13 March 2020
Dear Parent/Carer/ Guardian,
We are sure you are keeping abreast of the situation as regards what is now considered a pandemic. We can confirm from official channels that, as of yesterday, there was still only one positive case of coronavirus in Lincolnshire.
You will however be aware that the government has moved from the ‘contain’ phase to the ‘delay’ phase of their action plan. Part of this plan involves reducing movement of the public and it may involve shutting schools, colleges and nurseries, currently we have been advised that schools will stay open. We must emphasise that the government will advise schools if and when to shut and we will follow that advice. We will not shut before then and we will not remain open if advised to shut.
We are obviously mindful of protecting the education of your child as far as possible so our subject leaders have been working on home-study plans to ensure learning can continue should the school close.
We understand that we may not get much notice of a closure requirement but equally we do not wish to cause any unnecessary panic. Please ensure you child is able to access to the school website to access any home study projects set.
We advise during a home-study period students should allocate their time evenly across the subjects by essentially following their normal timetable or daily school routine, doing this will also ensure they retain valuable recreation time in moderation and take breaks.
Any families without internet access will be able to contact the school in order to receive further study guidance for their child. Please can you let your child’s class teacher know if this is the case?
Mrs A Desforges
Department for Education coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
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