School emergency closures
We are working with schools to develop our local response to meeting the government’s expectations on maintaining access to education for vulnerable children, children with education, health and care plans (EHCPs) and also key workers’ children so that key workers can continue to work during the COVID-19 outbreak.
However, the overriding message we need to stress to all parents is the importance of social distancing at this time and the very clear government guidance in relation to this.
Everyone should be minimising social contact to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. If you are in a position where your child does not need to come into school, and you can keep your child safe at home, we encourage and fully support you to do this. Using school as a last resort will help protect everyone.
Schools and parents have told us that this flowchart is useful (please note: this is not a central government resource):
Below is the letter we sent to all schools (maintained and academies) 20 March 2020:
Whilst we understand that some schools may be carrying out their own communications we are encouraging schools to use our letter or adapt it to suit their needs.
We will provide further updates as soon as we have them.
This page advises about school closures or opening times in bad weather or times of similar emergency.
In the interests of health and safety to pupils and staff there will be occasions when it is necessary to close a school such as problems relating to the school building or heating, or because of severe weather conditions.
You can view a status display of all school closures reported to the local authority using the link above. The information on this page is updated daily by schools and they are able to refresh the information from 6pm the previous evening. During periods of inclement weather, parents are advised to check with individual schools and visit the school’s website for further detailed information.
Home learning resources
Integra Schools and South Gloucestershire Council are pleased to launch a new online resource to support parents, carers and teachers.
This resource brings together a range of free and easy to access online activities and learning for children of all ages, and is clearly grouped into subjects and topics, such as English and Maths.
We hope to develop this resource over time, creating a valuable tool for parents, as well as teachers to use when normal school attendance is disrupted.Is there anything wrong with this page?