HWPS response to COVID19 Pandemic
Our school partially closed on Friday 20th March, sue to the COVID19 Pandemic. We remained open for Keyworker and other groups identified by the Government.
Since then we have shared information with our school community.
Please find on this page information related to this time as well as information on return to school in September.
Free School Meals
On 23.03.20, Natalie our Catering Manager had already received the order and sent on two-week food parcels, for our Free School Meal pupils. At this time there was very limited food in the shops and definitely no toilet rolls!
We then gave out Magic Breakfast Club supplies for two weeks. This included large tins of beans, porridge, bagels and cereals. We managed to socially distance people and then by week three and the power of social media, our school site was inundated with people from the local community. As we were concerned our FSM food was no longer getting to our pupils and to prevent risk to staff we stopped visits to the school site and locked down as per Government guidance.
Since this time our FSM pupils received £15 a week food vouchers through Edenred. Getting food and the vouchers was one of our main priorities, especially at the start of the school closure and with such bleak supplies in local shops.
Our FSM pupil numbers rose from 117 to 127 pupils very quickly, as people’s circumstances changed.
We would like to thank #Feed Cheltenham for providing supermarket vouchers to some of our families. We asked for people to nominate themselves or others.
Thank you, also to the Springbank Foodbank, who have supported many of our vulnerable and self-isolating families.
Safeguarding and Other COVID Related Policies
School have updated policies with Annexes, specifically for this period of time, including:
Individual Behaviour Contracts
Return to School – Wider Opening from 1st June 2020
Please find below the information regarding the wider opening of the school in June:
Well-Being and Feedback
We value Feedback from our school community and stakeholders. These are the questionnaires that we have sent out:
Year 6 children have completed a Transition survey by GHLL Team
We will continue to follow up on feedback in September, when more children return to school.