Coronavirus information

Friday 22nd May 2020

Starting the phased re-opening of Grove School

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you and your family are safe and well at this very unusual time of a Covid 19 lockdown.

I am pleased with how well our children have approached the new online learning. This will be continuing after our half term break. For half term teachers have planned holiday projects, which I hope you will enjoy with your children.

You will be aware from the news that the Government has announced ideas for the phased reopening of schools.

At Grove we will be working with staff to risk assess how to make our school life safe for our children and staff. Birmingham local authority have been helping their schools and have provided a detailed step by step approach to looking at every aspect of the school day. A letter from Birmingham Council is on their website, please follow the link below:

https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/news/article/618/statement_on_re-opening_of_birmingham_schools


After half term I will be continuing to work closely with our teaching staff, managers, lunchtime supervisors, catering and cleaning teams to plan for our school opening. Safety will be at the heart of this planning. When governors have approved our plans we will write to you and let you know what the phased reopening of Grove will look like. As soon as I know more on this I will provide you with more information.

Can I remind all our parents we continue to be open for critical worker children. If you have any queries on this please contact school on 0121 464 4669. Our school phone lines will be open again from Monday 1st June 2020.

For our families celebrating Eid this weekend, from all the staff at Grove we wish you a very happy Eid.

Kind regards,

Mrs P Matty

 

Critical worker childcare provision

If you wish to request critical worker childcare provision please complete the request form below.
The request should be sent to j.baker@grove.bham.sch.uk. A manager will contact you on 01.06.20 to discuss your request further.

Please click here to access the request form:

If you need further information about critical worker  status please click on this link:

https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/news/article/618/statement_on_re-opening_of_birmingham_schools

 

The main school telephone number will reopen at 8.00am on Monday 1st July 2020. 

 

Do you help care for someone in your family? You might have started caring more recently due to family circumstances or may have been doing this for a while.

Here is some information to help you:  Young Carers

Dear parents and carers,

We appreciate that many parents may be concerned about the coronavirus.

We are receiving regular updates and advice from Public Health England and The Department for Education.

You can find the latest information on COVID-19 by visiting:

gov.uk/coronavirus

Here is a link to a really useful poster that gives advice on the coronavirus for places of education.

The Department for Education have a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education.

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

The helpline is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

We continue to ensure that children are regularly washing their hands.

If you have any questions, please contact school on 0121 464 4669 or visit the main school office.

 

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