Coronavirus Information

Everyone aged five and over in the UK with symptoms can now be tested to confirm if they have the virus.  Follow this link to request a test online:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-for-coronavirus/ask-for-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/?utm_medium=govdelivery&utm_source=email

Please also note, from today, Monday 18th May 2020 the Government has amended Coronavirus symptoms to be:
 
  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia) 
If you show any of these symptoms then you should self isolate for 7 days and any of your household members should self isolate for 14 days.

24th April 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

We hope you are all well and managing in this difficult time. It has been 5 weeks since schools closed and as we spend more and more time at home we know how challenging things can be.

 

From next Monday, 27th April, we want to begin making contact with you all to see how you are getting on. We feel it is important we don't lose contact with our families so we will make a call to each family, once every 2 weeks.

 

You may get a call early in the week or a bit later - depending on where you are on the list! Please don't worry if you see a blocked or private number as staff may call using their own phone.

 

The member of staff calling you could be a teacher, a teaching assistant or member of our admin team. It would be great to speak with the children if possible and see how they are doing with their home learning.

 

If you have more than one child in school, we will only call you once! If you currently receive a phone call, we will not call you more than the once!

 

Again I hope you are able to stay safe and I wish you well.

 

Looking forward to future contact!

 

Yours sincerely,

  

Mrs G Grainger

Headteacher

 

Please click on the link below for the latest information for parents and carers about the closure of schools following the coronavirus outbreak:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Thursday 19th March

 

At 5.15pm yesterday, the Secretary of State for Education gave a public statement that all state-funded schools in England would be closed from the end of the school day on Friday.

Having indicated that all schools would be closed, he then indicated that they would be expected to remain open for the children of key workers and for those in various vulnerable categories – providing a safe place and access to meals. We are expecting a definition of ‘key worker’ today from the Cabinet Office. It will take time to determine the nature of this provision.

Although we have been anticipating such an announcement, and prepared for various scenarios, the limited details so far released raise considerably more questions than answers. You will all have your own legitimate concerns and queries.

The Secretary of State gave no undertaking that schools would be expected to sustain a pattern of normal learning during the closure; rather that any available staff would be expected to support other frontline efforts. Our school response is yet to be determined.

I will be working with my senior leadership colleagues, and all staff, to clarify as best we can what this announcement means for the school, for our pupils and for you. I anticipate providing more details later today and/or tomorrow.  Although school will be making contact today to ascertain possible key worker’s children and those who are vulnerable.

Thank you for your support and for your patience in the meantime.

For the next two days, pupil attendance is expected to continue as normal within the COVID-19 Public Health England guidance.

CHANGES TO CALENDAR EVENTS

 

Thursday 2nd April - KS2 Easter Service - Cancelled 

Friday 3rd April EYFS & KS1 Service - Cancelled

11th - 14th May 2020 KS1 and KS2 SATS  - Cancelled

 

 

Monday 23rd March  Beech Class Parent Lunch - Postponed 

 Friday 27th March Quiz Night - Postponed 

Tuesday 31st March Year 3 Mathematics Mastery Workshop - Postponed