Urgent Covid-19 Update
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Urgent - Covid-19 Update
The Government has this evening announced that, on the advice of its medical and scientific experts, all schools will now begin the term under remote learning. This is in order to help minimise the transmission of the virus even though the risk to young people remains very small.
Therefore, as a result of this, we will be providing all pupils with a full online curriculum and lessons which will be available from Wednesday 6th January. As you will understand, the announcement of the full Lockdown has only been made this evening and with very little warning, so we are moving very quickly to provide a full timetable but it may take us a day to have everything completely in place. to this end the school will be closed to all pupils on Tuesday 5th January and the day will be an INSET day for all staff.
The children of key workers and those who are deemed vulnerable will be able to continue to come to school from Wednesday 6th of January.
Those pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals will be sent vouchers to cover these for this week and we will let you know as soon as possible about what will be provided in future weeks.
If your family’s circumstances have changed since the summer term or you are new to the school and your child falls into these categories, please do contact the school office by midday Tuesday 5th January so that we can add them to the list of pupils who are able to attend.
These are obviously challenging times for the country as a whole with cases of Covid-19 rising both locally and nationally. Our priority at all times, however, is to do everything we can to ensure each pupil receives as full and normal a curriculum as possible at home so we can continue to minimise the disruption that the pandemic causes to their education.
It is vital that all pupils continue their learning and do access their online provision every day. I appreciate the additional responsibility this places on parents and I thank you in advance for your support and cooperation in doing so.
We will keep you updated regularly during the coming days and weeks.
Thank you in advance for your assistance and support for your child in their education during these times.