Updated Covid Measures in School

1st November 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,
You will shortly be receiving a letter from Audrey Kingham, our Northumberland Director of Education and Skills. This refers to the large increase in Covid cases across the county. The letter details the advice given to schools to reduce
the spread of the virus, and I would like you to know the measures we are taking here at Tweedmouth West.

1. Testing for household contacts of COVID-19

From conversations I have had with families, I know that when this situation arises, the vast majority of household members are already testing regularly.


2. Face coverings

Staff continue to wear face coverings in communal areas in school. We really appreciate those parents who wear face coverings when in contact with school staff.


3. Reduce mixing between year groups and classes

Since we came back to school in September, we have slightly increased the size of our bubbles, to an Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 bubble. The children meet in Key Stages outside, in very limited, small
groups indoors, and are together for lunch, although sitting at separate tables.


4. Larger events

We have not gone back to large group events (eg. our Assemblies are still held virtually) and as you know, we have not held any large events with parents present.


5. Educational trips

We have only restarted swimming, taking one year group at a time (currently Year 4) We have some walks planned, again only one year group at a time.


6. Ventilation, cleaning and hand hygiene

These are all routines that we have continued throughout, and the children have an excellent understanding of these measures.


As you can see, we are already doing all we can to protect the Tweedmouth West community. We really appreciate all your efforts, and very much hope that we can keep our number of cases low.


Yours sincerely,

Mrs Robertson