Are you looking for a wonderful, caring school for your child?
We would love you to come and visit us on Thursday 2nd December to see what we offer our children and our families. We hope to meet you soon
All staff and governors
We are absolutely delighted with our new and greatly improved outdoor Early Years area. Ms Lilley, Mrs Wray and the children cannot wait to start using it. We are sure you will agree, our children both currently and in the future will benefit from learning in this new outdoor learning environment.
Our already outstanding early years provision has been enhanced even further by this amazing development. Our wonderful children deserve the best and we will always strive to provide them with this, as this project shows ❤️💙
A huge thank you to BR Gardens Easington for the amazing job. Very professional and friendly and we simply could not recommend Billy and his team highly enough. 🌻
Before and after :
Dear Parents and Carers,
There has been a large increase in the number of children and young people in County Durham testing positive for COVID-19 and the highest case rates are in school age children. This is leading to spread of COVID-19 within families and into older age groups.
The increase in COVID-19 cases in children is disrupting their education, affecting schools and has an impact on the wider community.
We have received recommendations from Durham County Council’s Public Health team and as a school have decided to re-introduce the following measures with immediate effect to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in school:
*Note: People who have tested positive with a PCR test within the last 90 days should not be encouraged to test unless they develop new symptoms
Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
LFD Testing advice
We would recommend you have a supply of LFD testing kits at home in the event you are requested to use them. You can order home testing kits to be delivered to your home here www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
Or you can collect LFD kits at Community Collect sites across the County. To find your nearest collection point please enter your post code here maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk
If you pick up tests from a pharmacy, you may be asked for a ‘collect code’ this helps the NHS match your details to the tests. To get a ‘collect code’ please visit test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/collect-lateral-flow-kits
Please register the result of your home test at www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result
What to do if your child develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or tests positive for COVID-19
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:
If your child does develop symptoms, they should get a PCR test and remain at home at least until the result is known. Book a free PCR test at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test . If positive, your child should isolate for 10 full days after their symptoms appeared.
If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at 111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.
If your child has a positive test result but does not have symptoms they should stay at home and self-isolate for 10 full days from the date the positive test was taken. This isolation period will be extended if they go on to develop symptoms by counting 10 full days from the day following their symptom onset.
You must always register the result of your home test at www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result
Help, support, and further information.
To help you comply with the requirement to self-isolate, the County Durham Together Community Hub can provide access to essential supplies, financial support and emotional support as well as other services. Please visit www.durham.gov.uk/covid19help or call the Community Hub on 03000 260260 for further details.
There is also support available the coronavirus section via durhamlocate.org.uk
Please note that the measures reintroduced will be reviewed on a weekly basis. As soon as we are notified that the number of positive COVID-19 cases in children has reduced, then we will work towards relaxing the measures.
Finally, we would like to thank you for everything you’ve done to keep your family and community safe, and for your patience in continuing to support our school during this challenging time.
We are so excited to see you all tomorrow. For those who have placed their orders, Bacon Butty morning will begin at 8.30am and will take place on the school yard.
Following this event, and once children are settled in classes and registers have been taken, Mr Appleby will then invite parents/carers into school (approx. 9.05am). A bell will be rang to signal the end of the Family Friday session (approx. 9.35am).
Similarly to our Family Friday held in October, we want to do this in the safest way possible. Following a rise in cases in the County Durham area and advice from the Local Authority, please see below guidance that we would like you to follow to ensure everyone enjoys their visit, whilst also feeling safe in our school.
We hope you understand the reasoning behind the guidance and follow it as requested.
Many thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
Following the correspondence sent out on Friday 8th October, I am writing to comfirm that the time period set for feedback regarding the proposed changes to the school hours on a Friday has now ended.
I can now confirm that from 1st January 2022 children will finish school at 3.15pm (EYFS and KS1) and 3.25pm (KS2) on a Friday in line with the rest of the week.
I would like to thank those parents who provided feedback. Hopefully you will agree that this is another positive step forward in providing our wonderful children with the best education possible.
A finalised timetable will be sent out in the last week of the autumn term outlining start and finish times for each class which will begin from the spring term.
Many thanks for your support with this process and I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a restful and enjoyable half term break.
We are looking forward to welcoming our wonderful children and families back to school on Thursday 2nd September. Our new Reception children will also be starting on this date.
Just to confirm following the correspondence sent in July https://www.easington-pri.durham.sch.uk/update-for-parents-6-7-2021/ there will be no staggered start or finish times to our school day. Therefore, from Thursday all children are to arrive at school between 8.45 and 8.55am and filter straight into classrooms where their class teacher will be waiting. Any children who are accessing our Breakfast Club can arrive at school from 7.45am. Monday to Thursday our Key Stage 1 children will finish school at 3.20pm and our Key Stage 2 children 3.25pm. The collection time on a Friday is 2.30pm for the whole school. After School Clubs will run as usual.
I would also like to confirm that our Coastal Walk will take place Sunday 5th September. Please can children bring any sponsor forms into school by the end of September and we hope to see as many of you there on Sunday.
Once again, we look forward to seeing you all on Thursday 2nd September for another fun, hardworking and successful year.
Mr Appleby and staff