Coronavirus update 18.03.20


18th March 2020

18th March 2020 

Dear Parents 

Thank you all so much for your positive support and messages of thanks over the past few days. It was lovely to stand on the gate this morning and hear the “Springdale Positivity”. This is such unusual circumstances that we find ourselves in, it is so important that we all support each other. Our staff are working tirelessly to ensure that routines and systems continue to support the children’s well-being and education. Here is our school’s current situation; 

 We currently remain open. 

 We are still considering the possibility of having to tell certain year groups to stay at home, because we are nearing the tipping point where staff absence is such that we may not be able to cover all classes. 

 We continue to support the whole community in any way we possibly can. Supporting families who are on the front line is a way that we can help. Any child whose year group is closed but their parents work in the emergency services (Police, Fire, Paramedic, Doctor, Nurse) or the health care system (pharmacist, health care worker, care home assistant) will be able to send their child to school and will work in a different year group while this is possible and school remains open. 

 Any child who has flu-like symptoms including a dry cough OR a high temperature/fever, should stay at home for 14 days. 

 Any child who does not have these symptoms but who has siblings or parents with the above symptoms, should also stay at home for 14 days.

  Any child with sickness or diarrhoea should remain at home for 48 hours (in accordance with normal advice on this matter). 

 If we need to partially close the school, we will inform you the day before. 

 We are well prepared for a partial or full school closure. 

In the event of this, staff will provide learning packs to cover the first week of absence. If we find ourselves in a situation where we are closed / partially closed for longer, we will send resources to you via PMX. For children who are absent from school this week and are well enough to continue their learning at home, the expectation is that all home learning tasks will continue, eg, reading books, homework that is set every week, TT Rockstars, Spellings, Purple Mash. 

If you would like homework to be sent home with a friend, could you please let the office know and this can be arranged. Packs will be issued if the school needs to close. There are many online resources that also can be used to support your child’s learning. Twinkl have put together a series of activities to support parents at home. Please click on the link below for more information; https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents/free-resources-parents/free-resources-for-parents-free-resources-parents 

Thank you for your support

Miss Budden

"Pupils thrive at the school, developing outstanding attitudes to learning due to the excellent relationships they form with adults and the very practical, interesting and challenging lesson activities provided. Their excellent behaviour is evident in all aspects of school life."