Coronavirus update – school closure to most pupils
Following on from my last update, I’m now writing to let you know that we have now been instructed to close the school to ‘most pupils’ after this Friday until further notice.
As advised by the government, we will do all we can to stay open for the children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, others in frontline services and some delivery drivers) and those with a designated social worker or an EHCP (Education, Heath & Care Plan).
We will only be able to give this provision if we continue to have staffing levels to do so. If students in the aforementioned categories can be left at home safely, they should be in order to avoid unnecessary social contact for both them and staff.
It is essential that you let us know if you think your child may fall into one of these categories. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible (at the latest 9am Friday 20th March 2020) with your name, your child’s name, and which of the categories the student falls in to. It would be extremely useful if you could also confirm whether you will be accessing the on-site provision while the school is closed.
There will be a further update on how to access the school provision from Monday for these students through the usual channels.
All other children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday onwards.
Staff will set work for students to complete at home the using Show My Homework platform. Students are all familiar with how to access this, and the College’s homework calendar can be found here: https://lutterworth.satchelone.com/school/homeworks/calendar.
Please note that this is a national closure – as you may have heard in the news – so while it is a challenging situation, we are not alone. We will re-open fully as soon as we can and ask that you keep checking our website and social media for further updates.
This is as much as we know right now and we appreciate your continued patience as we deal with this ever-changing situation. We understand that this latest news will have an impact on you and your family and it’s far from ideal, but we’ll continue to keep in touch with any updates as the situation develops.
Any parents receiving Free School Meals for their children should email their child’s name, the name of the parents/carers, the name on the account, sort code and account number to email@example.com if you haven’t done so already.
And remember: if you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next, please use NHS 111 online.
Thank you again for your continued support, and we will be in touch with more information when we can.
With best wishes,