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School Closure Update

Dear Parents/carers

Following the announcement made yesterday I am sure that you are all fully aware that we have been instructed to shut schools from Friday 20th March at the end of the school day.

The Government have issued a statement regarding schools remaining open for children whose parents are key workers and for vulnerable groups and those entitled to Free School Meals. If you fee that you may fall within this category please can you email the school office office@shorne.kent.sch.uk with your child’s name and reason why you feel you may meet the criteria. At present we are awaiting the definition of key workers to be shared with the public and as soon as we have that information we will share it with you.

Provision has been made for children to access Google Schools and this will be set by the individual class teacher. If children are unable to access the internet/device please can you inform the class teacher as soon as possible so we can make the relevant provisions. Further information regarding passwords and how to access Google Schools will be sent out tomorrow.

I will be attending a meeting at 4.45pm today with the Academy Trust to clarify any further steps that need to be taken. I will share actions from this meeting if relevant.

Thank you for your understanding and support at this time.

Stay safe and take care.

Tara Hewett

Head of School

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