Several people have asked whether we have any 'inside knowledge' about whether / when schools may close. The answer is, no. I was watching the briefing from Number 10 on BBC1 at the same time as many of you were. Given the announcements at that briefing, we are effectively stopping everything which involved bringing visitors (including parents) into school unless we absolutely have to.
Thursday 18th Update
'Key Worker' List
We are awaiting the 'key worker' list from the Government. Soon after we have it, we will be sending around another survey asking whether you are on the list and when you need to make use of the child care provision we are putting in place. The previous survey has been really helpful in the first stages of planning but we are going to need a little more detail to work out staffing.
If you qualify, could you complete the survey as best you can this evening so we can plan for next week?
Monday - Everyone
We are going to treat Monday a bit like an INSET day as we need to train ourselves how to use the new Learning Platform and reorganise the school ready for a very different way of working.
We'll also be sorting out technology ready to loan out and printing and copying a huge amount of resources ready for you all to collect during the rest of the week.
I am letting you know this because I am asking you not to call school on Monday unless you absolutely have to. It is going to be manically busy.
We'll be in touch to let you know how you go about borrowing things that you need or picking up work packs as and when you need those and you'll be able to start doing that from Tuesday.
Monday - Key Workers and Parents of Children With EHCPs etc.
Even if you are a key worker or your child has an EHCP etc. could you keep your children off on Monday if you can. If you can't, we've got a small team of Teaching Assistants who are going to run child care. Monday will be listed on the survey so you can tell us if you do need child care.
I gather that Portslade Library are offering 12 week loans if you ask at the desk. Thank you to the parent who passed on this information.
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