School Closure – Covid 19

Phase 1 re-opening on 1st June 2020

Please click HERE for the initial letter from the Headteacher

Please click HERE to complete the survey for Pre-School, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6

 

Initial Lockdown

Over this uncertain period of lockdown and school closure, we would like to continue to support our pupils and parents. Please look at the Remote Learning page for further information.

If you have any questions, updates or need help, then please email the school office office@thorndown.cambs.sch.uk and we will ensure that your email is forwarded to the member of staff.

We have set up the Thorndowners’ Club to provide care and support for our Key Worker’s children and are open every weekday (including Bank Holidays and holidays) from 8.15am to 4.00pm.

Key Worker – information

Key Worker – information

If you are a Key Worker and you have no other option but for your child to be in school we will aim to provide provision at school.

For full details of the Key Workers information, please see the Government guidance.

The key principles are:

  1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
  2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.
  3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
  4. Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.
  5. Residential special schools, boarding schools and special settings continue to care for children wherever possible.

If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision (for more details on this list, please see the Government guidance):

  • Health and social care
  • Education and childcare
  • Key public services (e.g. justice system, religious staff, charities and key frontline services)
  • Local and national government (for those essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response)
  • Food and other necessary goods
  • Public safety and national security
  • Transport (to keep air, water, road and rail transport operating)
  • Utilities, communication and essential financial services
  • and to parents / carers of children who have an EHCP, are Looked After, or who have a social worker under safeguarding arrangements.

We appreciate that childcare arrangements are going to be very tough for many families, but have been asked to be strict about limiting places to those qualifying under the above categories, in order to keep the number of children spending time together as low as possible.