New End takes the safety of the children, staff and parents very seriously at all times.  In the current climate with COVID-19, additional safety measures are in place.  The school’s current COVID-19 Risk Assessment can be found HERE.

During a full school closure or the closure of a bubble, 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 and 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 bubble 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.

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 has been allocated £26 880.

New End is currently exploring how we intend to target the grant.  Once this has been agreed, it will be noted here. We will also note how the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment will be assessed for targeted children.