19 Mar Coronavirus Update Thursday 19th March 2020
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE THURSDAY 19th MARCH
You will now be aware that the Education Minister yesterday instructed schools to close after Friday 20th March until further notice.
This will undoubtedly bring some anxiety to members of our school community. Please be reassured that we have been preparing as a school over the past week for this news. You will have received or collected the home learning packs from school. This work has also been uploaded onto the website for you and your children to access. The work we have shared will enable to continue learning at home with your support. We will continue to add to the website over the coming weeks to help support learning at home.
We are not yet in a position to share how we can offer a service to families of key workers as we are waiting for clarity regarding definitions of key workers and circumstances required for the school to offer this service.
If you have any concerns or queries please contact the school admin email address if you feel you require support, help or guidance.
If you suspect you may have symptoms of coronavirus or are worried about the coronavirus you can call 111 or contact 111online for advice and guidance. We have endeavoured to keep children and staff as informed as possible at this time whilst trying to ensure we have a feeling of calm and control at a time of uncertainty.
We will continue to update our families and school community via the school website over the coming days and weeks as information comes to us and circumstances change. We have been looking at the provision we can offer our children eligible for free school meals at what is a very difficult time for many of our families.
We will keep you updated as we also receive guidance from government including regarding distribution of vouchers. We also have access to vouchers for food banks which we will be looking to distribute to our families who will benefit from this support. We urge our school community to follow all official guidance during this epidemic to help keep everyone safe, particularly the most vulnerable amongst us. The measure of our society is how we look after and care for the most vulnerable in challenging times. Finally, thank you to all of our staff team who have been working tirelessly this week more than ever, to manage a difficult situation and to help keep a sense of calm and order.