The Government have asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.
Thank you to parents and carers who are following this advice. the below link shows a flow chart to help parents to decide whether or not to send their children to school.
As a school we are pleased to be playing our part in combating coronavirus (COVID-19) by staying open for children of key workers and for our vulnerable children. As you will appreciate we are under significant pressure with staff needing to self-isolate. At present we can cope with number of children being sent to school however in future we may have to make different arrangements. Only if we need to we will prioritise pupil places as follows:
This is a temporary arrangement until either sufficient staff return or provision can be found at another school. We will inform you individually if we need to prioritise places.
The Government has produced some very useful guidance for families, as below.
Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers:
Please see below our Partial Opening Policy for further information on how Smarden is managing the opening of our school for vulnerable children and children of key workers.