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Clevedon Learning Trust

Clevedon Learning Trust

Coronavirus Information for Parents

Latest updates on the opening of CLT schools 

  • All of our schools continue to offer provision for critical workers and vulnerable children. Click here for more information.
  • All of our primary schools have started a phased return of Recpetion, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils.
  • Our secondary schools have started a phased return of Year 10 and Year 12 pupils.
  • Our priority continues to be the safety of all children and staff. 
  • The Trust Board are continually reviewing the opening of our schools using the latest health data.  Any decisions made will be communicated on this website and by our schools.
  • Click here to read the latest Board update on the wider opening of our schools.

Government guidance on opening schools to more pupils from 1st June

  • The Government has requested that all schools and nurseries start preparing for a phased return of children and young people.
  • The return will happen from week commencing 1st June for primaries and 15th June for secondaries, provided the five key tests set up by Government allow it.
  • Initially primary schools have been asked to welcome back children in nursery (where they have them), Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.
  • Secondary schools, sixth form, and further education colleges have been asked to begin some face to face support with Year 10 and 12 pupils, although these pupils are not expected to return on a full-time basis at this stage.
  • All schools will continue to offer places to the priority groups – vulnerable children and children of critical workers – they have been supporting since the end of March.
  • Full details of the Government’s proposal can be found here.

CLT preparations for safely opening schools to more pupils

  • All schools in the Clevedon Learning Trust have been supported in producing a detailed action plan for the wider re-opening and in addition a full risk assessment against the key criteria outlined in Government guidance.
  • Our school have published their risk assessments on their websites.  Headteachers and staff will be more than willing to answer any questions that parents have.
  • Our priority continues to be the safety of all children and staff.
  • John Wells, CEO of the Clevedon Learning Trust, has written to all parents. You can read the latest letter here.  

Actions needed from parents and carers with children attending a CLT school 

  • Continue to follow and act on all communications from your child’s school.  You can find links to our school websites here.
  • Click here to read the Government issued guidance on school closures.
  • Continue to follow handwashing and other hygiene measures to help prevent/slow the spread of COVID-19. Click here for more information.
  • Look after your family's mental wellbeing.  Click here for Government issued advice.
  • Keep your children safe.  Click here for Government issued guidance.
  • Follow the Government's Stay at Home and Social Distancing advice.

School provision for vulnerable children and critical workers

  • Schools in the CLT are open for those children who are considered vulnerable, and for those who have a parent that is a critical worker.
  • Vulnerable children include children who are supported by social care, those with safeguarding and welfare needs, including child in need plans, on child protection plans, ‘looked after’ children, young carers, disabled children and those with education, health and care (EHC) plans.
  • Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below.
    • Health and social care
    • Education and childcare
    • Key public services
    • Local and national government
    • Food and other necessary goods
    • Public safety and national security
    • Transport
    • Utilities, communication and financial services
  • Our schools will only be able to provide this service whilst they have sufficient staff to operate safely. Should a school find that they do not have enough staff, due to illness and self-isolation, then they will be forced to close until such a time that they have staff available to safely provide educational provision. Should a school need to close, the Clevedon Learning Trust will work with them to signpost parents to alternative provision.