17th March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

As we are living in very challenging circumstances, please expect changes to the normal running of school, maybe at short notice. We have staff who are unwell or self isolating and as anticipated, lots of absent children. To ensure that we can provide adults in front of classes we may have to put classes together or rearrange staff to take classes they do not normally cover. Some children may find these changes distressing but without these continuity measures we would not be able to remain open.

We are working hard to make sure children are informed in a child friendly way and that we keep as calm as possible.

Below is a message from Steve Reddy, Director of Children and Young People’s Services.

Dear children, young people, parents/carers and families,

Following my letter yesterday the government has now announced a number of additional measures.

 It is important that we all continue to follow the guidance set out by the Government and DfE and make the necessary changes.

 Whilst schools remain open some planned activities will inevitably be cancelled. Schools may well restrict all but essential visitors on to the site.

 We will be speaking to Public Health England to consider the implications for children and staff with significant health needs.

 Anyone who has high temperature/fever and/or new persistant cough will be required to self-isolate at home for 14 days along with anyone in their household.

We are very grateful for the continued support of all school staff, children, young people and families as we manage these difficult times.

It is important that we continue to work together and support one another.

Thank you for your understanding at this uncertain time.

Yours sincerely

Mrs M Walsh


Corona 17-03