Weekly Update

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Please find this week’s updates and reminders below:

Weather warning – School Closure

As per our earlier message, we have just received advice from our Health and Safety provider alongside LSP and, as our school is within the Red Warning area, they have recommended that we should close tomorrow. 

The home learning planners have been sent out and these along with any accompanying maths resources are available on Teams. Due to the likelihood of some issues with power/internet capacity, there will be no live sessions with teachers and equally no expectations for you to upload any work. Those members of staff not currently recovering from Covid, will work from home completing assessments and planning for next term. 

We appreciate the inconvenience this will cause and this decision hasn’t been taken lightly but the safety of all of our children and staff takes priority.  

School Office

The School Office is open from 8:30am – 3:45pm.  If you ring after 3:45pm then please leave a message which will be picked up the next morning.  We do get very busy, particularly at School drop off and pick up, so if we don’t answer your call, please leave a message or e-mail us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.   You can e-mail us on office@highdownschools.org

Please always confirm your child’s name and class in any message or e-mail. 

Education Welfare

Our Education Welfare Service is provided by Noble Education and headed by Peter Noble (former Principal EWO at North Somerset). NES is the Education Welfare service for all Lighthouse Schools Partnership schools, offering advice to schools and direct work in raising school attendance. Teresa James is the named EWO for High Down Schools and all members of the EWO team have enhanced DBS checks and years of experience of working with children and families. 

Request from local residents

Local residents have asked us to remind parents to please not block driveways when parking to drop off or pick up children. 

Revised Lunch Menu

There will be a new School Lunch Menu available after half term.

We hope you all have a great weekend and half term break. 

Kind regards

School Office

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High Down Schools
Down Road, Portishead
Bristol BS20 6DY