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Covid-19 Updates

Dinners

We have seperated the children into different areas of the school at lunchtime due to the present Covid-19 restrictions.  Below you will see an aerial plan of the areas where each year have been allocated at lunchtime.

Reception – in Reception/Y1 play area
Y1 – Outdoor classroom area
Y2/3 – Stage playground
Y4 – Gym and part of the tarmac playground
Y5/6 – The Haven and part of the tarmac playground

Keeping up-to-date and in touch

During the Covid-19 outbreak, we will keep in contact with you via email, text and keep copies of letters on this page.    Our staff will also be in touch by telephone to check how the pupils are and to answer any questions you may have.  If you would like to contact the school please text 01438 300021 or email admin@broombarns,herts.sch.uk  Both of these systems are being monitored and we will reply to you as soon as possible.  If you would like us to post photos of your child learning from home on our Instagram account please send them to parents@broombarns.herts.sch.uk please be assured we never post children’s names.

Please do not contact the school by telephone unless it is for an urgent matter, this will ensure that call volumes can be managed.  Thank you.

Letters

These letters include school phased reopening, timetables, potential use of PPE and the process that parents  and pupils should follow at school

Government advice

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

To book a NHS antigen test for Covid-19 go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-an-antigen-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

Governors at Broom Barns

The governors are responsible for governing the school. Most of their work takes place out of school hours, but governors often visit the school and are linked with particular classes and each governor is also linked to a subject.

Governors are here to ensure the school meets its statutory duties, manage the budget and contribute to school improvement – curriculum and premise.  If you would like to speak to a governor please contact the school office by email admin@broombarns,herts.sch.uk

Health & well-being links

Advice for young people from young people
Looking after children and young people during Covid
Your well-being during the Covid-19 pandemic
Well-being and mental health school resources
Well-being activities
Government publication

Remote Learning

Please check our Class pages or Remote Learning page for suggestions for pupils learning from home.  Remote learning during periods of quarantine or self isolation. On the first day of self isolation please see Oak Academy (https://www.thenational.academy/) for ideas on how to support your child at home with continuing their learning.  After the first day, your class teacher will upload work to Google Classroom for your child to complete.  Please see the Broom Barns Remote Learning policy for further information.
Remote Learning page link

Risk Assessments

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.

Safeguarding

We work in cooperation with the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Inter-agency Child Protection and Safeguarding Children Procedures which are available at https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/
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