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St Mary's C of E Primary School

Credenhill, Hereford

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Remote Learning & Critical Worker Update Letter

11/01/2021

 

Dear Parents and carers,

 

Re remote learning and update re children of critical workers attending school in Lockdown

Remote Learning

I hope you have had a lovely weekend and all has gone well during our first week of Lockdown.

I wanted to ask you to get in touch to let us know how you are finding the remote learning, for example, does your child have access to a device to work on, are you finding the resources helpful, is there anything else we could help you with? This can either be via Seesaw or via emailing admin@credenhill.hereford.sch.uk

We are really keen to ensure that all children are engaging in order that they do not fall further behind. We will contact you if the children are not engaging in the tasks set on Seesaw to see if we can help in any way. The government expectation is that children where possible will engage with remote learning. We appreciate that last week was difficult for all of us in switching quickly to a new routine, however, we would ask for all children to log in the home learning daily and regular Zooms.

The government are re launching a scheme where we can apply for laptops where needed so please let us know if this would help you.

The BBC have also launched a set of programmes (this is in addition to the Bitesize resources) that you might find helpful and I have attached the website link below for your convenience:

BBC Teach Live Lessons for primary schools - BBC Teach

Free resources continue to be kindly contributed and we will keep updating these on the website.

Re Children of critical workers attending school:

You may not be aware that the government updated its guidance on Friday evening regarding the attendance of children of critical workers.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

Parents whose work is critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and EU transition response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined in the following sections. Children with at least one parent or carer who is a critical worker can go to school or college if required, but parents and carers should keep their children at home if they can.’

As a result of this updated government guidance we will be reviewing our provision. In the meantime if you are a key worker working from home we would ask that your child remains home with you. If your child is in school please can we insist that you stick to the bubble drop off and collection times and wear a mask when dropping off & picking up.  If your child is booked into school and you don’t need the place please can you let us know as soon as possible.

I understand the frustrations that this may cause but as a leadership team you will understand that we have a duty a care to all members of our community and must follow the guidance we are given.

 

Keep well and stay safe

Kind regards,

 

Mrs B Davies

Executive Head Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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