Key Worker Information Needed
19th March 2020
19th March 2020
Re: Coronavirus update – school closure to most pupils
Following on from the last update, we are now writing to let you know that we have now been instructed to close the school to almost all children after this Friday until further notice.
As advised by the government, we will do all we can to stay open for the children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, others in frontline services) and children with certain needs.
We are waiting for the government to publish more information on what this means, but it would help us in the meantime if you could let us know if you think your child may fall into one of these categories. Please contact us by email to the school email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s name and year group. It would also be useful for us if you could explain your key role. We will be in touch again as soon as we are sure whom this does apply to.
All other children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday onwards.
Please note that this is a national closure – as you may have heard in the news – so while it is a challenging situation, we are not alone. We will re-open fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by email and the website.
What we’ll continue doing while your child is at home
Your child’s learning is of course important to us, so we’ll continue to help your child to learn.
Each teacher will continue to put work on their class page on the website. This should be checked daily.
Children in Key Stage One should do some work each school day and will need adult or older sibling support. Children in Key Stage Two should be aiming to work for between 3 -5 hours a school day. They should work independently but will require an adult to oversee and feedback on what they have done.
You will be able to contact teachers using their work email. These are all on the website.
If your child usually receives free school meals we will also be in touch with more information about how we will continue to provide this, with support from a scheme that the government has just announced.
We will no longer be carrying out any of the usual school events and activities and will have to postpone
Breakfast or after-school clubs (although cover will be provided for those children of Key Workers and others who require support)
Year One, Two, Four and Six external assessment tests.
This is as much as we know right now and we appreciate your continued patience with as we deal with this ever-changing situation. We understand that this latest news will have an impact on you and your family and it is far from ideal, but we’ll continue to keep in touch with any updates as the situation develops.
If you want to get in touch to share any concerns, please do not hesitate to do so via the school office or directly to Mrs Fuller (Key Stage One) or Mr Wood (Key Stage Two). Miss McGann is currently self-isolating, but is expecting to return to work on Tuesday. We are in contact with her.
And remember: if you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next, please use NHS 111 online.
Thank you again for your continued support, and we will be in touch with more information when we can.
Twiss Green School