Red Hall Newsletter: 12th January 2022

Message from Mrs Tomlinson

Dear Parents/Carers,

Happy New Year! I hope that you and your families had a lovely Christmas break.  It has been lovely to hear all your children's news as they have returned back to school.

I am thrilled that our Nursery outside area has now been completed.  Our youngest pupils have already enjoyed using this new space.  We have just had new children start in Nursery and we are so pleased with how they are settling in.  Welcome!


Attendance - Children are expected to attend school for 190 days per years and have 175 days holiday. Please prioritise your family holidays, parties and days out during the school holidays to ensure that you child is able to reach their potential in school.

Covid update

We have reviewed our recent Operational Plan as we came back to school in January.  You can find a full copy of this on the following website page:

Red Hall Primary School - COVID-19

As you will be aware the rules and guidance have recently changed nationally. In summary the points from our plan are:

  • School attendance is mandatory for all pupils of compulsory school age and it is a priority to ensure that as many children as possible regularly attend school.
  • If you child is displaying symptoms, please carry out a lateral flow test. If this comes back positive please notify the school office. We report this information to Public Health England.
  • If a child displays symptoms during the day we will contact you and ask that you come and collect them promptly and ask that a lateral flow test is carried out.
  • It is now possible to end self-isolation after 7 days, following 2 negative LFD tests taken 24 hours apart . The first LFD test should not be taken before the sixth day.
  • Children under 4 years of age do not have to take lateral flow tests.
  • Please continue to use the one-way systems as you enter and exit school.
  • Face masks are being worn by staff in corridors and communal areas. If they visit a workspace that is not their own they will wear a face mask. Staff will wear face masks on the gates.
  • We would encourage you to wear face masks as you drop off and collect your child/ren.
  • We continue to have cleaning procedures in school twice a day.
  • We have revisited washing hand routines with children as they have come back to school in January.
  • We continue to minimise contact with groups of different year groups around school.

We are grateful for your support with this.  We know that rates continue to be high in our community and appreciate all that you are doing to help make sure that we try to be as safe as we can.

Kind School Award

I am pleased to tell you that Red Hall is now a Kind School.  This means that we have has hosted a 52 Lives Kindness Workshop and signed the Kind School pledge. The pledge demonstrates a commitment to encourage a culture of kindness in the classroom: including both kindness to ourselves and to others.

Kind Schools understand that kindness doesn’t happen in isolation, but ripples out of the classroom into homes, the local community and ultimately the world! 

Kind Schools see kindness not just as single acts, but as an attitude and approach to life that threads through everything we do and every interaction we have. 

You can find out more about us being a Kind School on: School of Kindness | Encouraging Kindness in the Classroom

Kind Schools understand the important role kindness plays in boosting children’s mental and physical health.


This half term we will be revisiting the NSPCC Pants programme with children in school.  If you wish to find out more please visit:

Talk PANTS & Join Pantosaurus - The Underwear Rule | NSPCC


At Red Hall we have four Designated Safeguarding Leads should you wish to speak about a worry or a concern regarding a child's wellbeing or safety.  They are Mrs Tomlinson (Lead), Deputy DSLs Mrs Shaw, Miss Crowley and Mr Esson.

You can report a worry or concern to Dudley Children Services by phoning 0300 555 0050 selecting option 4 (9:00 - 5:00 Mon-Fri).

Alternatively you can contact the NSPCC on 0800 800 5000 or email  them by visiting their website

Reminder: Red Hall Primary School is a cashless school. Please pay for clubs/trips/school meals etc via ParentPay. If you need any support please contact the school office

  • 14th January: Brindley house can wear Mufti due to winning house point cup last term
  • 14th January: Y1 Teddy Bear Day - bring your teddy into school
  • 19th January: Y5+Y6 Axel Scheffler workshop
  • 21st January: Inter house Spelling Bee challenge
  • 1st + 2nd February: Parent consultation. This will be a virtual meeting or phone call. Details on how to book your appointment/s will follow shortly.
  • 4th February: Y5 Forest School - 5CJ new date
  • 18th February: Break up for half-term
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