School Closure Update 8th January 2021
Dear Mums, Dads and Carers,
Unfortunately, the school is closed to most children.
Government advice remains that every child who can be cared for at home should stay at home.
New home learning packs will be available from Monday.
Please sign that you have taken a pack on the list provided. We will contact any families that have not collected learning packs by 12:00 on Tuesday 12th January.
Free additional mobile phone data
The Department of Education has set up a scheme to increase data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is to help children access remote education.
Children with access to a mobile phone on one of the following networks might be able to benefit:
- Virgin Mobile
- Tesco Mobile
- Sky Mobile
Other providers may join the scheme at a later stage.
We would need to make a request on your behalf. If you are interested in gaining additional data please email email@example.com with the following information:
- the name of the account holder
- the number of the mobile device
- the mobile network of that device (for example Three)
If successful you will receive a text when the extra data becomes available.
Provision in school –
Children must not come to school if they, anyone in the household or anyone they have been in contact with have a continuous cough, temperature, loss of taste or loss of smell.
Children should only come to school if they cannot stay at home. This will mean that some children do not come in everyday.
Children must only come into school if a place has been confirmed by the school.
We need all parents dropping off and collecting their children to wear a mask when they are on the school site.
From Monday 11th January all children will arrive and leave school at the same time. This is because we have far fewer children in school. Children in Y3 and above should be dropped of at the front of the school to limit the number of adults on site. Please ensure you wear a mask and keep 2 metres away from other adults.
8:55 Gates open
9:00 Start of school
3:15 End of school
If you will need a place for your child because you are a critical worker and need to be in work during school hours please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 on Wednesday 13th January. We will confirm a place for you by Thursday 14th January at 12:00.
Those children who have been in school this week do not need to contact us as their place is already confirmed.
Support for families
The Local Authority want to offer parents and carers the opportunity to hear directly about the range of support services available to them during this difficult time. In order to do this, they are offering a webinar for parents and carers on Thursday 14th January at 4pm.
We hope that we are able to see all children return safely to school as soon as possible.
Latest government advice can be found at:
Mental health support
This is now the single place to find out how to access mental health advice and support for 0 -25’s in Norfolk & Waveney. The key message is that you don’t need a referral, you can get in touch straight away for advice and support. If you need more specialist help, we will make sure you get to the right person.
If you urgently need support from Children’s Services please call: 0344 800 8020