Letter from Boudica Schools Trust - 05/01/2021

Updated: Jan 6

Dear Parent/Carer,

Yesterday evening, the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown, with schools scheduled to be closed to all but vulnerable children and the children of key workers, until at least after the February half-term.

All of our schools will now be moving to online learning and we will be in touch with you shortly to provide details on how to access that content. For those of you who do not have access to the necessary technology for accessing online content, each of our schools are working to obtain DfE provided devices and will be distributing these to those who need it as quickly as possible. Your school will be in contact with you to check what technology your child needs and when this can be provided shortly.

For those parents/carers who are critical workers and/or who care for a vulnerable child, your child’s school will be in touch to provide you with further details.

At present, it is not clear whether there will be a return to the previous voucher scheme for those children who receive free school meals. Whilst we seek clarity on that matter, your child’s school will continue to provide this provision if this is required.

It has also been clarified that not all exams will go ahead in the summer. However, there is no further information at this point and we will contact you with further information as it emerges.

This is clearly not the news that any of us would have wanted and we appreciate the challenges that online learning creates for all pupils and for their parents/carers. With that in mind, alongside the provision of learning material we will do everything we can to work with you and support you to ensure your child continues to achieve a positive learning experience throughout the lockdown period.

Yours sincerely

Don Evans

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