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Dear Parents/Carers

 

For the school year starting September 2020 we will be continuing with the e-consent for the Flu Programme.  This year we are vaccinating children in Reception, Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.  When completing the e-consent, please state the year group your child will be in at the beginning of the school year September 2020.  If you have already completed a consent form you do not need to do this again.

 

Please visit https://www.derbyshireandcityimms.co.uk/Forms/Flu to complete the consent form.  The option to consent or decline the vaccination is at the end of the questionnaire so please complete even if you do not want your child to have the vaccination.

 

Your unique school code for Arboretum Primary School is DC146715

 

For more information about the vaccination and the date we are due into your school please visit our website: http://www.derbyshireschoolnurses.org.uk/parents/immunisations

 

It is unlikely that we will be able to run “catch up” clinics this year so please make sure you complete a consent form before the date we are due into school.

 

If you experience any problems please call the School Age Immunisation Team: 

 

Repton: 01283 707178

Clay Cross: 01246 252953

 

Or email us DCHST.immunisationteam@nhs.net

LEtters 2019/2020

 

3rd October 2019

Dear Parents/Carers

Primary Relationships Education 2020

You may be aware that the government have introduced new guidance for Relationships Education which will become compulsory in all schools in England from September 2020. Schools will need to develop a curriculum to meet these new objectives.  In primary schools, the emphasis of this new guidance is placed on the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy.

As part of this process, we are working with a group of inner-city Head Teachers alongside community groups and faith leaders to develop a whole school policy and curriculum. Throughout this process we will consult with parents and the wider community in order to arrive at a policy and practice that meets our legal requirements whilst taking in to consideration the views of our community.

I understand that there are concerns amongst sections of the community but I want to reassure you that our guiding principles are that compulsory subject content must be age and developmentally appropriate. It must be taught sensitively and inclusively, with respect to the backgrounds and beliefs of pupils and parents while always with the aim of providing pupils with the knowledge of the law.

At a recent meeting with Head Teachers and Governors the following objectives and timelines were agreed:

Autumn Term 2019

Gain the views of community groups to inform the writing of the policy and the development of materials

Spring Term 2020

Schools will consult on the policy and share the suggested materials with parents, carers and the wider community

Summer Term 2020

School will finalise and ratify the policy, share with parents and provide training for staff

Autumn Term 2020

Implement new Relationships Education for all year groups

 

We are aware that, nationally and locally, there are concerns about what will be taught in schools. May I assure you, the school’s role in Relationships Education is to educate and not to promote. In addition, during the consultation process you will have the opportunity to see first- hand and discuss the contents of the school’s curriculum.

If you have any questions or concerns about anything raised in this letter, please do not hesitate to speak to me.

Please visit our website: www.arboretum.derby.sch.uk / Parents / Letters to Parents to read this letter in other languages.

Yours sincerely

Mr N Daintith

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