Coronavirus (COVID-19). Current provision is provided for year one and children of Key Workers.
Update as of Monday 15th June 2020
I hope you and your families are well!
Firstly, a huge well done to the children that have been in school recently. They have been working really hard to follow the new routines and have done an excellent job!
As you can imagine, we are reviewing our routines each day and have considered our risk assessment before reopening to any more year groups. Unfortunately, we are not in a position to be able to open to more than year one children and children of key workers at the moment. We are hoping to be able to open to further year groups soon but cannot guarantee it at this time.
The website will continue to be uploaded with the children’s learning packs so children, who are unable to be in school, receive the same learning resources as those in school. Please continue to check our website for wellbeing resources and PSHE related resources that you may find useful to share with your child.
I will update you as soon as we have more information on any reopening plans.
We hope we can see you all soon but in the meantime, keep safe and look after yourselves.
A story about returning to school
We know that for a lot of children coming back to school will feel very exciting! We cannot wait to see them! However, it may be that there are some worries about coming back to school too. You may wish to share the following story with your children which aims to ease any anxieties or concerns. Back to School: A story about returning to school
Key Worker children
The government has published a list of key workers. However, parents/carers must not assume that the school can accommodate their child. Below, we have attached a form for parents/carers to complete as soon as possible and email to the school office, if they are seeking care for their children during the school closure. We will require evidence of your key worker employment role alongside this.
Before completing this from, please check the the latest Government advice, which can be found here.The government’s advice makes it clear that parents/carers are asked to keep their children at home wherever possible. The fewer children making the journey to school and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect the wider society.
Many thanks for your understanding.
PHE and NHS advice
Given the current climate, we thought you might find it reassuring to know the steps that we are taking to help facilitate everyone’s safety and to assist in the government Delay strategy. To this end then:
- We are using anti-viral wipes to wipe down handles and surfaces three times each day.
- We are encouraging children to wash their hands after going to the toilet and each class teacher has delivered a lesson on how to do this properly.
- We are dispensing antibacterial gel to children’s hands each time they return to a classroom (after going to the toilet and after break and lunchtimes).
- We are dispensing antibacterial gel to children’s hands before they eat.
- Our cleaners have undertaken training in best practice in light of the current Coronavirus outbreak.
- The school has sent a letter to all parents and carers, which can also be read here.
- As a matter of precaution, we asking visitors to sanitise their hands as they visit the school.
With very best wishes,
Beddington Park Primary School