I’m sure you’re aware of the recent announcement from the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, that all UK schools must close to slow the spread of Coronavirus, except in the instance of vulnerable children and children of key workers; who will still be allocated a school space during this time of uncertainty. We want to reassure you, that in light of these changes, our staff have been working hard behind the scenes to devise a plan but unfortunatley we will have to remain closed until further notice.
Please remember to check your class pages and the home learning tab under pupils for resources that can help you to support your children at home. As staff are working from home, this will be updated regularly.
Commencing Monday 30th March, a national approach to free school meals will be put into place through a E-Voucher scheme. If your child is entitled to free school meals, you will recieve a voucher for each child worth £15. School will be checking which pupils are entitled to this voucher and we will apply online for this on your behalf, contacting you during the process if necessary. Once we have applied, the voucher will be sent directly to you where it can be used in a range of supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco and Morrisons.
If you recieve an E-mail stating, “As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we will make sure you’re supported.” DO NOT reply to it as it is a scam!
As soon as we have an official date to re-open, we will communicate this with you via email, text and the school website. Until then, we would like to offer our very best wishes, hope that everyone remains safe, and that anybody affected by this unprecedented virus makes a speedy recovery.
Department for Education coronavirus helpline: the Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows: Phone: 0800 046 8687 Email: DfE.email@example.com
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday). If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UKPRN) available when calling the helpline.
The E-bug website provides posters and lesson plans on general hand hygiene that you can use with your children.
Carlton Junior and Infant School
Upper Road, Dewsbury,
West Yorkshire, WF13 2DQ
Tel: 01924 325265
Fax: 01924 325266
If you would like any further information please contact school by email, telephone or letter and the office staff (Mrs O'Brien or Mrs Akhtar) will be more than happy to help in any way they can.
Headteacher: Ms Mahmood
Chair of Governors: Amir Afzal
SENCO: Miss Hewitt