Covid-19 information Page
The information on this page range form very early advice to up-to-date releases from HM Government.
Each day I get sent a number of emails detailing changes, proposals and requirements and I have taken the decision NOT to post all of that on here.
The majority of the information will be sent via Parenthub, in Newsletters, normal letters or put on the 'Latest News' page. This a slimmed-down version f the information sent to me, and hopefully is more useful.
As with anything, if you need us; we are here!
We can't give advice, but we are an ear. We can't predict the future, but we can print things out. We can't make promises as to when it will all end, but we can make a promise to do our very best.
Corona Virus Information Page
This page is dedicated to providing you with as much detail as we can regarding the outbreak of COVID 19.
The page will have Gov information, school-only letters, cluster-wide information as well as anything we feel is useful.
The main two symptoms to look out for are:
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
If you make the decision to keep your child off school, please call us and say that you are self-isolating. This helps us to keep a track of any potential hot-spots in classes.
Also, please call everyday. this may sound unnecessary, but it means we know people are safe.
Do not call us asking for advice. We are a school! We are not medically trained and also do not have the authority to guide you. It is your decision as a parent.
In the event of a closure, please look on Parenthub and your class pages for guidance and learning activities.
We will NOT post activities to do if you are choosing to self-isolate. Teachers are busy teaching in school - we rely on your experience as a parent to keep them busy with the usual things we ask you to do at home.
Plenty of reading, playing outside, Spelling Shed, TT Rockstars, Purple Mash, more playing outside, baking, cleaning, back outside, more reading and cuddles (in a safe and hygienic manner!).
Remote Learning Plan
Many thanks to you for sending back the information that I needed to formulate a Remote Learning Plan.
To be honest, I think that during the first lockdown, we achieved a good balance between paper and online, and helped each other to find the best way forward.
As per Gov guidelines, I have created a more formal plan, and uploaded it.
The major differences are in expectations: We are expected to give ore feedback on the work that the children have been doing and you are expected to get the children to do it!
This will, the event of a lockdown, take a week or two to settle into a rhythm, hence the 10-day plan, but once we are all into the swing of things, then we all need to be pulling in the same direction.
Please take the time to read, and add any comments as needed. The 'Contact me' at the VERY BOTTOM of the page is available.
Updated Information About Opening
From 1st June
The letter below is the latest information about proposed plans for opening. This is based on current guidance and information supplied by DCC and HM Gov.
A Parent's Guide to Opening on 1st June
Please find below the current version of the planned opening actions for 1st June.
This guidance is aimed at the parents of Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 6 and key worker children. However, I feel that the information is useful to everyone to see what is needed to plan for a small group of children in readiness for a potential full opening.
Please DO NOT access the form linked within the document, unless you fall into one of the above groups.
UPDATES SINCE 25-3-2020
Most of the updates have been sent to specific parents/groups, but have been included here for completeness.
Please read any information carefully, to the end, before acting. Some of the calls that we get are about things that are not always relevant to the caller.
Key Worker Access Information 20-30-2020
Letters have gone out tonight for those who informed me of key worker status. If you have not informed me, or have not supplied the correct information, then please remember school is not accessible to your children for the foreseeable future. If ANYTHING changes, please contact school.
Due to the changing nature of the current situation, you may suddenly be thrust into the role of key worker, and need to contact us. Whilst we will endeavour to accommodate as quickly as possible, it may take us a day or two to re-organise rotas and staff to ensure your child’s safety. Please speak to your employer and inform them of this.
If your situation means that you no longer require a place, due to self-isolation, social-distancing or home-working, please inform us ASAP. Staff also have families that are in this situation, and if there is a chance, through smaller ratios, that they too can spend this troubling period with their families, then I would like to offer it.
There may also be a time when it is impossible to offer our services due to illness or other external factors. In this case, I will keep you as up-to-date as possible, and offer alternatives as they are presented to me.
If you are accessing school, then please stick to normal lunchtime arrangements - i.e. bring sandwiches or pay for dinners.
Information will come out as I get it.
Please use the title COVID Q's and I'll know what it's about. For general queries, please ring the Office.