Special Announcement

Coronavirus - April 2020

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Many of you will be concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may affect school.

Update 6th April 2020

Newfield School is now CLOSED until further notice for the majority of pupils, however, as of Wednesday 25th March, we are operating a partially open provision, for a very small number of children of key workers or the extremely vulnerable.

If we are able to support your child in school, you will have been contacted - for more information, please read the letters below.

Letter to parents - 06/04/20

Letter to parents - 25/03/20

Letter to parents - 23/03/20

Letter to parents - 19/03/20

You can make contact with school by using the contact email - contact@newfield.org.uk

We are continuing to develop content on the website to support learning at home

We will be maintaining contact with families with a phone call at least once per week. Parents can email the class teacher or school website for additional support - we will get back to you.

The Senior Leadership Team is meeting virtually, on a daily basis, to discuss and implement any strategies required and is liasing with the BwD local authority as well as health and socail care colleagues.

Free School Meal Guidance

If your child is entitled to free school meals you will have been sent an email to the email address that school holds for you.

The email will contain an e code. You need to then redeem this code following the instructions on this Free School Meals website.

This gives you further information on the process you need to follow.

If we do not have an email address for you the information (e code) will be printed and posted. You will then need to fololow the instructions listed on the Free School Website above.

BwD help hub
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NW SEND - Regional Network Newsletter - Special Edition - March 2020 - This network provides support for children, families and practitioners.

We continue to follow government advice from Public Health England.

We continue to encourage you wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and would ask that you ensure your children are doing this also.

If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Any vulnerable people should social distance to protect themselves as directed by the government, as directed in the govenment advice on social distancing.

Please see here for further information about the COVID-19 UK government response.

For further medical advice, please go to NHS 111 online.

We understand what a worry time this is for everyone and will keep you updated via the normal channels i.e. here on the website and via ParentMail.

Many thanks for your support, please be assured that we are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe!

Washing Hands - A video to support teaching about hand washing
Coronavirus explanation - A video to help children understand about Coronavirus
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Please check here again for the latest updates.

Newfield School
Old Bank Lane
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 2PW

01254 588 600

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Safeguarding

Newfield School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority.

Full copies of Policies and Procedures related to all aspects of Safeguarding, and the Complaints Policy, are available on request from Rik Robinson, Head Teacher and Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Equality Duty

Newfield School complies with the general and specific duties of the Equality Act (2010). In accordance with the duty we publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard to the need to;

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Foster good relations

These specific duties have been considered in relation to all our policies and procedures in school. Our objectives will be reported on and published as part of the Governance public documents available for inspection under the Freedom of Information Regulations and Data Protection duties and in the school newsletter to parents.

Our Equality Objectives are set, reviewed and published annually in our School Development Plan.

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