URGENT MESSAGE FOR PARENTS
Due to declining numbers & need to keep staff safe, all JMAT schools in the Wath area will be moving to a single site from Thursday 26th March. This means that from Thursday, you will need to take your child to Wath Central Primary School if you have an allocated childcare place. If you have not been allocated a place, children need to stay at home.
The address is Fitzwilliam Street, Wath, S63 7HG.
Please bring your children to the main doors. School hours are 8.50am to 3pm.
Government advice remains the same: if you do not need to bring your child to school then please stay at home.
MOST RECENT UPDATE 20/3/20
Any families who have been allocated a childcare place tomorrow, PLEASE only send your children to school if you have no other means of keeping your child cared for at home and your employment role is directly contributing to the efforts in fighting the disease. Our staff are not immune to the virus and staffing is already low so we must emphasise that if more children are in school than we have capacity for, we will need to shut completely.
Our current Academy Trust guidance stance is:
-families with 2 keyworker parents (or 1 keyworker in single parent households) have been allocated childcare places already where required.
-families with 1 keyworker parents can request places on Monday where critical childcare is required to enable vital staff to go to work. These will be allocated based on staffing capacity. Any families who qualify for a place will be notified on Monday afternoon for a Tuesday start.
We understand that this is very frustrating for many people but again, may we remind you that this is for the most urgent cases and should only be classed as emergency childcare provision.
Our team at BCI would like to thank you for the support, reassurance and love you have given to us over the past week. The uncertainty of the current situation has us, along with you, feeling very sad and frustrated but we are doing our best to work with our academy to ensure we can meet Public Health England guidelines. We would like to ask for your continued patience and kindness so we can continue to do what is best for our children, staff and community, not just in the short term next week but in-keeping with the longer term plan of reducing the spread of this virus.
Please now remember that the most up to date advice from the government is that anyone with symptoms needs to self-isolate for 14 days and that anyone else living in the same house will also need to self-isolate.
Children who need to self isolate
We are aware that there will be numerous children at home who are not unwell but who need to self-isolate due to symptoms shown by other family members. We have therefore prepared learning packs for these children, which are available on our website or, if there is someone not self-isolating who can come into school, from our office.