01458 250735

Office: 08:45 - 3:30

Monday to Friday

School Communications

From October 2020, we no longer have a weekly bulletin as we have updated our social media policy and in response to the feedback we received from parents, information is posted on twitter accounts instead. This enables small pieces of information to be passed on as and when needed rather than one long letter. We ask parents to follow the school, PTA and the class twitter feed for their child. On the rare occasion a letter needs to be sent home, it will be emailed, saved on the website and tweeted.

Ash Class Twitter Feed

Cedar Class Twitter Feed

Elm Class Twitter Feed

Maple Class Twitter Feed

Oak Class Twitter Feed

Willow Class Twitter Feed

@PTAHighHam Twitter Feed

Our office is open for medical needs only. There is a school post box for any letters and messages for the class teacher can be written in the reading diary and put in the communication box on the teacher’s desk. The teacher will then follow up with you and make a telephone appointment if necessary. What do I do when my child is unwell? Use the answer machine to let us know before the school day begins. Please let us know the details of any absence as we are monitoring the situation carefully. Telephone 01458 250735 (or email if you have a medical note) office@highham.somerset.gov.uk. How do I pay for educational visits? We use a company called WisePay, all parents are given a log in for this.

COVID19 INFORMATION: Last updated Jan 2021

Please take time to read this Covid update as we know things are always changing and it is helpful for us all to keep reviewing the situation.

Our ‘Blended Learning Policy’ is on the policy page of the website.

November letter from Director of Children’s Services and Public Health

Covid testing a quick guide 

Self Isolation Guidance

What do I do when my child is unwell? Use the answer machine to let us know before the school day begins. Please let us know the details of any absence as we are monitoring the situation carefully. Telephone 01458 250735 (or email if you have a medical note) office@highham.somerset.gov.uk. Remember to check the information regarding when to keep your child off from school, (What are the Covid symptoms?) and when you need to take them for a test. Flowchart.  Please call or email the office or add a note in the reading diary for the class teacher.
What will happen if someone in a bubble has a positive Covid test? I will contact PHE and we will make a decision as whether we need to close a bubble. If we do need to close a bubble I will tweet on the main twitter feed and on the class one a letter explaining what to do. This ‘may not’ be emailed. We have worked hard to set up twitter as our main communication as we are aware a positive test result may come through on an evening or weekend and we would want to give you as much notice as possible about a bubble closing so you can organise childcare. We can do this quickly on twitter and it does not rely on a member of staff being at school or contact details being up to date. Remember if a bubble closes, there will not be any separate provision or arrangements for any vulnerable pupils or key worker children from that bubble. If your child is entitled to a free school meal (not a KS1 universal free school meal) details concerning provision will be sent to you by the school office. If your child has a Covid test and you get the results out of school hours please contact the school using the Covid email account (highhamcovidresults@educ.somerset.gov.uk).
When should my child get a test? Please follow the latest letter outlining the detail from PHE. Weblink – When should you book a test?
How will you keep me up to date? On twitter. Please remember this is our main form of communication.
While my child is at home waiting for a test result what do they do? Log onto Google classroom (Years 1-6) so they can complete the work the class teacher sets (assuming they are well enough). On the weekly homework sheet class teachers are adding a home learning section too, so if your child is away due to Covid you are able to check straight away what can be done.
Do we have to wear masks on the school site? We have responded to parental requests and have asked all adults on the school site to wear a mask. In the school day, staff will not wear a mask.