Dear Parents and Carers,
We are, understandably, receiving a lot of questions and concerns about Coronavirus and its impact on school and the children. I am writing to update you as to what we are doing and the contingency in the event of closure.
At the time of writing, the school remains open and all children are expected to attend. We continue to receive daily briefing emails from the Department for Education and we are following all advice given. School will remain open until we are advised otherwise.
As the UK government moves to the ‘delay’ phase of its plan to tackle coronavirus, anyone with a new persistent cough or high temperature, including children are now advised to self-isolate for seven days, even if the symptoms are mild.
However, the situation in the news is developing rapidly; last week the Republic of Ireland closed all schools, and it is therefore, possible that school will be forced to close in the near future.
In the event of school closure, it will probably be obvious from the news that we are closed, but we will send a text message and we will put a message on our website. We will keep you updated throughout any period of closure.
You will be advised of homework for your child which will include being able to log in to software such as Purple Mash as well as other things.
If we do have to close, when we return, we will look at the work that has been done, but we will not be able to mark it or give detailed feedback. We are relying on you to give feedback to your child on the work they do during any closure.
I would like to reiterate that we are following all advice given and our first priority, as always, is the well-being of the children.
Thank you for your support in challenging times.
Mrs D Fance
Heath Mount Primary