Stay at home guidance
Please follow the link below for the latest guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (Covid-19) infection.
Message sent to parents 17th March 2020
As you know, the situation with advice around COVID-19 is changing all the time. We will continue to follow Public Health England and Government advice and do please check our school website for updates.
As well as 20% of the children being absent from school today, we are also beginning to experience absences of members of staff due to the new self-isolation guidelines for households where anyone in the household is showing symptoms.
Although there are no current plans for this school to close, I have, today, made the decision to cancel several events that were due to take place in order to support national guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19:
The remaining class assemblies for Class 2 and Class 1 will go ahead as planned.
Parent consultation meetings will go ahead this week as planned, for those parents who are not self-isolating due to symptoms in their household. Parents will be given their child's snapshot report along with information about how to support their child's learning at home in the event of a school closure. If parents are not able to attend a parent consultation this week, this information will be posted out on Friday. Information about home learning has also been added to the school website under the parent balloon on the 'Coronavirus' page. Please keep checking this page because in the event of a school closure, this page will be regularly updated with new ideas for learning from home.
Message sent to parents 13th March 2020:
I am writing to inform you that a family member of one of our pupils is self- isolating following medical advice in relation to coronavirus (covid-19), but has not tested positive.
I have sought advice from Public Health England and we are following their advice. The pupil is not attending school at this time and has no symptoms.
We will continue to be vigilant with cleanliness and in ensuring we are aware of the symptoms and latest expert advice. This latest advice and guidance can be found on the NHS website.
I understand that this may be worrying for you. The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Click here for more information.