5th January National Lockdown Arrangements
As you will be aware, the Prime Minister has announced a new national lockdown because of rising infection rates of Covid-19. As part of the lockdown, all primary schools, secondary schools and colleges in England, including our school, are to be closed from 5th January 2021 until at least the end of half term in February, except for children of key workers or vulnerable children.
The Prime Minister also announced that “not all exams” would go ahead as normal this year and that there would be alternative arrangements. He said the Government would set out further details on this at a later date, and when that information is announced, we will update parents of students due to take exams this year.
If you or your partner is a key worker, or if your child is classed as vulnerable, then the school will remain open, as now, and we look forward to continuing to see them in school.
As you know, we have worked incredibly hard since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 to keep our school as safe as possible, and I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the safety measures in place at our school:
- All students and staff must wear a face covering in communal areas, unless exempt
- Everyone is expected to remain in their allocated bubbles
- Students are encouraged to wash their hands regularly throughout the day
Please note we are aiming to have windows open in classrooms for ventilation. As the cold days have returned, and with the need for ventilation in mind, pupils may need a few more layers of clothing.
For all other pupils, our school is closed until at least the end of the February half-term. High-quality remote learning will be provided to make sure they continue to receive a consistent education. We know that this places pressure on you at a difficult time but your support in helping your child engage with remote learning as much as possible is so important and we are very grateful for it.
A letter has been sent to parent/carers with details of the remote learning plan including a timetable of on-line lessons for their child.
We will continue to stay in touch with you on this matter, and about your child’s education. However, do let me know if you have any questions or if you require any support relating to these new arrangements. If so, please contact Mrs Corsie, Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning on email firstname.lastname@example.org.