Coronavirus - Information page
This page aims to keep you updated with any key information as we receive it - Please check regularly as we will continue to update it.
All communication with parents and carers can be found by clicking on the following link: Letters Home
School Closure - January 2021
Ferring CE School closed to all but Key Worker and vulnerable pupils on 4th January 2021.
Our current Bubble Structure is explained below
- Individual year group bubbles (up to 15 children)
- Children are working in their usual classrooms and are taught by their class teacher
- Each class teacher is working on site to teach learners during the school day
- Each class teacher uses dedicated release time to support the remote learners in small group/intervention sessions (this includes setting, marking and assessing work completed at home
- Live lessons are delivered on a daily basis (curriculum subject inputs and an additional story time every afternoon)
Government Catch-Up Funding
In the Autumn Term, the DfE allocated money to all schools to help support children who have been affected by the pandemic. Please see the link below to explain the expenditure plans for our allocated funding
Government Coronavirus Action Plan
The Department for Education has written a document which sets out what the UK as a whole has done to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next.
The action plan can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan
The document includes:
- what we know about the virus and the disease it causes
- how we have planned for an infectious disease outbreak, such as the current coronavirus outbreak
- the actions we have taken so far in response to the current coronavirus outbreak
- what we are planning to do next, depending upon the course the current coronavirus outbreak takes
- the role the public can play in supporting this response, now and in the future
Current advice remains in place: No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
We have a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
The importance of hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.