Change of Christmas dates: Letter to parents 2021

Dear Parent/Carer I had hoped that I would not need to send this letter but after a briefing with Public Health to discuss the rates of COVID infection across North Tyneside, I have taken the difficult decision to make our various forthcoming Christmas events ‘pupil only’. This means that parents, carers and friends will not…

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Newsletter: September 2022

It feels like a very speedy half term has come to an end before we return on 1st November. Whilst we are still battling with the impact of positive COVID cases, the significant change in government guidance has resulted in no isolation and therefore more pupils in school and less lost learning. Thank you to…

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Welcome back letter – 26th August 2021

Dear Parent/Carer I hope that you have managed to have a safe and enjoyable summer. I am aware that several families have suffered positive COVID results over recent weeks and I hope that you are all fully recovered and ready for Thursday 2nd September when we return to school. Staff have been in school preparing…

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May Newsletter 2021

Well, it has been a half term full of change and challenge! After welcoming back all pupils on 8th March, we have enjoyed the chatter of pupil voices and settling back into school life. We have continued to maintain all COVID protocols yet despite our best efforts, have needed to isolate several classes in recent…

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March 2021 Newsletter

It is wonderful to have the whole school returned. From 8th March 2021 all pupils returned to schools across England. It was anticipated that this action would cause a likely rise in cases initially but as the rate of COVID infections continued to slow the government wanted schools to fully open to all pupils. New…

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Newsletter – November 2020

As we head towards Christmas, staff at New York are determined to ensure that pupils have as many opportunities as possible to do all the things we would normally do at this time of year just in a slightly different way. You will all have received information regarding dates for Grotto visits, Christmas jumper day,…

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Lockdown November letter to parents

Dear Parents and Carers As we return to school after the 1-week half term holiday I know that you will be aware of the national lockdown facing us, announced by the Prime Minister last night. In this he described how the R rate needed to be lower and the concern over rising cases and deaths…

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Mrs Shaw is in the PROUD book

Mrs Shaw is in the PROUD book – but not the New York Proud book, the Queens Proud Book! On Saturday October 10th Mrs Shaw was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. MBE is the Member of the Order of the British Empire and is awarded Mrs Shaw for Services to Education (especially…

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Covid-19 Risk Assessment Summary Statement

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Education published guidance on the 2nd July 2020 to assist schools in their planning to safely re-open to all year groups from September 2020. This guidance instructs schools to conduct a Covid-19 risk assessment which has resulted in the implementation of control measures that will…

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Welcome Back Letter

Dear Parent/Carer I hope this letter finds you and your families safe and well having enjoyed the summer break. I am sure that you have continued to follow all things COVID related including government guidance and advice for pupils returning to school. When I wrote to you on 15th July there was the expectation that…

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