Tuesday 17th March 2020
Information re Coronavirus
The Government’s guidance on the coronavirus has changed from the ‘contain’ phase to one of delaying the spread of the virus and information and guidance is changing daily. We’re getting in touch again to let you know what we’re doing in light of this, and what we expect from all of you, to help make sure our school community keeps safe and calm.
We’d like to reassure you that at Arundale we’re taking all of the necessary steps to protect our community and are continuing to follow official guidance from the Government and Tameside Local Authority.
What’s the current situation?
• a new, continuous cough and/or
• a high temperature of 37.8 degrees or more
Entire households should self-isolate for 14 days if one person has been showing symptoms of the coronavirus.
If your child is unwell, report this as you would normally by telephoning the school office.
Last night, the Government announced that we need to stop all ‘non-essential’ social contact with others. Therefore, the following will apply:
We’ll keep you up to date with any changes to the current situation and planned activities that are still going ahead, as quickly as we possibly can. However, this is proving extremely difficult as advice is changing by the day. We know these are unprecedented times that we find ourselves in and positive communication from school will be really helpful and hopefully appreciated by you all.
What we’re doing to protect and support pupils and staff
What we need you to do
What happens if the school has to close?
We’ll only close if we’re either officially advised to do so, or we don’t have enough staff to run the school safely. In either case, we will:
A number of sites have contacted school to say they are offering free resources for home learning during the current climate. They are as follows:
www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Children in KS 1 and 2 have a login for Times Tables Rock Stars. If your child needs theirs and they are not in school please contact school.
BBC Bitesize have activities for KS 1 and 2.
Number Jacks and PhonicsPlay.co.uk for Nursery and Reception.
All children have spelling lists to learn and times table and division facts to learn.
On the school website, we have a list of books for children to read.
Reading and times table practice can never be underestimated!
Please keep in mind that we’re only sending out this information to help the school community prepare. There are currently no plans to close.
We thank you for your continued support.
Mr P Hartley
Head of School