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Follow up from yesterday's letter from Jean Griffiths

Message for parents/carers


Dear parents/carers


Can I take the opportunity to update you on the letter, sent yesterday, regarding an alleged  incident in North Shields.


Northumbria Police  have confirmed they have carried out enquiries into the incident that was reported to have taken place in Waterville Road, at approximately 8am yesterday where a child alleged that a man grabbed her arm.

The child has now said she was mistaken.

Officers are satisfied this reported incident in North Shields did not take place and want to reassure parents that their children are not at risk.


Kind Regards



Jean Griffiths



Jean Griffiths

Head of Children, Young People and Learning

First Floor, Quadrant West

Cobalt Business Park

NE27 0BY


Tel: (0191) 6438782

Fax: (0191) 6432408

Mobile: 07817200710


COLLECTION FROM AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION - All after school clubs collections will be from outside the main school entrance so please turn up at the collection time for your child (to avoid having lots of people waiting around outside of the building). The only access point will be through the front gates for safeguarding reasons. No other external gates will be open (e.g. the gates to the line) - this is because our afterschool childcare children have supervised access to our yard and field and it would not be safe to leave other gates open. Please remember to wear a face mask on site where possible and, unless your child is in Y6 and has permission to walk home, we will expect an adult to collect every child. Thank you for your support with this so that we can ensure safety for all.