Coronavirus (Covid 19)
Please see the below link that contains some really good guidance on mental health and well-being to think about during these unprecedented and challenging times.
I am sure that you are all finding your own creative ways to manage the situation but this document does have some good recommendations.
If you find that you do need help or advice due to the stresses that may occur at this time the firstname.lastname@example.org email is available and you will get a response from either myself or Mrs Baron.
Please look after yourselves and your families and continue to pray for all in our school family, our country and the wider world.
Minister Ford's open letter to the SEND sector
HARDSHIP & CHALLENGING FAMILY TIMES – WE CAN HELP
During these unprecedented times, we understand that some families may struggle financially and therefore find it difficult to provide food for their families. If you find yourself in this position please email email@example.com and we will respond, in confidence, with a doorstep food parcel.
We also understand that some families might struggle due to stresses in the household. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and Mrs Desando or Mrs Baron will respond with support and advice.
Please keep safe and STAY AT HOME.
URGENT Please see the attached letter re school opening for children of key workers on Monday. Responses needed tomorrow. All children have been given a paper copy of this letter so that you do not have to print it to complete it. If your child is not in school today, please complete the form and email it to email@example.com.
The Whitminster Inn is offering, to primary school pupils, free tomato pasta and garlic bread, between 12pm and 2pm and 5pm and 7pm - please ring them on 01452 740234
The government has this evening announced that all UK schools will now close at the end of the school day on Friday. Please be assured that we will deal with this very sensitively with the children over the next two days.
We have been liaising with the Local Authority with regards to staying open with a ‘skeleton staff’ to provide support for
(i) children of key workers such as NHS staff, police and delivery drivers
(ii) vulnerable children with Education and Health Care Plans
(iii) families with a Social Worker
The Local Authority are also working with schools on how best to help those in receipt of free school meals (this does not include Universal Free School Meals).
I will be liaising with the Local Authority tomorrow and will keep you informed of next steps as soon as I possibly can.
Please continue to keep all in our school family in your prayers.
Please click on the link below for our latest update on the Coronavirus
I am very aware that there is considerable anxiety regarding the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus. At St. Peter’s our primary concern will always be the health, safety and wellbeing of our pupils, staff and other members of the school community. We are obliged to follow the statutory advice and guidance from the Department for Education and Public Health England.
The Latest Government Advice - Monday 16 March 2020
If you display any of the symptoms of Coronavirus - a temperature of 37.8C or above, and/or a new, continuous cough, and/or breathing difficulties - then allfamily members in the household must self-isolate for 14 days.
It is important that parents keep school fully informed of pupil absence by phoning the school on the first day of absence.
Everyone is washing hands on arrival at and on leaving school.
Hand washing is also taking place before eating, after play time and after sports activities.
An enhanced cleaning regime is in place.
Further action we are taking:
Whilst the current advice is that no education setting should close in response to suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases unless advised to do so by Public Health England, we have made the decision to concentrate on our core purpose. As a consequence, we have decided that for the remainder of this term, we will not proceed with:
Year group assemblies
Prepare To Be Proud afternoon
Holy Week services will not be open to parents
Celebration assemblies will not be open to parents
Thank you for your continued support in these difficult and ever-changing times.
Information for parents
The Covid-19 disease can cause a fever, cough and breathing problems. It takes five days on average for people to start showing the symptoms.
As you are aware, the Prime Minister has announced new measures following the latest COBRA meeting, in which he clearly stated that schools are not to close at this time. However, if we were we would inform you by SchoolPing, website and social media. As always, the health and safety of our pupils, together with their well-being is our top priority. We will continue to follow the statutory advice and guidance from the Department for Education, Public Health England and the NHS, the key points of which we have outlined below.
From today, Friday 13th March, everyone with flu like symptoms - defined as a fever of 37.8C or above and/or a new continuous cough – is being asked to stay at home for at least seven days. This is called self-isolation.
People are being advised by Public Health England not to ring NHS 111 or their GP to report their symptoms unless they are worried.
For more information about coronavirus, you may wish to visit these websites:
NHS information on Covid-19: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
111 online service: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/
Public Health England guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
It is parents’ responsibility to take action in line with the points above and if your child clearly shows these symptoms please inform us through the normal channels.
As a school family we are thinking about the needs of the school and larger community during the outbreak of the corona-virus. Gloucester Foodbank are in urgent need of support at this time and we have attached a list of items that they need, so if you are able to bring in an item from this list it would be much appreciated. We also understand that some parents may be struggling at this time and if you require some support, please contact either Mrs Baron or Mrs Desando in confidence.
2019-2020 - Food Bank Food List