Following the announcement from the Government on Sunday and the subsequent guidance released from the DfE on Monday we have a better understanding how schools will reopen.
Please be assured that we will be doing everything we can to minimise risk to children, staff and their families during this time. If you have not already, please can you complete the parent/carer form here in regards to the reopening of the school on 1st June as per the government guidelines.
Actions for education and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020:
Implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings:
Opening schools and educational settings to more pupils from 1 June: guidance for parents and carers:
Guidance for young people on shielding and protecting people most likely to become unwell if they catch coronavirus:
Apply for free school meals if you are receiving benefits
If you are receiving one of the following benefits and your child is of school age, please apply for free school meals via the Hackney Learning Trust:
Asylum seekers can apply for free school meals if they have a NASS number.
How to apply
Use the link below to apply and confirm your child’s eligibility for free school meals.
You only need to apply once for each child. If you are not eligible now Hackney Learning Trust will continue to check your details for future entitlement against information held by the Department for Education.
Please follow the link below if you believe that you are a key worker as defined by the list released by the government. Please ensure you complete this by 7pm tonight (Saturday 21st March 2020)
Holy Trinity CofE Primary Key Worker Survey
Please follow the link below if you believe that you are a key worker as defined by the list released by the government today.
A letter has been sent home with children today (17/03/20) – please ensure you read carefully through the details. A copy of the letter can be opened here:
Coronavirus Letter to Parents – 16.03.20
Please note that all extended school day provision will end this Friday 20th March. This means that from Monday 23rd March school will be open for pupils from 8:00am until 15:30 only; including the preschool.
The Government has published guidance for schools and other educational settings in providing advice for pupils, students, staff and parents about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
The following link will take you to that advice: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19
Government coronavirus action plan
The government coronavirus action plan sets out what the UK has done to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), and what we plan to do next.
The situation is constantly reviewed and action informed by expert science and advice, guided by the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Scientific Adviser.
The action plan can be found here:
Action plan recap
The action plan sets out a four-phased approach in response to coronavirus – Contain, Delay, Mitigate, and Research, based on the latest scientific evidence.
The current emphasis is on the Contain and Research phases, however planning for Delay and Mitigation is already in train.
As part of the Contain phase, we have been providing advice to educational settings in England. We also launched a DfE helpline to manage the flow of increasing queries, from providers parents and young people.
How to wash your hands properly
Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
Watch this short NHS film for guidance:
Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song:
Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.
Department for Education coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Please note, we are currently experiencing high volumes of calls and apologise for any wait that you may experience. Your call will join a queue and we will answer as soon as possible.
If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UKPRN) available when calling the helpline.
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for educational settings:
Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
Latest Department for Education information: