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Letter to Parents/Carers - Coronavirus, school closure WK2

Friday, 27th March 2020


Dear Parents/Carers


​As you are aware our school is closed to all but children of key workers and vulnerable pupils and will remain so next week.  To ensure we comply with social distancing rules helping to keep everyone safe, the school is operating but with very reduced staff numbers on site.


Should you need to contact us or want to share any news with us, email is by far the best way – you can email the school at or, of course, reach us via Class Dojo.


It has been an awful end to the week, with news that our much loved governor of many years, Margaret Beck, died today from coronavirus. Margaret was a wonderful individual, passionately committed to your children and the school. Her conversations usually about what she could give to us or sort out on our behalf. We will miss her greatly.


Next week, the school office will still be partially manned (but this may be by Mr Smith or myself who are totally unqualified for such a task so please bear with us; you never know what will happen when you let a teacher loose in the office!) Voicemails will still be checked but may be less often 🙂


We are continually adding information and guidance to Class Dojo and home learning will be uploaded on a regular basis to your child’s class page, please note this and your teacher’s response. What I have noticed that, despite the circumstances, your children have shown amazing creativity, resilience and perseverance. You should be proud of them – as we are. There are some fantastic contributions there – particularly Early Years – high fives (virtual) to Nursery and Reception.


Uncollected work packs and some pupil’s PE kits are available from the school office should you wish to collect them.  Please email in advance to let us know you are coming; however please only do this if it is in accordance with Government guidance and it is safe for you to do so. The relevant material will be left at an appropriate distance – again, in accordance with the guidelines.


Our staff will continue to deliver Free School Meals, as required, until the Government organises an alternative solution as we head towards what would have been our Easter break.


Finally, and I know you would echo this, the staff in school – teachers, teaching assistants, lunchtime supervisors and kitchen staff – are still here, committed to your children. I would like to say “thank you” to them all, for continuing to provide this essential service, for that small number of children who need it, in extremely trying circumstances. For me, this underlines, what a fantastic school community we have and your positivity and recognition in the many comments on Class Dojo enhances this.


Thank you and stay safe,


Mr Howe