The school is currently open 5 days a week to provide educational support for all our pupils who need to attend.  We are spreading the pupils across the week and the classes so we are able to socially distance as much as we can.  Due to the nature of our school and the work we do with our pupils, it is neither realistic nor possible for us to maintain a 2m distance.

In line with Government guidance, as from 23rd March we have temporarily changed the way we record attendance. Instead of completing our normal daily register, we are instead submitting data to the Department for Education, including overall numbers of pupils and staff attending school each day, the number of pupils whose parents are “key workers”, and the number of pupils who have a social worker. Data submitted by schools will help the Government build a national picture of educational provision so that they can focus support more effectively, monitor the impact of the virus, and ensure children are safe. We will revert to our normal attendance procedures when advised to do so by the Department for Education.

Useful information

The following links contain useful information and guidance:

Guidance for parents/carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and well-being – updated 21/4/20

Coronavirus – getting tested – updated 29/4/20

Key worker list – published 19/3/20

Helping children with SEND continue their education – published 19/4/20

Online learning resources for home education – published 7/4/20

Shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable persons – updated 17/4/20



COVID-19 school closure arrangements for safeguarding