Collection of new workpacks for all year groups
New workpacks can be collected from the school yard from 10 to 11:30 am or 1:30-2;30 pm on Friday 29th May. They are to use alongside online learning, especially the continued use of Reading Plus. Please enter the school yard by the back gate and socially distance when waiting for your pack. Class teachers will be distributing packs and they can also inform you of your child’s class teacher for September.
Re-opening of school
Governors, supported by the local authority, have delayed the re-opening of schools for Year 6 from 1st June to 15th June. This allows the R rate in Durham to reduce further and the government’s track and trace to be in place. Governors will review this again the week before the 15th June.
Please find below the local authority’s press release about the re-opening of schools being delayed from the 1st June to the 15th June.
Please find below the letter about the plans for when school possibly re-opens, on the 15th June.
School continues to be open only for keyworker provision, to support those critical keyworker parents who have no alternative childcare – this list has not been changed. We thank parents and carers for their understanding that the keyworker provision is only to be used by keyworkers as an emergency, when you cannot find safe and alternative care for their children when working. This continues to be the case and is in line with government advice.
Transition for Year 2 and Year 6
Year 2 Transition – Once school re-opens to more children, we will contact you to arrange transition either in school or online for your child, with their new class teacher. School uniform is not currently being ordered and we will inform you when the company re-starts production. All parents should have received transition documents we passed to the infant school to pass on. Please complete them but hold on to them until school re-opens.
Year 6 Transition for Tanfield Secondary School
Tanfield have set up a google classroom which you should have access to. Go online to their school website to find more information.
Year 6 Transition for North Durham Academy
NDA will have written to all parents/carers with details of plans for transition. If you want to contact them use any of the following: a designated e-mail for transition NDAfirstname.lastname@example.org ; facebook page at www.facebook.com/North Durham Academy ; school website for updates www.northdurhamacademy.co.uk
Action for Happiness
A range of ideas and resources linked to happiness. To discuss with your children about what matters the most. Which links well to the work on resilience we do in school. https://www.actionforhappiness.org/toolkit-for-schools
Citizen’s advice can offer support with finances, contact details,
0300 330 9027 – Advice Line Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
0300 323 2000 – Debt Advice Line Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm
0300 323 1000 – To cancel or rearrange appointments
Homestay [formally Stonham] can offer support with finances, rent arrears etc.
To contact gateway ring Durham Homestay team.
Gateway on 0191 332 4935 / e-mail GatewayDurham@homegroup.org.uk
Stanley Community Centre
Telephone or text: 07775874413 if you need support around anxiety, food, social communication, your children.
The website link below will direct you to information about your local food bank.
FamilyLine offer a free service available to support adult family members on all aspects of family life issues, whether it is emotional support or practicable advice on any aspect of parenting or broader family issues – Tel Number: 0808 802 6666, text: 07537 404282 or email: email@example.com
SEND update for parents:
Durham SENDIASS have also devised a guide to help parents, carers and young people (16-25) to continue to access the service during the COVID-19 Outbreak. Please see the information guide below with key contacts.
SENDIASS and MCT Virtual Zoom Coffee Mornings
SENDIASS and MCT are planning some twice weekly virtual Zoom coffee mornings / evenings until the middle of June for Parents / Carers of Young people ages 0-25 with a disability or additional need.
Please follow relevant date link below to register.
** Thursday 10am-11.30am** ( Link works for every Thursday until 11th June. Please register for every one you wish to attend)
** Tuesday 6pm-7.30pm * ( Link works for every Tuesday until 16th June. Please register for every one you wish to attend)
Any questions please email us at SENDIASS@durham.gov.uk
North East Autism Society
Offer support with enquiries via telephone, email, and Facebook. They also have a private family network page where they are offering lots of support and guidance.
For more information call 0191 4109974
Face book page North east Autism Society