Dear Parents and Carers of Morton Trentside children,
I am writing this in the hope that this puts some clarity into the confusing situation we find ourselves in. Yet again we continue to receive conflicting messages and last minute Government information.
This is an unprecedented time, all of us are trying to work out what the ‘right thing to do is’. Please believe me, the Morton Team are here for you and will go above and beyond as always, to help you and your wonderful children get through this dreadful situation. I hope this letter enables you and your families to make a more informed decision about what is right and safe for your family.
Education is at the heart of what we do, but at this moment in time we have to focus on what will keep us as safe as possible during this pandemic and until the vaccine is rolled out.
What do we know:
What has been the impact of all of this on Parents and schools?
What has changed today since January 4th 2021
Local authority and Government realisation that children are safer at home if this can be at all possible. New messages came out on Friday e.g.
Message from the DfE on Friday 8th January 2021
The Department for Education (DfE) updated its guidance for critical workers on Friday evening, and advised parents and carers of children who are eligible for a school place that they should keep them at home if at all possible.
Lincolnshire County Council Director of Children Services tweeted the same message and added 'Please only use school places if you really need to - it will help schools enormously'
What can you do?
By helping us reduce the number of keyworker children in school, you are helping keep the children who have to be in school, in smaller family size bubbles like those at home.
It is a Sunday and I apologise for the interruption to your weekend but I felt this was such an important message it couldn’t wait until Monday!
Tomorrow is another day and I will update you on what we have been doing so far to support you all whether at home or school. Remote learning and Mrs Riddle’s weekly videos here we come!