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Latest News...

Importance of Regular Testing...

With an increasing number of COVID19 cases across the school please try to test your child regularly, several times a week if possible, especially if they are feeling under the weather, and keep the school informed of any positive results.

From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature.

For example, if your child tests negative on the morning of day 5 AND the morning of day 6, they can return to school immediately on day 6.

The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following morning of day 6. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace. If the result of either of the LFD tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.

Anyone who is unable to take LFD tests or anyone who continues to have a temperature will need to complete the full 10 day period of self-isolation.

Upcoming PTFA Meeting...

Please watch out for the Zoom information regarding our first meeting of the year next week on 19/1/2022. Looking forward to planning some more great events in 2022.

Drop Off Reminder...

Please can parents and carers see their children safely onto the school site and hand them over to the Main School Office after the morning gates close.

We have had an increasing number of children entering site alone after the gates have been closed. This is a matter of safeguarding your child to ensure they are safely in our care before you leave our site. Other than Year 6, with written permission from parents/carers, all children must be dropped off and collected by an adult.

Family Financial Support...

Funding is available if you are a Maidstone resident and you require support with regards to rent or mortgage arrears, utility bills, Council Tax or support to be able to stay in your home.

Please see attached poster in our recent edition of Headcorn Headlines for ore details. If you require any help accessing this grant please do not hesitate to contact Mr Benfield, our Family Liaison Officer (FLO), who can provide confidential guidance and support.

Assemblies for Term 3...

Every day the children have assemblies that are aimed at developing their understanding of the wider world, sharing our core values, and encouraging self-reflection.

We are concentrating on our core value of Inclusion, as we celebrate ‘World Religions Day’. Taking time to share stories, traditions, and beliefs about a range of different religions.

Morning Snacks Reminder...

We can allow:

- Any fresh fruit

- Dried fruit e.g. raisins, apricots, etc

- Vegetables e.g. carrots, peppers, mini tomatoes - Fruit alternatives such as fruit winders

- Breadsticks - Small cheese portion e.g. BabyBel If your child gets hungry, they are able to bring a couple of the above items.

Unfortunately, they will not be allowed to eat crisps, sandwiches or other items not on the above list from their packed lunch boxes.

PLEASE REMEMBER: We are a NUT-FREE site as we have some children with serious nut allergies.

PTFA Update...

Happy New Year from Headcorn School PTFA. We want give a huge thank you to Lizell Williams and David Gardner for organising the Headcorn wall calendar this year.

Thanks to the 23 families who helped hand deliver the 1750 calendars to homes and businesses in Headcorn over the holidays and thanks to the local businesses for their continued support & wish them growing success.

A huge £1300 was made and proceeds directly benefit the pupils. We have our first meeting of the year on 19/1/2022. We are going to stick to zoom for now and will send out the code nearer the date.

Looking forward to planning some more great events in 2022.