Parents may be aware that the Department for Education announced on 30th December that primary schools in the Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and Malling districts of Kent, which includes West Malling CE Primary and The McGinty Speech and Language Centre, will not reopen for normal attendance this week.
This means that teaching will be delivered remotely at the start of this term. The school will be open for pupils who are children of key workers and pupils classed as vulnerable only.
The Headteacher Update letters below have been sent to all parents and future letters will also be posted here to keep everyone updated as best we can with a rapidly changing situation. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.
You should now only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.
Sending your child to school in the current emergency, unless there is absolutely no safe alternative and because your job is critical front-line work, may cost lives and undermine the life-saving work of the NHS.
Please think first.
From Friday 20 March schools, childcare and other educational settings are closed for everyone except:
We have published guidance for parents and carers:
If parents’ work is critical to the coronavirus response, their children will be prioritised for early years and education provision.
The Government has published a list of critical workers:
This information is summarised for our families in the document below.