One of the community’s biggest primary schools has given students home learning packs to continue their studies, if it is forced to close due to coronavirus.
This comes after the government said it would not move to close schools yet as the evidence for its effectiveness is lacking, though this will be kept under review.
Juliette Lipshaw, headteacher of Sinai Jewish Primary School outlined it would not be shutting, but that “all the children have been given a home learning pack today so they can consolidate their learning if the school were to close.”
“At the moment we are business as usual. However, if in the unfortunate event we had to shut, our teachers will also be emailing daily work for the children across all year groups Reception – Year 6 so that no child falls behind with their studies.”
She called on parents to keep the school informed “of any health concerns and to be sensible with their social arrangements”, adding that the school has “been contingency planning for a few weeks”, with a form for visitors and hand-washing upon entry.
Elsewhere, Yavneh College said it is “following the government guidelines and therefore we are not closing at this point. We have an action plan in place which includes methods through which we will be able to provide work to pupils should there be school closures.”