I would like to sincerely thank you for your support during what is a difficult time for us all. I want to reassure you that your child’s learning remains a priority at all times as it always has.
Our setting is now required to provide childcare for children of Key Workers and children from vulnerable groups. Our staff are largely deployed manning our crèche which is running from Sampford Arundel Primary School from Monday 23rd March– staff are working on a rota basis so that on days they are not working, they can continue to support your children at home. They will be sending messages via email and doing their best to teach your children remotely. There is a strategy in each class which is focused on trying to maintain some educational provision for our children through this very difficult time. Work will be provided for the next two weeks and then teachers will use what would have been the Easter break to plan for the next term – you will appreciate our plans have to have an indefinite end date and there is a lot of work involved in this. Mr Stirzaker will not be manning the crèche as he is delivering lessons online to keep our oldest children as on track as possible.
I am now aware of all parents who have requested childcare due to their Key worker status. Should circumstances change and you are eligible for this coverage please contact the crèche at Sampford Arundel on 07541321128 to arrange access or email your child’s usual school. The crèche is running 8.30 to 3.30 pm and will be running to support families who are very much needed to continue the key roles Britain so badly needs right now.
Mrs Adams will continue to be based in the school office for her usual hours ( Monday-Thursday 8.30-2.30pm ) Both schools will continue to receive emails and will respond as quickly as possible – please know there may be a delay in response as we are tackling some very difficult issues ourselves at the moment.
I would like to say it will be with great pleasure that we will contact you when we eventually reopen the school. Since the beginning of this crisis not one of our staff have let the situation impinge on the smooth running of the school and I would like to thank them whole heartedly. Whilst other schools have had to manage partial closures, in our school this has not even been a discussion. I would also like to thank you all for the resilient approach you have taken to this difficult time.
Finally I wish you all good health and strength in what is an unprecedented time, please know our team will keep working to do what we can for all our families.
With very best wishes and hope,
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