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COVID-19 updates/information

Safeguarding - advice from Gov.UK for parents on keeping children safe from abuse and harm can be found by clicking this link - 1 July 2020

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Latest guidance from Gov.uk on staying safe outside - 24 June 2020

Yesterday it was recommended that from 4 July 2020 people keep two metres away from others as a precaution or one metre when the risk can be mitigated by taking other precautions in the staying safe outside your home guidance. Please click on the link to read the guidance.

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Advice/guidance for Parents (from GOV.UK 13 May 2020)

Support for parents

We understand this is a challenging time for parents too, many of whom are now supporting their children’s learning at home or may have questions about their children potentially returning to school. 

We have developed the following guidance and resources for parents to support them at this time:  

  • Q&A which answers key questions parents may have 

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Latest update from Gov.UK (6 April 2020)

Updated handwashing advice

The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often. Soap and water and regular handwashing for at least 20 seconds is the best way of staying safe. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides. 

A video on hand washing can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQCP7waTRWU&feature=youtu.be

The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene. Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools and at home: https://e-bug.eu/

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Home Learning

For activities/updates/photos please go to the website/classes/?class/school closure blog (on the right hand side of the class page) to view. You can keep in touch with teachers through the class email or any other queries can be sent to office@bradfieldceprimary.co.uk

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Letter from Mrs Johnson (30th March 2020)

As you know, school is now closed and I do not anticipate this changing for at least the next 3 weeks (including the Easter break) when the government will be reviewing their “lockdown” advice. The staff and I are in regular contact through the magic of the internet and I know that they are trying to keep in touch with you by phone and email. If your phone shows “Private Number”, it may be us! It is taking quite a long time to phone around so you may get a follow up email before your next call, but if you need us please call or email the office or the class email. We want to support you as best we can.

With that in mind I would draw your attention to the following guidance issued yesterday by the Government.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing

I would also like to remind that you that during this period you will need to maintain your home security regarding online content for your children. The sites that we recommend are legitimate and GDPR compliant but please be aware that many games sites and those purporting to be educational may not be. If you are concerned about online content please report it to

https://www.ceop.police.uk/

We will continue to provide daily activities for the children this week but do not intend doing so for the Easter break. We will however provide some guidance on tasks which you and the children might want to undertake over the holiday and point you to some online content which you can use. And we will be back up and running on the 20th April!

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Free School Meals

If your circumstances have changed during the current situation and you feel you might now be eligible for Free School Meals for your child/ren please apply by visiting this site https://info.westberks.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

Free School Meals are currently taking the form of meal parcels provided by our catering company, ISS or food shopping e-vouchers to be exchanged in a supermarket.

If you need any clarification, or further help with this or anything else please email office@bradfieldceprimary.co.uk

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From Gov.uk - keeping children safe online

We have updated our information for parents and carers to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online.

Full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

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Information from West Berks Council about Covid-19 situation

Information from the council about the current situation can be viewed at https://info.westberks.gov.uk/coronavirus

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Keeping Children safe online - for advice from Thames Valley Police please click on the attachment below.

Cock Lane, Bradfield Southend, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6HR

0118 974 4304