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COVID-19 updates

Information for Parents & Carers

Good afternoon, 
**Reopening update**

Below is a letter detailing our intention to reopen the school for Year 6 on 9th June. Year 1 on 16th June. Reception and Nursery TBC (once we have reviewed the phased return of years 1 & 6). As set out in the current government guidance. 

 

Please note: all details in the letter are subject to change at any time. Should the details ever change I will notify you immediately. 

 

Key points from the detailed letter attached:
•    If your child is in Years N, R, 1 & 6 then you have informed us already about whether you will likely bring your child back this term.
•    You will not be fined for your child not attending this term.
•    If you have told us that your child will not be coming back this term but you later change your mind we need 1 week’s notice to re-admit your child safely. No notice, no return. 
•    You will be notified which ‘group’ your child will be in. This will tell you the drop-off and collection times, along with what drop-off and collection point you must use. 
•    If you are late dropping off, you may not be allowed to enter the school grounds.
•    The school kitchen will be open to provide lunch, but it will be a packed lunch service, not hot food.
•    Children only need to bring a water bottle and their packed lunch (if that’s what they usually have for lunch). Nothing else to be brought into school.
•    You child will be working with the same two adults for the duration of this term. These adults may not be their usual adults.
•    Your child’s group will not mix with any other children in school.
•    We will post videos of drop-off and collection points, corridors and classrooms – to familiarise you and your child of the new environment and procedures.
•     We will also provide further posters to help explain ‘what to expect’ and other material to help prepare you and your child. 

 

If you have any questions at all then please do not hesitate to Dojo the team. 
 

We are aware that parents are concerned regarding the recent announcements about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We would like to assure parents that we are following all the current Government, Public Health England and DfE advice and guidelines - which is currently to stay open until the close of Friday 20th March and promote good hygiene practices.

 

After this time the school will only be open to the most vulnerable children of our school community and the children of key workers. There is a letter below with further information. 

 

Further announcements will be made and information will be updated via this webpage, our communication app DOJO and the PTFA Facebook page. 

 

Please ensure that you are signed up to DOJO and that your communication details are up to date with the school office. If your children are going to be absent for any reason until the 20th March, please continue to follow the correct safeguarding procedures and notify us via the absence line on 01795 472972. Remember to include a reason why they are absent. 

 

The DfE has also set up a helpline to answer any questions that you may have. The details are found below with a link for further information also. 

 

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours are 8am-6pm (Monday-Friday)

You can also get further information at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

 

**Please all be aware of the new Government guidance regarding COVID-19. They are summarised below with a link to the BBC website.**

If you are self isolating, then please report this to us on the school absence line (01795 472972 option 1) so we can code absences and respond appropriately.

The key new government measures are:

-Everyone should avoid gatherings and crowded places, such as pubs, clubs and theatres

-Everyone should work from home if they can

-All "unnecessary" visits to friends and relatives in care homes should cease

-People should only use the NHS "where we really need to" - and can reduce the burden on workers by getting advice on the NHS website where possible

-By next weekend, those with the most serious health conditions must be "largely shielded from social contact for around 12 weeks"

-The UK is now "three weeks" behind Italy - the worst-hit country in Europe

-If one person in any household has a persistent cough or fever, everyone living there must stay at home for 14 days

-Those people should, if possible, avoid leaving the house "even to buy food or essentials" - but they may leave the house "for exercise and, in that case, at a safe distance from others"

-Schools are to close (except for most vulnerable children or the children of key workers) at the end of Friday 20th March

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51917562

If families are self isolating, it may only be as a precautionary measure on advice of healthcare professionals. It does not automatically mean that your children are in danger. The child are washing their hands regularly throughout their day at school and our cleaning rota has been adjusted accordingly.

Please find attached letter from REAch2 Academy Trust for your information

Please find attached letter regarding the KS2 Easter Service

Please find attached letter regarding the Kingswood residential trip

Please find attached letter regarding local Foodbanks

Please find attached urgent letter regarding Key Workers

Please find attached letter from Sir Steve Lancashire 19.03.20

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