Dear Parents and Carers,
Following the change of advice and action from Government late yesterday afternoon we are sending this information out as early as possible today. Every day we receive an update from the DfE regarding COVID-19 which we are keeping a close eye on, as well as advice and guidance which has been issued by our Trust and at county level.
I am sure you are aware, the rules about the length of time you need to stay at home for have changed. If one person in your family is taken ill with a temperature or a cough, ALL of your family need to stay at home for 14 days.
The school remains open. We have not received any direction to close, indeed yesterday the Prime Minister said clearly that he wants schools to be open. We have the necessary staffing levels to be open at the moment.
The Department for Education and Public Health England have issued updated guidance for education settings on COVID-19.
What you need to know:
Information from the NHS
The information below can be taken found at
Who should stay at home?
Stay at home if you have either:
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you are staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you are staying at home.
If needing to stay at home, how long is this for?
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
How can we avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)?
Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading. It is particularly important for people who:
There are a number of meetings and discussions taking place this morning at School, within the Trust and at county level. We will continue to deal with this fast-moving situation by putting the health and well-being of our children, their families and our staff team at the centre of all we do. Schools always have emergency and contingency plans and we are adapting ours in response to information as we receive it. We will proceed calmly with our carefully considered approach to this worrying time. We will be calm round the children and shield them from unnecessary worry and speculation. We will endeavour to keep you informed of any updates and changes as they happen.
We are thankful for the support of parents and carers during these difficult times.
Mrs L. Turner
Interim Deputy Headteacher