Parents Letter 20.03.20

Dear Parents/Carers


As you will be aware, school closes for most children at the end of the day. From Monday, we will be open for children of key workers, children with an Education and Healthcare Plan and with social services involvement.


The list of key workers was published just after midnight and is far more comprehensive than first thought. Parents are being asked to inform us of their roles through Google Docs – please respond as soon as possible so we have a clear idea of numbers of children who will be attending school on Monday.


Arrangements for those children attending school on Monday


The guidance is as follows;


‘Many parents working in these critical sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. This is an offer to parents and carers and there is no requirement for parents and carers to send their children to school if they do not need or wish to do so.’


If your child is attending school,

· We will be open with a reduced staff from 8-45am until 3-15am.

· Depending on the number of children attending we will offer a mix of childcare and education based on the home learning tasks.

· Children should wear school uniform.

· Children will need to bring a packed lunch.


These arrangements will be in place until further notice. We may need to adapt this provision as staff availability changes or based on advice from Public Health. We will keep parents updated of any changes, as necessary.


Home Learning


Details of activities/home learning will be posted on the home learning link on the school website www.rydonprimary.org.uk. This provision is currently being developed and will evolve over the coming weeks. The first activities will be posted by noon on Monday 23rd March.


New information will be posted on Mondays and Wednesdays with activities to cover the whole week. We will also use this link to add more resources and information that will help you to structure your children’s time and help keep them fit and healthy.


Thank you to you all for your support and understanding at this time. Please bear with us as we are working with a very reduced staff and in unprecedented circumstances.


With very best wishes to you all,


Nick Banwell