School Closure Updates
Dear Parents/ Carers,
I am writing to let you know we have been instructed to close the school to almost all children at the end of the school day tomorrow, Friday 20th March, until further notice. As advised by the government, we will do all we can to stay open for the children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police and others in frontline services) and some of our vulnerable children. We are waiting for the government to publish more information on what this means and we will be in touch again as soon as we are sure who this applies to. In the meantime, if you have not done so already, please email email@example.com as soon as possible if you are a ‘key worker’ and will rely on educational provision in order to keep working. All other children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child to school from Monday 23rd March.
Attached is a letter from Jon Chaloner, GLFs CEO. The letter has gone to all GLF schools.
All assessments in primary school, including end of Key Stage 1 assessments in Year 2 and end of Key Stage 2 assessments in Year 6, phonics screening checks in Year 1 and multiplication tables checks in Year 4 will be cancelled.
If you need to contact the school during this period, please use the firstname.lastname@example.org
email address. The office staff will be monitoring this email address and forward any queries, questions and concerns to the most appropriate person.
Foodbank Vouchers - CHANGE IN LOCATION ON A THURSDAY
If you feel that your family would benefit from a Foodbank voucher, please contact us through our dedicated safeguarding email - email@example.com
In the email you need to include:
how many adults and children are in your household
permission to share this information with Caterham Foodbank, who will store this information securely
We can then liaise with Caterham Foodbank to let them know that you need some support during this time. As you won't have a voucher, you will need to bring some ID with you when you collect the food. You will be able to collect food once a week.
Foodbank vouchers can be picked up from:
Mondays 12-2pm Caterham Baptist Church, Beechwood Road
Thursdays 12-2pm Caterham Baptist Church, Beechwood Road * please not this is a change of location
If, during the school closure, you have any safeguarding concerns for your family or another family, then please use our dedicated safeguarding email - firstname.lastname@example.org
We will then endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible and offer any support we can.
You are also able to contact Surrey Children's Services:
Contact Children's Services
If you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person you can contact the Surrey Children's Single Point of Access (SPA).
The SPA is based at County Hall and acts as the front door to children's services in Surrey.
The SPA provides residents and people who work with children in Surrey with direct information, advice and guidance about where and how to find the appropriate support for children and families.
Availability: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: 0300 470 9100
Out of hours phone: 01483 517898 to speak to our emergency duty team.
Email: emails are dealt with during normal office hours
For concerns for a child or young person: email@example.com
For concerns for an adult: firstname.lastname@example.org
SMS: 07527 182 861 (for the deaf or hard of hearing)
Fax number: 01483 519862
If you are concerned that a child may be at imminent risk of significant harm please call 999 for police.
WASPS will be open as usual until tomorrow evening.
WASPS will be closed this Easter. Refunds will be made. Parents who are regular WASPS users will have the money transferred to their ASC or BC account. Parents will not be charged for ASC or BC when WASPS is shut and all accounts will be updated before the next invoices are sent. Please direct any correspondence directly to WASPS on email@example.com.
We will update you further on arrangements beyond the end of this week as soon as we have them confirmed.
Thank you once again for your support.
Head of School