Although there are concerns about a rise in cases of Covid-19, the national guidance for the public and for schools is that we are now in the stage of ‘living with Covid’. The last two years have been a long and exhausting period which has been unprecedented in many ways. Over this time, we have b
With the Government moving to their ‘Living with Covid’ strategy, it is important that we provide families with the latest information regarding managing children’s absence. There is now an assumption that testing will not occur as PCR tests are not routinely available and LFD tests are no longer fr
Dear parents/carers, We all hope that families have had an enjoyable, safe and relaxing time over half term. Having been able to recharge batteries, we are happy to see children returning today with smiles on their faces, happy to see their friends and teachers. As you will know, the Government ma
I am sure that the news of another change to isolation periods, so soon after the previous change, has left people with a range of emotions and confusion. This is absolutely understandable and it is our intention to try and make this as clear as possible for our families. Regardless of the changes
What has been announced? From Tuesday 11th January, in England, people without symptoms who then have a positive LFD test result will no longer have to take a PCR test to confirm their status. Instead, anyone who has a positive LFD test result must report their result online or by calling 119, and s
I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year from all at Harlow Green. We very much hope that you have all had the enjoyable, restful, and safe Christmas you have all needed. Staff are in training today with a specific focus on teaching and learning as well as curriculum development. Regardles
The end of term is upon us and I know that everyone is looking forward to the festivities. Unfortunately, once again, this will be within a challenging context of Covid-19 where we must be careful in how we manage ourselves in order to reduce the risk of catching and transmitting the virus. Howe
As you will be aware, the Prime Minister has announced that the nation will move to their ‘Plan B’, as a consequence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19. This requires a reintroduction to our lives of some of the simpler restrictions with an aim of slowing the spread during this uncertain time.
Since September, Harlow Green Primary School has been able to open to all our children and provide an education with greater normality. Having children in school so that they can take part in lessons across all subjects, attend clubs, begin to represent school at sports events etc. has been such a
As we move towards some sort of normality and restrictions are eased, schools still must manage various aspects for their large communities. Within Gateshead, Covid-19 management is done in conjunction with the Council’s Public Health Team so that there is a common approach across all our schools.