18 Mar A letter from the chair of Governors
Dear Parents and Carers,
GOVERNORS UPDATE 18 March 2020
I am aware that the school is giving you regular updates on the current situation in relation to Coronavirus (Covid 19). However, I just wanted to contact you on behalf of the Governing Body.
I know that the past couple of weeks have been very unsettling and confusing. The school is currently open as usual, in line with guidelines being issued by the government. As of last Monday evening, if any member of your household has a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath you must all self-isolate for 14 days. If your family is not self-isolating, many of you will be asking yourselves how to keep your children safe. There may well be specific matters relating to your family circumstances which make you decide not to send your children to school. I do understand why you might decide to do that and of course that is your choice. Nonetheless, current government guidance is still stating that all children should be attending school unless they have grounds for self-isolating. It would be reassuring to think this situation will all be over in a week or two, but unfortunately it looks like we will be facing a difficult few months ahead.
The school staff are making plans to deal with the eventuality of the school closing. In the meantime, all staff are working exceedingly hard to make life at school as normal as possible for the children whilst also introducing measures to try and ensure their safety. I was at school yesterday and it was reassuring to see the children running around at playtime having as much fun as they always do.
I also want to say a big thank you to all the staff for working so hard in such difficult circumstances. I am always so impressed by their dedication and now more than ever. Finally, I would like to wish everyone in the school community the best.
Chair of Governors