Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope the first day of 2021 is going well for you all. As you may be aware there have been rapid changes in the Government’s decision for primary schools to move to remote learning, with only a limited number of pupils on site. Hackney (along with all London schools) has now been added to the list. This will last until at least 18th January, when the Government will review the level of coronavirus infections in the area and decide whether whether schools should reopen fully.
As ever, we will prioritise the safety and well being of our pupils, staff and the wider school community whilst contributing to provide high quality learning for pupils whether they are on site or at home. On Monday 4th January, all pupils will learn at home. We expect your child to complete learning that will be available, as usual, at Google Classroom for Years 1- 5 and Tapestry for Reception.
From Tuesday 5th January, school will be open to pupils whose parents are critical workers, or who are considered to be vulnerable. If your child meets these criteria, we will contact you on Monday 4th to inform you of the arrangements. If your employment has changed since the summer and you have either become a key worker or have left a key worker job, please inform the school on Monday via email@example.com. Please note that because of the high levels of sickness and self isolation amongst our staff, we cannot guarantee a full time place for all children within these groups.
We will send communication to all our families to advise of next steps and any further details received following government guidance will also be communicated.
Thank you for your continued patience and support during this challenging time.
‘What to do if your child tests positive during the school holiday’
If your child develops symptoms of coronavirus during the holidays, you should book a test, available here https://www.gov.uk/get-
You should also follow the government’s advice on self isolation for your child and your household https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/
If your child receives a positive test result at any time during the holiday before 4pm on 23rd December, you should inform the school by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your child receives a positive test result after 4pm on 23rd December, you should not inform school but should follow the advice you will be given by the NHS.
If your child is unable to return to school on 4th January, please inform the school on the day as usual.
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