IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE

21st December 2020

21st December 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Unfortunately, we have identified 2 further cases of COVID-19 in school at the end of term, meaning we have had 3 confirmed cases in the last 2 days. We have carried out a full risk assessment and identified all those who have been in close contact with the affected cases. Parents of relevant pupils have been contacted via email this evening and advised that their child should isolate for 10 days from the point of contact. Several members of staff have been given the same advice.  

Unless you were contacted directly via email, your child has NOT been identified as a close contact and therefore does not need to isolate. 

However, I urge extra caution for all members of the Highfield community over the Christmas break. We have managed the situation very well in school for many months now and had very few cases, but we must take these recent events very seriously.

The timing of these events comes at a really challenging time for us all. Christmas should a time for family gatherings, dancing, hugging and good cheer. This year must be different, the greatest gift we can give to our family, our friends and our community this year is protection from the virus.

Hopefully we can make up for everything we are missing in the spring, and 2021 will be memorable for all the right reasons. 

Look out for each other and please get in touch with the school via email at admin@highfield.northumberland.sch.uk if you are struggling in any way.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Stay Safe

Richard Oades

Headteacher