This period has been challenging for everyone, and we hope that you are all adjusting well in these difficult circumstances.
It has been nearly two weeks since the decision was made to close all schools to almost all children. Following this decision, we launched our remote learning system and we are incredibly impressed by the response from our school community. Our young people are clearly working hard to continue with their learning and it is obvious that parents and carers are doing everything they can to provide support.
Please continue to alert us to any issues using the contact details provided in the remote learning guidance documentation on the school’s website.
We have decided to continue opening the school during the Easter Holidays, in line with government guidance. This will include the Good Friday and Easter Monday bank holidays, if it is required.
The guidance from the government is clear:
- Parents should keep their children at home wherever possible, and schools should remain open to provide care for a limited number of children – children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical to the COVID-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.
- Vulnerable children should continue to attend provision, so long as they do not have underlying health conditions that put them at severe risk.
Teachers will not be setting work during the Easter holidays. The two week holiday will give students a well-earned break from their school work and they should only complete any outstanding work if they want to. Students attending school during the Easter holiday will have access to the Study Centre to complete any unfinished work.
To help us to plan provision and avoid bringing staff into school unnecessarily, we would be very grateful if you could let the school office know if you intend to send your child in during the Easter holidays, and in particular on Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Please call the school on 01746 762103 or email email@example.com.