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Covid 19 Home Learning & Family Support Resources

Dear Parents,

The government has closed primary schools but it has also told schools they must be open for any child who has a parent who is a critical worker and for some children under other criteria. We have many children in school and this is not like it was in the lockdown in March. This is not just the case at our school but is a national issue. The government asked us to remind parents that if they are critical workers they should only send their children in if they cannot have them at home and we have done that. (Please be mindful that some families may have circumstances that you are unaware of.)

Due to the high numbers of children who are in school we have had all our staff in school up to now. This means teachers have been teaching in the day and responding to the children at home after school. We do not anticipate a change to the numbers of children in school so this will continue.

Whilst maintaining our safety measures, keeping the groups in school smaller and supporting our staff who have different personal situations and concerns, we have now worked on a plan to release our teachers for some time away from their groups during the school day so that we can develop our home schooling and home communication further.

Our aim is to:

  1. Add video introductions to lessons on KidBlog using video clips from organisations such as White Rose and Oak Academy and using videos we make ourselves.
  2. Call all our children and families who are at home by Friday 15th
  3. Set up face to face virtual meetings with all families on a regular basis.
  4. Set up pastoral virtual class sessions with the class teacher for the children at home.

We appreciate that this lockdown situation and partial school closure is not ideal for any of you but we want to assure you that we are doing our very best to follow the government’s directives and cater for all our children in the best way possible.

Thank you for your patience and support.

Mrs. Sue Rolfe

Head Teacher