Following the government announcements yesterday, I wanted to clarify one of the enhanced measures that has now been put into immediate effect.
If anyone in your household develops COVID-19 symptoms – high temperature and/or cough, there is now a requirement for whole household isolation for 14 days. Please contact us on day 1 of absence if this affects your child and their absence will be recorded accordingly for 2 weeks. You will not need to call in school every day of this period. Given that the recommendations are changing daily, I will notify you if there are any further updates regarding this.
We are of course continuing to monitor the health and well-being of all of our pupils. Should they become unwell, please support us by being available to collect your child at short notice.
The immediate implication for Brownsover Community School, is that we now have a significant number of staff who are having to self-isolate. In order to try and maintain as much of our school’s normal provision as possible, it has become necessary for us to make the decision to proceed with a partial closure.
With effect from tomorrow (Wednesday 18th March) nursery and Play & Learn classes will close until Easter. I anticipate that they will resume as normal on Monday 20th April following the Easter holiday, but this may change following any further Government decisions. The rest of school will remain open as usual unless we are informed otherwise.
In order to support the running of vital services, we will continue to provide provision for any nursery and Play & Learn children whose parents work in the NHS, 999 emergency services or are teachers. If this applies to you please contact Rosie Hercock on 01788 547639 so that arrangements can be made.
Staff are currently developing work to put on the class pages in the homework section of the school website, this will be set up over the next day or two for those pupils who are currently self-isolating.
Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time.
Mrs Elisa Basnett