Parents and News updates
Government advice on children's mental health
The UK government has published guidance for parents and carers to support them in thinking about the impact on children's mental health and wellbeing during the current situation. The advice is available on the UK government website and can be accessed via the link here.
Explaining coronavirus to children
Closure from Friday 20th March 2020
As outlined by Boris Johnson on Wednesday 18th March 2020, the school closed on Friday 20th March 2020, until further notice. Once government advice changes, we will notify you as to how we will resume schooling.
The Department for Education website gives the following guidance to schools:
After schools shut their gates on Friday afternoon, they will remain closed until further notice except for children of key workers and vulnerable children, as part of the country’s ongoing response to coronavirus.
Examples of these workers include NHS staff, police and supermarket delivery drivers who need to be able to go to work to support the country’s fight to tackle coronavirus. Vulnerable children include those who have a social worker and those with Education, Health and Care Plans – a legal document that describes a child’s special educational needs and the support they require.
Children who do not fall into these groups should remain at home with appropriate care.
If you feel that you may be eligible for this support as a key worker, please contact us via the school email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and provide us with the following information:
- Your child's name and class
- Your role
- The childcare that is available to you outside of school
- The dates when you are requesting support in school
We will not go ahead with primary school assessments or secondary exams this summer, and we will not be publishing performance tables. (Department for Education)
We will not sit SAT tests this academic year. For Year 6 children, whilst the school is closed, we will continue to focus online on some really key areas of learning so that you are ready for secondary school. We will also ensure that the transition to secondary school is as successful as usual.