Pandemic Response

This page has been created to centralise information provided to parents, students and staff regarding COVID-19.

Monday 19th July 2021

Please click here to read about the changes to contact tracing in education.

Wednesday 19th May 2021

Please click here to read a letter from the Principal to all parents and carers.

Saturday 17th April 2021

Please click here to read the Principal's update to the start of term 5.

Thursday 1st April 2021

Please click here to read the Principal's end of term letter.

Sunday 28th March 2021

Please click here to read the Principal's latest update.

Thursday 18th March 2021

Please click here to read an important letter regarding home testing kits and reporting of results.

Thursday 4th March 2021

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

SCHOOL RISK ASSESSMENT - Please click here

LATERAL FLOW TESTING RISK ASSESSMENT - Please click here

Thursday 11th March 2021

Please click here to read a letter from the Principal

Saturday 27th February 2021

Please click here to read a letter from the Principal

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Please click here to read an important letter from the Principal regarding the full reopening of the school.

Please click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about asymptomatic testing in schools.

Friday 12th February 2021

Please click here to read a letter from the principal updating parents.

Friday 29th January 2021

Please click here to read a letter from the principal updating parents.

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Please click here to read a letter from the principal, updating parents on our provision for remote learning during the current lockdown.

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Please click here to read an important letter from the Principal regarding the current lockdown and the provisions in place through the school

Please click here to read an important letter for Year 10 students regarding external examinations

Please click here to read an important letter for Year 11, 12 and 13 students regarding external examinations

Thursday 31st December 2020

Please click here to read an important letter from the principal detailing the return to School in January 2021. 

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM PRINCIPAL - Friday 11th December 2020

Please click here to read an important letter for families in receipt of free school meals.

Friday 11th December 2020

Please click here to read an important letter for all Year 7 students.

Please click here to read an important letter for all Year 8 students.

Wednesday 9th December 2020

Please click here to read an important letter for all Year 10 students.

Monday 7th December 2020

Please click here to read an important letter for Year 12 students.

Please click here to read an important letter for Year 11 students.

Thursday 3rd December 2020

Please click here to read an important letter from Mr Boyes regarding COVID-19 symptoms and school absence during the pandemic.

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Please click here to read an important letter for all Year 11 students.

Please click here to read an important letter for all Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and Sixth Form students.

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Please click here to read an important letter for all Year 9 students.

Please click here to read an important letter for all Year 7, 8, 10, 11 and Sixth Form students.

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Please click here to read an important letter for all students.

Monday 23rd November 2020

Please click here to read an important letter to Year 13 students.

Please click here to read an important letter to Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 students.

Friday 20th November 2020

Please click here to read an important letter to Year 9 students.

Please click here to read an important letter to Year 7, 8, 10, 11 and Sixth Form students.

Friday 13th November 2020

Please click here to read an important letter to Year 10 students.

Please click here to read an important letter to Year 7, 8, 9, 11 and Sixth Form students.

School Response to COVID-19

Please click here to read the school policy for dealing with a positive COVID-19 case in a student

Please click here to read the school policy for dealing with a positive COVID-19 case in a staff member

FULL RE-OPENING DOCUMENT: PLEASE CLICK HERE

UPDATED BEHAVIOUR POLICY: PLEASE CLICK HERE

- SCHOOL RISK ASSESSMENT: PLEASE CLICK HERE

COVID-19 POLICY DOCUMENT: PLEASE CLICK HERE

HBHS Full September Return Information Video

The secretary of state has asked schools to reopen for all students after the 1st September 2020. The DfE has provided detailed guidance for schools to support this policy (see link below).

Links to Key Government Guidance:

1) COVID-19 : Information to parents and carers

2) COVID-19 Secondary school guidance for return to schools in SEPTEMBER

HBHS have created a fully risk assessed operational plan that responds to all the guidance and sets out how we will start to educate all HBHS students in September. The decisions made for the opening are in the best interests of staff and students, putting safety first in all instances.

Latest Updates and Guides for Parents:

1) COVID-19 : 'What I Need to Do.' A Parent's Guide

2) COVID-19 : 'Test & Trace'. A Parent's Guide

3) COVID-19 : 'HBHS COVID-19 Protocol - Students'

4) COVID-19 : 'HBHS COVID-19 Protocol - Staff'

Letters from Principal to parents

Letter 27th November 2020

Letter 20th November 2020

Letter 5th November 2020

Letter 25th September 2020

Letter 18th September 2020

Letter 11th September 2020

Letter 1st September 2020

Letter 20th July 2020

Letter 13th July 2020

Please click here to download the letter regarding School Transport Arrangements

Updates on travelling with Stagecoach this September

We have received the following information from Stagecoach regarding bus services in the new academic year. PLEASE NOTE THAT SCHOOL BUSES WILL BE ENTERING THE SCHOOL SITE AS USUAL

NO CHANGE WILL BE ISSUED ON BUSES

As you get your kids ready to return to school, we know you’ll have some concerns about what might be different for them when they use the bus.

