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To show our support to parents and children across the county, and as a thank you for continuing to stay at home and save lives, Northamptonshire Police has shared a number of pictures to help keep children entertained at this difficult time.
Once they are coloured in, children are encouraged to hang them in the windows of homes to support those working to keeping you safe.
Our officers will take photos of any pictures they see whilst out on patrol and tweet them. Parents with social media accounts can also take photos of their children with their picture and tag us on Twitter @NorthantsPolice.
Assistant Chief Constable Simon Blatchly, who is leading the Northamptonshire Police response to the COVID-19 pandemic, said: “With many of us parents ourselves and facing similar struggles, we can appreciate the difficulties which parents and carers face at this time.
“We would appreciate seeing the final pictures, so families are encouraged to put the pictures up in their windows to show support for Northamptonshire Police, the NHS and our Keyworker colleagues.
“Our officers on patrol will keep an eye out for the pictures, taking photos and tweeting them to our social media channels to recognise your children’s artistry – or if you’d like to tweet us your photo, we’d love that too!
“We just wanted to take a moment to say thanks and that we’re all in this together. We hope you and they enjoy this and please stay home and save lives.”
School remains open to our key worker families during this difficult time. We are fortunate to have such extensive outside space and access to lots of arts and crafts materials. This week some of the children have been putting both to good use.
Coronavirus Update – School closure to most pupils
We have now been instructed to close the school to almost all children after this Friday until further notice.
As advised by the government, we will do all we can to stay open for the children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, others in frontline services) and vulnerable children.
All other children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday onwards.
Please note that this is a national closure – as you may have heard in the news – so while it is a challenging situation, we are not alone. We’ll re-open fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is through our usual communication channels; email, school website and our facebook page.
What we’ll continue doing while your child is at home
Your child’s learning is of course important to us, so we’ll continue to help your child to learn. From Monday, 23rd March onwards:-
- Parents and Pupils can find work set for them, either in a resource pack, on the relevant class page on the school website. This will be regularly refreshed with new activities on a regular basis.
- Staff will regularly monitor access to the online tools
- Parents will be able to contact the school and their teacher(s) by the usual email addresses available to you
If your child usually receives free school meals we will also be in touch with more information about how we will continue to provide this, with support from a scheme that the government has just announced.
What we may not be able to go ahead fully with
- School trips
- Breakfast or after-school clubs, other than Acorn Childcare
This is as much as we know right now and we appreciate your continued patience as we deal with this ever-changing situation. We understand that this latest news will have an impact on you and your family and it’s far from ideal, but we’ll continue to keep in touch with any updates as the situation develops.
Remember: if you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next, please use NHS 111 online.
Thank you again for your continued support, and we will be in touch with more information when we can.
The DfE has brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages. The list includes subject-specific resources for:
English , Maths , Science, PE, Wellbeing, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
The link to the resources can be found here.
Following our success at the Northamptonshire Education Awards in July 2019 we are delighted to be involved in the Northamptoshire School Business Alliance (NSBA). NSBA is the brainchild of Ben Thomas (All Things Business), Laura Giddings and James Howarth (RS Components) who are passionate about Northamptonshire businesses supporting Northamptonshire schools and vice versa. As a school we also share this commitment and are keen to help promote the work that is currently taking place in our county. We shall be participating in this fantastic new event helping to inspire our children with the latest technologies in the workplace and planning to take some of our children to RS components in the summer term to STEMfest.
Are you a business looking to support education? Then please get in touch!