Just a few important announcements for you. Obviously information changes daily at the moment but please read this letter carefully as doing so will help us and your child in the event of school closure.
We are in the hands of the government regarding school closure, unless we end up with so few staff that we can’t operate safely in which I would be forced to make a decision earlier. At present we only have one staff member self-isolating but this could change daily. Mrs Parker as you know is pregnant so will be self-isolating for the foreseeable future. She has been very distressed about this as she didn’t want to leave her class and it all came as a bit of a shock on Monday night. She continues to plan for the class and is in close contact with school. We have staffing for the Jaguars covered for this week and next.
As you can imagine the office staff are very busy making preparations and ensuring the safety of all. If your child is ill or is off school and you have not already informed us about self-isolation then please phone school and report the absence. We have to report to the DFE on absence and have specific codes in relation to absence and self-isolation which the government will no doubt need to collect from us. It is so much easier for us as a school to not have to phone parents to elicit reasons for absence. PLEASE PHONE 0115 9521717 WITH REASONS OF ABSENCE BEFORE 9:30 am.
We will be cancelling all Easter activities including the bouncy castle event and the Easter bonnet parade. We will also be cancelling parents evening for the week after Easter.
Keep safe and thank you for your support.