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. (Friday 20th)
We will do all we can to stay open for the children of key workers (at the moment, examples of these workers include NHS staff, police and supermarket delivery drivers who need to be able to go to work to support the country’s fight to tackle coronavirus) and children with certain needs.
We are waiting for the government to publish more information on what this means, but it would help us in the meantime if you could let us know if you think your child may fall into one of these categories. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s name, year group, details of your key worker job and which days each 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 a notice on the school website.
Your child’s learning is important to us, so we’ll continue to help your child to learn. We are in the process of setting up an online platform for home learning through our school website and Google Classroom. We will send further information about this by text message as soon as we can.
If your child usually receives free school meals we will also be in touch with more information about how we will continue to provide this, with support from a scheme that the government has just announced.
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 message. 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 using the contact email address above. 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.