Please see below for useful educational websites to assist with home schooling whilst the school is closed.
St Thomas the Martyr CE Primary School ESSENTIAL DAY CARE – There is a lot of confusion about this. It is NOT compulsory for key workers’ children to attend. It is NOT an option for children to dip in and out of. It is an EMERGENCY childcare provision, and if children can be left at home safely because there is adequate care or they are old and responsible enough this is what MUST happen. The whole point is to reduce the spread of the transmission. Therefore schools are “open”, but literally only want the absolute minimum number of absolutely essential number of students, so that they can deploy the minimum number of staff and therefore expose the minimum number of children, staff and their families to this extreme risk.
Sending your child to school because ‘they will miss their friends’, ‘they will get bored’, ‘you can’t manage them at home’ etc is irresponsible and not valid reasons. Please only use this emergency service if it is absolutely necessary. PLEASE HELP STOP THE SPREAD!!
Nurses, doctors medical teams etc are doing an amazing job, lets help them by not sending more infected people to their wards.