Dear Parents / Carers
We are facing an unprecedented period, with the nation and world being exposed to a new virus.
The majority of the country will have mild symptoms; however, we are aware that there will be members of the community who will be deemed ‘at risk’.
St. Peter’s will remain open for as long as we are able and as long as children can be kept safe. We have clear plans that will be in operation to try and reduce the amount of infection as far as possible. The Multi Academy Trust have been very helpful and supportive throughout this period of time. Some pupils/families are self-isolating now as a precaution, following the Governmental advice.
As of today, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all non-essential elements of school life, so the Year 5 trip to Southwell Minster has been cancelled, the Year 3/4 trip to the Coal Mining Museum and all sporting fixtures. If we are able to offer partial refunds, we will certainly try.
All non-essential visitors have been cancelled, including music teachers. We are currently running after school clubs led by teaching staff, so the children don’t miss out. However, if members of staff show symptoms and self-isolate, we will cancel as and where required.
The advice is still clear: if a member of your household has a new persistent cough or fever, the whole household needs to self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days. If symptoms worsen, check 111 online for advice. Families will not be penalised for keeping their children off school. In fact, a new register code has been introduced to show self-isolation!
We will close if one of two things happen:
In the event we need to close, we will still try to support families as much as we can, including offering work to keep on top of your children’s education. All work will be posted on the school website under ‘Class Pages’. Staff, where possible, will still be working, just off-site. If you don’t have access to the Internet, either through phone, tablet or computer, please let a class teacher know and we will try to offer an alternative.
On behalf of the school, I want to thank all members of the community, especially key workers like those in the NHS, emergency services and carers who are on the front line. We appreciate all that you are doing as the rest of the country is advised to shut down. Look after each other, especially those that are most at risk.
Finally, I would like to thank all the staff here who are determined to stay at work and make sure that your children are cared for.
I will keep you updated with information as and when it becomes available.
Many thanks for your understanding and support.
James Marshall - Headteacher