I am writing to keep you up to date with where we are, as a school, in light of the current government guidance. If your child is off school ill or you are self-isolating as a family, absence will be authorised. Please do not send your child in to school for 14 days once they have been absent with any symptoms or absent because a family member has symptoms. You are advised to check the symptoms online https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 and only ring 111 if symptoms get worse. If you are self-isolating then you must ensure children remain indoors, there are wider community concerns that children are absent from school and are still playing outdoors.
Currently, the guidance from the government is that schools should remain open. The guidance is based on the understanding that by staying open we are supporting those people who work in the Health Service, Emergency services, Caring professions and the retail sector. We fully support this advice however it would be poor on our part, if we did not plan for a school closure.
Partial closures may need to take place if we do not have enough staff in school. We will keep you informed of this using our school website, app and text messaging service.
Learning at home
We have created study packs for all children in the event of a prolonged closure. These packs contain English, Maths and topic work and will be sent home with your child if the school is forced to close. The study packs are to ensure that children can access work at home so that some learning can still take place. The study packs will also be available on the school website under your child’s class number, and the priority contacts will be text the link to their work.
Other ways to facilitate learning in the event of a school closure
Ensure your child reads every day.
Use accelerated reader to take reading tests.
Access times table rockstars
Access lexia (if your child uses this at school).
Quizzes and challenges set on the Newsround website.
Access BBC bitesize
Take care and look after each other.