Coronavirus - Useful Information
Remote learning information for parents/carers
Information for parents and carers about going back to schools, nurseries and colleges in the autumn term.
Guidance for parents and carers of children attending community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings.
Families with children returning to school in Leicestershire this autumn can access new online information and support.
Leicestershire County Council has published new practical guidance about returning to school on themes such as attendance, hygiene and school transport, as well as information about health, wellbeing and adapting to new routines.
Deborah Taylor, Leicestershire County Council cabinet member for children and families, said:
“Many of our children and young people have been out of school for some time now and the new ‘norm’ will be obviously be different from what they are used to. Our families have been incredibly flexible during this pandemic, taking on home schooling and making it work for them, and school staff have done an amazing job looking after vulnerable children and the children of key workers while schools were closed to the rest of pupils. We’d like to thank you all. However, now is the time to go back to school and, with that, we realise that people will have lots of questions about what this will look like. We have included some practical information about returning to school on our web pages but would like to add that schools are making their individual arrangements about when they are returning and will be contacting parents about this through their usual communication channels. We do appreciate that a return after such a long time can be an anxious time for families. For many, attending school on a daily basis again will be a big change in routine, possibly sleep patterns too, and may even spark some social anxiety. This is why we have also added information about managing worries and anxiety, keeping fit, creating structured routines and the importance of a healthy diet. We hope that the information we are providing will go some way towards allaying concerns.”
Practical Information about returning to school in Leicestershire is available here https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools-colleges-and-academies/coronavirus-school-closures-and-updates
Hints, tips and resources about managing worries and anxiety keeping fit, structured routines and eating healthily is available at www.leicestershire.gov.uk/school-ready-2020
Families are encouraged to consider walking, cycling or scooting to school to keep healthy and help maintain social distancing. More information on sustainable ways to travel to school is available on www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk/covid-19-back-to-school/
The council is also confirming its arrangements around home-to-school transport, for both mainstream pupils, and students with SEND. Further details are available at: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/school-transport
Government guidance for parents and carers on supporting their children’s education during coronavirus.
The government have published information, guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please see below from the following link:
Please click on the link below to open a 'social story' on helping explain Coronavirus to children.
Advice from Public Health England and the Department for Education is being updated regularly, as any new information becomes available, we will update parents/carers via this web page and email notifications. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Letter emailed to all parents detailing the latest information regarding Coronavirus.
Today, the Department for Education have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff and parents can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.
Please find attached a copy of the poster which contains guidance for you as parents. It has been sent from Public Health England. All schools have been sent this today is as it gives relevant information and the most up to date advice about the Coronavirus.
Manorfield C E Primary School is following all guidance and advice given to us and will be using the resources mentioned on the poster with our children to highlight the need for them to support by upholding good hygiene routines, (washing hands, using tissues to catch sneezes and coughs etc) at all times.