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Inglehurst Infant School

Ingle Street, Leicester LE3 9FS Tel. 0116 2622479

e-mail:  office@inglehurst-inf.leicester.sch.uk

Headteacher:  Ms K. Parsons    Chair of Governors:  Mr R. Johnson

 

 

 

22nd May 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

As we approach June and the possibility of a wider reopening of the school, we would like to advise you that this will not start on Monday 1st June.

 

When the reopening does start the children expected to return first are currently in Nursery and Reception classes. These are children from Ashdown, Hawthorn, Rowan and Willow classes. Parents and carers with children in these classes who have been in touch to advise that they would like their child to return once able to do so, do not have to do anything further.

 

When we have a firm date in place to allow us to begin the wider opening, we will be in touch with more detailed information.

 

 

If your child is in one of the groups that has been attending during the school closure this arrangement will continue but we will no longer be alternating weeks with the Junior School. The last day they can attend the junior school is Monday June 1st after which the children will attend their own schools. Both schools are closed this week which would have been the half term holiday.

 

 

Best wishes to you and your families,

 

Kathryn Parsons

 

 

Friday 15th May 2020

Deadline 11:00AM Monday 18th May:

Parents and Carers of Children in the Nursery and Reception Year Groups

 Parents and carers of children in Ashdown, Rowan, Hawthorn and Willow classes need to  let the school know by the deadline of 11:00 AM on Monday 18th May whether you will or will not  be bringing your child to school if you are offered this in June.

We are needing this information to be able to plan for the smaller groups, high level of staffing etc. Then we can see what we might be able to offer you.

Thank you.

Kathryn Parsons

 14th May 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Following on from my letter earlier this week, we have been studying the new information from the government about the possible wider reopening of schools.

 

We are now aware that, as an Infant School, we are being asked to prioritise Nursery and Reception classes to return first not Reception and Year One as we originally thought.  In our school this would be Ashdown, Hawthorn, Rowan and Willow classes. However, we are not expecting that they would each return as a whole class in their one room. We are looking at how to implement the guidance about smaller groups etc.

 

The earliest this might happen is the 1st June.

 

If your child is in one of the groups that has been attending during the school closure this arrangement will continue.

 

Many of your questions might be answered using the following document

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/reopening-schools-and-other-educational-settings-from-1-june

 

I will send out more detailed information when more of our work is complete and we know better what we can offer families. 

 

 

In the short term nothing has changed as far as arrangements for schooling is concerned.

 

My best wishes to you and your families,

 

Kathryn Parsons

 

 

 

Please note:  At present our school office is only staffed on alternate weeks, the next week being 18th May 2020, but office emails are checked frequently.

 11th May 2020

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Many of you will have heard the Prime Minister’s statement about a possible return to school for years R and 1 by 1st June at the earliest.

I am sure that many of you will be keen to know how and when this will happen.

 

All I can say at the moment is that schools only heard the statement at the same time that you did and are waiting for further detailed guidance from the government. As soon as we have received further information, and been able to work on it, we will update you. There will be a lot to consider.

 

In the short term nothing has changed as far as arrangements for schooling is concerned.

 

My best wishes to you and your families,

 

Kathryn Parsons

 

Please note:  At present our school office is only staffed on alternate weeks, the next week being 18th May 2020, but office emails are checked frequently.

 

30th March 2020:

We are presently working with Inglehurst Junior School to provide the required care for children (as listed below) from both schools. We are opening one building each week.

Inglehurst Junior School is open this week for children from Inglehurst Junior School and Inglehurst Infant School. Inglehurst Junior School’s phone number is 0116 262 4598

 

 

We are now closed to most children. If your job is listed as Key worker and you cannot otherwise provide safe care for your child then a place is available in school.

If your child is attending school:

  • Please ensure you and your child washes his/her hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving for school
  • Ensure the school has the correct phone numbers (two people at least).
  • If your child requires emergency medication please ensure this is with them
  • If your child attending school develops symptoms or anyone in the household does please do not bring the child to school and please follow the self-isolation guidance and inform the school

 

If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then

educational provision will be available for them.

Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.

Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.

 

List of Key Workers

Health and social care:

This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care

workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and

specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of

the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and

medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare:

This includes childcare, support and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education

professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.

Key public services:

This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and

workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased,

and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.

Local and national government:

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID19 response, or delivering essential public services, such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arm’s length bodies.

Food and other necessary goods:

This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery, as well

as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary

medicines).

Public safety and national security:

This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces

personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to

the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support

staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and

other national security roles, including those overseas.

Transport:

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes

operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through

which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services:

This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to

workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and

water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and

primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in

the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field

engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal

services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.

If workers think they fall within the critical categories above, they should confirm with their employer

that, based on their business continuity arrangements, their specific role is necessary for the

continuation of this essential public service.

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