Headteacher Letter 23 March

Dear Parent / Carer

School is partially open this week for the children of NHS staff, emergency services and essential workers. We are happy to provide this service but the guidance is clear and if children can stay safely at home, they should. The fewer children making the journey to school and in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread across the wider community.

Packed Lunches
There will be a distribution point set up in the front car park from 12.30pm to 1.30pm each day for students / families to collect packed lunches. If you are aware of a local family that is self-isolating, or in need, then you are welcome to collect on their behalf. Any food that remains at the end of the day will be donated to the Lighthouse Project in Middleton.

Dropping off work / collecting
The school reception is staffed throughout the day if students wish to drop off any work. Please do not send students in to collect work unless this has been arranged in advance as we have limited staff in school.

School buses
Transport for Greater Manchester has released the following statement ‘Following the announcement from the Government that schools in England will shut from Friday 20th March except for the provision for key workers, TfGM has decided that it will continue to run tendered school services from Monday 23rd March until such time as we have a better understanding of the impact of changing demand on both schools services and the wider commercial network.’

Online support
We understand that working from home is a very different educational experience and we will try and support as much as we can. An IT support page has been added to our website with the latest information and frequently asked questions which we will update as the week progresses. This can be found at https://www.clrchs.co.uk/technical-support/

I will continue to update you with any new information as the week progresses.

Mr A Bridson