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Mar 27, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends We have reached the end of the first week of life in the UK post-pandemic.   I would like to thank all parents, carers and students for their continuing support during this unique situation.  The students who have been in school have behaved in an exemplary fashion and we are all very...

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Mar 26, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends There will be a Newsletter tomorrow which will be emailed out to all parents and carers for whom we have an email address in Parent Pay.  A copy will also be uplodad to this website. School remains open for the children of key workers who need to use us and cannot make...

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Headteacher's Blog

Mar 24, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends Not a lot of news today.  The briefing from the DfE was about social distancing in schools and elsewhere which we are already doing.  As I said yesterday, school remains open for the children of key workers who need to use us and cannot make alternative arrangements.  It is far safer to...

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Headteacher's Blog

Mar 23, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends Day 1 of school of school closure now over!  We had 19 students in school directly supported by four members of staff with a small number of other staff around to ensure the smooth running of the school. The staff made sure the students had a busy and productive day, including...

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Headteacher's blog

Mar 22, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents and Carers The Local Authority has sent further advice to schools based on the guidance from the Department for Education. The government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. If children can stay safely at home, they...

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Update 19th March

Mar 19, 2020

Posted by:administrator

Dear Parents and Carers As I am sure you are aware it was announced yesterday that all schools in England will close from the end of the school day on Friday. In line with Government policy Lady Lumley’s will remain open only for students whose parents/carers are key workers or whose children are classed as vulnerable. At...

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Update 18th March

Mar 18, 2020

Posted by:administrator

Dear Parents and Carers, Firstly, can I thank you all for your ongoing support. I am sure you can appreciate the challenges the escalating situation around Coronavirus is presenting to us at school. At the moment we have no choice but to follow Government advice and are doing everything we can to stay fully open. Like...

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Mar 14, 2020

Headteacher's Blog


Category:Headteacher,General,
Posted by: rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends

Latest from DfE Monday 16th March

Updated guidance for education settings on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Today, the Department for Education and Public Health England have issued updated guidance for education settings on COVID-19. This guidance will assist staff in addressing COVID-19 in educational settings. This includes childcare, schools, further and higher educational institutions.

What you need to know:

  • staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal
  • if staff, young people or children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they should be sent home
  • clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces more often than usual using your standard cleaning products
  • supervise young children to ensure they wash their hands for 20 seconds more often than usual with soap and water or hand sanitiser and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues

Current advice remains in place: no education or children’s social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the impact of closing schools on both children’s education and on the workforce would be substantial, but the benefit to public health may not be. Decisions on future advice to education or children’s social care settings will be taken based on the latest and best scientific evidence, which at this stage suggests children are a lower risk group.

From Friday

Coronavirus:  This message is a joint one between Pickering Infants, Pickering Juniors and Lady Lumley’s (thank you to Mrs De Barr at PCJS)

Please be assured that we are continuing to follow the government’s advice regarding the spread of the Coronavirus. We continue to remind and encourage the students to wash their hands regularly and to sneeze or cough into tissues or the crook of the elbow. At this point in time, schools are to remain open unless they have been instructed to close by Public Health England. Now that we have entered the ‘delay’ phase of the government’s plan to reduce the impact of the virus, everybody with a fever (a temperature of over 37.5) or a new PERSISTENT cough is being urged to stay at home for 7 days. We need to work together to ensure that EVERYBODY stays safe in school but please be aware that we do have a number of students and staff with underlying health conditions.  If your child is not well, please follow the updated advice from the government and the NHS. For further information, please visit 111.nhs.uk.

Many thanks for your ongoing help, support and understanding during these challenging times. 

There is information in this week’s Newsletter about the steps Lady Lumley’s will take if the school is told to close.    The Newsletter has also been e-mailed home using the e-mail address we have on ParentPay.  If you do not have a ParentPay account or we have an old e-mail address, please let us know.

Richard Bramley

Latest Government  Advice Friday 13th March

Current advice remains in place: no education or children’s social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the impact of closing schools on both children’s education and on the workforce will be substantial, but the benefit to public health may not be. Decisions on future advice to schools will be taken based on the latest and best scientific evidence, which at this stage suggests children are a lower risk group.

COVID-19 travel guidance for the education sector

The Government has issued new travel guidance for the education sector. This advises against all overseas education trips for children under 18. This does not apply to domestic trips, or overseas trips which are already underway.

The full guidance can be found here:

The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

 

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