Covid 19 Coronavirus Information
n light of the current situation regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus, here you will be able to find the latest information available to you from the school and the Inclusive Multi Academy Trust.
Further to the recent update from the government announcing school closures the school will be closed until further notice, with the exception to pupils of key workers.
Please see below our welcome back to school video.
Guidance/initiatives released to support home learning:
The Secretary of State announced a major new package to support online learning:
- Free laptops to help vulnerable and disadvantaged young people
- Major telecommunications providers will temporarily exempt educational sites from data charges
- BBC Bitesize TV lessons
- Oak National Academy
Disadvantaged children across England will receive laptops and tablets as part of a push to make remote education accessible for pupils staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak. It is not clear whether primary school children will qualify for this as it seems to focus on secondary age, however the criteria does say: Young people and families eligible for devices must not already have access to one, and must be in one of the following groups:
- Children with a social worker
- Care leavers
- Disadvantaged children in year 10, ahead of GCSEs next year
Schools will be able to keep their laptops and tablets once they have reopened. Find out more here.
There has been a few updates/new documents on guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home. Click here to read
This includes specific advice for parents on how education can continue at home for:
Lastly, The DfE has published clarifications to the existing guidance on attendance, specifically for the following groups:
- Children and young people who have a social work
- Children and young people with an education, health and care (EHC) plan
- Children and young people who are otherwise vulnerable
HMN have launched a new early intervention and prevention helpline for children and young people aged 10-17 in Herts. The helpline will provide a safe , non-judgemental space to talk to a Young People Advisor or Mentor who will provide emotional support, advice and information, signposting and discuss coping strategies. For opening hours and more information please visit the website https://www.hertsmindnetwork.org/young-peoples-helpline . Helpline number is 01923 256391.
Opening times at the moment are:
Mon, Wed, Fri – 13:00 – 16:30
Tues, Thurs – 17::00 – 19:30
Sat – 10:00 – 13:00
We are also able to offer support to parents either through this line, or our 18+ 24/7 line – reached through the same number.
Click here to view a message from Dean Russell, MP for Watford. Mr Russell would like to hear from anyone in our school community who is in need of support or a listening ear. https://www.deanrussell.co.uk/
Please view a video message from our Head Teacher, Mrs Jackson.
Useful links and information
If you are in need of help and advice we have set up a useful links page with information on a wide range of useful services available.
For parents of children that will remain at home during this time please see our home learning packs.
The most recent government advice states, if one person in your household has a new, persistent cough or high temperature, your whole household needs to self isolate for 14 days.
If your child is currently self-isolating and they have siblings in school, the siblings will also need to self-isolate for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms.
It is very important that you do not send your child into school if they have symptoms or if anyone in your household has symptoms. Further guidance can be found here.
This advice is for people with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), including those with a diagnosis of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, who must remain at home until they are well ...
We will continue to update you all as schools across the country are given daily updates from the Government, DfE and Public Health.
Thanks for your ongoing support and understanding during these unprecedented times.
Below you will find the latest statements from the Inclusive Multi Academy Trust and these will be updated as when information from The Department of Education and Public Health England changes.