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Coronavirus Latest Updates

During the Coronavirus pandemic we will be using this page to update you on our current position, actions taken by the Trust and its schools and post links to key Government Guidance.

A Safe Return- September 2020

 

Dear All, 

I just wanted to say congratulations to all the pupils, parents and colleagues on ensuring a safe return to our academies this school year. I know many of us were anxious as our academies returned to full opening in September but the school teams have worked tirelessly to ensure children have been able to return safely and with the minimal amount of disruption. Our risk assessments are continually being updated and improved and I want to thank parents for their support in this. We appreciate you wearing your masks on our sites, following our drop off and collection procedures and helping your children to stay safe with hand hygiene.

 

Coronavirus doesn't appear to be going away any time soon so it's important that we continue to work together to ensure everyone remains safe and well. I have been so impressed with how well children have settled into school life this term and the fact that they are engaging in exciting learning opportunities and producing such great work is testament to their maturity and the hard work of my Infinity colleagues. 

 

As always we have our contingency plans ready to go if required but our number one priority is keeping children safe, happy and in school.

 

Thank you everyone for your amazing efforts!

Gavin Booth

CEO

02 November 2020

Further to the recent Government announcements, the Trust have reviewed their Executive Team Actions and updated accordingly, please continue to review the individual academy websites for their live Risk Assessments.

21st May 2020

We have added letters to our individual school websites today explaining our approach to the phased re-introduction of pupils into our schools. These plans are dependent on final announcements by Government on the 28th May and the availability of the relevant equipment and materials.

18th May 2020

Please see below a letter to all parents of Infinity Academies Trust children regarding the potential return of some year groups from 1st June. Further school specific information will be sent out by individual schools on Thursday 21st May.

7th April- Free School Meal Scam Alert

Please be aware we have recently received the following warning from the Department for Education. 

6th April 2020- Emergency Childcare over Easter

Our Emergency Childcare provision continues to be in place over the Easter period across all our Trust schools for vulnerable children and those of critical workers. We are pleased to be able to continue to offer food boxes to our Free School Meal families (food vouchers at Spilsby Primary) throughout the Easter holidays. Please remember if you need to use our emergency childcare this should be an absolute last resort and you need to make school aware in advance. Also, if for any reason your circumstances change and your child will not be attending please do let your school know.

20th March 2020- Emergency Childcare

Message from Infinity Academies Trust- As you will have seen in the national news we have been instructed by the Government to keep our schools open but only for vulnerable children and the children of Key Workers. Please see below a letter detailing all our Emergency Childcare arrangements for these key groups. Wherever possible all children should be looked after at home to support the Government's Social Distancing plans to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Please only use our Emergency childcare if you have absolutely no alternatives  and you meet the Government criteria. The schools are closed for the vast majority of pupils.

19th March- Infinity School Closures 

In line with the Government announcement yesterday all Infinity Academies Trust schools will be closing from Friday until directed to re-open by the Government. This is to support the national efforts to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. The schools will be offering some childcare provision for vulnerable children and those whose parents are key workers. We are awaiting final definitions of these terms and will contact families directly when we know more. For further information about our closures please read the letter below. We wish all our families and children well at this challenging time and please do contact your school's main office if you have any questions.

Sending you all our very best wishes

Gavin Booth

CEO

 

17th March 2020-11am

Following the announcements made by the Government yesterday we have instructed our schools to take further actions to support Social Distancing and reduce non-essential travel. We have asked our schools to cancel any non-essential travel including visits, sporting fixtures and training events. We are restricting visitor access to our schools and will not be holding any in-school events including Governor meetings and parent engagement events. Wherever possible we are limiting time spent in large groups and therefore will not be holding whole school Collective worship or assemblies. We are asking our staff to not attend any out of school training to ensure as many people as possible are available to support children and families in school. We are working closely with our staff to ensure that those who may be vulnerable are taking sensible precautions and will do our best to ensure that our schools continue to run as smoothly as possible for as long as possible. As always if you have any questions please contact the main office at your child's school.

 

17th March 2020

The Government have updated their guidance relating to self-isolation for those that are demonstrating coronavirus symptoms. If you or your child has a new continuous cough and/or high temperature the whole family/household should self-isolate for 14 days. Please be clear that this is a change in guidance and we require your cooperation to keep all of our children and families safe. As always please let school know if your child will not be attending school.

 

Please see the NHS link below for further information on Self-isolation.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

16th March 2020

As you will be aware the Government has now moved from the "Contain" to the "Delay"  phase in its response to the Coronavirus. The advice to schools continues to remain the same but it may change in the comings days.

 

The current advice is that schools are to remain open and that pupils and staff are to wash their hands regularly and to follow the "Catch it, Bin it, Kill it" guidance relating to coughing and sneezing. We are monitoring closely the Government advice through Public Health England and the Department for Education.

We are currently undertaking a review of all of our work including upcoming trips and events and ensuring that if our schools are asked to close that we have systems in place to make work available to pupils. In this circumstance we will give parents as much notice as possible to make alternative childcare arrangements.

 

Latest guidance suggests that if your child has a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature then they should self-isolate for 7 days. If your child is not able to come to school please contact your school in the normal way and let us know.

 

Infinity Academies Trust recognises that these are worrying and unsettling times. The safety and well-being of your children is our number one priority and we will continue to follow Government advice over the coming weeks. We will keep you updated through information on this page and on the Coronavirus Update pages on each of our school websites. If you have any questions please contact your child's school directly.

 

 

 

 

 

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