Haughton School

LATEST INFORMATION

To all our parents and carers

11-01-21

IMPORTANT MESSAGE - CHILDREN'S WORK PACKS

Unfortunately it seems that some of the packs we have posted home have not arrived.

Can you please let us know by telephone (01952) 387540 or email us: haughton.admin@taw.org.uk to let us know if your child's pack has arrived or not.

We also understand that a few of you may have had 'insufficient postage' cards. If you have had one of these cards, can you also let us know (as above) - please include the reference number on the card as we are trying to get them released.

Thank you.

 

07-01-21

IMPORTANT REMINDER (for families of children currently in school)

SEVERE WEATHER SCHOOL CLOSURE PROCEDURE

Due to the forecast of snow over night, I would like to remind everyone of our school closure procedures in the event of significant bad weather.

As you will appreciate, the decision to close is always a difficult one and is made after careful consideration of current weather conditions/future forecast and liaison with the Local Authority and transport providers.

We will only close if the weather is so bad that we are unable to meet the health and safety guidelines required to keep our school community safe.

I will always try to make a decision as early as possible (usually 7.00am – 7.30pm), as I am fully aware that a full school closure can cause logistical issues for families.

If you wake up to heavy snowfall, please check your mobile phone for a text message from our school text messaging service. Please ensure that school has up to date mobile numbers at all times.

School closures will be announced on:

BBC Radio Shropshire (96 FM)

Beacon Radio (103.1 FM)

Telford & Wrekin website www.telford.gov.uk under “School Closures”

Main school website www.haughtonschool.co.uk

Facebook www.facebook.com/haughtonschool

However even if school is open, if you feel your journey would put you and your children at risk, please put your safety first.

If we have a need to close school during the day due to deteriorating weather conditions, contact home will be made to inform you. Please ensure that you are able to be contacted throughout the day. Children will not be sent home without contact being made.

As always, thank you for your co-operation and understanding.

Gill Knox - Headteacher

 

04-01-21 (21.30)

Dear Parents / Carers,

Following on from the Prime Minister’s announcement, as a maintained special school we would like to confirm that our letter dated this morning outlining our current arrangements, will remain in place. This is due, as already explained, to staffing levels and the need to review school risk assessments. Following the announcement we will be working closely with the local authority and update you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Gill Knox - Headteacher

 

04-01-21

IMPORTANT UPDATE - PARTIAL OPENING OF HAUGHTON SCHOOL     (Madeley site)

The following letter is being emailed to all Parents/Carers of children at our Madeley school site. 

Many thanks.

special-schools-letter-04-01-2021.pdf (haughtonschool.co.uk)

 

18-12-20

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

The children have made two special Christmas videos which you can watch here:

12 Days of Christmas - Original version

(1) 12 Days of Christmas 2020 - YouTube

 

12 Days of Christmas - Haughton children's version!

(1) Haughton's '12 Days of Christmas' - written and performed by the children! - YouTube

 

18-12-20

This end of term letter home is being sent home with all children today.  It has been posted to any children absent today as well as Parents/Carers living separately from their child(ren).

End of term letter - December 20

Thank you.

 

11-12-20

Today we have sent home information about our new menu.  Details can be found here:

Letter regarding new lunch menu

Lunch menu from Jan 2021

 

03-12-20

SCHOOL LUNCH MENU

When you log on to Cypad to order your child’s school meals, you will notice some additional meal choices. These choices are available to all children until we break up for Christmas. (Children will also be able to choose from these options if/when they order their meals in school).

In the new year, we will be moving to a new 3-week rotating menu - further details will be issued soon!

Thank you.

 

26-11-20

CHRISTMAS CARDS

Please click here for guidance about sending Christmas cards and gifts into school this year.  We have sent this information home with children today.  Thank you.

christmas-card-guidance-2020.pdf (haughtonschool.co.uk)

 

25-11-20

FESTIVE FUN AT HAUGHTON SCHOOL!

We are looking forward to a fun end of term!  Details have been sent home with children and you can also click here to see.  Thank you.

http://www.haughtonschool.co.uk/media/21278/Christmas-events-2020.pdf

 

24-11-20

CHRISTMAS LUNCH DAY - Wednesday 9th December

Please return your reply slips ASAP (Monday 30th latest) so we can confirm numbers with the school kitchen!  Thank you.

