News - Coronavirus Update
Kiran (reception) has been instrumental in setting up an emergency fund, both as part of Ramadan and as a commitment to support our students and families. Where requested we are providing food parcels and soon, £15 food vouchers, available from central government for families entitled to FSM. Not all families are taking up this offer or there are also other families who are not entitled to FSM but are also suffering financial hardship. Where this is the case we will offer £15 supermarket vouchers or if there are specific areas/needs that you require support with we will see if we can provide them for you. We will not be able to give any direct cash payments. Please do not hesitate to contact us to see if we can support you in any way. Thank you once again to Kiran and her family and friends who have so generously supported this fund and to everyone else who have since contributed to it.
Take care and stay save.
Dear Parent or Carer,
As you are aware we are currently dealing with the impact of the coronavirus. The situation is developing and changing on a daily basis. The current guidance is as follows:
- The school is open for the foreseeable future for all students with EHC plans, students with social workers and the children of parents considered Keyworkers as classified by the government.
- Students who do not fall into the above categories should remain at home and self-isolate from Friday afternoon 20/03/20. Work has been provided for all students attending Belmont Park using the www.doddlelearn.co.uk website. The student username is the first two letters of the students first name and their last name. (eg Bill Davis would be BiDavis). The password will be set as Belmont until changed by the learner, we recommend they do this.
- Special consideration for families who live with the elderly or with people who have significant medical issues must be made and if it is best for families to send their student to school at this time.
The current situation with all schools managing the Covid -19 outbreak is fluid, please check the Belmont Park School website for regular updates.
Quote from the government announcement at 5pm on Wednesday 18th March 2020
“After schools shut their gates on Friday afternoon, they will remain closed until further notice except for children of key workers and vulnerable children, as part of the country’s ongoing response to coronavirus.
Examples of these workers include NHS staff, police and supermarket delivery drivers who need to be able to go to work to support the country’s fight to tackle coronavirus. Vulnerable children include those who have a social worker and those with Education, Health and Care Plans – a legal document that describes a child’s special educational needs and the support they require.