Sunday, 22 March 2020
Richard de Clare school is now closed. We will continue to try and give you as much information as possible during this time and the office staff will still be in school on Monday if you need to phone or email.
“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.”
If you have completed the key worker survey to say you need support during this time then we will be sending you information out later today to explain what to do on Monday morning.
If you have not yet completed the survey and still want a place then please contact the school urgently on Monday morning. We will be able to answer phone calls from 8 a.m. or if you email the school and leave a message then someone can ring you back. Please do not just arrive at school on Monday morning.
We will try and keep you updated with all the information as soon as possible.
Thank you for all your support.
Ms K. Riddleston
Head of School
Friday, 20 March 2020
20 March 2020
Tuesday, 17 March 2020
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY – BE RESPONSIBLE – SUPPORT EACH OTHER
Following the announcement from the Government that school closure will not be "an educational setting" but a "safe place" for critical workers to leave their children and the publication of the ‘key worker’ list, we need to collect details of which families fall into this group so we can plan accordingly.
Following the announcement from the Government yesterday regarding increased measures to restrict the spread of the COVID-19 virus, please be aware that if anyone in your household has either a new persistent cough or a temperature, your whole household will need to self-isolate for 14 days.
In order to support children who are self-isolating we have introduced a new section on the website called Learning at home. This will include details of websites, apps and other resources that your child can use if they are not able to attend school.