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 Covid 19 (coronavirus) - Confirmation of Provision at Uplands


From 1st June 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s statement on Sunday we have received additional guidance for Special Schools that state from 1 June:-

‘Special schools should work towards welcoming back as many children and young people as can be safely catered for in their setting. They may want to prioritise attendance based on key transitions and the impact on life chances and development, and to consider creating part-time attendance rotas so that as many children as possible can benefit from attending their setting. Special settings should work with local authorities and families to ensure that decisions about attendance are informed by existing risk assessments for their children and young people, which should be kept up to date’* 

Therefore in term 6, whilst the overarching principle remains the safety of the whole school community, we will be planning for a very gradual and phased increase to our current rotas for students coming to school, in response to demand, and balanced by the associated risk. 

This will be on the basis of a very limited ‘nuture’ offer where students will be grouped according to compatibility and will be supported by staff who are able to meet their needs.  They will not always be working with their usual class staff or be with a teacher, although Senior Leaders and some teachers will be on site every day and over-seeing all activities.  The on-line offer will continue to be provided via the website and the Evidence for Learning App throughout term 6 for those who are at home.

 If your student is shielding, it will not be appropriate for them to return to school until their shielding letter has been lifted. 

We will continue to be in touch with you all via the weekly welfare calls and teachers can support you with additional information and offer guidance in this way. 

With very best wishes and thanks for your support and understanding.

Fiona Clark

Letter to Parents and Carers - 1st June 2020

*Please follow the link to read more Department for Education Guidance for Education and Childcare settings

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Annex

PLEASE READ - Please be aware that there are many fraudulent emails/scams being sent pretending to be from schools offering refunds for school trips or offering payments for those families on free school meals. Please do not reply to these emails and do not email any personal information, such as bank details, to anyone. If you are unsure about a telephone call, text or email claiming to be from school, please check with the school office before responding.


Many thanks for your cooperation and support at this challenging time.


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