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National Lockdown - School Closure Update 06/01/2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

Following the Prime Ministers announcement on Monday 4th January 2021 confirming School closures until February half term 2021, school will now be closed to all pupils except for pupils of critical workers and vulnerable pupils.

Free School Meals and Vouchers

Following the Prime Ministers announcement on Monday 4th January 2021, educational establishments are still awaiting further clarification and guidance from the Government regarding plans for Free School Meals and any potential Free School Meals voucher schemes. Therefore, we do not have any vouchers available for distribution at this stage.

School Closure

Dear Parents and Carers,

Following on from the text message that you received yesterday and the Prime Minister announcing a national lockdown, Highfield will now be closed until further notice.

Please be assured that your child’s teacher will provide a remote education for your children, combining live lessons, some pre-recorded content and links to other learning experiences and opportunities. Your child’s teacher will be available to support them from 8:30 until 3:30 with the exception of the one-hour lunch break.

Alternative FSM provision for Christmas

During the Christmas holiday, we are pleased to be able to continue to offer eligible parents and pupils access to free school meals by supplying supermarket eGift cards, that can be spent locally to you, funded by Birmingham City Council.

During the week commencing 14th December, eligible pupils from Reception to Year 6 will be issued with a £30 eCode, the equivalent of £15 per week, £3 per meal, for two weeks.  

Webinar for Parents: Speech and Language Therapy

Please find below a flyer for two free webinars for parents run by Speech and Language Therapists. Please register using the link if you are interested.

SEND Parent Webinar Flyer

 

Active Communities Equipment Loans

We are pleased to announce that The Active Wellbeing Society can offer a new free equipment loan service for Birmingham and North Solihull communities. The items will be available to loan for a minimum of 2 weeks, and TAWS are following Covid-19 safety precautions so we can safely continue to offer this service during lockdown. Items available include sports and physical activity equipment, as well as gardening tools- to keep the whole family active! You can request items through the form below, and the Active Wellbeing Society will be in touch within 72 hours to confirm and arrange your loan.

Virtual After School Club

We are pleased to support and promote the news that The Youth Sport Trust have taken the step to deliver a free virtual after school club as part of a national response to the second lockdown. The 30-minute club will take place at 5pm each weekday and be led by a different member of the YST’s athlete mentor network, starting on Thursday 12 November with world no.1 female inline skater and 10-time British Champion Jenna Downing.

From Birmingham with Love

We’ve all been through a tough time with Covid-19 and lockdown. For many families it doesn’t get easier during the summer holidays, which is why we’re here to help. Here are some of our partners’ most used services and support, which might make life a little bit easier…

Updated Guidance Regarding School Closures

Dear Parents/Carers,

The DfE have today released updated guidance for parents regarding school closures. It can be found here: https://bit.ly/bfpact1311

Remote Learning Plan

Dear Parents and Carers,

In order to ensure that learning is continued, irrespective of lockdown and self-isolation, Highfield has developed a Remote Learning Plan. We are determined to support all of our families in being able to engage in home learning so are providing online learning for those who are able to access it and hard copies of learning for those people who cannot.

Contact Us

Highfield Junior & Infant School
Highfield Road
Saltley
Birmingham
B8 3QF

Phone: 0121 647 1708

Email: enquiry@hifield.bham.sch.uk

 

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