Update Coronavirus or COVID-19
Dear Mums, Dads and Carers,
There has been no change to current advice from Government, school remains open and will continue to run as normal as long as we can. At this point the Wilthorpe staff have been exceptional and all staff have attended and worked hard to ensure that the children have remained in a routine as best possible given the circumstances. However we are at the point where some staff are now having to self-isolate following the government guidelines, due to either being a vulnerable individual or a family member displaying symptoms. If, as anticipated, this continues it will make running the school safely a challenge. From today I will need to consider putting year groups and classes together, due to the numbers of children in school and the teaching staff available. We will continue to do whatever we can to keep the children at the centre of what we do, ensuring support is in place emotionally if they require.
For those of you already self-isolating links to eLearning have been put onto the school website. There are many English and Maths activities, but also some links to crafts and virtual tours. The teachers have been asked to direct you to specific learning for each year group and this should be in place by the morning of the 19th March. In order to give the children a purpose for their work, you are welcome to email anything to the parent email address firstname.lastname@example.org, please specify your child/rens names and class teacher in the subject of the email and office staff will direct the work to the class teacher. Also on the website is a suggested timetable for home school learning, this will help the children remain in some routine whilst being in self-isolation.
Please can I request again that you do not send any child to school that is displaying symptoms, we will immediately have to send the child home, along with any siblings, to ensure we are following our guidelines. Also can I ask you to use caution around any social media about the school. This is an exceptionally frightening time for us all, as our day to day lives are changed, posting any unsubstantiated information on social media only goes to inflame those fears. I will continue to write to you every day to keep you informed with the current situation within school, to the best to my knowledge.
The current messages from the government states: