SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION
Dear Year 6 parents,
We hope you and your family are all well and are managing to remain safe during these unusual times.
This week, the government announced their plans for the return of children into schools, beginning with Year 6. These plans are still only suggestions as there is no guarantee that the five 'tests' will be met, nor that Unions representing Headteachers, teachers, support and cleaning staff will agree to them. Children will only return to school in greater numbers if their safety and that of staff, parents and the wider community can be assured.
We would be grateful if you could complete the one question survey, using the following link. It will take you a minute to complete but your answer will greatly support our planning, should the opening of the school go ahead after the half-term holiday.
Below are some examples of how we will manage the risk of increased numbers of children in school
- Reduced class numbers (i.e. up to 10 per room) and children distanced appropriately within each classroom
- Staggered school start/ finish/ break and lunch times
- Children enter/ leave the school through separate entrances
- Children are supported by the same few members of staff whilst in school
- Children are encouraged and reminded to distance during break/ lunch times
- There is enhanced cleaning during the school day (worktops, equipment, toilets)
- Personal hygiene is frequently practiced throughout the day (e.g. handwashing, use of tissues)
- Movement around the school is limited (e.g. use of corridors and entrances)
- Personal care (including 1st Aid) is delivered by staff wearing PPE
Please note that this list is not exhaustive nor finalised. We will share the fine detail of arrangements, once completed.
Thank you for your support in this matter. Your responses will greatly help our planning.
School Closure Plan
Foxhills Junior school has now closed it's doors to all children, except those of key workers and those who need additional support (vulnerable). A full description of these categories can be found HERE.
School childcare is only to be used when ESSENTIAL. The clear advice is to keep children at home as much as possible to avoid them infecting or becoming infected by other children and staff. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
All other children must remain at home with their family. Older family members should avoid caring for children.
To support the learning of children at home, teachers have prepared a range of learning resources and activities that have been uploaded to our school website, accessed from the 'PARENT' tab, 'LEARNING AT HOME'.
We strongly encourage parents to set clear daily routines for children - a blend of learning and leisure - and, to support this, we have included suggested daily timetables/ schedules for you to use, as appropriate. Please contact us if you require further hep with this.
Each teacher has a special contact email address which parents can use to ask questions about the set learning and which children can send examples of learning of which they are proud. Teachers will check these email addresses at specific points during the day and will respond, accordingly.
We will communicate any updates to parents via,
- Parent Mail (text message)
- School Website – specifically this web-page
Email: we will be using a new and temporary email address to communicate with you:
This email address will be monitored daily, and we will endeavour to respond to any concerns you may have within a short time frame.
Please could parents ensure that we have the most up to date phone and email contact details.
We know that this will be an unsettling time for many parents, but we do wish to reassure you that we are still here for your child - do ask us for any advice or help: we will do all we can to support you.
Mr Shore and the entire Foxhills Juniors team
What is SOCIAL DISTANCING and SELF ISOLATION?
With the coronavirus spreading throughout the world, people are being asked to take part in social distancing or self-isolation.
But what do these terms mean, and how do they differ?
Social distancing means avoiding unnecessary contact with other people and spending less time in public places, where a lot of people are around.
Everyone in the UK is now advised to follow self-distancing measures, especially
pregnant women and
adults normally eligible for a flu jab.
When social distancing you must work from home where possible and avoid all unnecessary travel and public gatherings. You can go for a walk or run outdoors if you stay 2m (6ft) away from others, go to the shops to buy groceries, see family and friends if it's essential, walk your dog, and provide essential care for elderly residents and neighbours - if you have no symptoms.
People who show coronavirus symptoms, or live with someone who is showing symptoms, have been asked to self-isolate.
Self-isolating means staying at home and not leaving it, other than for exercise.
This means you cannot go to work, school or public areas during this time and if possible, you should not go out even to buy food or other essentials.
If you are unable to get supplies delivered, you should do what you can to limit social contact when you do leave the house.
Please follow this advice to keep yourself and others safer