Keyworker parents provision update
Social distancing in educational settings-updated advice
To help ensure that the risk of virus spread for both staff and children is as low as possible, Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School will:
• tell children, parents, carers or any visitors, such as suppliers, not to enter the education or childcare setting if they are displaying any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)
make sure anyone who is feeling ill stays at home
• ensure class sizes reflect the numbers of teaching staff available and are kept as small as possible
• stagger lunch times, break times, and the movement of pupils around the school, to reduce large groups of children gathering
• discourage parents from gathering at school gates by opening the school gates and have parents walk on to the playground in order to drop off their child/ children
• try to follow the social distancing guidelines;
Social distancing within education and childcare settings with very young children is difficult to maintain. Staff should implement the above measures as far as they are able, whilst ensuring children are kept safe and well cared for within their settings.
• ensure all staff and children:
• engage parents and children in education resources such as e-bug and PHE schools resources. These resources are available on the school website.
• increase cleaning of surfaces in classrooms, including desks and handles, and within toilet blocks and changing rooms, adhering to guidance on cleaning of non-healthcare settings
• for children and young people with an EHC plan, we are working with the local authority as well as with parents to decide how best to continue supporting these children and young people to stay healthy
What parents can do:
• talk to their children about coronavirus (COVID-19), social distancing and handwashing
• follow guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
• do not gather at entrances or in playgrounds, and model social distancing so that their children learn good practice
Separate guidance is being produced for settings supporting children and young people with complex needs.
15th April 2020
During this lockdown time
The school is open to children who are vulnerable and those of keyworkers
You should only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to the COVID-19 response.
If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.
If you HAVE to send your child to school you will receive a text message the day before and you will need to reply in order to book your place. The number is 07540686882.
Today and tomorrow we are at Dane Court
From Thursday this provision will be at Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School.
1st April 2020
We will continue to be open at Dane Court over the Easter holidays excluding Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday. Bookings close at 5pm today for the Easter provision- please use the number below.
For term time
Just a reminder that key workers/ critical workers need to book by 5pm the previous day for provision for their child/ children.
A text is sent out to all listed key workers as a reminder early afternoon with the schools attendance number:
Please if you can keep your child home, please do so and please book as we finalise staffing at 5pm.
Thank you in helping us keep us all safe
Department of Education Coronavirus Helpline
The Department of Education have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.
Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Where to find the latest information Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for educational settings:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
Latest Department for Education information:
If we all stick to the guidelines and follow the advice, the spread will eventually diminish. As the WHO says, we are in the best position ever to contain a possible pandemic.