In this time of uncertainty please be assured that we are doing all that we can to assist you as parents/carers and for your child.
 
Please use the links below to access more information:
The Government have launched Oak National Academy, online classroom and resource hub.
From 20 April, in response to the coronavirus pandemic and school closures around the United Kingdom, teachers will be able to access regular daily lessons in English, maths and other core subjects, in an expanded version of the BBC Bitesize website and also in special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.
                             

You can access home learning through:

More information on how to set this up is available on the 'Home Learning/Activities ' page.

Re: Coronavirus Update - School Closure Arrangements

 

Dear Parent/Carer,


RE: Coronavirus Update – School Closure Arrangements

 

Government Instruction Recent Update

 

The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible in order to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that is safe and continues to protect our NHS.

The government has published staying safe outside your home for guidance on what the new rules will mean. This page sets out key FAQ to inform the public and help you prepare for these changes.

This guidance applies in England – people in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should follow the specific rules in those parts of the UK.

 

 

Firstly, I would like to thank all of you for your support during these difficult and uncertain times. I know that you will all be worried about the future and what it may hold for your family. The national picture has been changing very rapidly and I thank you for your patience as we plan for how school will operate from next week. 

 

Wherever possible social distancing should now be in place for your families. While the risk remains lower for children, they can still become ill and can carry the virus to other vulnerable people including school staff. 


The government guidance published yesterday states first and foremost that if it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be. Schools are being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children with EHCPs and children whose parents are critical to the COVID19 response and who cannot be safely cared for at home. 


In line with this guidance we are making arrangements for an alternative timetable to be available to the pupils who cannot be looked after elsewhere. Please remember, schools have been closed to stop the spread of the virus; therefore any pupil who can be safely cared for at home should stay at home.


 

Home Learning


All pupils will receive work packs so that they can continue their learning at home. To support you during this period, Twinkl is offering parent/carers in the United Kingdom access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. This is so pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.
 

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
 

Pastoral Support


Our School Social Workers will be available for email contact if you need any advice or support.  Where other agencies are involved they will be continuing to work closely with them to ensure pupils are supported and safeguarded. 
 

Jen Simpson (Jen.Simpson@lakeside-school.co.uk)


Shannon Tremaine (Shannon.Tremaine@lakeside-school.co.uk)

Finally, just a reminder of the NHS guidance:-

Stay at home if you have either:-

 

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not neeto measure your temperature)

  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

 

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.


Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

 

How long to stay at home:-

 

 

  • if you have symptoms of coronavirus, you'll need to stay at home for 7 days

  • if you live with someone who has symptoms, you'll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms

  • If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days. If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

 

We are currently waiting for further advice regarding vouchers for pupils who qualify for free school meals. This may take a little while to set up and so in the meantime we would ask parents or carers to email FSM@lakeside-school.co.uk with their name and the details of their local supermarket so that we can arrange for a voucher to be sent home to cover your son’s lunch.
 

I hope the above will help to answer your immediate questions. We ask that you continue to check our website for updates, as plans may change if the advice from the Government changes. Thank you for your continued support in these difficult times. We hope you stay safe and well.
 

Kind regards,

Gareth Evans
Headteacher

 

'Engage & Learn'        

Headteacher: Mr Gareth Evans