Please click on the link below to read the most up to date information regarding closure of educational settings and education for children of key workers.
Autism West Midlands will continue to offer advice appointments and support throughout the ongoing outbreak over the phone and via email. Parents and carers can contact our small team directly as follows;
Mon, Tue, Weds = Wendy Cowton 07900784186
Weds, Thu, Fri = Emma Hegenbarth 07881109480
During this unpredictable and unsettling period we can offer guidance around;
- Supporting children who are anxious and upset about the virus
- Coping with change and uncertainty
- Suggestions to keep them active and engaged
With the schools closing, and people becoming more isolated we know that such support will be essential for families.
Please find attached a letter regarding key workers. Within the letter is a link to follow and please could you complete by tomorrow at 9am if you think you are a key worker.
At the moment we have still not received a clear list as to who key workers are, once we have we will keep you updated.
|This is your daily email to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Schools, colleges and early years settings to close
Yesterday Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Education, announced that as part of the country’s ongoing response to COVID-19, schools, colleges and early years settings have been asked to close to everyone except children of key workers and vulnerable children from Monday 23 March.
A full list of key worker categories will be published by the Cabinet Office later today. We will share this with you once this information is made available.
Where schools are unable to provide this reduced provision, local authorities will work with the Department for Education’s regional teams to ensure an alternative option is available.
The Department is working through the policy implications of this announcement and, over the coming days, will be sharing with you the further information that you need.
Update on assessments and examinations
Yesterday, we confirmed that we will not go ahead with assessments or exams, and that we will not be publishing performance tables for this academic year. Tomorrow we will provide greater clarity on how students and young people will be awarded the examination results that they deserve.
Please open the link below to see more websites you can use with your child
We are still waiting for the clarification from the Government regarding the school closure and the key worker list and what this means for our school.
We will inform you as soon as we have confirmation.
The Parenting Team will continue our service of telephone consultations. Parents and carers simply need to call our office on 01743 250950 or email email@example.com to arrange a consultation at a time convenient to them.
Taking the current situation into account our team can support parents and carers with:
Managing difficult questions and worries from children due to the current situation
Managing challenging behaviour which might be a result of the changes to their everyday lives
Suggestions on activities with children
In the current situation and with schools closed this might become a lifeline for parents and carers.
Parenting Strategy Coordinator
We are continuing to restrict parental access into school on Thursday and Friday this week.
Therefore please could Reception and KS1 parents drop their children off at the main office in the morning and we will take them down to class again. Could KS2 parents please drop their children off at the green gate leading onto the playground. Nursery parents to continue to drop off at the usual door, but will not be allowed in.
Thank you for your support.
Please open the link below to find details of more websites you can use with your child for home learning.