COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus, here you will be able to find the latest information available to you from the school and the Inclusive Multi Academy Trust.

Further to the recent update from the government announcing school closures our school will be closed until further notice, with exception to pupils of key workers.

The school office is also now closed. Please contact the school via email to admin@lhaines.herts.sch.uk
 
Please see latest video from Mr Gray.
 
https://twitter.com/i/status/1259557174197567490
 
 

 

 
*Update 20/04/20
Following an update from the Secretary of State that schools will remain closed until further notice and will only re-open when scientific advice indicates it it the right time do so, there has been some new guidance/initiatives released to support home learning.

The Secretary of State announced a major new package to support online learning:

  • Free laptops to help vulnerable and disadvantaged young people
  • Major telecommunications providers will temporarily exempt educational sites from data charges
  • BBC Bitesize TV lessons
  • Oak National Academy

For more information on these please visit our home learning page

Disadvantaged children across England will receive laptops and tablets as part of a push to make remote education accessible for pupils staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak.  It is not clear whether primary school children will qualify for this as it seems to focus on secondary age, however the criteria does say: Young people and families eligible for devices must not already have access to one, and must be in one of the following groups:

  • Children with a social worker
  • Care leavers
  • Disadvantaged children in year 10, ahead of GCSEs next year

Schools will be able to keep their laptops and tablets once they have reopened. Find out more here.

There has been a few updates/new documents on guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home. Click here to read
This includes specific advice for parents on how education can continue at home for:

Lastly, The DfE has published clarifications to the existing guidance on attendance, specifically for the following groups:

  • Children and young people who have a social work
  • Children and young people with an education, health and care (EHC) plan
  • Children and young people who are otherwise vulnerable

This information can be found here

 
A message from Dean Russell, MP for Watford 
Click here to view a message from MP for Watford, Dean Russell. Mr Russell would like to hear from anyone from our school community in need of support or a listening ear. https://www.deanrussell.co.uk/
 
Useful links and information
If you are in need of help and advice we have set up a useful links page with information on a wide range of useful services available.
 
Home Learning
For parents of children that will remain at home during this time please see our home learning packs.
 
All updates will be shared via this page, Arbor and email.  Thank you for your support at this difficult time.
 
Government advice states, if one person in your household has a new, persistent cough or high temperature, your whole household needs to self isolate for 14 days
 
If your child is currently self-isolating and they have siblings in school, the siblings will also need to self-isolate for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms. 
 
It is very important that you do not send your child into school if they have symptoms or if anyone in your household has symptoms. Further guidance can be found here. 
 
This advice is for people with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), including those with a diagnosis of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, who must remain at home until they are well ...
www.gov.uk
 
 
We will continue to update you all as schools across the country are given daily updates from the Government, DfE and Public Health. 
 
Thanks for your ongoing support and understanding during these unprecedented times. 

Below you will find the latest statements from the Inclusive Multi Academy Trust and these will be updated as when information from The Department of Education and Public Health England changes.