Welcome to Reception Powerpoint - September 2020 starters.


Wednesday 1st July. Arrangements for end of Summer term.

Monday 29th June. Head of Education and Learning Update.

Wednesday 3rd June 2020. Letter to parent/carers of designated years as stated by the government who have registered for their child to return from June 8th.

Thursday 4th June 2020. Letter to all parents RE: Update on phased reopening of Highweek to pupils from Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.

Full Risk Assessment.

Welcome back to Highweek presentation.

The school closed on 20th March and will remain closed until further notice due to Covid 19.


We will remain open for vulnerable pupils and the children of key workers, who have no other alternative form of childcare, and their work is critical to the COVID -19 response.


This is a difficult time for all of us, particularly the vulnerable, the NHS workers and other front line staff helping to keep us safe and keep the country moving and we all need to do everything we can to help keep them safe. 


We will use our website and Schoolcomms to stay in touch and update you of any changes as they develop.


Below is a list of useful websites that might help you at this time. We plan to update this whenever possible, but please remember to look at all the Government and DCC websites for any updates.

The Government have issued a list of useful websites to help with learning at home.



Devon County Council have set a useful link to support parents called Schools Covid 19 website   https://www.devon.gov.uk/document/schools-and-families/

This provides key messages and information for schools and parents on the Covid 19 situation.

Key information available includes:

  • School closures,

  • What this means for schools and parents in Devon

  • Should I send my child to school

  • DfE coronavirus helpline

  • School resources and information on key workers and messages for parents


Information for parents and children who are not able to attend school and about home learning packs can be found here – Home Learning Letter

Resources for parents/carers/families to access at home:  https://mindup.org.uk/mindup-activities/



Therefore, during these difficult and uncertain times while the country is working hard together to reduce and stop the spread of the Coronavirus, we ask that all and everyone of us follow the advice laid down by Government and the experts by keeping up-to-date by visiting the gov.uk website:  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus 


Below we have some links that may be useful:

Devon Public Health Nursing Service in Primary Schools Support Information


HITS food bank: contact phone number: 01626 906371  website link: https://hitsfoodbank.org


THAT food bank: contact phone number: 01626 437310  website link: https://www.thatfoodbank.com


Due to the fast changing situation, organisations across Teignbridge are working together to support our community which is evolving day by day. 

Further information about this support can be found by contacting:


Buckland Support: contact phone number 07411 573776

Facebook: Newton Abbot Covid-19 Mutual Aid


Support around mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak:

The Link Academy Inclusion and Improvement Hub will be posting regular updates with ideas and activities that support parents and children's mental health. See their facebook page by searching: @inclusionhubdevon.  


The Samaritans offer a wide range of support which can be found by following the link below:



CAMHS support during Covid-19 pandemic

Additional crisis support is being offered during the pandemic. If a child or young person (under 18) is experiencing a mental health crisis, you can now access Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) 24/7. Please contact 03300 245 321 form 8am-5pm, Mon to Fri or 0300 555 5000 outside these hours. Callers will speak to a call-handler, their call will be forwarded to a voicemail service and their message will be returned within one hour. There are three CAMHS crisis teams - Torbay and South Devon; Exeter, East and Mid Devon; and North Devon. Your call will be directed to the appropriate team.

In the event of an emergency please call 999.

General information about CAMHS services and referrals can be found on the Children and Family Health Devon website here


A list of helpful resources, apps and organisations to support children, families and young people can be found here


Other useful links:

Pinpoint Devon – details of community services and groups available.  https://www.pinpointdevon.co.uk/parents-and-families/

Early Help can be contacted via email: Earlyhelpsouthsecure-mailbox@devon.gov.uk or phone 0345 1551071. They are open Monday-Friday 8am-8pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm.

Turn2us: A national charity providing practical help to people struggling financially website link: https://www.turn2us.org.uk

If you are worried about a child or young person in Devon and want to speak to someone, or if you are a child or young person worried about your own safety please contact the MASH via email: mashsecure@devon.gov.uk or phone: 0345 1551071

Children and Family Health Devon can be accessed vis website: https://childrenandfamilyhealthdevon.nhs.uk/ email: TSDFT.DevonSPA@nhs.net or phone: 0330 0245321 where there are ways to contact various health services for children including school nurses and CAMHS.

The Samaritans: contact phone number: 116 123  website link: https://www.samaritans.org


Citizens advice: You can get advice online, by email or by phone. Website link: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk


Domestic Abuse Advice/Support: National Domestic Abuse Helpline: website link: https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk 

24 hr freephone 0808 2000 247.

Adult Mental Health: Here is a link to some useful leaflets for adult mental health and support.


Rethink Mental Illness. www.rethink.org

We improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through our network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. Our goal is to make sure everyone affected by severe mental illness has a good quality of life. 







If you or your family are in immediate danger phone 999

On the 25 May 2018, the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 is being replaced by a new law called the GDPR (the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016). This law governs how we collect, use and share people’s information and provides greater rights to individuals and control over how their information is handled by organisations, including schools.


We’re taking steps to review and up date our processes around how we are handling your information and have appointed an external Data Protection Officer, to help us get ready for the changes. We will publish more information about how we are meeting the GDPR on this page in due course, which will include a privacy notice explaining how we handle pupil information, what rights you have and how to exercise them and our policies around this.


If in the meantime you would like to know more about the GDPR and your rights, please visit the UK’s data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk


Should you have any queries regarding the GDPR and our school, please email us at email: tlowe@highweekprimary.co.uk


Highweek Community Primary and Nursery School
Coronation Road
Newton Abbot
Devon, TQ12 1TX

Phone: 01626 216300
Email: admin@highweekprimary.co.uk

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