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Dear Parents/Carers

 

Following the Government announcement for a further national lock down to begin from: Tuesday 5th January.

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

People in all of England and most of Scotland must now stay at home except for a handful of permitted reasons, as new lock downs begin in both nations.

Schools have closed to most pupils in England

This means that all schools will be closed to pupils until the February half term. We will remain open for children of critical workers and vulnerable children. If you believe that you qualify as a critical worker, please contact the school office on 0208 9523272.

As a staff we are extremely saddened that this has had to happen as we care deeply about all of your children and you as families. However, we do understand the necessity for this to happen at such an unprecedented and uncertain time.

While we know that this may cause difficulties for many of our families, we assure you that we will do our best to maintain good communication with all of you and regular contact. We feel that this is exceedingly important for all of our children and families, and for us as staff. Regular messages and updates are sent via the parent app. It is important that you download this onto your phone and check it regularly.

The expectations from the Government and the Department of Education during the period of school closure, is that learning will continue at home. We spent a great deal of time setting up Google Classroom during the Autumn term, ensuring all pupils were confidently able to use this. We have included a parent ‘how to’ guide which is located on your child’s Google Classroom home page.  It is expected that ALL pupils access Google Classroom during the school day and complete and ‘turn in’ their work at the end of each lesson.

Support will continue to be provided by the Class Teachers for the duration of the period that the school is closed and support will also be available for all parents/carers via email and phone correspondence when required.

It’s a tricky time and we know you’re worried about the impact this might have on your child and our community. It’s important we keep each other safe by staying at home as much as possible.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Regards

 

Mrs S Crick