Like schools across the UK, we closed our facilities for the majority of pupils on 20th March following Government advice, while remaining open for the children of key workers. At NHSG, and all schools within the Girls’ Day School Trust, we moved to Guided Home Learning allowing all our pupils, from age 3 to 18, to have continuity of education while they are no longer able to access our school facilities. On Tuesday 2nd June at NHSG we have been able to reopen our doors to pupils in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, but for now our other Year Groups will continue with their Guided Home Learning programme which has been exemplary and sees our teachers deliver live online lessons so that an NHSG education can continue unabated.
Our priority during this period has been the girls, putting them first to ensure they have the best possible education in the given circumstances. I must pay tribute to our staff at NHSG who in challenging times are continuing to deliver an excellent standard of education and support the girls’ wellbeing during this time of uncertainty.
Each day during this national emergency has brought its challenges, but it has also brought new opportunities for creative and innovative approaches to life and learning and highlighted the value of our strong community. The NHSG spirit remains undimmed.
As we all start to get used to the new ‘normal’ for the foreseeable future, we also look forward to the time when we can once again welcome our whole community back to School.
With my best wishes
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Reopening of Junior School from 2nd June for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6
Reopening of Junior School from 22nd June for Years 2 – 5
Reopening of Senior School from 15th June for Years 10 and 12
Reopening of Senior School from 22nd June for Years 7 – 9
NHSG Guided Home Learning – Parent Guides
While girls are unable to be in school we have moved to Guided Home Learning programme with live online lessons. Our parent guides are below.
Online Safety Policy during Covid-19 outbreak
Please read this important document which outlines our online safety policy and responsibilities of the school, staff, pupils and parents.
Online Safety Resources
The attached document provides up to date guidance on safeguarding online from the Prevent Home Office
This document provided by Northumbria Police provides a list of resources on how to keep children safe online
Communications during Guided Home Learning period
Children of Key Workers who are remaining in School
Pupils should stay at home and not come into School for 14 days if they, or anyone in their household, has symptoms of:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (37.8 degrees or more)
- a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
Parents may find the following helpful.
- Read what you need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) on Public Health England’s website here.
- You can also visit the NHS website for full information about coronavirus, including answers to common questions.
- This is a useful advice sheet if your child is unwell in any way during the outbreak.
- Mental health as well as physical health is also critical and this link provides support and guidance on looking after children and young people during the coronavirus outbreak.
- This Healthy Schools Newcastle document provides a summary of helpful resources to support children and young people
- Action for Children is offering free online parent support for families with children age 0 – 19
- Access the Positive Project Managing Your Mind Programme through Firefly
- This is a helpful resource for talking to your children about growing up and puberty from Newcastle City Council
From Mr Tippett – Junior and Senior School
From Ms Charlton – Junior School only
NHSG Covid-19 Update Letters