Posted on: March 17th 2020

Latest Coronavirus Actions and Precautions

I am sending out an update to inform and hopefully reassure you about the actions and precautions we are taking as a school in our efforts to ensure the highest level of health and safety for the pupils and staff team at this time of uncertainty for us all.

In the first instance, we are postponing all annual reviews until after the Easter break. We will re-schedule meetings with families as soon as possible in the summer term.

We have also made the decision to put on hold our community outings. This will include visits to shops, soft play, swimming, cafes and any other indoor venues.

We are also postponing swimming within our own hydrotherapy pool. I have made this decision based on the fact that not enough is actually known about the COVID-19 virus, so there is uncertainty over if chlorine will actually destroy the virus in the pool if it was there. It is better to be safe than increase risk to both children and staff.

We have cancelled all visits from outside professional agencies, as well as tours to the school, work experience, volunteers, and our sports coaches. Again, this is precautionary to reduce unnecessary opportunities for contact with the virus.

We will inform parents if this situation changes. However, as per the letter I sent on Friday, the Government has said that anyone with a new persistent cough or high temperature is now advised to self-isolate for 7 days, this includes pupils and staff. 

There have been a few parents who have today chosen to keep their children off of school due to their child’s increased vulnerability. We perfectly understand this as a school and respect your decision, however we do require that you keep us updated about your child’s absence.

We appreciate your understanding, as the situation with coronavirus is constantly evolving, we continue to follow the Government advice; as always the welfare of our school family is paramount.