As you are probably aware we have been notified of a number of positive COVID-19 cases in the school and therefore pupils in Years 1,2, 4 and 6 have been asked to self-isolate. As a result we have made the decision to close to all students and staff from 3.15pm today for the remainder of this week. The school will reopen for pupils after the Christmas break on Tuesday 5th January 2021 with the usual start times for drop off and collection.
This decision has not been taken lightly and has been in full consultation with Public Health and the Local Authority. We are fully aware of the impact on the children’s learning by closing the school; however, safety of the whole school community is paramount at this time.
Cases of COVID-19 are rising rapidly across London, Hounslow has now begun to see an increase in cases and it is therefore not surprising that this is reflected in the increased number of cases we have seen in the school. A closure of the school will help to reduce the risk of further infections within our community.
We are arranging for any child who is entitled to a means tested free school meal to receive a voucher for this week – we are in the process of organising this so they may not arrive until the beginning of next week.
It is important that we are notified of any further positive cases even while the school is closed. Please report these via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, giving your child’s full name, class/year group and date when they received a positive test result.
Arrangements for learning during closure:
Google Classroom will be in operation every day, with a sessions at specific times for each year group, we will email you with further details.
Online learning packages, such as MyMaths and Purple Mash, will be available as normal and homework will be set online.
The expectation is that children complete their tasks and the teachers will be checking and monitoring the work submitted online.
Please ensure your child logs on every day using their own passwords as provided.
If you require any assistance with accessing Google Classroom or logging on, please email: email@example.com
Year group emails will continue to be answered by the year team.
Thank you for your continued support during these challenging times. We wish you and your family a safe and peaceful Christmas and New Year.
Caroline McKay (Headteacher)