Update 28th March 2020
Update 27th March 2020
Child friendly explanation of Covid-19
Update 26th March 2020
Update 25th March 2020
Coronavirus information: What should I do?
Update 24th March 2020
A message from the Head teacher
24th March 2020
Firstly, can I thank all the parents and carers of children who took the sensible decision to keep their children off from school and at home during this period. You are helping the front line staff perform their roles. We appreciate this will be difficult but we are here to support the best we can. #stayingathomesaveslives.
Queensbury School has quickly responded to the Covid-19 situation and restructured its entire education provision in less than 24 hours. We have an emergency contingency plan in place and have developed a committed volunteer skeleton workforce that will provide provision for key worker families and vulnerable children if no other option for families.
The model splits the school into two workforces:
1) Provision in the school – to maintain safe provision for the critical key worker families and vulnerable children we have risk assessed.
2) Home learning teams to update resources and be in contact with parents for support.
· The emergency provision is only for key workers children or vulnerable children who cannot be at home because your work is critical to the national crisis.
· The volunteer staff that maintain this position in school are putting themselves and their families at increased risk.
· We urge you to keep your child at home unless you have no other option.
· If a family takes advantage of this situation we will terminate the provision for your child and cease the transport arrangements, as it puts others at risk.
The school has sent work packs home last week and those children not in school last week will receive them in the post. You can also access home school resources from:
Home Learning Support:
· https://queensburysch.com/online-learning-links/ (Home School Links)
· Welfare Team – firstname.lastname@example.org ( contact our wellbeing team if you are struggling in any circumstances).
· Free School Meal support – email@example.com
· You can contact your child’s class teacher and they will upload material to the relevant class page on the home learning link.
Finally, I am in contact with the local authority and other schools to ensure we can all support each other during this coronavirus emergency situation.
We do really appreciate your contribution to bigger during this national crisis. Please do your part to help keep others and your family safe.
Mr Chris Wilson – Interim Head teacher with executive powers
Update 17th March 2020
Corona Virus Letter to Parents – Update 4
Update 16th March 2020
The latest update from the Government:
- Anyone with a fever or persistent cough should stay at home for seven days if they live alone or 14 days if they live with others. Anyone who lives with someone displaying coronavirus symptoms should also stay at home for 14 days. People who have to isolate themselves should ask others for help
- Everyone should stop non-essential contact with others. This is particularly important for people over 70, those with underlying health conditions and pregnant women
- People should work from home where they can
- People should avoid places like pubs, clubs and theatres. This applies especially to those in London which is “a few weeks ahead” of the rest of the UK
- People should stop all unnecessary travel
- By the weekend, those with the most serious health conditions should be largely shielded from social contact for 12 weeks
The latest advice for Educational Establishments can be found on the Government Website. Please click here
As as school we are taking the following measures:
- Cancelling all non-essential travel, meetings, community access, trips, clubs and courses.
- Using reasonable social distancing for meetings.
- Contacted families of most vulnerable children with underlying medical conditions. Advised to put measures in place for upto 12 weeks isolation upon advice from the Government.
Update: 13th March 2020
wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water.
Useful links with current updates on the Corona Virus (Covid-19)
Additional measures taken by school:
- Restructured cleaning schedule
- Door handles, buttons and keyboards cleaned daily
- Antibacterial points within school
- Visitor sign in screen cleaned regularly
- Students had lessons on hand washing appropriately
- Staff had regular updates from school
- Daily Public Health and DfE guidance
- Chair of IEB and members asked for updates across school
We will continue to keep children, parents and families informed of the situation.
Hand washing simple steps –