Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.

Dear Parents and Carers, Although schools are closed for all except a very small number of pupils of key workers and vulnerable children, please be assured that we are doing all that we can to help you get through this very challenging time. Since this is officially our school’s Easter holiday period, teachers will not be setting work again until the week beginning Tuesday 14th April, so the children can have a break from learning. In any case, these suggestions and links to learning are just a guideline, and we are very aware that it may be very difficult to implement, for parents who may be caring for several young children, whilst home-working themselves. Please do not worry about this! The government has issued some guidance about how to support your child’s mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic. Please see the document below: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak There is also a children’s guide to coronavirus which aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.  This is available at the following link: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/ Please contact school via email if you need more information or if you have a safeguarding concern about a child. Regards Antony...

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In the event of a total school closure.

Dear Parents At present the school is open only to those children of key workers who have been offered a place, to enable parents who are eligible to continue with their essential work. If the situation worsens and this school has to close completely, there is a link on the Trafford Council website to support parents who require assistance to locate a different provision following a school closure. Queries should be raised on-line via the Family Information Service and the link is: https://www.trafford.gov.uk/residents/contacts/secure/family-information-service.aspx The Family Information Service will liaise with authority officers to provide a solution. Best wishes to everyone from all the staff. Mr A...

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School will be closed from Monday 23rd March for most pupils.

School will be closed from Monday 23rd March for most pupils. School will remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. The overriding principle is to minimize the number of people exposed to the virus and if it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be kept safe and cared for at home. Children should not be mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus and should follow the same social distancing guidelines as adults. Provision of child care at school will be available only for those children of parents and carers who are eligible as key workers, and for specific vulnerable children including those with an EHC plan. Parents who have applied for these places will be contacted later today with a response in line with government guidelines. Regards, Antony...

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Coronavirus Update

As the possibility of schools being forced to close due to the current situation increases, we remain open for now, in line with guidance from the DfE and Public Health England. Never have hands been washed so often in school! We are doing our best to keep the children calm and to continue life as normal as far as possible. However, we are isolating any children who appear to develop flu-like symptoms of a continuous cough and high temperature and are asking parents to collect them and keep them off as a precaution, for 14 days, which will take us up to the Easter holidays. Staff are in the process of preparing materials to support learning at home, which will be sent home in the event of a planned school closure. Additional material and links to a range of useful educational websites are being prepared and will be available shortly on the relevant Year group pages of the school’s website. Thanks for your continued...

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