TOLWORTH SCHOOL IS NOW CLOSED FOR MOST CHILDREN 

School Update 

Following guidelines from the Government Tolworth School is now closed for most children.

We are open for critical key workers and those most vulnerable.

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

Important

These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

  

As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. That is why the government has given clear guidance on self-isolationhousehold isolation, social distancing and how to shield the most vulnerable.

Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.
If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision. 

If you are a critical key work and need your child to come to school please email: communications@tjs.rbksch.org or contact the school office during school office hours (8am – 4pm) for further information regarding school opening times. 

If your child is still at school, we will be following all the Government guidelines including: washing hand thoroughly, cleaning regularly everywhere and social distancing to keep our children, families and staff safe. There will only be a very small amount of staff and children in school so social distancing will be much easier.

 

Home Learning

Well done to everyone doing their home learning. We have had many messages from you all, thank you. 

This information available on the school website will be update weekly, as long as we have staff capacity to do this.  If your child is finding some of the learning too difficult or too easy, please feel free to look at other Year Groups for suggestions. 

If you cannot log into Google classroom, please do not worry, as this is not essential. The Internet across the country is going to be slow with many more people using it at the same time. There are plenty of activities you can do without the internet too. Teachers will not be on call to answer your questions however, we will try to keep in regular contact with you. 

There is no expectation as to how much learning your child has to do each day, we just want to make sure we support families with ideas. Please do what you can, use the timetable as a way of having structure to your day and have some fun.

 Please click on the relevant Year Group Home Learning links below: 

Nursery
Reception
Year 1
Year 2
Harbour (Specialist Resourced Provision)

 

Fantastic Community

We are a strong community and we will get through this challenging time together. Thank you for your kind words, thoughts and support. 

Best wishes,

 

Rachel Nye
Headteacher  

 

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