Dear Parents / Carers
Please see below the latest update from Alex Russell at BET. It would greatly help if you could complete our survey monkey (see link in Parentmail sent earlier today) if you fall into the groups mentioned. Please note that this is an initial enquiry and until we receive further guidance we are unable to give firm commitments regarding our current plans.
19th March 2020
Following on from my last update, I'm now writing to let you know that we have now been instructed to close the school to almost all children after this Friday until further notice.
As advised by the government, we will do all we can to stay open for the children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, others in frontline services) and children with certain needs. We are waiting for the government to publish more information on what this means, but it would help us in the meantime if you can answer the questions that are on the Survey Monkey questionnaire by clicking on the link (in the Parentmail sent earlier today).
Please do not email the school with regards to this, or complete the survey unless you think that either parent falls into the Key Worker category or your child has the needs stated.
We'll be in touch again with confirmation of the list of Key Workers which is due to be published today by the Cabinet Office. All other children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday onwards.
Please note that this is a national closure – as you may have heard in the news – 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 when this is by emailing parents and carers.
Alex Alex Russell
CEO Bourne Education Trust Ruxley Lane Epsom KT19 9JW