TOLWORTH SCHOOL IS NOW CLOSED FOR MOST CHILDREN
Following guidelines from the Government Tolworth School is now closed for most children, until further notice. We have not been given any guidance yet as to when we will reopen fully. We will update you as soon as we know.
We are now beginning the two-week Easter Break and google classroom will be closed until Monday 20th April. There will be some suggestions of fun activities to do with your children over the Easter break in the home learning section of this website. Please take this time to have a break, have some downtime and recharge.
We are open for critical key workers and those most vulnerable. If you are a critical key work and need your child to come to Easter club please email: email@example.com or contact the school office during school office hours (8am – 12pm over the Easter break) for further information regarding Easter club opening times.
If your child is still at school, we are following all the Government guidelines including washing hands thoroughly, cleaning everywhere regularly and social distancing to keep our children, families and staff safe. There will only be a very small amount of staff and children in school so social distancing is much easier.
Everyone else must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
- one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
- any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home
These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
Symptoms of COVID-19 (updated from NHS) to look out for are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
You and your household must self-isolate for 14 days if you or a member of your household have either of these symptoms.
Well done to everyone, you are all doing a great job! Remember this is new to everyone across the country, an emergency, that none of us had any time to prepare for so whatever you are doing with your children will be helping them. The curriculum does repeat itself so that knowledge and skills ‘stick’ in children’s long-term memory. Your children will be able to carry on with their learning easily when they come back to school.
Google classroom will be closed over the Easter break until Monday 20th April. Please use this time to relax and have some downtime.
Tolworth is a strong community and we will get through this challenging time together. Thank you for your kind words, thoughts and support. Please contact us if you need any help or advice.
Please click on the relevant Year Group links below:
- www.compassionateneighbours.org Compassionate Neighbours are trained volunteers offering friendship and listening. Website gives informaiton on worldwide compassionate action in the present coronavirus climate and ways to get in touch for connecting and friendship.
- www.samaritans.org Samaritans KIngston - Phone: 116 123 - free from any phone or email firstname.lastname@example.org 24 hours Samaritans offer emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.
- www.familylives.org.uk Family lives have a free help line that offers support and advice on any aspect of parenting and family life - they have volunteers working from home 9am-9pm Mon-Fri and 10am-3pm Sat/Sun 0808 800 2222
- www.kingston.foodbanks.org.uk 5 local sites offering food every weekday. Telephone 0208 391 1100
- www.youngminds.org.uk Online and helpline support for anyone worried about the emotional well being or mental health of a young person aged 0-25
- Kingston Single Point of Access: Tel: 02085475008 – for support and advice
“The Federation has been seamless – it continues to be a well-run, friendly school”