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Bushmead Primary School

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Coronavirus Advice & Information

Bushmead Primary School will open throughout the Easter Holidays to Critical Key Worker children. If a place is a necessity please email office@bushmeadprimaryschool.co.uk. We require 48 hours notice to secure staffing. Many thanks.

Key Workers' Children & Free School Meals Update

You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus.

  • Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
  • Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
  • If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environments.

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

 

Coronavirus School Closure Procedure

Our school will only be closed if one or more of the following conditions apply:

  • on instruction from the Department for Education.
  • on advice, if there is a confirmed case within our school community.

 

Steps taken to decide on whether to close the school will be as follows:

  • The Headteacher will liaise with the Local Authority and Chair of Governors and a joint decision will be made whether the school should be open or not should it not be under instruction from central government.

 

The decision to open school, or not, will be communicated to staff and communicated to parents via Parentmail & the school website as soon as the decision is made.  It will be communicated by 3pm each day regarding the following day unless a set period has been given, for example, seven days.  

Home Learning

In the event of school closure plans have been put in place for your children's continued education. Year leaders will communicate with parents through Parentmail and work will be set accordingly. Examples of learning will also be posted on the website, older children will use their school emails and/or google classrooms. Children will be required access to the internet to complete this. Reading, English and mathematics will be set daily and all other subjects weekly should that be necessary. 

 

Teachers will ensure that children have logins to our online resources such as Purple Mash, My Maths, Bug Club etc. Please check you have this information.

Advice on talking to children about Coronavirus

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

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