On July 2nd 2020, the government announced it’s intentions that all pupils, in all year groups, will return to school from the beginning of the Autumn Term.
Returning to school is vital for children’s education and for their wellbeing. Time out of school is detrimental for children’s cognitive and academic development, particularly for disadvantaged children. This impact can affect both current levels of learning and children’s future ability to learn, and therefore we need to ensure all pupils can return to school sooner rather than later.
The risk to children themselves of becoming severely ill from coronavirus (COVID-19) is very low and there are negative health impacts of being out of school. We know that school is a vital point of contact for public health and safeguarding services that are critical to the wellbeing of children and families.
DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION 2nd July 2020
The purpose of the information provided here is to share with parents and our community the core protective measures in place to ensure the safe return to school of all pupils in response to the government’s guidance.
This information will be updated regularly and we urge parents to ensure that they are fully familiar with all aspects of the information shared within these pages prior to their child returning to school in September.
In addition to the guidance are links to additional information and appendices to be read alongside existing school policies. We would ask parents to consider the information and discuss this with pupils to support their reintroduction into school.
September 2020 Reopening of School
For further information regarding the September reopening of school please see September Opening section of the school’s website.
Support for Families and Children during the Coronavirus Outbreak
We have put together a series of resources to support parents and their children during the coronavirus outbreak. Please do have a look below to see if there is anything that might be useful to you. Note that these are from a range of sources and are not produced by Acre Heads Primary.
As ever, we are happy to support you in any way that we can, so do get in touch if you have any concerns that you think we might be able to support you with.
Within the following sections you will find the remote learning activities for your child while the school is closed. Please click on the PDF/ZIP files for your child’s year group. Within these files, you will find daily activities for your child to undertake within the book provided.
Further information will follow to detail the school’s remote learning plan for isolation of year groups or local lockdown.
Online Safety during Home Learning
As we are accessing more resources online, the majority of our families will be encouraging their children to make good use of technology with no opportunities to see their classmates “in real life”. Technology can help us all stay in touch safely but parents and carers will want to make sure that their children are as safe as possible. For help and support with online safety please see the following government recommended links for parents and carers: