IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THOSE CURRENTLY ATTENDING KINGSLEY DURING THE CLOSURE
I’m writing to tell you that a member of staff who was coordinating sports activities with all pupils yesterday (Monday 23/03/20) has a suspected case of COVID19.
Until this is confirmed, we are not permitted to close the school and I am currently awaiting advice from Public Health England.
As a precautionary measure, and in-line with government advice, we are going to seat all pupils who are in school tomorrow 2m apart on tables in the main hall and there will be no games that involve close contact. Pupils will have individual activities.
This is vital to ensure the protection of both your children and my colleagues.
It is also worth reminding you that THE SAFEST PLACE FOR PUPILS TO BE IS AT HOME and I urge you to consider this quite urgently. This is especially important if you know your children might struggle with this environment.
I will also communicate Public Health England’s advice and we cannot rule out closing the school altogether so that a deep-clean can take place.
Please would you contact the office if your daughter or son will not be attending tomorrow.
I hope you can understand our position in these difficult and unprecedented times.
Our staff are committed to providing daily care for those pupils identified by the government last week. However, you will appreciate that we MUST also protect our staff from unnecessary exposure so that we are able to continue to provide this care and that they are also able to protect their own families.
Therefore, I would be grateful if you could avoid bringing your children to school if at all possible as the safest place for them (and my colleagues) to be is at home.
Many thanks for your continued support and understanding in these unusual and unprecedented times. Please stay safe.
the school will provide care for Kingsley pupils whose parents are key workers
as the school has limited capacity to provide this care, we can only offer it if BOTH parents (or the sole carer) are key workers or if there is no other childcare available.
if you believe yourself to be a key worker, please would you complete this form. We can only provide care if we are satisfied that the criteria outlined within the form have been met. The deadline for completion is 2pm Friday 20/03/20
school uniform will not be required
during the Easter holiday we will be running a holiday club for the children of Key Workers. Please contact the school office for more details
KINGSLEY WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL NURSERY, RECEPTION, Y1 AND Y2 PUPILS FROM THURSDAY 19/03/20 (tomorrow)
Due to an increasing number of staff self-isolating in line with government guidelines, we are unable to staff Early Years and Key Stage 1.
Work to complete at home – in line with our curriculum – is available via the Year Group Blog
Key Stage 2 (years 3. 4. 5 and 6) will remain open tomorrow and we will keep you updated of any further closures.
Closures will remain in force until advised by the school
I am very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Many thanks to all those who have sent their children to school and to those who have (sensibly) kept them away if they are showing symptoms.
The school is currently open, but we are monitoring the situation closely and following government guidelines.
If we are forced to close the school, you will be contacted by text and asked to collect your child/children AS SOON AS POSSIBLE from their normal collection points.
Packs of work will be given to pupils to complete at home during any closure period.
We are continuing to send staff and pupils who are exhibiting symptoms or who are vulnerable to infection home to self-isolate in line with government advice.
Can I also ask that if you have not been receiving texts from the school, please contact the office as a matter of urgency so we can put your details onto the system and please forward this message if appropriate.
Kingsley Primary Academy is working closely with our Trust and the Local Authority to ensure we are following the most up to date guidance and planning appropriately.
This has been sent to schools today:
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
Today, we have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
WELCOME BACK! I hope you all had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing break.
In the parents’ meeting following our recent OFSTED inspection, many of you requested regular updates on the school’s development plan and to have the opportunity to give feedback to myself and members of the trust.
The first meeting was on December 17th and the next is on February 4th at 3.30.
A copy of the School Development Plan (with education jargon removed) can be found here: School Development Plan for parents.
The ‘Progress’ section of the plan will be updated by Friday January 31st
Parents’ feedback and suggestions are vital to Kingsley’s improvements and I look forward to seeing you not only at the meetings, but at any time you wish to speak with me.