Yesterday the government announced that they expect us all to try our best to stay at home, and only to go out if this is absolutely essential. Following the announcement, we now have no parents wishing to send their child to school, so to keep the staff safe, I will be closing the school from tomorrow. (Wednesday 25th March)
We will do all we can to remain in contact with you, and staff will continue to work at home.
Unfortunately, this will mean we can no longer deliver sandwiches to the houses of those children who are entitled to Free School Meals, so we will be issuing a voucher, or vouchers, to these families instead.
Once you receive your voucher, you can activate it here (if you do not complete the form, your voucher will not be topped-up each week):
You can also request a voucher on this link, if you think you are entitled to one, but haven’t received it.
We’ll stay in touch regularly by Text, Twitter and on the school website. We may call you from time-to-time too, to check that all is well.
What we’ll continue doing while your child is at home, remains unchanged:
Your child’s learning is important to us, so we’ll continue to help your child to learn.
- We have bought revision guides for every pupil, provided printed resource packs, and daily work is available on our Home Learning section of the website.
- All children should be completing work every day. The website has a form so you can let us know what work your child has completed each day.
- The school phone will be answered between 08:30am and 10:00am every morning, and between 2:30pm and 3:30pm every afternoon.
- The firstname.lastname@example.org email address will be monitored in office hours.
- Should you be worried about a child, you can contact our Safeguarding Team on email@example.com. You can also use the school phone number.
This is as much as we know right now. I have no doubt that as our staff begin to adapt to supporting your child remotely, we’ll be sending out more updates via text message and the school website. I understand that this latest news will have an impact on you and your family and it’s far from ideal, but we’ll continue to keep in touch with any updates as the situation develops further.
If you want to get in touch to share any concerns, please don’t hesitate to do so using the methods above.
And remember: if you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next, please use NHS 111 online.
Please take care of yourselves and your family, and follow Government advice carefully (we’ll put this on our website as it is issued).
Thank you for your support, and I am sure you will join me in thanking the staff for their dedication and commitment to our children.