Coronavirus Update – 19th March 2020

Dear Parent / Carer

Due to the unprecedented situation we currently find ourselves in as a nation our staff and pupils safety is our main priority. Despite our best efforts to remain fully operational it is highly likely that we will have to introduce a partial closure from Monday 23rd March 2020.

This will mean that certain groups within the school will not be attending, this excludes those identified as the children of key workers or those that necessitate staying in school. We have made this difficult decision following further advice from the Department of Education specifically aimed at special schools.

We anticipate that staffing levels will fall next week, as school staff are forced to look after their own children and/or self-isolate due to the development of Coronavirus symptoms. We realise this is a very challenging and worrying time for everyone.

Any partial closure will be confirmed tomorrow, 20th March 2020.

We will keep parents updated via our website and Twitter and we will endeavour to remain open/reopen, provided it is safe to do so.

One behalf of all the staff of Collingwood School and Media Arts College, we wish you all the best of health through this extremely uncertain time.

Yours sincerly

Gillian Linkleter

Headteacher