Keeping in Touch
We hope you are all safe and well during these uncertain times. If you wish to contact your class teacher then please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org this will be checked each morning and passed onto the relevant teacher. Please understand that teachers are in short supply at the moment as many of them are symptomatic, dealing with vulnerable family members or are parents themselves and are trying to home educate their own children. Therefore we are asking our teachers to make themselves available one day each week to respond to any email queries for their class. To safely staff the school over the Easter holiday for critical worker children i.e. Police, NHS and ambulance services we are unable to offer a teacher contact service over the two week Easter break. However to provide routine for the children we are advising our families to take a break and there is no expectation that you will do school work with your child over this period. There are some fun activities available on our website. Thank you all for your amazing support over this very challenging period, we really appreciate your co-operation and understanding.
Please download the GroupCall App here , as this enables the school to send messages free of charge.
Staying At Home
We currently remain closed except for the agreed children of critical workers. We continue to ask that parents keep their children at home, wherever possible, as this is the safest place and the best way that we can reduce transmission of the virus so that our NHS can cope.
Please view the full Stay At Home Guidance from Gov.uk
How To Cope With Change
We understand that this is a significant change for many families. Please give yourself time to adjust to a new routine and above all, do not place too much pressure on yourself or your child to complete schoolwork. Maintaining positive mental health and emotional wellbeing is very important. The mental health charity MIND have provided some initial information which we are happy to share.
Please continue to protect yourself and your family by washing hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.
As the situation changes, we will keep in touch via GroupCall and facebook, with all critical information also being updated on our website.
Additional class work will be added to the website by your child’s teacher, and ideas for things to do with your children will be shared on facebook. Please do like our facebook page Tor View Specialist Learning Community as this is an excellent way of maintaining our community during this difficult time.