I hope you and your families are keeping well.
Unfortunately, we had to send bubbles (classes) home this week since we had separate confirmed cases of covid-19. I understand that the number of cases may be a concern to parents however we are meticulously following our Risk Assessment to minimise the risk of transmission in the school. Our risk assessment can be found on our website.
We were informed of the confirmed cases just after 8am. We then had to inform families as they arrived for school that classes would be closed. I understand that this can make things difficult in terms of work etc however I must follow the Department for Education and Public Health England advice.
We have ensured that we have continued to develop our remote learning policy and practice this term. If a class bubble is sent home they are now expected to ‘register’ each morning with the teacher. This also gives the teacher the opportunity to talk through the learning for the day. The teacher will ensure the day’s learning is posted every morning this will include some recorded lessons. Children are expected to upload some of their learning to google classroom for the teacher to assess. It is also important that children continue to read daily, this enables them to develop fluency, stamina and build vocabulary. Books will continue to be allocated through Bug Club.
We understand that some families may not have a device to access the learning and we do have a small number of devices to loan to families for the period of self-isolation.
This continues to be a challenging time, but I strongly feel that we can continue to work together to do the very best for our children. As always if you have any concerns, questions etc I am at the gate most mornings and members of SLT are available in the Quad. You can also email the Senior Leadership Team through the learning email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again for your continued support.