Following our recent communication regarding Coronavirus, I would like to update you on the Trust plans in the event of any guidance from the DfE regarding school closure.
The Trust will continue to monitor all DfE and government advice to ensure that information is shared as frequently and as soon as any update is provided. I can confirm that at this stage the Trust does not have any plans to close any Trust schools and that the Trust has not had any cases of the virus.
In the event of any closure I would like to assure you that all staff across the Trust are committed to ensuring that work is provided for students and will provide support through online, telephone and email mediums.
There are a number of online learning platforms in place across the Trust which will enable specific content to be shared, but where students do not have access to online learning platforms, printed materials will be made available to ensure that learning continues.
I have shared the useful websites below for your information, but will continue to provide updates across the Trust in this way.
At present please can I remind everyone that personal hygiene is the best way of managing this virus. Official NHS guidance is at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
I will contact you again when I have further information and urge you to continue to monitor the government guidance and our websites for key updates.
Please follow the UK Government advice for childcare or educational settings https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19
Chief Executive Officer