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School Closure update 7th January 2021

7.1.21

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.

Home learning

Home learning packs for this week should now have been collected from the front of the school. Please ensure that your child is posting their work to their Dojo portfolio each day.

A pack for the next two weeks will be available for the following two weeks.

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:

  • Three
  • Smarty
  • Virgin Mobile
  • EE
  • 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 office@bishop.norfolk.sch.uk 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 office@bishop.norfolk.sch.uk 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.

We hope that we are able to see all children return safely to school as soon as possible.

Best wishes,

 

Chris Read

Interim Headteacher

Latest government advice can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Mental health support

www.justonenorfolk.nhs.uk/mentalhealth

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

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/get-advice-and-support/

NSPCC 08088005000

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