DJJ/xd (haughtonschool.co.uk)

 

24-11-20

FREE SCHOOL MEALS - COULD YOU BE ELIGIBLE?

We are urging all families to check if their children are eligible for free school meals.

The following information has been sent home with all children.  Thank you.

free-school-meals-info-nov-20.pdf (haughtonschool.co.uk)

 

18-11-20

HAUGHTON SCHOOL CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2020

We are collecting donations for Bennett House Residential Care Home, Woodside, this Christmas.  Your support is most appreciated!

Please click on 'School Newsletters and Correspondence' (or below) for a copy of the letter sent home with children.

Thank you.

http://www.haughtonschool.co.uk/media/21052/bh-appeal.pdf

 

17-11-20

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE VIDEO - '12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS'

We have sent home information about our Christmas performance video.  We need written consent for your child(ren) to be included please.  Details here:

12-days-christmas-video-consent.pdf (haughtonschool.co.uk)

 

13-11-20 

POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST RESULT - AFFECTING BADGERS CLASS ONLY

Message from Gill Knox - Headteacher

I would like to inform our Parents/Carers that we have been notified this morning of a positive Covid-19 test result in our Badgers class.  We have immediately closed the class bubble and would like to reassure all Parents/Carers that we have a robust risk assessment in place.

No children outside the Badgers class are affected and they should continue to attend school as normal.

If you have any concerns or queries, please can I ask you to discuss them directly with us at school as I am aware there is already widespread speculation on social media sites which contains inaccurate information.

Thank you for your support as we continue to work hard to ensure the safety of all Haughton children and staff.

 

05-11-20

IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING THE WEARING OF FACE COVERINGS ON OUR SCHOOL SITE

Please click on 'School Newsletters and Correspondence' (or below) for a copy of the letter sent home with children.

http://www.haughtonschool.co.uk/media/20827/gk-letter-nov-20-re-face-coverings.pdf

 

03-11-20

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SCHOOL MEALS 4/5/6 NOVEMBER

 * The school kitchen is CLOSED for the rest of this week *

Please click on 'School Newsletters and Correspondence' (or below) for a copy of the letter sent home with children.

http://www.haughtonschool.co.uk/media/20773/letter-re-lunches-4-5-6-nov.pdf

 

02-11-20

CORONAVIRUS TESTING REMINDER / PARENTS EVENING APPOINTMENTS

Please click on 'School Newsletters and Correspondence' (or below) for a copy of the letter sent home with children.

http://www.haughtonschool.co.uk/media/20655/letter-re-parents-evening-coronavirus-test.pdf

 

23-10-20

EXTENSION OF COUNCIL FREE BREAKFAST SCHEME FOR ELIGIBLE FAMILIES  

Telford & Wrekin Council have confirmed that they will extend their breakfast scheme for eligible families.  

Please click on 'School Newsletters and Correspondence' (or below) for full details.

http://www.haughtonschool.co.uk/media/20492/free-school-meals-holiday-letter-breakfast-scheme-only.pdf

 

22-10-20

INFORMATION ABOUT SOUTHALL SCHOOL FOR YEAR 6 PARENTS/CARERS CONSIDERING A PLACE THERE FOR THEIR CHILD

Please click on 'School Newsletters and Correspondence' (or below) for full details.

http://www.haughtonschool.co.uk/media/20460/letter-for-year-6-parents-with-southall-video-link.pdf

 

15-10-20

YEAR 6 SECONDARY SCHOOL APPLICATION INFORMATION

Please click on 'School Newsletters and Correspondence' (or below) for full details.

http://www.haughtonschool.co.uk/media/20362/secondary-school-place-letter-from-haughton.pdf

http://www.haughtonschool.co.uk/media/20363/secondary-school-place-letter-from-tw.pdf

 

17-09-20

WANTED - PARENT GOVERNORS!

