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Covid-19 update

Dear Parents and Carers,

These are challenging times and we know that many of you will be worried about the current situation.  At this moment we have been told that schools will stay open.

As I write this letter, the children are happily playing in the playground and continuing their school lessons as normal.  Thank you for keeping a sense of calm around them and doing all you can to reassure them we will be okay, as it is important children feel safe and secure.  If you are stressed around them then they will be too. 

I want you to know that my aim is to be as transparent as possible with you given the information that we have (which is not much) and to lead with compassion and understanding during this time. 

In light of this, I have written down what we are doing at St Peter’s and the steps we have put in place here.  I have also added what we expect from all of you, to help make sure our school community keeps safe and calm.

We’d like to reassure you that at St Peter’s we’re taking all of the necessary steps to protect our community and are continuing to follow official guidance from the government and local authority.

 

What’s the current situation?

  • The school remains open – this is the current official guidance we’ve been given
  • Pupils should attend unless they feel unwell – if your child has any of the following symptoms they should remain at home for 7 days:
  • a new, continuous cough and/or
  • a temperature
  • If your child is unwell, report this as you would normally by ringing the school 0207 186 0082 or emailing the school at office@stpeterscm.co.uk
  • We have made the decision that we will be cancelling all trips at this moment including swimming at the Moberly. 
  • All whole school events will not be going ahead such as class and school assemblies, the talent show, PTA Eggzhibition etc.  
  • We’ll keep you up to date with any changes to the current situation

 

What we’re doing to protect and support pupils and staff

  • If your child becomes ill at school we will contact you and ask that you pick your child up.
  • We are having a deep clean of the school over Easter but in the meantime we are disinfecting door handles, school equipment and tables etc. to keep the place as clean as possible
  • Enforcing hand-washing on a regular basis
  • Lessons for pupils about hygiene and how to deal with anxiety

 

What we need you to do

  • If you’ve recently changed your contact details, please inform the school office as soon as possible
  • Talk to your children about the coronavirus. It’s a scary time and we should make sure children feel supported. BBC Newsround has regular updates for younger children and YoungMinds has practical steps older children can take to help with anxiety
  • Come and collect your child straight away, if we ask you to (we’ll contact you if they become ill with either a temperature or a new, continuous cough)

 

  • Any letters re Covid 19 will be uploaded onto the website under Noticeboard.

If the School does close

  • If the school does close, we are uploading activities and work children can access at home on our website.  We will not be enforcing that children do this work but if you would like some ideas and things that you can do with them then please take a look. 
  • Please check on the school website under the tab Children and Easter work.  Go to your class page and you will see work put up there. We will upload websites that also provide good teaching resources for children to access.

 

What happens if the school has to close?

We will only close if we’re either officially advised to do so or we don’t have enough staff to run the school.

In either case, we will:

  • Text you to let alert you of the closure as well as put it on the front page of our website. 
  • We will also let you know when the school will be reopened via the website and by text.

Please keep in mind that we’re only sending out this information to help the school community prepare. There are currently no plans to close.

 

If you have any questions

Please consult the:

  • School office, if you have any questions about our response to this issue
  • NHS, if you want to know more about the symptoms of coronavirus. If you think you or your child may have the symptoms, use NHS 111 online if at all possible before calling 111
  • Department for Education’s coronavirus helpline: 0800 046 8687, if you have any questions about the government’s response to coronavirus in relation to schools
  • Government’s travel advice, if you want to know whether any upcoming trip or holiday you’re taking abroad should go ahead

 

It’s a tricky time and we know you’re worried about the impact this might have on our community. It’s important we keep each other safe and talk about these events to help with any anxiety.

If anyone feels they need someone to talk to or has concerns we are here for you.

Thank you for your continued support. 

 

Sam Adcock

Headteacher

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

These are challenging times and we know that many of you will be worried about the current situation.  At this moment we have been told that schools will stay open.

As I write this letter, the children are happily playing in the playground and continuing their school lessons as normal.  Thank you for keeping a sense of calm around them and doing all you can to reassure them we will be okay, as it is important children feel safe and secure.  If you are stressed around them then they will be too. 

I want you to know that my aim is to be as transparent as possible with you given the information that we have (which is not much) and to lead with compassion and understanding during this time. 

In light of this, I have written down what we are doing at St Peter’s and the steps we have put in place here.  I have also added what we expect from all of you, to help make sure our school community keeps safe and calm.

We’d like to reassure you that at St Peter’s we’re taking all of the necessary steps to protect our community and are continuing to follow official guidance from the government and local authority.

 

What’s the current situation?

  • The school remains open – this is the current official guidance we’ve been given
  • Pupils should attend unless they feel unwell – if your child has any of the following symptoms they should remain at home for 7 days:
  • a new, continuous cough and/or
  • a temperature
  • If your child is unwell, report this as you would normally by ringing the school 0207 186 0082 or emailing the school at office@stpeterscm.co.uk
  • We have made the decision that we will be cancelling all trips at this moment including swimming at the Moberly. 
  • All whole school events will not be going ahead such as class and school assemblies, the talent show, PTA Eggzhibition etc.  
  • We’ll keep you up to date with any changes to the current situation

 

What we’re doing to protect and support pupils and staff

  • If your child becomes ill at school we will contact you and ask that you pick your child up.
  • We are having a deep clean of the school over Easter but in the meantime we are disinfecting door handles, school equipment and tables etc. to keep the place as clean as possible
  • Enforcing hand-washing on a regular basis
  • Lessons for pupils about hygiene and how to deal with anxiety

 

What we need you to do

  • If you’ve recently changed your contact details, please inform the school office as soon as possible
  • Talk to your children about the coronavirus. It’s a scary time and we should make sure children feel supported. BBC Newsround has regular updates for younger children and YoungMinds has practical steps older children can take to help with anxiety
  • Come and collect your child straight away, if we ask you to (we’ll contact you if they become ill with either a temperature or a new, continuous cough)

 

  • Any letters re Covid 19 will be uploaded onto the website under Noticeboard.

If the School does close

  • If the school does close, we are uploading activities and work children can access at home on our website.  We will not be enforcing that children do this work but if you would like some ideas and things that you can do with them then please take a look. 
  • Please check on the school website under the tab Children and Easter work.  Go to your class page and you will see work put up there. We will upload websites that also provide good teaching resources for children to access.

 

What happens if the school has to close?

We will only close if we’re either officially advised to do so or we don’t have enough staff to run the school.

In either case, we will:

  • Text you to let alert you of the closure as well as put it on the front page of our website. 
  • We will also let you know when the school will be reopened via the website and by text.

Please keep in mind that we’re only sending out this information to help the school community prepare. There are currently no plans to close.

 

If you have any questions

Please consult the:

  • School office, if you have any questions about our response to this issue
  • NHS, if you want to know more about the symptoms of coronavirus. If you think you or your child may have the symptoms, use NHS 111 online if at all possible before calling 111
  • Department for Education’s coronavirus helpline: 0800 046 8687, if you have any questions about the government’s response to coronavirus in relation to schools
  • Government’s travel advice, if you want to know whether any upcoming trip or holiday you’re taking abroad should go ahead

 

It’s a tricky time and we know you’re worried about the impact this might have on our community. It’s important we keep each other safe and talk about these events to help with any anxiety.

If anyone feels they need someone to talk to or has concerns we are here for you.

Thank you for your continued support. 

 

Sam Adcock

Headteacher

 

 

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