Parent Letter 24.03.20

Dear Parents and Carers

I am writing to update you on where we are on this first day of national school closures. We are open as usual for the children of key workers. Thank you to those workers for responding to our request for notification of whether you need to send your children to school so that we could make appropriate plans.

Contacting school

We need to do all we can to support social distancing.

PRIMARY, email:

Trips and visits

We have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel all trips and visits planned for the rest of this academic year. We appreciate that many of our families will be worried about their finances at the moment, and so ESW have decided that any risk lies with us as an organisation rather than parents. We will refund any payments that you have already made as soon as we possibly can.

Completion of work

Teachers are setting work whilst the school is closed. Pack 1 has been set. Pack 2 is being gathered and will be sent out within the next week.

We expect children to play their part in completing this work to a high standard, just as they would if they were in school. This maintains a work habit and ensures that students are not at a disadvantage when they resume their studies in school in the future. Please encourage and monitor your sons and daughters yourselves. You can contact me or your child’s teacher about the work set.

These are unprecedented times for us all. We will continue to do all we can to support you and your children, and please do not hesitate to get in touch if we can be of any help,

Yours sincerely

Tom Pether