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Gladstone Primary Academy

COVID-19 Update

 

Click here for information from the Thomas Deacon Education Trust: 

https://www.tdet.education/page/?title=Covid%2D19&pid=48

 

20th March 2020

Dear Parent/Carer 

SCHOOL CLOSED 

Gladstone Primary Academy will be closing from the end of the day today Friday 20th March, along with schools across the country to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

We do not know when we will reopen. Please watch the news to see when schools will open again. 

We will be closed for the vast majority of children. We will be open for a small number of children of critical workers and other identified children. Please do not send your child to school if they are not in one of these groups.  If you are a critical worker and need childcare, please see the separate letter being sent out today. We will be contacting families of identified children about coming into school.  

Learning at home 

We will be providing work for children on our website at www.gpa.education . New work will be added each day and will follow the lessons that your child would have had if they were in school.  There is a tab on the home page labelled 'Learning at Home'.  This is where teachers will upload work for your child/children.  Your child may have brought home an exercise book this week.  You may use this for your child to complete activities set by their teachers.  School staff will do their best to deliver a book to your home if you haven't already got one. Please continue to read every night and complete the reading diary. We would appreciate your support in educating your child at this time. 

Free School Meals 

We are working on how we will provide meals for those children who have free school meals. This may be vouchers you can spend on food in shops, or food provided by the school or other groups. Once this has been decided we will contact you with the details. 

Contacts 

If you have any issues or problems please contact the school, by phone on 01733 343908 between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday. We are here to help and support. Teachers’ emails are on the website and please contact them if you need help with home learning.  

I would like to thank all the staff at Gladstone Primary Academy, for continuing to do all they can to support children and help children learn over this difficult time. All the staff at school and I wish you all the best and we look forward to seeing everyone back at school at some time in the future. 

 

Kind regards,

Mr Simon Martin

Headteacher


Further Information 

Here is a great resource from our friends at ELSA Support, explaining Corona Virus for children. You may want to read this with your child. 

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Childrens-story-about-coronavirus.pdf

(Copyright ELSA Support)

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