School Closure Update

School Closure Update

Dear parents/carers,

School closure to most pupils

Yesterday the government announced that they expect all schools across the UK to close to most pupils at the end of this week until further notice.

We will do all we can to stay open for the children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, retail and others in frontline services) and children with certain needs.

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 fall into one of these categories. Please complete this online form https://forms.gle/zQXFiqZ2fbjZCdXV6 or you can email us at: swin-info@coopacademies.co.uk with your child/ren’s name(s), year group(s), your job title or profession, telephone number and email address along with an indication of how many days a week you’d be expecting them to be in school.

I will then contact everyone who needs this support.

Our last day at school will be Friday 20 March unless we contact you individually or you are classed as a key worker.

We’ll re-open fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is via text, MyEd App, email, Twitter, Facebook and website updates.

What we’ll continue doing while your child is at home.

Your child’s learning is important to us, so we’ll continue to help your child to learn.

  • Home Learning Resources | We now have a dedicated page set up on our school website with packs full of work from every faculty for students to complete whilst our school is closed. You can access the page
    here: https://swinton.coopacademies.co.uk/parents/home-learning-resources/
  • Students who do not have access to the internet at home will be able to collect
    paper-based work from the school office during school hours from Friday 20 March
    and during school hours week commencing Monday 23 March.
  • Students should follow their subject timetable using the resources available to them.
  • If your child usually receives free school meals we will also be in touch with more information about how we will continue to provide this, with support from a scheme that the government has just announced.
  • We’ve also set up a page on our website with contact details for ourselves and external agencies who can support you and your child during our school closure: https://swinton.coopacademies.co.uk/parents/school-closure-support/

This is as much as we know right now. I have no doubt that as our staff begin to adapt to supporting your child remotely, we’ll be sending out more updates via by text, MyEd App, email, Twitter, Facebook and website updates. I understand that this latest news will have an impact on you and your family and it’s far from ideal, but we’ll continue to keep in touch with any updates as the situation develops.

Throughout the closure, academy staff will continue to monitor the Parent App (MyEd) messages and the main school email address (swin-info@coopacademies.co.uk) and we will do our best to reply to all messages and enquiries throughout the working day.  In addition to these channels of communication, we are also making mobile numbers available for students or parents to use if they have any safeguarding concerns or emergencies.  Please help us to keep this number available by only using it if you have an urgent safeguarding concern. The numbers for this emergency contact are Miss Withers: 07889 646834 and Mr Duke: 07872 417176.

And remember: if you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next, please use NHS 111 online.

Thank you again for your continued support, and we will be in touch with more information when we can.

Yours faithfully
Mark Harrison, Headteacher