Friday 20 March 2020
I know these are uncertain times and that we are all working in unchartered territory. I want to thank you for your patience and understanding and to emphasise that we are all in this together and that the Arundale team and community are right with you.
It is important however that we all recognise exactly what the government are doing and why.
Only children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the Covid 19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home will be allowed into school.
Social distancing is imperative if we are as a nation to successfully beat this pandemic which has the potential to do incredible damage if warnings are not followed.
The most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID 19 is CLEAR. If children can stay at home safely THEY SHOULD. This should limit the chance of the virus spreading. THIS ADVICE MUST BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY.
That is why Governments have advised parents to keep their children at home wherever possible and asked schools to remain open ONLY to those children who absolutely need to attend.
The fewer children making the journey to school and the fewer in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread. Increased interaction with additional adults/children will only increase the risk to your child of becoming infected.
We all have a responsibility to follow the guidance and heed serious government advice which has been issued for very good reason.
We will continue to communicate any updates and to send work, links etc for your information and use on Twitter and our learning platforms.
Please stay safe with your families and keep in touch via Twitter etc.
Let us all be in one another’s' thoughts and hope for a speedy and positive resolution to this very difficult situation.
With kindest regards,
Head of School