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Covid Update

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School is currently closed following the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid 19). The government has issued the following guidance for parents:

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

LCC Advice document - delayed reopening of schools

Arrangements for Possible Re-opening for pupils in EYFS, Year 1, Year 6 - 19th May 2020

Questions and Answers Document


Current Risk Assessment

Week Commencing 6th July 2020


Online Safety - DfE Guidance

Updated guidance for parents (1st May 2020) from the DfE includes the following information: 

Is my child at additional risk while spending more time online? (New)

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


Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online? (Updated)

There is support available to keep your child safe online. You can access further information on keeping children safe online.

Here are some useful links to help parents and carers.

·         Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) to stay safe online

·         to help families manage during this time, the NCA has launched Thinkuknow: home activity packs, a set of fun, engaging activities based on Thinkuknow cartoons, films, games, and advice articles

·         a new activity sheet for each age group will be published on the Thinkuknow 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

·         Parent Info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations

·         Childnet 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

·         Internet Matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

·         LGfL provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including 6 top tips to keep primary aged children safe online

·         Net Aware provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, providing a guide to social networks, apps and games

·         Let’s Talk About It provides support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

·         UK Safer Internet Centre 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

·         staying safe online provides government guidance offering advice on parental controls, fact-checking information, communicating with family and friends while social distancing is in place and taking regular breaks


Parent-Guardian Support Documents

Online Safety Support Guidance

Parent Online Radicalisation Document