Dear Parents and Carers,

I am sure, like ourselves, you have heard the news of immediate school closures this evening.  We have learnt this news at the same time as yourselves and hope you appreciate we have as many questions as yourselves about plans moving forward!

This is late notice and notice late in the day….School leaders have no guidance for this announcement yet however we know we are closed to pupils except those who are vulnerable or children of keyworkers.

We ask for your support over the next 24 hours as we plan and prepare to move forward and support the wellbeing of our staff at this time.  We will therefore commence remote learning from Wednesday.

The children are at the heart of everything we do: we want to get this right for them and I know the team will already(!) be busily forming ideas of how they can support their classes.  Please allow teachers the time to do this, they will be in touch over the coming day and will be available by email moving forward.

We ask that tomorrow if you can possibly keep your vulnerable or keyworker child at home that you do so to enable us to prepare for provision from Wednesday.  We however, do not want to let anyone down, so staff will be on the gate in the morning to welcome children who arrive (please use the appropriate year group gates and timings from last term for tomorrow).  If children can bring a packed lunch tomorrow and wear uniform until we have further information and guidance.

Please complete the attached keyworker form if your child needs a place in school during this period and email it to andrew.rotherham@taw.org.uk by 12pm tomorrow.  We will then communicate directly with you tomorrow afternoon with arrangements from Wednesday. KEYWORKER FORM 2021

Thank you all in anticipation of your support at this time.  We can assure you we will do our very best for your children over the coming weeks.

Take care and stay safe.

Mrs M