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Date: 18th Jun 2020 @ 3:38pm
Please read latest update from the Trust.
Date: 5th Jun 2020 @ 2:02pm
Please read latest update from the Trust.
Date: 29th May 2020 @ 5:01pm
Please read latest update. Thank you.
Date: 22nd May 2020 @ 2:50pm
Parents/Carers please read latest update from the Trust.
Date: 21st May 2020 @ 2:58pm
Dear Parents and Carers,
As you will be aware the Prime Minister has asked all schools to begin to consider how they can safely achieve wider opening of schools from 1.6.20, if at that time the government feel it is safe to do so. Currently all school leaders are working closely with the health and safety experts within the Trust to carefully consider the guidance we have been given by the Department of Education, to identify what steps we need to take to minimise the risk to pupils, parents and staff to achieve this. Please be assured your child’s safety and that of our staff is of paramount importance to us and we are working through a wide range of measures to reduce every risk.
Thank you to those parents who have already completed our questionnaire regarding your view on sending your child back to school when it opens more widely. If you have not already done so we would be grateful if you could complete this, as it is assisting with our planning. We will be writing to you again tomorrow with more information on the trust position and the plans from each academy.
Date: 18th May 2020 @ 9:07am
Please can you help by filling in this quick questionnaire to help us prepare for 1st June re-opening.
Date: 14th May 2020 @ 5:15pm
Date: 14th May 2020 @ 11:50am
Our parent home learning survey is still active and we would really like to gather as much feedback as possible from you. Please note the closing date for responding to the survey is Friday 15th May.
Thank you to all those who have responded. #believeachievesucceed
Date: 12th May 2020 @ 3:11pm
Date: 11th May 2020 @ 1:41pm
Date: 7th May 2020 @ 4:25pm
Dear Parent / Carer,
At the Harmony Trust we value your thoughts and opinions.
We would be grateful if you could complete the short survey below.
We would like to understand your thoughts on how we communicate with you and your opinions on the home learning your child is receiving.
This feedback will be taken into account by us at the Academy and The Harmony Trust as we develop our ways of working.
As always, we will continue to prioritise the need for everyone to stay safe and well, including pupils, staff and families. Please return this questionnaire by Friday 15th May 2020.
Date: 30th Apr 2020 @ 2:55pm
For the school year starting September 2020 we will be continuing with the e-consent for the Flu Programme. This year we are vaccinating children in Reception, Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. When completing the e-consent please state the year group your child will be in at the beginning of the school year September 2020 NOT their current year group.
Please visit http://bit.do/frbeL or scan (for IPhone and Android’s with the “scan me” app) to complete the consent form. The option to consent or decline the vaccination is at the end of the questionnaire so please complete even if you do not want your child to have the vaccination.
Your unique school code for Hackwood Primary Academy School is DD147307
For more information about the vaccination and the date we are due into your school please visit our website: http://www.derbyshireschoolnurses.org.uk/parents/immunisations
If you experience any problems please call the School Age Immunisation Team:
Repton: 01283 707178
Clay Cross: 01246 252953
Or email us DCHST.firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 21st Apr 2020 @ 11:51am
If you have applied for a place for your child to start in Reception in September 2020, you will have been notified by the Local Authority of your child's allocation to a Harmony Trust Academy.
Due to the current circumstances, in relation to Coronavirus, our schools are currently not operating in the traditional manner. However, we want to assure you that we will be in touch later in the Summer term, to ensure your child is registered, and you are fully informed of the next steps in your child's educational journey.
We look forward to welcoming you, and your child, into our school later this year.
If you have any specific questions in the meantime, please complete the contact the Academy via email, and we will respond to your query as soon as possible.
Date: 21st Apr 2020 @ 11:49am
If you’re at home and worried and need somebody to talk to, you can contact Childline on this number or go to their website to contact an adult who can talk to you about any worries you have, no issue is too big or small.
If you feel anxious or worried, this website has lots of activities you can use to help you feel better:
Or try making a keep calm kit, following these instructions:
Staying Safe Online
You might be spending a lot more time online. It is very important to be careful who you are talking to online. Follow these rules and you won’t go wrong! This applies to all the websites and apps you might use like Roblox, Minecraft or TikTok.
Information for Parents
There is 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 carers from the NSPCC)
- Let’s Talk About It (support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation)
- UK Safer Internet Centre (tips, advice, guides)
Date: 9th Apr 2020 @ 3:53pm
During these unprecedented and challenging times Central Government have issued a guidance document to all public bodies concerning supplier relief (support):
The Harmony Trust are keen to work with their suppliers through this government initiative and assist in keeping the economy running wherever possible. If you feel that you meet the criteria for supplier relief as detailed in the guidance then please complete the questionnaire linked below so that we can make an informed decision about any future support.
Please return the completed questionnaire to: email@example.com
Suppliers invoicing for goods / services which continue to be provided as normal during the disruption will continue to be paid upon receipt of invoice. As most of our schools are currently closed please email rather than post your invoices to us.
Date: 1st Apr 2020 @ 12:07pm
As you may have seen in the media the government have now rolled out the national free school meal voucher scheme which will now be used to issue weekly vouchers(excluding school holidays) to families eligible for FSM.
We will start to access the scheme from Monday 20th April, following the Easter Break. You will receive an email with an e-Code and instructions on how to download a voucher for your chosen supermarket.
The vouchers will equate to £15- per eligible child per week and we hope to process the first ones on or before Monday 20th and Monday 27th April and on a weekly basis thereafter until your child returns to school.
In order to make sure you can access your voucher please make sure we have the correct and latest email address, if you are unsure please email:
Giving the name of your child and your preferred email address and we can then make sure that you receive the activation email for your vouchers.
The government have decided that there is no requirement to continue to provide Universal Infant Free School Meals to pupils in Reception, Year 1, or Year 2 who are unable to attend school.
Only children in those year groups who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals will be supported.
Please note there have been reports of families, not ours, receiving scam emails and text messages from fraudsters asking for banking details in order to provide access to FSM vouchers, we will never ask for your bank details in order to supply the vouchers if you receive such requests please delete them as they will be fraudulent.
Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 8:58am
Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 1:03pm
Covid -19 - Free School Meals
Please note, whilst the government identifies a national solution, all pupils eligible for Free School Meals will be allocated a voucher for £4 per day.
These will either be received by email or text message and can be redeemed in a number of supermarkets or online. If your child/children are eligible, please keep a close eye on text message/email platforms for the vouchers. You will receive vouchers to cover until Friday 3rd April 2020 in the first instance.
Please be advised there may be a delay in the supermarkets issuing the vouchers due to unprecedented levels of demand. We are doing all we can to resolve this and we appreciate your patience.
If you do not receive your vouchers over the coming days please email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 10:12am
Date: 20th Mar 2020 @ 9:09am
Date: 19th Mar 2020 @ 12:12pm
Date: 17th Mar 2020 @ 7:28pm
Please read update about the Coronavirus sent home to all parent/carers today. Thank you for your continued support.
Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 11:56am
Parents/Carers please read the latest update from the Trust. Thank you.
Date: 4th Mar 2020 @ 9:35pm
Weekly Update : COVID-19
On the 2nd March the Department of Education updated their advice to schools.
There is now a dedicated helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
The DfE have confirmed that no school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case, unless directed to do so by Public Health England.
Further guidance can be found on these websites:
Date: 6th Feb 2020 @ 9:00pm