20th March 2020.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE
The most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.
This is why 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 in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.
What is the current situation?
At 3.15pm today, Friday 20th March 2020, the school will close to the majority of children but will re-open on Tuesday 24th March for children whose parents work is critical to the COVID-19 response (see below), children who are supported by social care, young carers and children with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP).
Staff have spent today with our remaining children and cleaning. We will continue the deep clean on Monday in preparation for the re-opening of the school on Tuesday. We want to ensure that our environment has been prepared fully to ensure the safety of your children.
What will happen in school?
We aim to provide a small team of staff to care for your children during the school day 9am - 3.15pm. This will be a child care service only. We will not be able to teach your children in the usual way. The home learning activities on our website and sent via Marvellous Me are not for school unless children wish to work on them independently whilst with us.
If we are short staffed we will inform you and try to provide care at an alternative setting. Please ensure that your contact details are up to date.
Please note that the office will not be manned and any contact will need to be via email or MyEd.
What you should do?
Who are ‘Critical Workers’?
Please refer to the Government Guidance for the full detailed list
What to do if you are a critical worker or your child is in a vulnerable group?
What to do if you are not a critical worker and your child is not in a vulnerable group?
How long will the school be closed for?
Thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging time.
During this ever changing situation we will keep you updated as best we can with the relevant information.
Mrs Rachael Greenhalgh
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