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COVID-19 - latest advice

Open to R, Y1 and Y6 from June 1st

Our schools will open to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children on the 1st of June provided the advice from the DFE remains the same. Parents need to book a place for their children and an electronic form was sent out on Monday. The deadline for completion is midday on Thursday 21st May. We will then allocate a drop off/pick up time to minimise contact between parents. The current guidance for staff is entitled Return to School 1st June 2020 and this explains how we will keep everyone in our care safe. Some key points are:

 

  • Allocated drop off/pick times for parents between 8:30/9:30 and 3:00/4:00.
  • Children will be asked to wash their hands on entry and frequently through the day.
  • Lunch and their own bottles of water will be provided free of charge for all children.
  • Children and staff will need to come in fresh clothes every morning (they will not have to wear uniform).
  • The group of children, teacher and teaching assistant will stay together all day.
  • Each group will have their own allocated play area and will not mix with others.
  • We aim to keep children 2 metres apart all day. 
  • We will continue to offer home learning to children who are not in school.
  • Parents will need to book a place for their child so we know who to expect and can plan accordingly.
  • We will continue to run the Key Worker groups as we have for the past 8 weeks.

Government advice is reviewed daily and updated regularly. For the latest information, advice and guidance, check out 

COVID-19 statement 

We want to reassure you that our primary concern is the protection and wellbeing of everyone here – pupils and staff.

The spread of coronavirus, and how best to tackle it, is of worldwide concern. We are closely following medical advice – all of our procedures are in line with the specific guidance issued by Public Health England.

We continue to keep the situation under review. As far as possible, we aim to ensure continuity of education and pastoral care for our pupils, and will keep you updated on any further developments.

If you  have any specific concerns please let us know and we will do our best to address them.

Helpline

The Department of Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

4/3/20

Yesterday, the Coronavirus action plan was launched. This document sets out what the UK as a whole has done to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next.

The action plan can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

The document includes:

  • what we know about the virus and the disease it causes
  • how we have planned for an infectious disease outbreak, such as the current coronavirus outbreak
  • the actions we have taken so far in response to the current coronavirus outbreak
  • what we are planning to do next, depending upon the course the current coronavirus outbreak takes
  • the role the public can play in supporting this response, now and in the future

Current advice remains in place: No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

The importance of hygiene

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.

 

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

On Monday we 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
Email:
DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:

 

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

 

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