As many of you will be aware the government announced last night the closure of schools on Friday and the move for school to provide care for key workers so they can continue to carry out their jobs and for vulnerable pupils. Key workers and vulnerable pupils are currently being defined by the DfE and our school will be following the DfE advise when this is published.
I am sure everyone will appreciate that schools will need to work together to decide how to provide this new provision next week, including the staffing and location of the provision and the activities the children will be provided with. We will contact parents of key workers and vulnerable pupils with further details as plans are made.
We will update any parents of children entitled to free school meals once we know how the National Voucher Scheme works once information is available from the DfE.
Our school does not currently have facilities for care over the Easter holiday.
The children who continue to access the new school provision will need to continue to follow the NHS guidance if they develop a persistent cough or high temperature, including the 14-day self-isolation.
For children who are not at school we have purchased an online platform, Purple Mash, that is accessible from a range of devices which contains work for all areas of the curriculum. The work is marked within Purple Mash which will give your child feedback on how they are being successful. We will make sure you are aware of the logins you require. Teachers will set tasks on a weekly basis and will communicate this to you by email. Teachers will also highlight places where other resources are available.
We all face a difficult period of time and our school continues to play a vital role within our community.
Thank for your continued support