This page is no longer being updated with information from the government. To see the most up to date government advice please go to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
For information on our procedures during the COVID-19 situation please go to our safeguarding page, Class Dojo or contact the school office on 01934 426901 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Update 30.3.20 1pm
There is a huge amount of information coming from the Government each day, and often before we have had time to update this page the guidance has already changed. Therefore we suggest you go directly to gov.uk for the most up to date guidance.
We have received guidance on safeguarding in schools (see below) and this document is accurate at the date and time above.
Update 22.3.20 6.30pm
Over the weekend the government have updated their advice about which children should attend school. Basically, they are saying that if you can keep your children at home, regardless of whether or not the adult who is there is working from home, then you must keep them home.
Below is a tweet from Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary.
There is also a useful flowchart for you to follow if you are not sure whether your child should go to school or not.
Finally, there is a link to the most recent guidance published for parents. This was published on Friday, so might soon have an updated version but section 5 clearly outlines the request for children who can stay at home to stay at home.
Update 2.30pm 20.3.20
We have just sent out an email with two attachments. One explains the current situation regarding school closure and the other is an application form for those people who think they are entitled to a school place from Monday.
These documents are also available below. Please read the documents carefully and if you need to request a place please return the form by the end of school today.
Also now attached is a letter explaining the provision for those children eligible for free school meals.
Update 8pm 18.3.20:
We are sure you will have seen the announcement that schools are to shut as of Friday 20th March to all but children of key workers and those identified as vulnerable. This has obviously created many questions for parents and staff, not least who is classed as a key worker and how the school will manage the partial closure.
Please bear with us whilst we make these arrangements and communicate them with you. We will update you further as soon as we have clarification.
Thank you for working with us so far this week during these unprecedented times!
We appreciate you may be worried about Coronavirus. As a school, we are following Government advice and have all relevant procedures in place. Please ensure you are registered on Class Dojo and the school has up to date phone numbers and email address for you. We are currently preparing resources in case of school closures.
Due to the fast moving nature of Covid-19 we will not be issuing updates on this page. Please go to www.gov.uk for the most up to date guidance.
Please note if you have ANY concerns about your health, please contact 111.
If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to speak to Ms Walker or Mrs Clark.