Educating our children during the Covid-10 (Coronavirus) outbreak
As advised by the Government, we will do all we can to stay open for the children of key workers. We are waiting for the Government to publish more guidance on this.
All other children will need to stay at home so you cannot send your child into school from Monday onward.
Please note that this is a national closure so while it is a challenging situation, we are not alone. We’ll re-open fully as soon as we can and will let you know by placing a notice on this website and by emailing parents.
Your child’s learning and wellbeing is of utmost importance to us so we’ll continue to help your child learn, albeit in a different environment. All staff have been working hard to minimise disruption to your child’s education.
At Reedham Park School, we are pleased to be able to supply a continued provision of education for your children by arranging for distance learning during this period of closure.
This is an uncertain time for many families, but we are confident that your children’s education and personal development will continue as seamlessly as possible.
Each child will be given a Home Learning Pack which will include work sheets, activities, text activities and reading books, together with a cover letter outlining the expectations for the learning.
A detailed communication will be sent to parents to explain how the children can continue their learning and what support will be in place should the closure extend beyond the Easter holidays.
We will use technological solutions to set work, receive it back from pupils and give regular feedback. At this time, the close support of parents will be invaluable in helping to maximise the benefits of this system of work in highly challenging circumstances.
Remote learning, whilst new to many of us in primary school settings, is not a holiday and it is expected that children will continue to follow school rules and complete the work set within the given timescales. In a similar way teachers have been preparing to switch to virtual schooling and will be working ‘on duty’ remotely to facilitate teaching and learning to their classes.
A huge amount of work has gone into accelerating our IT provision across the school community and we are now well placed to transfer from the classroom to a remote environment.
This is as much as we know at present and we appreciate your continued patience as we deal with this ever-changing situation. We understand that this latest news will have an impact on you and your family and it’s far from ideal, but we’ll continue to keep in touch with any updates as the situation develops.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Miss Russell, Headteacher, via the school office email