how the money is being used. Therefore the impact and spending strategy for this catch-up premium will be reviewed at every Academy Improvement Board (AIB) meeting throughout the 2020-2021 academic year.