The Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown.
During the period of national lockdown, schools, alternative provision, special schools, and colleges will remain open to vulnerable children and young people and the children of critical workers only. All other children and students will learn remotely until February half term.
Higher education provision will remain online until mid-February for all except future critical worker courses.
During the period of national lockdown, childminders and childminder agencies can continue to allow children to attend as normal, except for school-aged children. Childminders caring for school-aged children (including reception children) should only open for children who are eligible for on-site school attendance including vulnerable children and children of critical workers.
In these circumstances, it is not regarded as possible or fair for all exams this summer to go ahead as planned. The Secretary of State for Education will therefore work with Ofqual to put in place alternative arrangements after consultation with the sector.
Detailed guidance to support parents and carers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will be updated shortly.
REGIONAL, TIERED APPROACH - IMPACT ON SCHOOLS AND EARLY YEARS SETTINGS FROM WEDNESDAY 2nd DECEMBER 2020.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Tuesday 24th November 2020.
As we exit the second national lockdown and move back to a regional, tiered approach, I would like to take this opportunity to re-iterate that we have a large number of measures already in place. We want to be completely transparent about the measures in place and hope that they are all reassuring.
Amongst these, we are asking parents to maintain social distancing both before the gates open and on the school premises and encourage the use of a face covering when on the school site where possible. Please may I remind parents that only 1 parent/carer should be dropping off/collecting their child/children from the school premises and please use the one way system.
Please can I also ask parents to keep siblings and children close to them and not to access school equipment and facilities and refrain from gathering and playing in groups.
I must reiterate, both I and the Governors of Darton Primary School hold the safety and well-being of our children, their families and our staff of paramount importance.