Coronavirus Updates

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On this page we will share information and resources, keeping them as up to date as possible- Please keep checking back Page updated 1/4/20

Video Updates

We will be putting up video updates from staff to let you know how we are doing and what we are up to in school video updates page 

Update from our Safer School Police Officer - 1/4/20

Southwark Safer School Police Officer Letter – Update from PC Trevor Fox

Beware fraud and scams during Covid19 – Information on avoiding scams

This Weeks Newsletter 27-3-20

Please find this weeks newsletter. Click image to view

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Fitness Videos

 Joe Wicks is a well known fitness coach that aims for all to reach their full fitness potential. He  will be leading online P.E. classes for children staying home from school. Families across the country can tune in to his YouTube account to join in live,  the workouts last 30 minutes each and start at 9am from Monday – Friday

Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos 

Home Chorus

 Make sure you are signed up to the #GreatBritishHomeChorus to receive all the info you need about upcoming rehearsals, sheet music, backing tracks and more – click image to visit site

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC278IKj0R4JBFb18Waw-tWA 

The Maths Factor

 We will be making The Maths Factor FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. 

maths factor

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

 

 

Letter from Monday 23rd March

The most recent  government guidance on the current Covid-19 situation is that schools must remain open for pupils with key worker parents and vulnerable pupils. 

This letter updates on the current situation.

Please click to open – Letter Re Covid19 23-3-20

If you are a key worker please contact the school ASAP.

Message from Councillor Peter John (1/4/20)

Click the image Peter John southwark

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKSOUTHWARK/bulletins/284477f – Southwark Bulletin updated 1/4/20

Information on the Coronavirus

 Please click the button to visit the GOV website Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response

Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education, has asked for this message to be passed to all those who work in the education sector

The government recognises the huge importance of the role you have played in maintaining the education, training and social care of our children and young people during this challenging time. I recognise that you will have the same anxieties as the rest of the country about your health and that of your families. On behalf of the Prime Minister and the entire government, I thank you all for all of your work so far, and your continued support. I am deeply grateful for the civic spirit and dedication of everyone working in education, and I will continue to provide my full support throughout this crisis.

Next steps

It is clear that education and children’s social care settings are increasingly finding it difficult to continue as normal, as illness and self-isolation impacts on staffing levels and pupil attendance. To provide parents, student and staff with the certainty they need we are announcing that schools, colleges and early years settings will be closed to everyone except children of key workers and vulnerable children from Monday, as part of the country’s ongoing response to coronavirus.

Examples of these workers include NHS staff, police and delivery drivers who need to be able to go to work. Vulnerable children include those who have a social worker and those with Education, Health and Care Plans.

A full list of key worker categories will be published by the Cabinet Office tomorrow.

Children who do not fall into these groups should remain at home with appropriate care.

Where schools are unable to provide this reduced provision, local authorities will work with the Department for Education’s regional teams to ensure an alternative option is available.

We are expecting early years providers and sixth form and further education colleges to do the same. We are working with Her Majesty’s Treasury on the financial support required. We are also asking that independent schools and boarding schools follow the same approach.

Where possible, we would encourage settings to stay open for this purpose throughout the Easter holidays.

Many universities and other higher education institutions are already taking necessary steps to keep their staff and students safe and where possible keep providing education. We are confident vice-chancellors are making the right decisions and the Department for Education continues to support them in doing so.

Temporary suspension of Ofsted inspections

Ofsted is to temporarily suspend routine inspections of schools, colleges, early years settings, children’s social care providers and local authorities to reduce the burden on staff who are providing vital services to the nation in response to coronavirus.

Update on assessments and examinations

We can confirm that we will not go ahead with assessments or exams, and that we will not be publishing performance tables for this academic year.

We will work with the sector and Ofqual to ensure children get the qualifications they need.

My Department is working closely with local authorities, representatives of early years, schools and head teachers, regional school commissioners and bodies such as Ofsted and Ofqual about how to deliver this change as effectively as possible.

And we will do whatever is necessary to support local authorities, settings, schools and teachers through the weeks and months ahead.

Free school meal provision

We will give schools the flexibility to provide meals or vouchers to children eligible for free school meals. Some schools are already doing this, and we will reimburse the costs. As soon as possible, we will put in place a national voucher system.

Thank you once again for everything you are doing at this difficult time.

The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, Secretary of State for Education