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Important: UK School Closures

Castle Camps School Closure: 
Thank you to all our families for your understanding and support during what has been an extremely challenging time.
 

As you will have heard tonight, all schools across the UK will be closed as of the end of this week. The broadcast has left us all with many questions, and over the next couple of days the Cambridgeshire Headteachers will be working closely with the Local Authority to find a way forward.

 

Information from the Department of Education has, to date, been brief and how we will be asked to support childcare for key workers and our more vulnerable children has not, as yet, been specified. As soon as more information becomes available, parents and carers will be notified. I regret that I can not give any more detail at present, but please be assured that all our staff are fully committed to providing this support.

 

It is our intention for the school to remain fully operational for the rest of this week, with contingency plans in place for staff required to self-isolate and work from home. Classes and clubs will run as normal and additional safety measures to prevent the spread of the virus remain in place. We will also respect parents’ right to self-isolate their children prior to closure.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff, for their hard work and support. Please be aware that many have opted to remain in school, or have offered to increase their hours to cover staff absences, despite meeting the ‘vulnerable’ criteria to self-isolate. They have gone the extra mile and I know that they will continue to do so. 

 

Finally, the children have - as always - been truly amazing and are a credit to you all. Please be assured that they will continue to remain our absolute focus during the weeks and months ahead.

Alexandra O’Connor

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