IMPORTANT – 20th March Update
Following the government announcement on school closures on 19th March for all but the most vulnerable pupils with EHCP’s and children of key workers, the school will remain open from Monday 23rd March.
Due to low levels of staffing as a result of the pandemic we will be operating a reduced provision on site. Only pupils of key workers and those pupils with higher needs will be attending school from this date.
Please see this guidance from the government to clarify whether you or your partner are a “key worker” under the current directive:
Please note: the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. The fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society. The whole point of school closures is to avoid social contact wherever possible. Any individual who sends their child into school when it is not absolutely necessary is, quite literally, risking the lives of other people in our community.
We will continue to act in accordance with government directives and provide a service in line with safe staffing levels.
All of our pupils are entitled to free school meals. Over the next week we will be sending out shopping vouchers to the parents/carers of pupils not attending on site.
Also in line with government guidance we will be offering an alternative curriculum to pupils at school. We will keep this page updated regularly and advise of any changes in circumstance.
For pupils not on site we will be providing learning resources via learning packs, school website and google classroom, details of which will be sent out this week. We have also created a new section on the website containing learning resources for all pupils which can be accessed HERE. This will be updated reguarly. There are also links to Wellbeing and Mental Health resources in this section.
Throughout the duration of the pandemic we will continue to check on the wellbeing of all our pupils
These are difficult and testing times for as all. If you have any questions about the service the school is providing please call or email the school.
16th March Update – The government are advising that:
- staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal
- if staff, young people or children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they should be sent home
Please report any absences to school using the normal systems.
Full government guidance for schools can be found below
NHS Page on Coronavirus Conditions
Guidance on Self Isolation: