We have had confirmation of a positive case of Coronavirus within our Year 6 bubble. 14 pupils and 4 adults are isolating as a result. These group will return to school on Tuesday 19th January following their isolation period.
5th January 2021
What a difference a day makes! Following the announcement tonight, I can confirm that Springfield Juniors will be closed to most pupils with immediate effect. In line with Local Authority advice and in response to the lateness of this change, we will be taking tomorrow, Tuesday 5th January, as a day to plan for the immediate switch to remote learning for all classes, and to organise the staffing and planning for the return of key worker and vulnerable pupils on Wednesday 6th January. If this additional day at home causes significant difficulties for our key worker parents, please contact the school by email first thing tomorrow morning and we will be in touch as soon as possible. We will also be contacting parents of those pupils that are classed in the vulnerable category tomorrow to discuss the best option during this period of closure. Our remote learning offer will start from Wednesday 6th January. Your child’s class teacher will be in contact with full details then. I am sorry that this is the position that we all find ourselves in again with very little notice of these changes - as always I will try to keep you updated with any additional information as it is given. Further details will be issued via a letter tomorrow morning.
4th January 2021
Currently, we will be opening to pupils on 5th January for face to face learning. If this changes, parents will be notified at the earliest opportunity. Please find below our updated Procedures Document for the Spring term
We have had confirmation that there have been 3 cases in total linked to the Year 5 bubble. After consultation with the local authority, it has been decided that the isolation period for pupils in this bubble be extended so that they return to school on Thursday 5th November. This is because they may have come into contact with someone who was contagious up until Wednesday 21st October rather than Monday 19th as previously thought.
26th October 2020
We have had confirmation of another case of Coronavirus inside the Year 5 bubble that is currently self-isolating. This doesn't mean that anybody additional needs to isolate but we urge those that are to follow the instructions carefully in order to prevent any further spread.
21st October 2020
As you may be aware, we have had two positive case of Coronavirus confirmed today. As a result, to act quickly to prevent the spread, 30 pupils and 2 adults in Year 4, and 28 pupils and 2 adults in Year 5 will be self-isolating until Tuesday 3rd November. I would like to reassure you that, after consulting PHE and the Local Authority, these two cases are not considered to be linked; they are being treated as isolated single cases. Please remember that Coronavirus can be contracted in a number of ways and from a number of sources. From the case at the start of October, as far as we are aware, we have had no linked cases. This indicates that acting quickly with the support of parents, and the existing measures we have in place acted to safeguard others. We hope that this will be the case in this instance too. I continue to urge you all to be vigilant in your actions, and as a school, we will continue to review our processes to ensure they keep individuals as safe as possible. We will keep you updated with any further developments.
7th October 2020
Yesterday, we were notified of a case of COVID-19 within one of the Year 5 bubbles at our school. As soon as we were notified, we consulted fully with the Department for Education and the Local Authority about this case and implications. The Department for Education have directed us to take measures to reduce the risk of further spread of COVID-19 within the school community. This means that 30 pupils and 4 staff members will now need to self-isolate at home, returning to school on Monday 19th October. All other pupils and staff can continue to attend school as normal with all the precautionary Coronavirus measures in place as detailed on our website.
Members of the school community were contacted by the school to inform them about the single case in school. Please see below for the full letter.
We have begun to provide remote learning for the pupils isolating and continue to keep in touch with those families to support in any way we can.
I would like to thank our whole school community – staff, parents and pupils - for their quick response to this situation and their continuing support at this time.
We are very much looking forward to having all the children return to school. To ensure that we are able to keep them and the adults in the school, we have put lots of plans in place. The documents below show our schools plans for the Autumn term.
These will be reviewed regularly in line with national and local advice, trust policies and feedback from different members of the school community.
If you have any questions, or would like any further information or would like to give your feedback, please detail this in the form below. In addition, if you or your child are feeling particularly anxious about starting back and would like a phone call from a member of school staff, please use the box below to let us know.