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Covid-19 Information and Updates

Thank you for working with us to protect our staff and children and to reduce the spread of the virus!

Please do not come onto the school if you are displaying any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Please check the World Health Organisation website for the most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) as these can change with different variants.

World Health Organisation website  or  NHS website

If you would like to take a LFD test they can now be purchased from chemists.

Please check the website for the most up-to date advice.

The usual rules on school attendance apply, including:

  • parents’ duty to secure their child’s regular attendance at school (where the child is a registered pupil at school and they are of compulsory school age)
  • the ability for H.C.C. to issue sanctions, including fixed penalty notices in line with local authorities’ codes of conduct
  • schools are responsible for recording attendance, following up absence and reporting children missing education to the local authority.
  • government minimum expectations for attendance is 95%.
  • please inform the school by app message, telephone or email if your child is unwell

Booster and enrichment clubs are run for selected children or whole class.  Please see the table below for the updated information.

Spring 2023  
Y6 Maths (selected pupils) Y5 English (selected pupils)
Y2 English (selected pupils) Y1 English (selected pupils)
Autumn 2022  
Y6 Maths (selected pupils) Y5 Maths (selected pupils)
Y2 Maths (selected pupils) Y1 Maths (selected pupils)
Summer Term 2022  
Y6 Maths (selected pupils) Y1 Writing (selected pupils)
Spring Term 2022  
Y5 English & Maths (selected pupils) Y1 Writing (selected pupils)
Y6 Maths (selected pupils)
 Autumn Term 2021  
Y6 Maths Booster Y3 English Booster
Y5 Maths Booster Y1 Funky Phonics
Summer Term 2021 Summer Term 2021
Y1 English & PE (selected pupils) Y2 English & PE (selected pupils)
Y3 Writing Booster (selected pupils) Y4 Writing Booster (selected pupils)
Y5 Writing Booster (selected pupils) Y4 Booster Breakfast (all Y4)
Y5 Booster Breakfast (all Y5)
Spring Term 2021 Autumn Term 2020
Y2 & Y3 Writing (selected pupils) Y2 & Y6 English (selected pupils)
Y5 & Y6 Maths (selected pupils) Y2 to Y6 Maths (selected pupils)
Y4 Literacy (selected pupils) Y1 English & PE (selected pupils)

Latest symptoms World Health Organisation website

Please click on the link which will take you directly to the latest government and public health guidelines:  Coronavirus Information 

In these times, where there are so many uncertainties , stressful experiences and challenges, we must now (more than ever) look after our mental health. As a school, we are committed to supporting children in maintaining a healthy mind and whilst schools are closed, please use this resource to support your children through this challenging time.

Good mental health is the foundation of young people’s emotional and intellectual growth, underpinning the development of confidence, independence and a sense of self worth.

Young people who are mentally healthy will have the ability to:

• Develop psychologically, emotionally, creatively, intellectually and spiritually
• Initiate, develop and sustain mutually satisfying personal relationships
• Use and enjoy solitude
• Become aware of others and empathise with them
• Play and learn
• Face problems and setbacks and learn from them
• Enjoy and protect their physical health
• Make a successful transition to adulthood in due course

It is clear that parenting style has a critical impact on children’s emotional and cognitive development. Key protective factors include: feeling loved, trusted and understood, having interest in life, optimism, autonomy, self-acceptance, and resilience.

In addition, the school environment has been found to play a role. Whole school approaches to mental health promotion, and well-evidenced forms of anti-bullying strategies, for example, have been found to be protective of children’s mental health.

As a result of this, at Broom Barns we will continue to support you and your families in providing opportunities to develop your children's well-being.

The COVID-19 outbreak is dynamic, changing daily, if not hourly.  Our Covid-19: Risk Assessments set out the decisions made and measures put in place to prepare for the phased reopening of the school and ensure the school continues to operate in a safe way.

We work in cooperation with the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Inter-agency Child Protection and Safeguarding Children Procedures which are available at
The Headteacher is the Designated Senior Person for Child Protection. She will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns parents/carers may have about Child Protection policies and practice.

The website link below will take you directly to the Hertfordshire safeguarding web page, which is continuously being updated.  If you have any concerns please follow the advice on the website.  The Safeguarding during covid-19 web page link