Throughout the pandemic, we at Cunningham Hill, have tried to minimise the impact on our children’s learning and well-being.
Our aim is to maintain this and support children, family and staff, to feel safe and quickly make up for any lost time during the national lockdowns.
It is vital for this process to work that we all remain vigilant and follow government guidlines for preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Please remember to wash your hands thoroughly using lots of soap and hot water, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, use anti-bacterial gel or wipes, and avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illnesses.
Who To Contact
For official advice and health concerns:
- UK Government website
- Department for Education coronavirus helpline 0800 0468687
- Email: DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call NHS 111 for immediate health concerns
- Advice for parents flowchart if your child has COVID-like symptoms (see below)
Message From The Chair Of Governors
As a Governing Body we have been supporting the school with all the Covid preparations. This has included visiting the school and a thorough review of the risk assessments. A number of questions were raised, and they have been either answered or taken away for review. We can confirm that we believe all safety measures have been put in place for staff, pupils and parents. We will continue to support the school with these measures, as and when, they need to be adapted and all appropriate communication will be made with our school community. We are planning on holding our meetings using online tools, where appropriate, and all our regular Governing Body duties are continuing including receiving updates on Attendance, Safety, Safeguarding and Federation topics.
Rondi Allen (Chair of Governors)
COVID-19 Catch-Up Funding
The government has allocated £80 per pupil to support catch-up initiatives following the reopening of schools. The school receives this funding in three payments, which are spread over the year. The school has already put lots in place to utilise this money to ensure that we can limit the impact of lockdowns and absences as much as possible. Please find our plan on how we have spent the first instalment.
How can parents support?
There are several ways in which parents can support us during this challenging time;
- Please ensure children arrive and are collected at their alloted time each day so we can minimise cross over of bubbles.
When dropping off and collecting your child, please make sure you follow social distancing guidlines.
- Encourage your child to develop good hygiene habits in every area of their life and discuss the importance of this for all germs and illnesses.
Discuss with your children that unfortunately during difficult times, information on the television, social media and shared with peers could include inaccurate information.
- Encourage them to ask a trusted adult if they have concerns or questions.
- Try to remain calm, especially in front of your children.
What should I do if I have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with coronavirus?
You should call NHS 111, who will give you the advice you need to follow. We will do everything we can do to support you if you are concerned.
What happens if someone at school is diagnosed with coronavirus?
If a member of staff, pupil or parent is diagnosed, we will work closely with Public Health England and will follow their advice and guidance. It is their decision on whether schools or classes close. We will contact and would offer guidance and support to anyone diagnosed, as well as any people who they have come into contact with. If you are a parent, please contact the office via email or phone to inform us of any diagnoses.
In the event of school/class closure, will my child receive work?
In the event of a school/class closure we will again use Google Classroom and SEESAW to provide regular work. Please visit the Home Learning page.