UPDATE 19th June
IMPORTANT - SCHOOL RE-OPENED FOR KEY WORKER/ VULNERABLE CONFIRMED PLACES ONLY
What a wet week it has been! Supporting the Pods has proven a little more challenging in the wet weather - particularly when we lost our internet on Friday morning! Staff, once again, have coped admirably and kept the smiles on their faces! Hopefully, you are keeping up with events in school through our new 'Pod Pages' on the Class Pages section. Here you can see photos and clips of the team in school and get a flavour of current school life - such that it is.
Whilst the current guidance around social distancing and increased hygiene measures remains unchanged, we sadly have no capacity to open up to any more groups. We do, however, still have some very limited places for key worker and vulnerable pupils, so please contact the office should your situation change and you find yourself needing a place - we will do our very best to accommodate this. Please be aware that, if we reach capacity and receive further requests from key worker / vulnerable families then we may have to implement a system of prioritisation for places.
You will no doubt have seen the headlines regarding catch-up tuition funding for next year. We await further details on this in school and will be in touch when we know more about this.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS PROVISION
We welcomed the news this week that Marcus Rashford's campaign helped to bring about a change of approach from the government on continuing the voucher scheme throughout the summer break. Mrs Sibson continues to manage Free School Meals vouchers for those families who are entitled to these and is looking into ordering these for the summer holiday. Please be aware that children returning to school and choosing a school provided packed-lunch, will no longer receive the vouchers.
Have a lovely weekend one and all!
Important Contact Infomation
We politely request that you only contact us by telephone if really urgent and that you use the text and email service as a first point of contact. We are checking these continually throughout the day and are picking up messages. We may not be able to respond individually, but rest assured that your messages are getting through. It is very important that we keep the phone line free to deal with emergencies should they arise. Thank you.
firstname.lastname@example.org - to contact teachers regarding home-based learning support
email@example.com - for all other enquiries
The DfE have established a helpline for issues around coronavirus:
Phone - 0800 046 8687
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. If you have any concerns about a child or young person in our community then please contact
Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership 01629 533190
The NSPCC on 0808 800 5000
Community Update for South Derbyshire. For support with financial queries, food banks, mental health etc.
The NHS advice that we are following is:
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
How long to stay at home
- if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
- if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.