Cheshire East has today sent out to all schools in Congleton its guidance regarding the reopening of settings to more children. It states the following:
Monday 15th June: Pre-school and Reception children are invited to return
Monday 22nd June - Year 1 children are invited to return
At a later date (and if there is capacity) - Year 6 children are invited to return
The above is in addition to the current situation of school being open to children who are currently attending (Key worker children, children with an EHCP, and children with a social worker).
The above can only happen if we as a school deem it safe to do so for our children, staff, and families.
A full plan of how we are proposing to make this possible will be emailed out to all parents once this has been agreed with our staff and the governing body.
This evening the Prime Minister informed of the next phase including the possibility of reopening schools to some classes from 1st June.
At the moment, for us in school, there is no change to the guidance. We will continue to provide care for children whose parents' work is critical to the COVID-19 response, and those children who have an EHCP or a social worker. The message for everyone remains that it is safer to stay at home.
Until we receive further guidance to help our school prepare and be 100% safe for our children, teaching staff, and families then we will remain closed other than the provision that we are currently providing.
Following the announcement from the Government:
"Schools in England to close from Friday for all pupils except the vulnerable and those with key worker parents"
Buglawton Primary School has, therefore, closed on Friday 20th March.
As per the statement, some pupils may remain in school to support their families. Limited places have been allocated to those pupils who require emergency childcare.
All home learning resources for our pupils can be found on our Parents - Home Learning Page, as well as the Google Classrooms where teachers are posting activities for the children to complete (see instructions of how to access via the email that was sent out).
We wish everyone best wishes during this difficult time and thank everyone for their continued support.
We are in this together: #StaySafe #StayatHome #TeamBuglawton
What to do if you need help during school closure
During school closures, staying at home is absolutely the safest thing for all children to do. There are strict criteria for those children who will be allowed to come into school (Key worker children, children with an EHCP or children with a Social Worker). Those children who are staying safe at home, will be unsettled and will miss the structure and routine of school. If you, as a parent, are finding it difficult to manage, there are a number of options available to you:
- speak to your school link when they make the welfare call each week and ask for advice
- phone the school office between 9am and 3pm for support or advice
- contact VISYON on 01260 290000 and ask for parental support via a telephone consultation
- read the below Visyon attachment for more support routes
- Contact Family Line by phone on 0808 802 6666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for support and advice
If you child has additional needs, you could contact Cheshire East Information Advice and Support on 0300 123 5166 or speak to Space4Autism on 01625 617884
Buglawton cares and we want to support our families through this difficult time.
Further details on exams and grades announced
New details regarding the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on summer exams has been released.
The exam regulator, Ofqual, and exam boards will work with teachers to provide grades to students whose exams have been cancelled this summer, following our actions to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Ofqual and exam boards will be discussing with teachers’ representatives before finalising an approach, to ensure that it is as fair as possible.
Find details on the impact on summer exams here:
In addition, the Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Department of Education Help Line
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Link to the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Link to the government 'stay at home guidance': https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for educational settings:
Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
Latest Department for Education information:
Please remember to keep the school updated on any relevant information or changes to health. We will continue to keep families updated on any change to advice. We will also keep families updated on any day to day changes including advice to trips and activities.