17th March 2020
Firstly, may we thank you all for your ongoing support with regards to managing the safety of your children as they continue to attend school in the current health crisis. As a school we are guided by governmental advice and thus far our actions have been directed by the latest advice. We have consulted the various helplines over the last few weeks to ensure we make timely and correct decisions with regard to the well-being of your children and the wider community.
The government advice changed yesterday and I am sure you are all keeping up with the latest news but it is perhaps worth re-iterating the latest advice –
In light of the above advice we are advising that if your child has any of the symptoms above, they should not be in school or return to school within 14 days. Furthermore, if a family member in the household has any of the symptoms, your child should also stay at home for 14 days.
In an attempt to reduce the number of people entering the school building and to maintain the safety and well-being of our school community, we have made a decision to postpone or cancel a number of events in school, as follows:
It is, of course, possible that school closures will be ordered by the government at some point over the next few weeks. We hope to avoid this eventuality but we can assure you that plans are in place to set work for pupils if this situation arises.
So we can keep you informed of any further updates that we receive as a school, please make sure that all your contact details are up-to-date with the school office.
I would like to thank you, on behalf of the staff, for your continued support especially at this very difficult time for us all.