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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Operational update - 24 March 2020

Year 11 students - Our careers adviser, Mrs Lewis, is still available via email if you have any questions or concerns about your further education or apprenticeship plans after Year 11.  She can be contacted at lewisl@bradonforest.wilts.sch.uk

Operational update - 23 March 2020

Following government guidelines the school remains open for a small number of children of key workers.

If you need to contact the school please use enquiry@bradonforest.wilts.sch.uk

Email addresses for individual members of teaching and pastoral staff can be found on the Contact Us page

Operational update - 19 March 2020

We have now been instructed to close the school to almost all children after this Friday until further notice.

As advised by the government, we will do all we can to stay open for the children of key workers (eg NHS staff, police, others in frontline services).

We are waiting for the government to publish more information on what this means, but it would help us in the meantime if you could let us know if you think your child may qualify. I should add that where both parents live together and only one is a key worker, the presumption is that the other parent will be at home with the child. We will be in touch again as soon as we receive further information from the government around key worker status.

If your child is categorised as vulnerable, Bradon Forest Staff will contact you as soon as possible to discuss the next actions. You do not need to contact the school as our records will show who fall into this category.

All other children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday onwards.

Please note that this is a national closure – as you may have heard in the news – so while it is a challenging situation, we are not alone. We will re-open fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by SchoolComms and through social media/school website.

Full letter to parents from Mrs Dickson, Headteacher, accessible here

Operational update - 18 March 2020

Year 9 and 10 should NOT attend school from Thursday 19 March until further notice.  The school will remain open for Years 7, 8, and 11.  Read the full letter to parents here.


In light of the current conditions, we have decided to cancel all events outside of lessons that had previously been published on the Bradon Forest calendar. To that end, there will be no further parents evenings, sports fixtures or extra-curricular activities until further notice.

We are currently in contact with all our trip providers about booked excursions. Once each situation has been clarified trip leaders will be in touch.

PE lessons are continuing as normal but PE staff are mindful of limiting close personal contact between students and are encouraging good hygiene.

We have had no information about any changes to the summer external exams. Please check email, texts and the website for updates.

Please do not call the school asking for advice on self-isolation. You must decide based on circumstances and symptoms. Please refer to the Public Health England Advice for Schools page.

If your child has been sent home from school with symptoms, you must self-isolate for 14 days as per the government advice.

Thank you for your continued support,

Bradon Forest School

 

17 March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Following the government’s advice yesterday, we wanted to update you on the provision we are putting in place, in the event of a school closure or if students are forced into self-isolation.

As a school, we held a teacher planning event yesterday evening, this gave teachers the opportunity to prepare resources in the event of a school closure. If schools are closed, then resources from all subjects will be posted online and be accessible to students, to minimise the effect of lost learning. There will also be paper based provision available for those without access to the internet, in the event of school closure.

For students who are currently self-isolating and would like to access educational resources, we have attached a variety of websites that will complement school learning, in primarily the core subjects. We have also attached a FAQs sheet to assist parents with questions around the Coronavirus (Covid-19).  

Should you have any further questions please feel free to contact enquiry@bradonforest.wilts.sch.uk

In the meantime, we will keep you regularly updated with any further action we are advised to take by the government.    

We thank you for your continued support.

Regards,

Bradon Forest School