School will be closed next week (w/c 6th April) and will be open for Emergency Childcare with effect from 9am on the 13th April 2020. Should a parent who has registered for emergency childcare wish to contact school please telephone: 07540670256. Thank you.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to download the most recent information regarding Free School Meals - 'Free School Meals Update 02.04.20'. With effect from 20th April 2020 Free School Meal vouchers will be sent via an 'eCode' by e-mail to eligible families. Parents will then be able to go 'on-line' to redeen the eCode against the following retailers:
- M & S Food
Scroll to bottom of page to download the most recent advice to parents: '25.03.20 Update for Parents'.
Coronavirus Update 20.3.20
The Government Guidance is that schools will be open to ‘the children of key workers; those with Educational Health and Care Plans and those children who are vulnerable’. The Local Authority has produced the attached questionnaire/ application form in order to ascertain the emergency childcare needs of key/ critical workers.
As these are emergency childcare arrangements, parents are asked only to use school as a childcare provision if it is absolutely necessary to do so and other arrangements cannot be made. The safety and wellbeing of all concerned must be taken into consideration.
Return this application form only if you require emergency childcare arrangements from Monday 23rd March 2020 to email@example.com as soon as you possibly can today.
Coronavirus Update 19.3.20
Please see letter dated 19.3.20 regarding school closure and coronavirus update.
Coronavirus Update 17.03.20
New guidance to stay at home for 14 days if someone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19 is the focus of the next stage of a public awareness campaign launched by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock.
Government has taken the further measure of asking whole households to isolate because it is likely that people living with others will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.
If your child or a member of your household has symptoms as per the guidance below then a self-isolation period of 14 days is required:
Coronavirus Update: 16.03.20
The safety of our children, families and staff is paramount. Therefore, we are cancelling all Assemblies (including Lenten Assemblies), Easter Bingo, Trips and whole school gatherings as a precautionary measure. Thank you for your understanding.
Coronavirus – 13.3.20
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes – also help in delaying the peak of the infection.
The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
The importance of hygiene
The Department of Health and Social Care launched a public information campaign that focuses on the importance of handwashing. Washing hands for 20 seconds is central to prevent and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The school has conducted a risk assessment and put minor adjustments in place to minimise risk of infection.
Important - Water bottles
Please ensure that your child has their own labelled water bottle in school each day to drink from.
We receive regular information direct from Public Health England. Currently there are no changes to the threat levels in school and we are operating as normal. Children are being asked to wash hands regularly as this is the most effective way of preventing spread.
We are currently planning to run all clubs, lessons, booster classes and trips as normal next week, based upon our latest advice. However, the local advice that we receive is being updated constantly as the national situation changes.
We now have a page on our website, in view of this, to reflect our school’s position. Please consult this, to be sure of our latest position.
A Governors’ meeting will be held over the next 2 weeks, to ensure that we are as prepared as possible to deal with an escalation in cases locally.
We will update you if the situation changes
For further information please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Thank you for your help.