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Coronavirus

GREENACRE SCHOOL AND ALL GREENACRE SATELLITES REMAIN CLOSED TO THE MAJORITY OF PUPILS.

IF WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER YOUR CHILD PROVISION WE HAVE CONTACTED YOU ALREADY.

LETTER TO PARENTS

To support students, we have created social stories which you may find helpful to support your child to understand Coronavirus and school closure. Public Health England has also released some easy read information you may find useful.

LATEST UPDATE

As a society we are entering extremely challenging and unprecedented times, as a school we appreciate how challenging these will be for our families and young people. You will be aware of the recent advice from the Government that from Friday 20.3.20 that all schools will close, other than to children of key workers, those with an EHCP or those with a social worker. You will appreciate that this accounts for every pupil within our school population. Unfortunately due to this advice we are working with a significantly reduced staff team, (this is reducing daily) so where we would hope to be able to make provision for all of our young people, this would not be safe to do so.

We have assessed the needs of all our pupils and families and the capacity of our staff team to allow us to prioritise the pupils most in need of support over the next few weeks. If we are able to offer provision, we will have already been touch with parents to let them know. We would like to thank those parents who although they fall within the vulnerable and key worker category, have been able to make arrangements for the care of their children. Thank you, your support is greatly appreciated.

For all pupils remaining at home we will be checking in regularly via Seesaw and phone calls and providing work and activities.

We would also ask at this time that Parents/ Carers only phone school in the case of an emergency as we need to ensure that all our staff are focusing purely on the safety and well-being of the pupils in our care. Please see below link to recently issued government guidance for Parents and Carers.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Thank you again for your continued support and understanding during these very challenging times. Please keep yourselves and your loved ones safe.

CORONAVIRUS: PRECAUTIONS, PREPARATIONS AND PREVENTION

As you will know, Coronavirus has now reached global pandemic status and the country has reached the ‘Delay’ stage of disease management. We are making arrangements to manage the situation in the coming weeks. We ask you to work with us to support the school through this difficult period.

Greenacre will be taking decisions on a day-by-day basis and will make every effort to keep you fully informed. If a decision to close becomes necessary, it will be based on overall Health and Safety considerations.

Please be vigilant for information releases from school – keep an eye on this page and tune into your local radio station. We will also communicate with you via text, Twitter and Seesaw if any decision for closure becomes necessary.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Staff and pupils should stay at home for 14 days if they or ANYONE in their household are unwell with a new, continuous cough OR a temperature of 37.8°C or above to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal.
  • If staff or pupils become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they will be sent home or parents will be asked to collect pupils immediately. They should remain at home for 14 days.

LATEST ADVICE

The advice above is taken from the Department for Education website and can be accessed in full here.

 

if you do have any questions please let us know. Alternatively the Department for Education have a dedicated helpline which parents can contact should they have any questions.

This can be accessed by calling 0800 046 8687 or emailing DFE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk which is open between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

Greenacre School Reception: 01226 729810                          Directory                                      Greenacre Family Team:01226 729810                  

Barnsley Family Support
Name Telephone
Disabled Children’s Team 01226 774050
Barnsley Social Care Assessment Service 01226 772423
Barnsley Emergency Duty Team 01226 787789
Adults Social Care (for pupils 18 and over) 01226 773300
Barnsley Children And Adolescent Mental Health Service 01226 644829
Barnsley Food Bank                                              07741414810
Sheffield Family Support
Sheffield Safeguarding Hub 01142734855
Adult Social Care (for pupils 18 and over) 01142734908
Advice Sheffield (to access food bank) 03444113111
Rotherham Family Support
Children’s Disability Team 01709 336401
Out of hours team 01709 823914
Rotherham Food Bank 01709 372104
Wakefield Family Support
Social Care Direct 03458503503
Social Care- Complex Care Needs Team 01924  302124
 General Support
Police 101 for non-emergencies

 If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the Police on 999 or (0114 2202020)

Health 111 for non-emergencies

999 for emergencies

Citizens Advice 03444111444 or https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
Family Fund (for small grants) https://www.familyfund.org.uk/
Childline 08001111
The Trussell Trust (Help to find a foodbank): 01722580180 or https://www.truselltrust.org/
Barnsley SENDIASS (for information, guidance and support) 01226 787234