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CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

Covid-19  Latest Government Guidance - Friday 20th March

The government has issued the following general guidance to parents and carers regarding the impending school closures:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Parents and carers are advised to review this guidance alongside specific guidance issued by their school to ensure they are clear about how school provision will operate from Monday 23rd March.

Covid-19 Update - Wednesday 18th March

School Closures from Monday 23rd March Until Further Notice

On Wednesday 18th March, the government confirmed that schools will be closed to the vast majority of pupils from Monday 23rd March until further notice.

However, the announcement indicated that the children of key workers and vulnerable children will be expected to attend their current school from Monday 23rd March, and that schools will remain open to supervise these children for the foreseeable future.

We are currently awaiting a clear definition of key workers, and also how the provision of education to the children of key workers and vulnerable children will operate in practice beyond next week.

We will be contacting parents shortly to gather further information on those in key worker roles and to confirm which pupils are expected to attend school from Monday 23rd.

Summer Examinations Cancelled

The Education Secretary has confirmed that this year’s summer examinations will not take place. We are currently awaiting further information regarding how grades will be awarded and the impact of this decision on pupil’s progression to the next stage of their education, work or training and will provide an update to parents as soon as we have received further information from the government.

More Information

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

The opening hours are 8:00am to 6:00pm (Monday to Friday).

The Young Minds website has lots of useful advice and information for any students who are worrying about COVID-19 and the implications. Visit www.YoungMinds.org.uk

More general Coronavirus advice and information from the Government can be found here