Emergency Inset School Closure - Tuesday 5th January.
Critical Worker Space Requirements - Parentmail
Following Boris Johnson's announcement earlier this evening the Federation will now be closed to all but children of critical workers. We have taken the decision to move the planned inset day from the end of January forward to tomorrow so please do not send your children to school. This emergency inset will enable staff to prepare online learning for all children which will be available from Wednesday 6th January and will also enable us to identify the children who need to access the critical worker spaces.
With this in mind, if you require a critical worker space please complete one form per child to allow us to plan based on available capacity. Please ensure you complete the form by 12 noon, Tuesday 5th January to enable to us to respond to you by the end of the school day.
Thank for your continued support, please stay safe.
Track and Trace during Christmas break
During the Christmas holiday we need to know if your child tests positive. Please complete the form below if:
Please complete the form as soon as possible as we may need to contact other children/families
The Chief Medical Officer announced on Friday 11th December that from Monday 14th December,
the change to the isolation period for households/contacts of a positive case will change from 14 to 10 days. There is no change to the length of time a person who tested positive needs to isolate for (this is still 10 days).
The staff have been busy ensuring the school is safe and clean in preparation for children in the nursery, Year R and Year 6 to return on Monday 1st June.
Please see below some images from around the school which we hope you will find reassuring.
A video clip is being released to Year R parents via Tapestry today so that the children are familiar with the routine.
Update: 20 April 2020
Please see the link below to the staff video message produced by our very talented Miss Clayton. We hope you enjoy watching. Stay safe and hope to see you all soon.
Please find below a link to a free book explaining Covid-19 and social distancing in a child friendly manner:
With so many children feeling worried and anxious right now, this could help alleviate some of their fears. It has received some wonderful feedback and so we believe it would be useful for so many children.
Day 1 of school closure has seen a number of children experiencing difficulties accessing online work. This is in the main due to unprecedented demand and the websites are struggling to manage however we have been assured that this will be resolved but keep persevering and maybe try logging on at different times of the day.
We have received queries regarding the levels on ReadingEggs, the levels are based on the assessment that children have undertaken. If the work appears to be easier for them you are able to go onto eggspress section for the older years, complete an assessment and it will put you on the right level.
Apologies, all spaces for key worker children have been filled. We have no spaces available in the next two weeks. If you do not receive an email confirming a space please do not attend school in the next two weeks.
If you would like a space after Easter should this situation continue. Please complete the form and we will do our best with the limited resources we have available. With skeleton staff we cannot guarantee any places.
Below is a link for the application for a place after Easter for Critical Workers.
Free School Meals
We have sent a message to parents of children who are currently entitled to benefit related free school meals regarding food vouchers. Please note this is NOT for children in receipt of infant universal free school meals.
Update: 18/3/20 - School Closures
Many of you will have heard the announcement this evening that schools in the UK are to shut from Friday until further notice as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. Schools in England and Wales will close except for looking after the children of key workers and vulnerable children.
Exams will not go ahead in this academic year.
At this point no school has received any additional information to that announced live tonight. We hope that we will get further guidance tomorrow and will update you as soon as we can.
Thank you for your understanding.
Update: 17/3/20 - New guidance for households with symptoms
Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
The symptoms are:
Coronavirus – Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers
The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.
The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting China.
Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at:
Latest information and advice can also be found at:
Advice for parents/guardians
You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.
There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.
We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above.
What action you can take
A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.
Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.
You can do this by: