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Coronavirus Updates

We recognise that is a very difficult time for families and have set out guidance and information below from a range of sources to support parents/carers. This page will be added to and updated as more information becomes available. The prime job of our school is to ensure that our pupils stay safe and happy.

 

Updated from Amanda Talbot-Jones, Headteacher

 

Dear Parents/Carers,


I hope that you are well. As you know, we are now teaching children in small 'Bubbles' of no more than 15 and from the 22nd June we will have 8 'Bubbles' (3 Key Worker Bubbles, 2 Rainbow Bubbles, 1 Class 1 Bubble and 2 Year 6 Bubbles) which means almost every teacher will be teaching full time. The 'Bubbles' need to be in their own separate classrooms, have their own separate space at playtime and lunchtime and so because of the size of the school, we will have used up all the available space. This has made asking more children back, with the current guidance, extremely difficult. Therefore at this stage, we are unable to welcome back any more children. 

Because of this, I wanted to ensure that we still continue to offer Home Learning materials. As the teachers are now all planning and teaching full time our capacity has been significantly reduced. This is why, Mr Baker is taking this on for the whole school to make sure we continue to support you and your wonderful children.

We also need to continue to support all of our families in other ways too. I am sure you will agree that Mr Davies and our help and support team have done a brilliant job in helping people with sourcing food, signposting other support agencies and answering questions. This of course must continue.

I know how disappointing and difficult this is for everyone but I hope that you know, that every child and family are still a vital part of our St Denys School Community and we will continue to do all that we can to support you.

As always, I thank you for your fantastic support. I think that this difficult period is showing everyone that you, as parents and carers, are wonderful role models to your children in the use of our Learning Powers, particularly resilience!

Take care and stay safe.

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Talbot-Jones

 

Guidance can be found by clicking on the links below:-

 

The school continues to be closed for most pupils but is open for the children of critical workers/vulnerable groups. If you are a critical worker and feel that you will need support with child care, please contact us (details below).

 

If any parent or child has any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the school :-

During school hours:-

Email - info@stdenysprimary.co.uk

Phone- 02380 556982

At other times:-

Email - MrD@stdenysprimary.co.uk

Phone - 0794 6572478

 

Useful Information and Guidance

 

How do I support my child's mental health and well-being?

There are some ideas on our School Closure Learning  page. You can also find useful guidance by clicking on the links below:

 

 

How do I help my child to stay safe online?

During this period of social distancing/school closures, children may be spending increasing amounts of time online including online learning. It is extremely important that families support their children as much as possible to stay safe. Helpful guidance to support you can be found by clicking on the links below:-

 

 

How do I report harmful content?

Please use the links below to get guidance on recognising and reporting harmful content.

Childline: email https@//childline.org or phone 0800 11111

UK Safer Internet Centre:  report harmful content  

CEOP : for advice about making a report about online abuse

 

 

 

You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!

  • Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
  • Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
  • If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

 

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.

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