Dear Parents and Carers
All Empower Trust schools are adopting a positive, pro-active approach to managing the current national coronavirus outbreak. As you are aware, the situation is fluid and may change rapidly. Headteachers are closely following the advice provided in daily government updates.
The latest government guidance can be accessed at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance and https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england
In addition, all Empower Trust schools have prepared a detailed contingency plan to ensure they are prepared to act should any children or staff demonstrate symptoms of a high temperature or a consistent cough.
All schools are being especially vigilant regarding hygiene arrangements and cleaning procedures They have also established clear procedures to deal with any potential absence of teachers of senior staff.
In the event of a government instruction to close schools, all Empower Trust schools will provide access to free learning resources for children and families. Your school will write to you to explain the details should the need arise. Current advice is that schools remain open.
Please be assured that the welfare of the children, staff and school community remain the priority of every member of staff at Empower Trust schools. We all want to do everything possible to support families as much as possible to manage during this challenging situation. Please keep up to date with the latest government advice and with school updates through email, text, letters and the school website.
Chief Executive Officer