Please click on 'School Newsletters and Correspondence' (or below) for full details.  Thank you.

http://www.haughtonschool.co.uk/media/19661/parent-governor-advert-sept-2020.pdf

 

11-09-20 

Important School Meals Information: Cypad Launch - Mon 14-09-20 

Today we have sent home information about 'Cypad’, our new system for school meal payments and menu selections.  Please click on 'School Newsletters and Correspondence' (or below) for full details and instructions.  Thank you.

http://www.haughtonschool.co.uk/media/19542/school-dinner-letter-sept-20-pdf.pdf

http://www.haughtonschool.co.uk/media/19543/parentpay-cypad-instructions-for-parents-and-carers-pdf.pdf

 

31-08-20

Please click on 'School Newsletters and Correspondence' to view our 'Returning to School' Social Story for all children.

 

Please click on 'School Newsletters and Correspondence' to view our lunch menu for 3rd - 11th September.  

 

Please click on 'School Newsletters and Correspondence' to view:

'Haughton School information and guidance for September 2020' (subject to change based on any national or local advice)

Thank you.

 

 

Please check out our School YouTube Channel for all our videos!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoTgTOJiMc0nGJAXOfHcSHA?view_as=subscriber

 

Year 6 Children's Leavers Video 2020 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MSQVxe-RVc

 

Staff Poem Video for Year 6 Leavers 2020

Staff Leavers Poem 2020

 

 

15-07-20

Please click on 'School Newsletters and Correspondence' to view a message from the Head Teachers and Chairs of Governors of the three maintained special schools in Telford and Wrekin - The Bridge, Haughton and Southall.

Thank you.

 

 

 

24-06-20

❗IMPORTANT INFORMATION - SCHOOL TRANSPORT❗

We have been informed by Telford & Wrekin that some Parents/Carers of our current year 6 children have not yet applied for transport to Southall School.

A REMINDER THAT THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 30 JUNE 2020.

The council is planning for the scenario that children and young people will return to their educational settings in September – although this will be officially confirmed.

** You only need to reapply for travel assistance if your child is moving to a new school in September or if you are moving to a new home address **

New travel assistance policies are in place and both these and the place to apply can be found at:

 https://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20466/travelling_to_school/10/home_to_school_transport/

If you have any questions or queries, please contact the transport team directly by calling  (01952) 384620 or emailing transport.contracts@telford.gov.uk.

If you need any help from school or have any questions, please give us a call on (01952) 387540 or email haughton.admin@taw.org.uk.

Thank you.

 

19-06-20

Free School Meals Letter / Supermarket Vouchers during the Summer Holiday

Please click on 'School Newsletters and Correspondence' to view a letter about free school meals - eligibility/applying and supermarket vouchers over the holiday period.

Thank you.

 

05-06-20

School Meals Update June 2020

A letter has been emailed today to all parents/carers regarding new school meal arrangements. (Please click on 'School Newsletters and Correspondence' to view a copy).

Thank you to everyone who has replied to the email to confirm receipt of the information.

Please email haughton.admin@taw.org.uk ASAP if you have not received the information - this will ensure that we have up to date email addresses for everyone for future updates and correspondence.

Thank you.

 

 

01-06-20

Update: Risk assessment documentation can now be accessed by clicking 'School Newsletters and Correspondence'.

 

11-05-20

Hello Parents/Carers,

I just wanted to catch up with you all following Boris Johnson’s announcement yesterday where he stated his hope to have Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children return to school on June 1st. There will be more detailed guidance shared today and I will be having meetings over the next few days with the Local Authority SEND and Health & Safety teams as well as working closely with our colleagues in other local special schools.

As always, we want to support the community and in particular our children and their families as much as we can, however we also have a duty to ensure that school is as safe as it can be for both children and staff. I am sure you are aware of the difficulties of social distancing with all our children but in particular the younger ones.

For the next couple of weeks there is no change in the current arrangements. Thank you for your support in continuing to keep your children at home where you can.

I will do my best to ensure that I provide you with up to date information and developments as soon as practically possible.

Many thanks for working so closely with us.


Gill Knox

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome from the Headteacher

At Haughton School we strive to help each child develop their academic, social and practical abilities to their highest level. To help each child achieve self-confidence, initiative and independence. We achieve this through a school community based on caring, sharing and learning. With relationships between children, parents, governors and school staff based on mutual trust and respect.


Gill Knox

Head teacher

If you need to get in touch with us please telephone Cerie Lester or Sophie Rankin on (01952) 387540 or alternatively visit our Contact Us page.