Risk Assessments and Remote Learning Information

New End takes the safety of the children, staff and parents very seriously at all times.  However, as the country has moved to “Living with COVID” status,  the school is no longer required to have a COVID-19 Risk Assessment.

However, as a school we continue to ensure that we have in place some additional safety measures.  These measures can be found HERE.

We remain optimistic that New End will remain open, but the following information will be important if COVID-19 levels significantly rise.

Closure of School, Year Group (Bubble) or Class

During a full school closure or the closure of a year group (bubble) or class, if you have any concerns about the safety or well being of your child or another child attending the school, please contact the school’s Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead, Karyn Ray, via email or call the school on 020 7431 0961.  If the DSL is not available, please ask to speak to the Deputy Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Alan Girling.

If you require specific support relating to COVID-19, please click on the following links:

Remote / Home Learning

The school is offering remote / home learning for all children if the school is closed or a year group (bubble) or class is required to self isolate.  All remote / home learning information, including details of the daily meetings with staff, are to be found on the school’s learning platform.  Click HERE to access the site.

When remote / home learning is in place, children will be expected to hand in their work.  The children at New End have been regularly handing in work using Tapestry, our hand in button or Google Classroom during the Autumn term so that they are aware of the expectation.  Our learning platform has videos to remind you how to hand in work if your child is struggling to remember.

The school’s Remote / Home Learning Policy has been shared previously with all parents and carers.  A copy of the policy can be found HERE.

A summary reminder for children and parents about the expectations for remote / home learning can be found HERE.

If you have concerns about your child’s remote / home learning, please contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance.

Coronovirus (COVID-19) Catch Up Premium Grant

The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.

Click HERE to read New End’s COVID-19 Catch-up Premium plan.

Although all children have had their education disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is likely that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been hardest hit. That is why, alongside the universal catch-up premium, the government are launching a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help.

New End is currently offering small group tutuoring sessions after school.  These hour long sessions are led by New End qualified teachers and focus on reading and mathematics.  Currently twenty-seven children have been offered this tuition.  The impact of this expenditure on the educational attainment of these children will be assessed termly.