School is currently closed following the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid 19). The government has issued the following guidance for parents:
Vulnerable children and children whose parents have been identified as key workers are able to access childcare during school closures. However, the overwhelming advice from the Government and the DfE is that "every child who can be safely cared for at home should be" (see the guidance on the link above).
At Barton St Lawrence CE Primary School we can cater for a SMALL number of our pupils during normal school hours (09:00 to 15:30). Please help us to keep the children of front line staff safe by only using this service if you absolutely have no other option.
There is no legal duty for teachers to provide work for pupils in school or at home during the outbreak. However, staff at St Lawrence have agreed to do so. Work will be published on each of the the class pages for children to complete whether they are at home or in school. Your child's class teacher will update this either daily or weekly. Each class teacher has also posted their contact details.
In school we will take part in the Joe Wicks PE sessions on YouTube at 09:00 each morning - why not join in from home?
Letters to Parents
Delay in reopening school for pupils in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 6 - 27th May 2020
Current Risk Assessment
Online Safety - DfE Guidance
Updated guidance for parents (1st May 2020) from the DfE includes the following information:
With children spending more time online to do schoolwork and other activities, there could be an additional risk. This is why it is more important than ever that children, parents and carers know how to stay safe online.
It is important that parents and carers talk to their children about online safety, show an interest in what they are doing online and ask what they like and dislike about the apps and services they use. Discuss age appropriate ‘ground rules’ like how much time they spend online doing different things and what games and apps are appropriate to use. Also consider setting up and reviewing age appropriate parental controls. Setting parental controls can be a quick and effective tool to help protect children online
Here are some useful links to help parents and carers.
· a new activity sheet for each age group will be published on the website every 2 weeks while schools are closed - these activities offer a great opportunity to help you keep up positive, supportive conversations about online safety in your home
· provides a tool kit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
· provides tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services
Parent-Guardian Support Documents