UPDATED 2nd April 2020
The Endeavour will be closed from Monday 6th April and reopen to children of Critical Workers on Tuesday 14th April.
We continue to follow all government guidelines and therefore from Monday 23rd March 2020 our schools will be closed for all children, except for children of critical workers and vulnerable children who cannot be kept safely at home.
The most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of coronavirus is clear. If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. The fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and have asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.At our schools we are making plans to open for the following children if they absolutely need to attend if parents/carers are unable to keep children safe at home :
Children supported by social care
Children who have an EHCP
Children with disabilities
Children whose parents/carers work in one of the critical sectors as defined by the Government, and do not have any childcare arrangements in place to keep the child safely at home. A full list of the examples of critical workers can be found here.
Specific arrangements for The Endeavour Co-operative Academy:From Monday 23rd March, for children who are unable to stay safe at home: The school day will operate from 10 am to 2pm inline with the rest of the schools within the trust. Children who receive Free School Meals will be offered food.We will keep the focus on learning and maintaining as much normality for them as possible.We are continuing to follow the government guidance for social distancing and self-isolation for staff and pupils who are continuing to attend the school :We ask that staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. If staff, young people or children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they will be sent home if appropriate or we will ask for them to be collected.We are asking staff and pupils to continue to follow the guidance for staying at home: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See ending isolation section for more information)if you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill
We are recommending staff and pupils follow the guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people. We are advising staff, young people and children to stay at home if they fall in to the following categories:- aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)- under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (ie anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds):chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitischronic heart disease, such as heart failure, chronic kidney disease chronic liver disease, such as hepatitischronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsydiabetes problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed aweakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)those who are pregnant People who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression medication People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia who are at any stage of treatment People with severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma (requiring hospital admissions or courses of steroid tablets)People with severe diseases of body systems, such as severe kidney disease (dialysis)