 

At this difficult time our priority is to protect the safety of your children, our passengers and colleagues. We’ve been listening carefully to feedback on what extra steps we can take to help people feel safe onboard our buses. One of the measures we’ve taken is to minimise cash handling by not issuing change on the bus. To confirm, we are continuing to accept cash on our buses, but our drivers are unable to give change back. Any overpayments are donated to Demelza Hospice Care for Children. Some of you will have purchased a KCC pass for your child, this can be scanned on the bus as usual. However we know some of you didn’t want to commit to a long term ticket in such uncertain times. 

Don’t worry, we still have lots of options for you.

 

  1. Pay with the exact change
  2. Buy a monthly ticket on our website:> https://www.stagecoachbus.com/tickets
  3. If your child has a mobile phone, you can download our app and buy day or weekly tickets straight to their phone:> https://www.stagecoachbus.com/app

Thanks for bearing with us on this.

FACE-COVERINGS

The government require all passengers using public transport aged 11 years or more, to wear a face-covering unless medically exempt. Our drivers will remind passengers of this requirement, but it is the responsibility of your child to comply. Our drivers will not refuse travel or apply any enforcement measures, but we appeal to students and parents to ensure that this is taken seriously and that a face-covering is worn at all times when on the bus.

BUS SERVICE LEVELS

We'll be running our usual complement of school day bus services from September. We have a range of measures in place to ensure our buses are clean, safe and ready to help get children to and from school from the start of term. 

Discussions are ongoing between bus operators, KCC and the DfT about school transport arrangements, including how government capacity guidelines will apply and the impact this may have on available capacity. We're working very closely with the County Council on planning for this and we're ready to do all we can to make sure your children can travel safely by bus.

We're urging everyone to check our service information web page for the latest timetable and service information. https://www.stagecoachbus.com/SECovid19

Information for students that travel to school by Train

The school has been contacted by Southeastern, who have asked that we pass on the following information regarding the use of rail services for travel to and from school in the new academic year. If your child uses the train to travel to school, please ensure they are familiar with the rules in place. These documents can be downloaded by clicking the image

Southeastern guidance for school travel

Southeastern guidance for school travel2

 

Back to School infographic

Please click here to download the KCC Safer Travel to School Newsletter

Electronic Vouchers for Free School Meals

If your child is eligible for free school meals you will have already received an email informing you that vouchers will be provided electronically and requesting a reply giving consent for your email address to be used for this purpose.  Emails were sent to email addresses held on the school’s system.  If you have not received the email please look in your junk folder, if after checking, you still have not received the email you may need to provide us with your current email address, please email j.butler@hernebayhigh.org to update it.

Vouchers will be provided on a weekly basis and will cover term time days at a rate of £3 per eligible child per day.  For vouchers covering term time days following the Easter Holiday you will receive an email from Edenred the scheme operator containing an eCode which you can then redeem for an eGift card.  The first email you receive from Edenred is expected to be during week commencing 13 April.  Further information can be found here  Please download FAQs

Update 18 May
Edenred have fulfilled our latest order for £60 per student and parents should receive an email containing an Ecode today.

- Please click here to read Mr Boyes letter to parents regarding the phased return of Year 10 & 12 students (20/05/2020)

Please click here to read Mr Boyes letter with practical advice for school procedures during shutdown (20/03/2020)

Please click here to read Mr Boyes update to parents regarding the closure of the school due to COVID-19 (19/03/2020)

Please click here to read Mr Boyes' update to parents of Year 7 & 8 students (18/03/2020)

Please click here to read Mr Boyes' update to parents regarding the school preparations for dealing with Coronavirus (17/03/2020)

Please click here to read Mr Boyes' update to parents regarding the school preparations for dealing with Coronavirus (13/03/2020)

Please click here to read Mr Boyes' update to parents regarding the school preparations for dealing with Coronavirus (09/03/2020)

Please click here to read Mr Boyes' update to parents regarding the school preparations for dealing with Coronavirus (06/03/2020)

Useful COVID-19 Resources

The NHS has a dedicated website with information on how COVID-19 spreads and how to avoid infection; plus NHS advice for anyone who thinks they may have symptoms or who might have been exposed to the virus when travelling: Please click here for NHS 111

The Department of Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

 

Public Health England Stay at home: guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

NHS Guidance - Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

- NHS Guidance - Childhood Illnesses and COVID-19. Please click here for the NHS guide on what to do

Please click here for an advice sheet, showing local community support and council contacts for use during the COVID-19 lockdown.

- Please click here to read a letter from Kent Trading Standards regarding Coronavirus scams and how to spot them

- Please click here for government guidance on Education, health and care needs assessments and plans

For the latest information from Public Health England regarding COVID-19, Please click here

Please click here to download the guidance advice sheet from Public Health England regarding self-isolation at home

Public Health England have a comprehensive list of guidance that can be found here : Please click here for Public Health England 

Please click here for the guidance given to students regarding good hand hygiene and how to avoid catching and spreading germs

Parental Guide to COVID-19 School Absence
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Guidance sheet for Home Isolation
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Child Protection Policy (Addendum) April 2020
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Parliamentary letter regarding SEND provision
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