The coronavirus outbreak and subsequent media coverage of the issues related to it have understandably caused some concern and worry. In particular, the potential effect on schools, and the consequential impact on families has been highlighted in different quarters.
We are therefore issuing this letter and supporting information to update parents/carers with the latest advice and guidance from the government. Schools are updated on a daily basis by the Department for Education (DfE) who are liaising with other organisations, such as Public Health England (PHE). In response, schools are monitoring the advice and ensuring that this guidance is followed. The advice from the DfE is:
We will ensure that the situation is managed to the best of our ability. School holds the health and safety of the pupils and staff with the utmost importance and parent/carers can be assured that all decisions are taken with the careful consideration of the latest and best advice available.
A useful resource that outlines the DfE’s guidance to schools can be found at:
We will continue to adhere to published guidance and advice and continuously monitor the situation, providing accurate updates as relevant.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Joan Beale
Head of School
on behalf of Middlefield Primary Academy (part of TDLPT)