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Letters

Below are letters being sent to your homes to keep you updated.

Coronavirus update

You should only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response.

If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.

School Update – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following the Government’s most recent Covid-19 update on Sunday 10th May it is important to note that there are no immediate changes in the education or child care provision made by schools.

Therefore, schools will continue to provide distance learning support for students and child care for Key Workers who have provided 24 hours notice of their intention to use the child care facility.

As you will be aware, the government has announced the expectation that Primary schools will begin a phased transition to school based learning from 1st June for Years N, R, 1 and 6.

We are working closely with the Local Authorities and the Department For Education to ensure the most effective and safe return to school for students and staff. We will be in contact you shortly to update you on our plans.

Please continue to check your mailboxes and this website for updates.

Thank you for your continued support.

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Education and childcare

Guidance for teachers, school leaders, carers, parents and students

  • Primary schools can reopen for children in reception, year 1 and year 6
  • Nurseries and other early years settings, including childminders, can reopen
  • Schools remain closed for other year groups, except for children of key workers and vulnerable children
  • Exams are cancelled and grades will be assessed differently
  • Free school meals or food vouchers will be available for pupils not attending school

In line with the governments advice all after school clubs have been cancelled, piano lessons postponed and parents evening cancelled until further notice.

To help ease anxiety and stress on your children we have some useful packs on explaining the Coronavirus  in a child friendly manor.

A Social Story explaining the virus and what to do:

https://carolgraysocialstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus.pdf

Guidance from the BPS on talking to children about Covid-19:

https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/talking-children-about-coronavirus

 

Guidance on managing our mental health and staying well during a virus outbreak from Mind Hong Kong:

https://www.mind.org.hk/coronavirusoutbreakmentalhealthtips/

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this uncertain time.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others

Video on how to wash your hands:

Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has any of the following:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Check the NHS website if you have symptoms

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