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INSET DAY - 18TH DECEMBER 2020

INSET DAY - 18TH DECEMBER 2020

INSET DAY - 18TH DECEMBER 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have received advice  from the DfE suggesting that it would be advantageous for schools to make Friday 18th December a non-teaching day, and using the day for staff training.

The reasons for this are to minimise the burden of track and trace falling on schools over the Christmas period. In addition, Public Health England has agreed that schools should not be expected to track and trace contacts after a period of six days has passed since children’s final day in school. Therefore, where schools’ last teaching day is on Thursday 17th December, there should be no pupil contact tracing requests beyond Wednesday 23rd  December.

I think that you would agree that should your child test positive on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, it would increase the burden for you to have to notify the School, and for the School to trace and call all of your child’s close contacts, on either of these days.

The Leadership Team and Trustees have agreed, therefore, that there will be an INSET day of Friday 18th December 2020, and that School will finish at 1pm on Thursday 17th December 2020, in line with the normal end of term finish time. There will be no extended day activity on the Thursday.

Reporting of a Child’s positive COVID-19 test after 17th December.

As a reminder, should your child develop COVID-19 symptoms after 17th December, you must obtain a test for them as soon as possible. The following outlines the reporting procedure following a positive test:

Please do not hesitate to contact the School on the following, should you have any queries: admin@haileyhall.herts.sch.uk.

Kind regards

Mr Paul Delamaine

Headteacher

 

Hailey Lane, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7PB

Tel: 01992 465208

Email: admin@haileyhall.herts.sch.uk