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UPDATE 1/4/20 - Happy April!

IMPORTANT - SCHOOL REMAINS CLOSED TO ALL PUPILS

Rosliston continues to be pleased to offer emergency childcare provision for key workers and vulnerable pupils  in conjunction with Coton-in-the-Elms Primary School @ The Nest - the old Sure Start centre.  We are delighted to be working closely with the staff team from Coton - an unexpected silver-lining!

 

EMERGENCY CHILDCARE FOR KEY WORKERS - HOW TO BOOK

If you are a key worker family and require emergency childcare, then you will need to book places in advance.  It is vital that we have numbers in advance in order to ensure that we have adequate adult supervision, whilst also minimising the number of staff coming together and decreasing the risk of infection for all.  

 

The booking form for the Easter holiday is now closed.  If you urgently need this provision then please contact Coton school office direct on 01283 761361.  Thank you.  Please note - there is no provision available for Good Friday or Easter Monday.

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS PROVISION

We are in the process of setting up the voucher scheme to be redeemed directly with the supermarkets.  We will be contacting the relevant families by Friday to let you know how this will work. In the meantime, families whose children are entitled to free school meals can order a packed lunch with a choice of cheese, tuna, egg mayo or plain buttered roll.  Please text or email your order in advance, by 11am, for lunch for the next day.  You will need to collect this from The Nest at Coton-in-the-Elms CE Primary School - they are available for collection from 12pm.

 

STAYING IN TOUCH

If you need to contact us, please do so by text and email - office@rosliston.derbyshire.sch.uk. There may be periods of time when we will be unable to staff the office to receive telephone calls.  We will continue to use the website to share information, messages and activities for the children.  You can use the query forms on the class pages to ask questions if you need support with your child's home learning.

 

Wishing you all a continued pleasant lockdown!  Stay safe, well and happy :)

UPDATE 25/3/20

IMPORTANT - SCHOOL CLOSED TO ALL PUPILS FROM WEDS 25TH MARCH

Whilst we intially remained open to provide emergency childcare for families with key workers, we have taken the decision to close Rosliston and offer this provision in conjunction with Coton-in-the-Elms Primary School from The Nest - the old Sure Start centre.  We are delighted to be working closely with the staff team from Coton - an unexpected silver-lining!

 

EMERGENCY CHILDCARE FOR KEY WORKERS - HOW TO BOOK

If you are a key worker family and require emergency childcare, then you will need to book places for the following week in advance using the Survey Monkey booking forms (link below).  It is vital that we have numbers in advance in order to ensure that we have adequate adult supervision, whilst also minimising the number of staff coming together and decreasing the risk of infection for all.  

 

Please complete the booking form for 30/3/20 - 3/4/20 by 5pm Thursday 26th March.

 

EASTER EMERGENCY CHILDCARE FOR KEY WORKERS

In conjunction with Coton, we are hoping to be able to continue this provision during the Easter school holiday - except for Good Friday (10/4/20) and Easter Monday (13/4/20) when both schools will be closed to all pupils.

 

Please complete the Easter booking form below by 5pm Monday 30th March

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS PROVISION

We are still trying to clarify the supermarket voucher scheme that the government are planning to implement - watch this space for more information!  In the meantime, families whose children are entitled to free school meals can order a packed lunch with a choice of cheese, tuna, egg mayo or plain buttered roll.  Please text or email your order in advance, by 11am, for lunch for the next day.  You will need to collect this from The Nest at Coton-in-the-Elms CE Primary School - they are available for collection from 12pm.

 

If you need to contact us, please do so by text and email - office@rosliston.derbyshire.sch.uk. There may be periods of time when we will be unable to staff the office to receive telephone calls.  We will continue to use the website to share information, messages and activities for the children.  You can use the query forms on the class pages to ask questions if you need support with your child's home learning.

 

Many thanks for your continued support and understanding.  Sending you all our best wishes.

 

IMPORTANT - SCHOOL CLOSED TO ALL PUPILS FROM WEDS 25TH MARCH

 

Whilst so far this week we have remained open to provide emergency childcare for families with key workers, we have taken the decision to close Rosliston and offer this provision in conjunction with Coton-in-the-Elms Primary School.

 

We have found that the numbers of families requesting this provision has been extremely low, as most parents/carers have been able to keep their children at home - in-line with the current guidance from the government.  Thank you for your support with this.

 

If you are a key worker family and require emergency childcare then please use the Survey Monkey booking form (link below) to book a place in advance.  It is vital that we have numbers in advance in order to ensure that we have adequate adult supervision, whilst also minimising the number of staff coming together and decreasing the risk of infection for all.

 

A booking form for next week will be posted on Wednesday 25th.

 

If you need to contact us, please do so by text and email - office@rosliston.derbyshire.sch.uk. There may be periods of time when we will be unable to staff the office to receive telephone calls.  We will continue to use the website to share information, messages and activities for the children.  You can use the query forms on the class pages to ask questions if you need support with your child's home learning.

 

Many thanks for your continued support and understanding.  Sending you all our best wishes.

Update 23/3/20

 

We hope that you all had a restful and healthy weekend!  We have been working on improving how we can gather information about the children who will be coming to school for key worker emergency childcare provision.  Please complete the online survey to let us know, for the rest of this week, which children will be with us.  Follow link below.  We will post next week's dates on Wednesday.

 

We are continuing to review the provision that we currently have in place based on numbers.  This remains subject to change at short notice.

 

Thanks for your help and understanding.

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Parents Who are Critical Workers

Please consider very carefully if you need school to provide care for your children from Monday.  The guidance from the government (see link below) is:

 

"Many parents working in these critical sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be."

