Confirmation of School Closure
19 March 2020
Confirmation of school closure
Following yesterday’s announcement by the government, you will be aware that from Monday 23 March 2020, the school will be closed for all students except for the following:
- Vulnerable students: defined as students with an Education Health Care Plan and or with social worker support.
- Students whose parents are key workers. At the time of writing we are yet to receive a definitive list of key workers, which will be published later today. Examples of these workers include: NHS staff, police and supermarket delivery drivers, however there could be others. Once we receive guidance on this we will publish it in full.
If you fall into either category and you would like your child to continue to attend school, please email email@example.com. by 11am Friday morning confirming your child’s name and your occupation so that we can plan for adequate provision for next week. Only children of parents who fall within the above criteria will be allowed to attend school.
All other children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday 23 March 2020 onwards.
Please note that this is a national closure, so while it is a challenging situation, we are not alone. We will re-open fully as soon as we are in a position to do so, following relevant advice. Updates will be shared with you via our website, social media and email.
What we will continue to offer whilst your child is at home?
Your child’s learning is important to us, so we will continue to help your child to learn. With effect from Monday 23 March 2020, a learning platform called Microsoft Teams will be available for your child to access work which has been set by teachers. Students are encouraged to follow the online daily learning plan in order to progress with their learning.
Full instructions for accessing Mircosoft Teams will be published on our school website and social media, along with a list of educational websites.
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. A hot lunch will be available for all children who continue to attend school each day.
If you have any safeguarding concerns regarding your child during this difficult period, please do not hesitate to contact us on the above number or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your continued patience as we deal with this ever-changing situation. We understand that this latest news will have an impact on you and your family and therefore we will continue to keep in touch with you regarding any updates as the situation develops. Further details will be provided over the forthcoming days.
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.
Mr Lee Barber