Coronavirus Update March 19th 2020
As you are aware, the Government has now issued the statement that schools are to close to all pupils other than those whose parents are key workers. We do not, at this point know for how long the schools will continue to be closed but we shall endeavor to keep you informed.
Who are the Key Workers?
We are waiting for the government to publish more information on what this means. In the meantime it would help us if you could let us know if you think you may fall into the key worker category by calling the school office.
Free School Meals
If your child is in receipt of a benefits free school meal but is not expected to be at school (because you don’t meet the Key worker or vulnerable pupil category) and you would like the school to provide a packed lunch for your child, please call the school office before 9:15 am between Monday to Friday and we will endeavor to provide one that can be collected from school. Please be aware that there may be limitations whilst we are trying to organise this.
Staying at home
Even though all staff will be in school (with the exception of those self-isolating or who are ill) all other children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday onwards.
Please note that this is a national closure – as you may have heard in the news – so while it is a challenging situation, we are not alone. We’ll re-open fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by text message and via the school website.
Your child’s learning is of course important to us, so we’ll continue to help your child to learn.
Please access our school website and click on Home Learning to access the work that has been set for your child. We will be sending pencils and exercise books home for the students to record their work.
Students can also access Education City and many of the free websites in the Learning Project packs.
This is as much as we know right now, and we appreciate your continued patience as we deal with this ever-changing situation. We understand that this latest news will have an impact on you and your family and it’s far from ideal, but we’ll continue to keep in touch with any updates as the situation develops.
If you want to get in touch to share any concerns, please don’t hesitate to do so
And remember: if you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next, please use NHS 111 online.
Thank you again for your continued support, and we will be in touch with more information when we can.
Mrs. L. Francis
Please click on the Home Learning tab to access work that your child can complete at home.