 

The aim of school closure is to restrict the numbers of pupils and adults gathering in one place together.  We are being guided to try to ensure that we do not exceed 20% of our school population still attending, otherwise the approach will not work.

 

We know that it is a big ask - but we need everyone who can look after their children to do so.  If we are asked to provide care for too many children then we will have to start to prioritise places to keep our numbers low enough to enable effective social distancing.

 

Please be aware that the provision that will be in place for the children in school will focus primarily on care.  We will support the children in completing the same learning resources and activities that the children at home will have access to, but there will not be formal lessons taking place.  Provision for all of our pupils, whether at home or attending school should be equitable during this uncertain period.

 

We are all being asked to make sacrifices during this time and we thank you sincerely for your support with this.

 

Covid-19 Latest Update (20/3/20)

 

Once again, 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.

 

You may well have seen that the government published the confirmed list of key workers last night.  If you haven't already done so, please confirm either yes or no via text or email if you fall into any of these categories.  If you had already confirmed, please double-check the final list to ensure that your response is still accurate.

 

The list has been grouped into 8 categories.

 

Health and social care
Includes frontline health and social care staff - such as doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, as well as support and specialist staff in the health and social care sector. In addition, those working in supply chains, including producers and distributors of medicines and personal protective equipment, are included.

 

Education and childcare
Includes nursery, teaching staff and social workers, as the department said these workers are required to deliver their plans.

 

Key public services
Those required to run the justice system, religious staff, as well as those responsible for managing the deceased and journalists providing public service broadcasting are on the list.

 

Local and national government
The list "only includes administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services", including payment of benefits.

 

Food and other necessary goods
Includes those involved in the production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery of food.

 

Public safety and national security
Police, support staff, Ministry of Defence civilian staff and armed forces personnel are on the list, along with fire and rescue staff, as well as those responsible for border security, prison and probation staff.

 

Transport
Includes those who will keep "air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response".

 

Utilities, communication and financial services
Staff required to keep oil, gas, electricity, water and sewerage operations running are on the list, along with those in the civil nuclear, chemical and telecommunications sectors. Those in postal services and working to provide essential financial services provision are also included.

 

Thank you again for your kind words and offers of support.

Team Ros

Covid19 Latest Information (19/3/20)

As I'm sure you can appreciate, we are currently working in close consultation with Derbyshire County Council to try and forward plan following the government's announcement yesterday.  At present, we are unable to clarify exactly what measures will be put in place for the children of key workers and vulnerable children, so we appreciate your patience whilst we work through the process of organising this.  We are asking parents/carers to let us know as soon as you can if you are a key worker - at this stage the purpose being to establish an idea of exactly how many children will need continued care from Monday.  Again, we cannot outline exactly what this will  look like just yet, but we are exploring a number of options with Derbyshire County Council.

 

Whilst we are still awaiting final confirmation from the government of the key worker list.  Here is an idea of some of the professions that may be on that list:

 

  • Armed Forces Personnel
  • Firefighters and other related staff in the Fire and Rescue Services
  • Local Authority staff (some qualify such as Environmental Health Officers etc)
  • NHS workers involved in clinical work such as doctors, nurses, paramedics, ambulance drivers
  • Police officers, including Community Support Officers and some civilian staff
  • Prison Service Staff and Probation Service Staff
  • Social Workers, Educational Psychologists and Therapists employed by Local Authorities or NHS
  • Teachers and Nursery Nurses
  • Delivery drivers working for a food provider or health care services
  • Carers working in the local community

 

Please contact us via Teachers2Parent text or email office@rosliston.derbyshire.sch.uk if you fall into the key worker category and will require ongoing childcare.

 

Thank you

 

(updated 18/3/2020)


This evening has brought a key announcement from the government on its strategy for schools for the foreseeable future.  There is much to digest and we are awaiting further, and hopefully more detailed, clarification on this.  

 

We will keep you as up to date on the unfolding situation as we can via the website, our parent texts and letters (which are copied onto the website under ‘Newsletters’ tab).  As I’m sure you can appreciate, we have a challenging and busy few days ahead of us.  Please help us to work as efficiently as we can by avoiding any non-urgent communication.  As I say, we will endeavour to get information out to you as quickly as we can.

 

I would like to thank the staff team for all of their hard work and dedication to date, and to the governors and parents for your ongoing support and understanding.  This is a challenging time, but our fantastic community has everything necessary to work together to achieve the best possible outcomes.

 

Thank you,

Mrs Mitchell

 

 

17/3/20

 

The NHS latest 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.

Source www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Please help our school community by keeping us fully informed should your child, or any member of your household, be experiencing either symptom, and by ensuring that you follow this guidance and keep them at home for the specified time frame.

 

We continue to receive daily updates from the DfE and are following the advice being shared by all relevant agencies.  At present, there has been no change communicated to the advice that school continues as normal.  We will, of course, inform you straight away should that situation change. 
 

In the meantime, we continue to be extra vigilant around cleaning and personal hygiene - as is always good practice.  Please help us by taking the time to reinforce the messages with your children around hand washing and covering mouths and noses when sneezing or coughing, in an age-appropriate way. There are a number of resources becoming available online that can support you with this, such as songs and rhymes - we don’t wish to scare the children, but these are important messages to share with them.  

 

The DfE have established a helpline for issues around coronavirus:

Phone - 0800 046 8687

Email - DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

 

We appreciate that the new guidance on isolation will have a significant impact on families, but we all need to work together and follow the advice that is being issued in order to have the best chance of counteracting the effects of this virus.

 

Many thanks for your continued support.

Team Ros

 

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