School closure to most pupils
Yesterday the government announced that they expect all schools across the UK to close to most pupils at the end of this week until further notice. Our last day at school will be Friday 20th March.
We will do all we can to stay open for the children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, retail and others in frontline services) and children with certain needs.
(Update 20 March)
(Update 23 March)
The principle that we are all working to is that if children can safely stay at home they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. The Government is asking parents to keep their children at home whenever possible – schools will remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.
Let us know if you fall into one of these categories. You can phone the school or email email@example.com with your child’s name, year group and some sense of how many days a week you’d be expecting them to be in school. I will then contact everyone who needs this support.
We’ll re-open fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by text message and announce on our website so please make sure that we have your most up to date phone number.
Your child’s learning is important to us, so we’ll continue to help your child to learn.
- We have provided a pack of work for all year groups.
- You can contact the school by phone and email individual teachers.
If your child usually receives free school meals we will be in touch with details on how to claim Co-op gift cards which will hold £20 per week for each child. These will be automatically topped up on a weekly basis.
This is as much as we know right now. I have no doubt that as our staff begin to adapt to supporting your child remotely, we’ll be sending out more updates via text, the school website and student emails. I 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.