In line with government's advice, our schools are closed for on-site attendance except for vulnerable pupils and the children of critical workers from 5th January 2021 until at least the February half-term holiday (which starts on 15th February 2021).
Schools will be liaising with parents directly regarding arrangements to book a place if for children who are eligible and need to be in school, the provision of remote education, and how to collect Free School Meals hampers / receive vouchers for eligible families .
Contacting our Head Office
We have limited the number of finance and administrative staff working on site to comply with the government direction to work from home where possible.
Our head office is manned Mondays to Thursdays, during school hours, in order to answer phone calls. Emails are monitored daily. We will respond to you as quickly as possible.
What to do if you have symptoms
Parents, pupils and staff with coronavirus symptoms must get tested and must not come to school. Testing is most effective within 3 days of symptoms developing. Everyone with symptoms can be tested and critical workers can access priority testing. To access the government's information about how to book a test, please click here.
To limit the spread of the virus and protect your community, you will need to self-isolate as required by current regulations (available here) and engage with the Track & Trace system.
Resources for parents
Guidance from the Department for Education about "what parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak" is available here.
The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
- phone: 0800 046 8687
- email: DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, and weekends 10am to 4pm.
The latest information and advice from the government for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, including advice on how to protect yourself and others, what to do if you have symptoms (a fever and/or new persistent cough and/or a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste ), and information about employment & financial support is available here.
Employee Assistance Programme
Health Assured, a confidential 24 hour support helpline and online health portal, is available to all our employees and their immediate family. Please click here for more information.