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Corona Virus School Closure and Updates

Letters to Parents and Carers

School Closure

The Academy is currently closed to the majority of pupils. We are open to key worker/front line children Monday - Friday 8.30 - 2.30pm. (This also includes the Easter Holidays). A place must be booked in advance, please email sca.concerns@salfordcity-academy.org to enquire about a place for your child.

Our phone lines are currently operated remotely, we are unable to transfer calls but we can take messages for teachers to call or email you back. We can also answer some general enquiries you may have. Alternatively you may want to contact us via enquiries@salfordcity-academy.org


SEND

Minister Ford’s Open Letter to the SEND Sector

In an open letter to children and young people with SEND, their parents/ carers, and families and all others who support them, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, Vicky Ford MP, stated that the Government’s aim for SEND, through the Coronavirus Bill and further proposed changes, is to balance the needs of this vulnerable group to receive the support they need with managing the demands on local authorities and health bodies to respond to this outbreak. You can read the letter in full here.

Guidance being followed by the school

We are following the advice of Public Health England (PHE) which can be found on the PHE website:

Public Health England - Coronavirus Updates

We continue to emphasise with both staff and pupils the importance of handwashing and hygiene, in line with the guidance about how best to prevent the spread of infection. We are taking opportunities to reinforce these messages regularly and to encourage staff and pupils to wash their hands at regular points throughout the school day.

The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687 (Opening hours: 8am to 6pm- Monday to Friday)
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk 

 

 

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