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School Closure and Care for Key Worker Children

Firstly myself, staff and Governors would like to take this opportunity to thank all our parents who have kept their children safely at home where they are able to do so.  We would also like to thank our Key Workers during what is a very difficult period of time for both the job they are carrying out and also, only sending their children to school when they have no other choice.

 

We acknowledge that home-schooling, without the freedom to go outdoors and with children who may be struggling not seeing friends and family members, must be very challenging. As parents, our staff are finding this difficult too. Feedback from parents has been very positive but we appreciate that trying to complete tasks with children whilst also working remotely themselves could impact on everyone’s wellbeing.

 

As educators we are expected to provide work for the children as ultimately they will be returning to school. These are unprecedented times and we have had to respond to guidance within a very short space of time. We were given two days to put together a full home learning package for all the children which I believe was a mammoth task, but we did it! However, we do appreciate that what is practicable at school is not always the case at home.

 

We apologise if any parent has felt under pressure to complete tasks as the last thing we want to do is put you under undue pressure at this time. However, as educators we have a duty to try to maintain some education within the children’s lives and this, along with almost every school in the country, includes expecting some correspondence with their pupils regarding their learning.

 

Lancashire County Council are working very hard to provide food bags for our FSM children, you can imagine this has been a mammoth task for them at very short notice.  On a Monday we should receive our food bags for the week, once we are in receipt of these we will of course contact you via text message to let you know they are ready for collection.  In the meantime, if you need any help from school whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Our staff are available every day via email if you need to ask them anything, or indeed if you would like to send them copies of work that your child/ren have completed, it's lovely to see their work and cheers everybody up!  

 

If we all work together we can beat this and all be back together again, our 198 smiley faces under one roof.

 

Take care and stay safe.

 

Mrs Marr

Please find below some resources that will hopefully help you whilst you are at home.

Tips for Parents

Step Forward with SEND Home Learning Tips

Tips for Children with ADHD and ASD

Bigger Children Challenge

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Younger Children Challenge

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