Response to Coronavirus

Dear Parent/Carer                                                                                    16 March 2020

Response to Coronavirus

I am writing to update you about the precautions we are taking to reduce the exposure of the young people in our care to the Coronavirus.

Following the DfE guidelines, and taking into consideration the vulnerability of some of our pupils and staff we have, with immediate effect;

  • Cancelled all off-site visits and trips, including swimming on and off site.
  • Stopped access to the school for external meetings
  • Reduced access to the school for visitors – only allowing essential services such as School Nurses to be on site.
  • Cancelled all lettings of the premises

 

We have also;

  • Postponed next week’s Parents Evening (Tuesday 24 March)
  • Cancelled all external work and volunteer placements
  • Stopped our staff transferring between sites.
  • Arranged for the children to eat their lunch in their classrooms and have arranged for playtimes to be staggered.
  • Cancelled all assemblies and school council meetings
  • Postponed staff training
  • Postponed the Book fayre (end of this week/beginning of next)

We have completed individual risk assessments for the care of our most vulnerable pupils and staff and are in the process of preparing school work for all pupils in the event of closure.

We have no confirmed cases.  Two members of our staff are in precautionary self-isolation.

We are asking for parents help with the following:

Children should wash their hands:

  • Before leaving home
  • After using the toilet
  • After breaks and sporting activities
  • Before food preparation
  • Before eating any food, including snacks
  • Encourage your child to avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

 

At the current time, Parents should not come into the school building.  Our staff will meet parents outside to receive and hand over the children.

We are not planning on closing unless directed by the Department for Education or the local situation changes. If you have any concerns about your child attending school, please contact a member of the Senior Leadership Team to discuss.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email –

head@rowangate.northants-ecl.gov.uk

JColes@rowangate.northants.sch.uk

Yours sincerely

Laura Clarke

Head Teacher