Coronavirus and Ark Priory
Home Learning Resources
Teaching Staff Email List
Home Learning Subject Links .docx
Staying healthy - information sheet for parents.pdf
Green Doctor Service COVID response.doc
Safeguarding Website ARK Priory.docx
COVID-19 Addendum for Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy April 2020.pdf
Free School Meals Vouchers - Update 14 April 2020.pdf
Primary parents and carers letter 20 May 2020 from Ealing Council.pdf
Monday 18th May 2020
Phased re-opening of Ark Priory
Following my email last week, I am writing to update you on our planning for a phased and gradual return to school from the first week in June for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children.
The safety, health and wellbeing of everyone in the school is, of course our highest priority. We are planning how to put into place the measures needed so that the school can be run safely, hygienically and with appropriate procedures in place. In order to prioritise the safety of our pupils and staff, we may not be able to accommodate all the year groups the government has identified.
The Government has stressed that all re-opening plans will depend on infection rates decreasing and it won’t make its final decision on whether schools can definitely reopen until May 28th. This uncertainty makes planning difficult, but we will continue to develop our plans to welcome some children back into school – we really miss seeing them!
The Government guidance says that no more than 15 children can be in a classroom when school reopens, currently 13 in a nursery setting. We will therefore need to manage the number of pupils and staff that your children play and learn with whilst in school. To prioritise these key groups, the Government has said that siblings outside of the identified year groups will not be able to attend school. In addition, it will be important that we avoid large numbers of children and parents gathering at the beginning and end of the school day. This will probably mean we will have to stagger the times that groups arrive and leave. We will be sending further information about the changes closer to the time.
In order to put the appropriate measures needed in place, we need to know how many children are going to come to school should they reopen from 1st June. Please click on the link to let us know if your child/ren will return to school from 1st June.
Once we know how many children to expect, we can then start to work out when each group can return during the summer term.
If your child is already attending our Community Classrooms for key worker and vulnerable children, they can continue to do so regardless of which year group they are in and we encourage them to attend. If your child has specific health vulnerabilities, they should not come to school. Please see the government guidance.
I will write to you again next week when I can hopefully share with you specific arrangements and plans for each year group. Please do bear with us, I know that many of you will already have lots of questions, but I would ask for your patience and understanding as we continue to organise the return to school.
In the meantime, please do continue to encourage your child with their home learning – we have seen such brilliant work. We hope that you and your families are well and safe at this time and I will be in touch next week.
Head of School
USEFUL LINKS FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Universal Credit https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit
Employment & Support Allowance https://www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance
Covid-19 Small Business Government Grant https://smallbusiness.co.uk/how-do-i-get-the-government-3000-coronavirus-grant2549866/
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan https://smallbusiness.co.uk/how-do-i-apply-for-a-coronavirus-businessinterruption-loan-2549863/
Citizen’s Advice https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/help-if-on-a-low-income/if-youre-strugglingwith-living-costs/
Emergency Funding https://www.stepchange.org/debt-info/emergency-funding.aspx
The West London Islamic Centre, Ealings largest Mosque in association with Salma Food Bank is providing free food packs and support to local elderly and self-isolated families in need. Please call or text 07767 164246, a food parcel will be delivered to your door step. You can see more information on their website: http://www.wliconline.org/index.php?state=2&id=428&cat=10