Sunday 22nd March
Dear Parents & Carers,
Procedures for eligible pupils:
For those of you with children who are eligible to attend school I need to explain to you the measures we are taking to observe social distancing here at school. Please talk gently and explain each point to your child before they come in so they understand that things will look and feel a little different from tomorrow. We will make sure your child laughs, sings, dances, plays and takes part in some innovative learning with plenty of down-time in between learning whilst they are with us. We will make sure they are safe and feel safe.
Measures we ask you to take if your child is coming into school:
Measures we will be taking here at school:
Facebook: We will be live-streaming from the school as part of our learning and would like eligible pupils to take part in this if they are in school. If you would like your child to take part, this will only be permitted if you email email@example.com to tell us you are happy for your child to take part. Please email us before Tuesday with permission, even if your child is not coming in at the start of the week. Please email us if you would like support with any aspect of your child’s home learning and we will release short video tutorials to explain how to approach a skill.
Free school meals: These will be available from the table outside the school office from 12:30-1pm only. Please help yourself, all bags contain exactly the same meal, so only handle the bag(s) you are taking
School enquiries: Please make enquiries via telephone and email. Please do not come to the school in person unless you have contacted the school and this has been agreed in advance.
Remember, eligible children and key workers may be carrying the virus and we do not want to spread this into the school community or the school key workers’ communities, so it is vital we all follow the measures outlined above to avoid unnecessary spread.
Many thanks for all your support with keeping everyone safe, together we can beat this!
We take the health, safety and wellbeing of all our staff and children seriously. As such we are monitoring and acting on government issued advice concerning managing the coronavirus within education settings. All the schools within our Trust are ready to take appropriate and coordinated action if it's required.
Several cases have been confirmed within the South West and 5 confirmed cases in Somerset. The advice is for everyone to follow basic hygiene measures, including frequent handwashing. If anyone suspects they might have contracted coronavirus, they are advised to self-isolate and contact NHS 111. They should not attend a hospital, doctors surgery or other medical setting.
We will be monitoring the situation and updating our advice and information on a regular basis.
The DfE launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)