Friday 20 March 2020

School closure

Thursday 19th March 2020 

Dear Parents & Carers,

As I am sure you are aware, at 5.15pm yesterday, the Secretary of State for Education gave a public statement that all schools in England would be closed from the end of the school day on Friday 20th March until further notice. 

Having indicated that all schools would be closed, he then indicated that they would be expected to remain open for the children of key workers and for those in various vulnerable categories – providing a safe place and access to meals.

We had been anticipating this decision and have begun setting up online virtual classrooms and putting together materials for children to complete at home. Packs will be going out today to the children in school. If your child is absent today you will be able to collect a copy from the school office. They will also be given their login information for all online learning platforms. 

The school is compiling a list of children who we think are eligible to continue in the reduced service. There is a link on the school facebook page if you feel that your child is eligible under the key worker scheme. We are still waiting for the government to clarify this. 

The school is currently working with Havering Catering Services to see how we can support children on Free School Meals, I will hopefully give you more information about this tomorrow. Please remember that the school blog will be updated as soon as we have any further news. 

During the closure, please make use of the school shared mailboxes where teachers will be available to offer support and respond to queries about home learning.    

Thank you for your continued support.

Best wishes

Jim McLucas

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