Posted on: March 18th 2020

A message from Miss Furneaux

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Dear Parents/Carers,

I wanted to send you a quick message to thank you for all of your continued support during this challenging and potentially frightening time and to say that I completely understand your fear and confusion around some of the seemingly mixed messages that are coming from the government at the present time.

As it stands, we will remain open for as long as we are able to, however I recognise that many of you are understandably worried. Whilst we believe that at a time like this, normality and routine are the best things for children, we also understand that many of you will feel vulnerable and all of you will want to protect your children and loved ones. In order to offer some further clarity around when/if a child should be attending school, I have attached some further guidance at the bottom of this message but put simply, if you or anyone in your family are displaying a new persistent cough, or have a temperature over 37.8 degrees, you should ALL self-isolate for 14 days.

As I am sure you will have noticed, we do have some staff who have been advised to self-isolate following the recent updated government guidance but so far we are managing to cover this and maintain normality for the children attending school. We remain, as always, with your children’s best interests at heart and are following all government guidelines and advice on how best to do this.

I recognise that none of us really know what will happen over the coming days, weeks and months but wanted to reassure you that we will continue to update you as soon as we have any more information and are working to prepare work for your children to complete in the event of a forced school closure.

As we continue to navigate our way through these uncertain times, I wish you and your families all the best and ask that you continue to follow government guidelines on self-isolation and take care of yourselves and one another.

 

Best wishes,

 

 

Nicola Furneaux

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Public Health England guidance for possible coronavirus infections:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection