Dear Parents / Carers,
Since writing to you this morning, it has been announced by the Minister for Education that all mainstream schools will close by Friday (March 20th) at the latest, with the Easter break being brought forward. Her full statement can be found by following the link below:
As things stand, we are planning to remain open to all pupils until the end of this week (both Thursday and Friday). However, as I mentioned this morning, we have been affected by staff absence and if this situation worsens over the coming days, we may need to consider phased closure before Friday.
Today, all ‘Home Learning’ resources have gone live. By accessing our new school website you can find links to educational websites and tutorials showing you how to access the ‘Home Learning’ resources that our staff have collated. This link will take you directly to the page: https://www.mayalsprimary.co.uk/links-and-resources/
If you are having trouble accessing these resources, please let us know over the next couple of days. During the school closure, the resources will be added to periodically by the teaching staff.
I want to reassure you all that while the school building may be closing, we are still here for you, if you need us.
You will be able to contact us directly through the school email, through my personal email, or through the contact form on the new website. The three addresses / links for these are below:
I will be accessing the three mailboxes daily, and as long as I am well, will aim to get back to you on the same day. If you would like to contact any of our teaching staff or our Wellbeing manager, Mrs Clay, could you please use the contacts above, rather than Class Dojo, and I will pass the message onto them. As always, please refrain from contacting the staff through social media.
Emergency Childcare Provision
As I mentioned in the email sent out earlier this evening, the local authority are working quickly to try and organise some degree of childcare for frontline workers. Schools have had very little information, other than being asked to try and ascertain the need in each school.
We were sent this request at around 3.40pm this afternoon and have been asked to submit our results by 9.00am tomorrow morning, at the latest. Could I please ask that if you fall into any of the categories listed below, that you follow the link and (if you haven’t already done so) complete the attached form as soon as possible.
All public sector workers
All care service workers (either public or private)
Both parents who work in one of the above, or are a single parent / carer.
I will continue to keep in touch over the next couple of days, and as soon as we know more I will be sure to pass on the information.
To all our children and families who are in isolation; please look after yourselves and let us know if there is anything we can do. To all our families not in isolation, try and relax tonight and we will see you in the morning.