I would like to begin by saying thank you to all of you who completed the form on Friday to help us work out the numbers we are due to expect in school tomorrow morning. This has meant we can plan for the number of staff needed (as we want to make sure we try and protect them too) and start to organise the logistics of where the children will be and for school meals etc. As with all things at the moment, these plans could change at any moment.
We did want to further emphasise some additional points. Following on from information passed on by Gavin Williamson, the Education Secretary,:
‘You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response.
If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.’
Therefore please only send your child into school if there is no alternative available. The reason schools are closing is to avoid as much social contact as possible and the fewer number of children in school; the lesser the risk to all families. We are sure that all families at Bradshaw will follow this guidance during these worrying and stressful times.
If you have been offered a place for your child but now believe you are more able to keep your child at home, please call school to let us know this change.
Whilst the children are at school, we will be discussing the social distancing guides, but as you can imagine, this will be impossible to enforce in a primary school environment with our currently expected numbers. Also we will continue to adhere to a strict hand washing regime and ask that those parents dropping off and picking up also try to keep 2m away from staff.
All the children at school will be carrying out the same work activities as those sent home to the rest of the children.
Remember that if your child is due to come into school and they show any symptoms of the virus (continuous cough and or signs of a high temp) please keep them home and let school know.
Again, please stay at home for as much of the time as possible and together we will ‘get through this’.
Thank you for your continued support .
The Bradshaw Team