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Parents of pupils in Reception, Year 1 & Year 6, you have been sent a communication via ParentPay about the potential, part opening of school from 1st June 2020.  Please log into your ParentPay account and provide a response prior to this Friday 15th May '20.  Thank you

Dear Parents,

Following the government announcement on Sunday 10th May I wanted to provide clarification regarding school attendance.

School continues to be open for children of essential key workers only; parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response.

Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. Please make every effort to do so in order to continue to reduce the spread of the virus and keep all of our children safe.

Please, therefore, follow these key principles:

  1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they must be.
  2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.
  3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
  4. Parents must also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They must observe the same social distancing principles as adults.

 

If you are asked to return to work by your management this DOES NOT MEAN an automatic return to school for your child.  The Key Worker criteria still applies.  Please phone school and ask to speak to me prior to sending your child into school.

If you are a key worker and it is essential that you continue to work over the May half term then child care only will be provided by school (not the Bank Holiday on Monday 25th May) if you inform us in advance. Again, if there is an opportunity to re-arrange work to enable children to remain at home please do so.

With regard to the partial opening of some year groups in June we will wait until further measures/clarification is announced and only open with measures in place to safeguard children, staff and parents. We will keep you fully informed as information becomes available and decisions are made.

Can I take this opportunity to thank you all for your co-operation and understanding during this very challenging time.  I can assure you that all decisions made are in the interest of children’s, parents’ and staff safety and wellbeing.  Regards Mrs Nunns, Head Teacher

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Dear Parents,
Thank you all for your patience and co-operation with regard to the seemingly ever changing situation.

From Monday 23rd March 2020 any pupils of Key Workers who need* to attend school may come dressed in their P.E. tracksuit or another plain track suit type outfit. Can we please remind you that children should only attend this provision if there are no possible alternatives and you should have already confirmed this place with school today.  *Where at all possible children should be cared for at home by a parent.

PLEASE NOTE: We WILL NOT be making phone calls to check on absent pupils. If your child has not arrived at school by 8:55am we will assume that s/he is being cared for at home. If you allow your child to walk to school alone parents should phone school by 9:30am to check that they have arrived safely.

The school day will begin at 8.55am and end at 3.25pm.
Daisychain are hoping to be available for the children who are attending school, dependent upon numbers. Please confirm with the staff at Daisychain if you require a place so they know numbers and required staffing – Telephone 07792 873911 or daisychainclub@btinternet.com

The school kitchen will remain open for those who usually take a school meal however, school fruit & milk will not be available so please ensure that your child has a water bottle and if you wish to send your child in with a healthy snack for mid morning please do so.

School will probably feel very different next week so please explain to your child that they may not be taught by their usual teacher, and that lessons will be less structured and class groups may be mixed.

Thank you again for all your support

You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!

  • Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
  • Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
  • If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

 

Please click here to access a NHS video

The video shows the most effective way of washing your hands

 

Resources to explain Coronavirus to children.

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.

Guidance on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing
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