Half-term Update | 22nd October 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

As we get ready to start the half term, I wanted to share a few messages with you to try to help us all to stay safe and protect those around us.

It’s been a difficult half term. I think we are all starting to see how real this virus is as we hear about more and more cases within our local community.

It is more important than ever to follow the government guidance and keep to the “Hands, Face, Space” advice.

If you or your family begin with any symptoms over the holiday, please get tested straight away. (Test telephone number – 119) The whole family/ household must isolate for 14 days or until you get a negative test result.

If isolating, please stay at home at all times. Do not leave the house for any reason and do not allow your children to go out to play, unless in their own garden.

If anyone in your household tests positive, the rest of the household must isolate for 14 days.

We are asking parents to inform us of any positive cases, including over the half term. Please let us know by replying to your most recent text on the school text service. (07786201172). We may not see this straight away over a holiday but it will help us to know.

As cases rise, we will start to see more cases within our school. When this happens, please can we remember to treat people kindly and not name pupils or staff over social media etc. This could make people feel very uncomfortable and is an invasion of their privacy. Please talk to your children about this too.

We have just heard that we will now be entering Tier 2 locally. Please follow the guidance for this which is available on the government website gov.uk.

We will be reviewing our risk assessments as things change. Until then, we would encourage parents to wear a mask or visor when on the school site as an added precaution. Despite all of this, it is very important to try to enjoy the half term break with your families. Have some fun and enjoy some time together.

Take care and we will see you on Monday 2nd November.

Stay safe.

Mrs Broadhurst

Headteacher