Onsite provision will be available for key categories of children that have been identified by the government. Unfortunately, we cannot cater for children who do not fall into these groups so they should remain at home with appropriate care.
The government has said that the scientific advice shows that schools are safe for a small number of children to continue attending but believe that asking others to stay away will help to slow the spread of the virus. They have asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. They feel that 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. For further information visit Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England on maintaining educational provision and Looked after children
What is onsite Provision?
Our onsite provision will consist of supervised sessions by a few members of staff in mixed aged groups. Students will continue with their lessons which have been set by their teachers on Google Classroom as their peers will be doing from home. Supervision will be minimal as our staff will be maintaining the 2 metre social distancing guideline. We ask that you please respect this.
We have created for staff, parents and families St Martin’s Onsite Education and Social Distancing Guidance. You can view this document here.
Where will the onsite provision be located?
Please note this provision, in the short term, will be at St Martin’s; in the medium and long term it may take place in another school in Lambeth. Your daughter will also be able to continue with her learning at home through Google Classroom and communicate with her teacher via Google Classroom or through email.
Are there catering facilities?
We have minimal catering facilities with limited choice; there is no break service so students need to bring a snack. They can purchase lunch (£2.40 for a main meal). It will be provided at no cost if your child is entitled to a free school meal.
What time does the Onsite Provision start and finish?
The Onsite provision will run from 8.30 am to 3.00 pm. Students or families will not be admitted onto the site before or after this time.
Does my daughter have to wear her School Uniform?
The simple answer is Yes.
Can my daughter attend school if she is not in the categories outlined by the Government?
The answer is No. We are sorry. This provision is only for the stated categories. If you daughter meets the criteria she will be offered the provision If you are a key worker please complete the application form here.