It is very deep sadness that we have heard of the death of our pupil Taylor Reid.

Taylor joined Hill Croft in early 2017. He made progress in ways we could never imagine and his fighting spirit meant that he never gave up, despite the odds, he rallied and came back to us many times. Taylor was well known and loved by all staff and

pupils. He was often seen at the office or in the corridors giving elbow high 5s with that cheeky grin. He had a mighty sense of humour and a twinkle in his eye, he loved nothing more than people having banter and a bit of a joke with him.

Over the last year he has remained at home with his family and his health has been deteriorating. He has enjoyed learning at home when he has been well enough. Sadly, this time, his strength just wasn’t enough.

Taylor’s family are very much part of the Hill Croft Community. Our school family grieves with David, Cheryl, Brooke, Cole, Romi, Shirley and the whole family circle who are very much in our thoughts. We send them our love and support.

We will so greatly miss this remarkable boy who touched so many lives, we are grateful to have had the honour of knowing him.

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Dear Parents/Carers,

It has been a difficult week in Hill Croft. We have had 8 positive COVID cases in the last 9 days. These cases have been amongst staff and pupils and across 4 of the 6 zones around the school.

We are confident that we have done all we can to minimise risk to the school community in all the safety measures that we have in place and continue to work closely with Public Health and EA. Unfortunately, we have had to make the decision to close the school on Friday 22 January to allow for a thorough deep clean of the building. It is hoped that this will provide a circuit break for infections and allow for the school to open again safely on Monday.

I ask that you remain in contact with your child's class teacher via see-saw and are vigilant in monitoring your child's own health over the weekend. If he/she is unwell at all we urge you please to keep them safely at home until they are fit and well again to avoid the spread of any infection to the rest of the class.

Class bubbles who are currently isolating should continue to follow the PHA letters re when they can return to school. It is anticipated that classes will open again on Monday, dependent on sufficient staff being available and well.

I appreciate that this is inconvenient but I hope you will understand that the safety of all if our prime concern at this difficult time.

Keep safe and well,
Roz McFeeters

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