School Closure 04/01/2021

Hello and Happy New Year to you all.   

I am sorry to be emailing you at such short notice regarding the start of school tomorrow but as I am sure you will be aware from the news there have been calls to keep schools closed for a period of two weeks to reduce the spread of the new strain of COVID-19. 

Due to the uncertainty around the new variant of Covid-19 and how easily it is transmissible, and the lack of evidence from the government to assess the safety of pupils and staff, teaching unions and support staff unions are advising their members not to attend work if they feel unsafe returning to the work place under these conditions.  As the majority of the staff are following their union advice we are unable to open to all children over the next two weeks.  As such there will be remote learning provided and, as in the Summer term, we will be open for those children deemed vulnerable and for those of Key Workers. 

Due to the short notice of this I will be calling an unavoidable school closure tomorrow for all children in order to provide time to assess who will require a key worker place and for classteachers to arrange their remote learning.  This will be in place on Google Classrooms and will commence from Tuesday morning.

If you feel your child is eligible for a key worker place and you would like them to access this please contact school by 10am tomorrow by phone or email:

[email protected]

Thank you as always for your support.

Suzanne Clough
Headteacher
 

Moor Nook Community Primary School