Coronavirus Update – 20/03/20

Dear Parents and Carers,

This is a further update to you, following the government’s release of further advice yesterday.

You can read this guidance here-

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

School will be closed from Monday to all but a small number of students.

If your son or daughter falls into the government’s definition of a “vulnerable” student we will contact you. Contact should have been made with you by now.

If you think you qualify under the government’s definition of a “key worker” and you have no way of isolating your child safely then please contact the school immediately.

For reasons of health and safety it is really important that the school knows how many students to expect on Monday morning.

If you are a key worker then you need to follow these principles

  1. If it is at all possible for key worker’s children to be at home, then they should be.
  2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.
  3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
  4. Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.

My staff will be in school as normal. We are here to support your children in any way we can.

We will routinely make welfare phone calls to ask if students require any further support.

An online curriculum has been designed for the students. If your child is unable to access this please contact the school and a paper copy can be provided.

From Monday please refer to the school website for the online curriculum and for contact details of staff.

For the small number of students who are coming into school – they do not have to wear uniform but they should bring in their planner, normal equipment and their sports kit every day. The school day will be as normal. Breakfast, break and lunch will be catered for as normal. Buses are likely to run as normal, although this may change.

Thank you for your support in these difficult times and please accept my best wishes to you and your family,

Mr Goodwin

Headteacher

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