Dear Parent or Carer,
It is with a heavy heart that we, as Governors of The Brigg Infant School, have taken the decision to close the school in the interests of the safety of our children and our staff as we face the new strain of COVID 19.
As from Tues 5th January, the school will be closed to the majority of pupils. We will remain open for the following pupils only;
- vulnerable children (who must have a social worker or an EHCP)
- children where both parents are critical key workers.
This is to reduce numbers in the school to help keep everyone safe, following strong union advice to the vast majority of our staff. This closure will continue for the foreseeable future, until the R rate reduces and SAGE advise staff that all schools are safe for both pupils and staff in the current situation.
If you feel that your child is eligible to attend school please complete the survey which we will send to you very shortly. If you are critical key workers who have no alternative childcare and wish for your child to attend school, we will need to see evidence of your employment such as an email or letter from your employer, ID badge or similar before your child can attend school from tomorrow please. This may be emailed to Mrs Spencer on email@example.com or you may show this to Mrs Spencer at the back gate or Mrs Mackney at the Year 2 door from 8.40 to 9am tomorrow.
Information on the latest Government definition of a critical worker can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision
There will be no early bird drop off tomorrow but we hope to open this once numbers are established.
We are making the necessary preparations for the majority of children whom we will continue to teach remotely. We will notify parents shortly of home learning links on our website and ask you to notify us if you are unable to access the home learning or if you need support with writing materials, paper copies or advice.
We will review this decision at the end of the week and daily thereafter, but currently we do not believe it is safe for teachers or children to work in school in large groups as we know that young children cannot socially distance.
This has not been an easy decision for any of us, and we apologise for the disruption this has caused. However, we strongly feel it is in the best interests of both your children and school staff.
Mr C Bagworth
Chair of Governors