SEEND C of E Primary For Parents

COVID-19 School Status

THE SCHOOL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


Dear parents and carers,

Following the Government announcements, we've taken the decision to close the school until further notice. We appreciate this is a difficult time for everyone as we all make personal sacrifices for the greater good of the nation. Where possible, we've tried to contact parents and carers who registered as Key Workers, those with vulnerable children, or who collect Free School Meals. If we have not managed to contact you, here is some further information:

Children of Key Workers

If you need support with childcare because both parents of the child(ren) are critical key workers, then we will do our best to support you while you're on the frontline. This school is now closed, however, we have designated schools within the White Horse Federation that are still operating as hubs. We will organise childcare for your child(ren) at one of these locations. Please contact one of the White Horse Federation Coordinators using the chat facility on the website. You can launch this by clicking the ? in the bottom left of the screen.

Children who are Vulnerable

The White Horse Federation has deemed vulnerable children to be those without adequate care or protection at home or with significant health needs. Given the current Government guidance at this point in time, we deem the safest place to be at the parent's or carer's home. If you believe this is not the case for your child(ren), then please contact one of the White Horse Federation Coordinators using the chat facility on the website. You can launch this by clicking the ? in the bottom left of the screen.

Children who collect Free School Meals

We are making every effort to ensure children who collect Free School Meals have access to food. To that effect we will be supplying parents and carers of children who collect Free School Meals with vouchers to cover the cost of 20 days’ worth of lunches from Tuesday 24th March through to Monday 4th May. The vouchers are ordered and we are currently awaiting receipt of them before the end of the week. We have contact details of those who are registered as receiving Free School Meals and will contact you directly. If you're concerned that we don't have your details, then please contact one of the White Horse Federation Coordinators using the chat facility on the website. You can launch this by clicking the ? in the bottom left of the screen.

We will endeavour to continue the learning for all our children despite these setbacks. You should know that the teaching staff at your school have worked tirelessly both day and night to manage this situation to the best of our ability. Our nation is triumphant against adversity, and we have every confidence we will return to our normal lives as soon as possible. Please take care of yourself and loved ones while we all work through this together.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Nicholas Capstick, OBE

CEO The White Horse Federation

LAST UPDATED ON 23RD MARCH 2020 AT 23:15

Key Messages:

The school is now closed until further notice.

Year Group Status:

Year GroupStatusNotes
ReceptionCLOSED
Year 1CLOSED
Year 2CLOSED
Year 3CLOSED
Year 4CLOSED
Year 5CLOSED
Year 6CLOSED

School Services Status

ServiceStatusNotes
Breakfast clubCancelled
Lunch cateringCancelledChildren who collect Free School Meals will have vouchers issued to them.
After school clubCancelled
Swimming lessonsCancelled
Holiday clubsCancelled
Residential tripsCancelled
Overseas tripsCancelled
Public letting of facilitiesCancelled
Public letting of sports facilitiesCancelled

Read our FAQs for parents
Key Worker Questionnaire
Read our COVID-19 Health Information

Useful Links

During the time whilst school is closed, pupils may feel worried, anxious, or unsafe.

There are a number of organisations they can contact for support.

Childline

Free telephone number: 0800 1111
Calling the number above will connect you to a one to one counsellor, who you can talk to about your worries.
https://www.childline.org.uk/

Samaritans

The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk anytime you like in your own way.
Free telephone number: 116 123
www.samaritans.org

Young Minds

Young Minds is a mental health charity for young people.
If you need support in a crisis or just need to talk to someone, Young Minds are there to offer support.
https://youngminds.org.uk/

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