Coronavirus Update 17 March

Dear parents and carers

There have so far been no cases of coronavirus infection of any staff or pupils in school. The Government announced last night it will be giving advice to vulnerable people in the next few days. This advice will probably have significant impact on any decision regarding the temporary closure of schools.

With increasing numbers of children being absent and many of our staff being absent due to childcare issues or precautionary advice, we are taking measures to try to continue as normal as much as possible. Increasing absence rates could be another reason we have to consider the closure of our school. In these circumstances, it may be a decision we are forced to make at short notice. I would advise you to consider what you will do in these circumstances.

We are continuing with our hand-washing, cleaning and all the measures as specified by the health authorities. We have been informed by nurses that children with a dry cough and/or temperature in school must go home and will need to be collected by parents.

We are looking at ways we will be able to keep in touch with children who are off school and will be aiming to keep in touch with children and families on a regular basis. We have also started preparing work to be completed at home, if all of this becomes necessary.

I understand this is a very difficult and worrying time for everyone. If you wish to discuss anything regarding the current situation, please contact us by sending a message to the Corona Virus school app inbox (weduc), by emailing or via phone on 0121 373 4475.

Yours sincerely

Steve Hughes,
Executive Head Teacher