This page has been set up to assist our school community in relation to COVID-19.  We will issue updates as and when they are received.

Guidance for parents and carers: keeping children safe online

The DfE have updated our information for parents and carers to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online.

Please click here for the updated information. Full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings:

Children’s Guide to Cornonvirus

Please click here for a guide produced by The Children’s Commissioner’s Office

Please click here for a letter from David Haley regarding the School Nursing team

Please click here to view a letter from the School Nursing team

Please click here for the latest Government advice regarding key workers.

We have sought further clarification from the Local Authority, who have provided us with the following information:

“The guidance is that if children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

The Government are asking all parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible. Settings are only being asked to remain open for those children who absolutely need to attend.

Therefore, if one parent is a keyworker, and the other isn’t, the expectation is that the child should remain at home.

If both parents are keyworkers, but can keep children at home around shift patterns etc then again the child should remain at home.

The provision is only available for those children who absolutely can’t remain at home, the more children who remain at home, the less chance of the virus spreading; which is why these measures have been introduced.”

What you need to know:

Please click here for the latest guidance from the DFE on staying home and away from others

Please click here for the latest guidance on social distancing 16.3.2020

Please click here for the latest Guidance for British people travelling and living overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – 17.3.2020

Please click here for further information on what you should do if you are asked to self-isolate

Please click here to see the Coronavirus Latest Information & Advice for the Public – updated 10.3.2020

Please click here to see the Coronavirus action plan – 0.4.03.2020

Please click here to see the latest update from the DfE –  updated 16.3.2020

See message below from the Department for Education

“Department for Education Coronavirus 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.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday – Friday)

Further information

Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice

Other information sources for Coronavirus:

https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19