KEY INFORMATION ABOUT STAYING SAFE, BEING AT SCHOOL
DfE INFORMATION AND PRU INFORMATION
To further limit the spread of COVID-19, If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. You should only send you Child into School if there is no safe alternative.
That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.
It is important to underline that schools, colleges and other educational establishments remain safe places for children. But the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.
Schools are, therefore, being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children - children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.
Vulnerable children include children who are supported by social care, those with safeguarding and welfare needs, including child in need plans, on child protection plans, ‘looked after’ children, young carers, disabled children and those with .
Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.
The Bridge Centre will follow these key principles:
- If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
- If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them. - Please inform school if you need your child to attend due to your work status as a KEYWORKER.
- We will contact Parents/Carers to discuss attendance at School if your child is vulnerable
The Bridge Centre will remain open to cater for our vulnerable students for as long as possible. This may also include the Easter holidays on a case by case basis. There will be further details on any Easter offer in due course
PARENTS/CARERS – please do the following: take care of yourself and your families
- If you need to contact us, please call the School on 01543 255872. We will also aim to contact you at least once a week.
- Keep your child away from school if they show or have been in contact with people with COVID-19 SYMPTOMS.
- Work packs and online resources are available via our website for your children to use
In the event of COMPLETE lock down further information and plans will be put in place – please be mindful that we are planning for the unknown and Government Information may be limited at times.
Executive Headteacher – The Bridge Centre