As you know, we are all facing extraordinary challenges at this time and the situation is placing pressure on all parts of society.
Our staff worked tireless, doing everything they could to keep our school open during lockdown and I would like to pay tribute to their remarkable commitment.
As you may be aware, the Government made several very important decisions about schools at the start of the pandemic:
The first announcement was that it has advised schools in England to close, except for certain groups of children, from March 23rd onwards as a further measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
School therefore continued to be open for the following groups of children:
- Children whose parents are frontline workers:
- Those classed as what the Secretary of State described as “vulnerable children”. These were those who had a social worker and those with EHCPs.
The second key announcement was that tests would not take place during the summer term.
Guidance then changed and from the 8th June, school welcomed back a wider range of children. Children from reception, year 1 and year 6 were offered places back in school. We also identified children who, for differing reasons, needed to come back to school and made provision for these children.
For the children who were at home, we provided weekly home learning plans and support with their learning. We are extremely grateful to those families who completed the learning set.
From 3rd September, school has opened again for all children. We are so pleased to have our whole Crowle Primary Academy family back again and are following the government guidance to keep our children as safe as possible. You can find the Rose Learning Trust risk assessment along with other information in the downloads section.
Current guidelines state that if your child is displaying on of the following symptoms;
- A high temperature - this means they feel hot to touch on their chest or back (you do not need to measure their temperature)
- A new continuous cough - this means coughing for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if they usually have a cough, it may be worse than normal)
- A loss or change to their sense of smell or taste - this means they have noticed they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
They should not attend school and isolate for 10 days. Any other people living in the house must self-isolate for 14 days. This means that all members of the household must stay at home and not go outside for any reason.
You should also book your child a test. If the results are negative your child can return to school and the household stop isolating.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you wholeheartedly for your understanding and ongoing support in helping us to manage this unprecedented situation.
Please take care and look after yourselves.
These are very different times and we may be faced with the possibility of a death within the community as a result of COVID-19. As always, we are here to support grieving families and children.
Our learning mentor, Jane Howden, has comepleted some bereavement training. Please speak to her if you or your child/children woudl like support.
There is lots of useful information on the following websites;