Dear Parent/ Carer
We are really looking forward to welcoming Year 10 pupils back next week. Your son/daughter has been placed in specified day bubble (see text). This means that he/she will only attend school each Monday, from 9.30 – 12.30. This bubble will not change. Pupils should arrive no earlier than 9.20.
Pupils must keep to 2-metre social distancing and observe good hygiene etiquette. Please do not sent your child to school if they are feeling unwell. If your child is going to be absent, please let us know. Pupils should observe social distancing before arriving at school and must not stand in groups.
Pupils should wear sensible sports clothing/PE kit. Pupils must not bring a bag to school. Pupils can bring a water bottle. We will provide pens and pencils.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone next week.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Stay safe and take care.
If the school is able to provide some in-school provision for pupils in Year 10 this half term, could you please fill in the form below if you intend to take up this provision.
Please note that children will not be able to attend school if the form has not been filled in because it contains essential information for your child’s health and safety.
The information you provide will be secure, in line with GDPR.
Your support in providing this information is greatly appreciated.
Stay safe and take care.
LETTER FROM THE LOCAL AUTHORITY FOR PARENTS AND CARERS
To make home learning easier, we have created a weekly timetable for pupils to follow. However, we do realise these are very challenging times and acknowledge that family circumstances are different. It is not a timetable that has to be rigidly followed like the one we have in school. Some children may find it difficult to work for the allocated time and some may want to do a little bit more. Although we would encourage pupils to try and finish the tasks that have been set, we do understand if work is not always done or complete.
Pupils should check emails and Teams for instructions on a daily basis and aim to complete the tasks set. There will be some work that needs to be sent back to the teacher.
To avoid all emails/instructions being sent on a Monday morning, teachers will send instructions on the day the subject first appears on the timetable. This should help with prioritising work.
Examples of excellent work will feature in our ‘Work of the Week’ gallery on Facebook each Friday.
Home Study Timetable
The school is closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Pre-ordered packed lunches can still be collected from Hebburn Lakes on both days.
Wishing all families a safe weekend.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS ELIGIBILITY
If you think you may be eligible for free school meals, please click on the link below for further details. The link will take you to the free school meals section of the Council website, where you will find the eligibility criteria and the instructions on how to apply. Please note that you must meet the criteria to qualify.
To speed up the process further, parents and carers can now contact the local authority checking team directly on 0191 427 7000. You will need to provide your National Insurance number and DOB for the checking request to be processed.
Free schools meals link:
For those families facing financial hardship at this difficult time, the following link may be useful. The financial hardship helpline number at the Council is: 0191 424 7444.
More information can be found by clicking on the link below:
Hebburn Comprehensive School
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
- Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)
Until the free school meal voucher scheme is up and running, current arrangements for ordering and collecting packed lunches will remain in place. Please see the attached notice for further details.