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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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Headteacher's blog

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 23, 2020

Headteacher's Blog


Category:Headteacher,General,
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 a fitness session in the sports hall where each student was a good 2m away from their nearest neighbour!  The students understood the necessity of social isolation and good hand hygiene and we could not have asked anymore of them today. The latest government advice (given below) is to keep children at home if at all possible, and whilst the school will stay open as long as we can, the fewer the children we have in the building, the better for all of us.

Thank you to everyone for acting so sensibly.

Richard Bramley

  

Latest News from the DfE

Guidance for schools about temporarily closing

We have asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.

It is important to underline that schools, all childcare settings (including early years settings, childminders and providers of childcare for school-age children), colleges and other educational establishments, remain safe places for children. But the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.

Schools, and all childcare providers, are therefore being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children - children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical to the COVID-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.

While as many schools as possible should try to stay open for eligible pupils, this will not be possible for all settings and the local authority should coordinate pooling of resources so pupils are able to access provision elsewhere.

The following Q&A should be read alongside the:

guidance on critical workers

guidance on COVID-19 for vulnerable children and young people


ITS LEARNING

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