Following Government guidance, from Wednesday 06 January 2021 MPS will be closed to all students. We will however, be offering a childcare provision for those students deemed to be vulnerable or whose parents are critical workers. We have a clear and detailed virtual learning provision that we expect all students to access and engage with. This can be seen on the 'Virtual Learning Provision' page of this website.
All letters sent home to parents via ClassCharts, including Coronavirus update letters, will also be posted on the website on the 'Letters Home' page in the 'News and Events' section of the website.
For those students who are in school we have developed detailed plans and risk assessments, and put in place practical measures to minimise the risks from Covid-19 to help our school community stay safe. This includes:
Carefully limiting the mixing of students through the use of separated groups (“bubbles”)
Minimising contact between bubbles in the way the school day is managed
Prevention of contact with confirmed cases, and isolation of anyone with symptoms
Rigorous hygiene and cleaning measures
Consultation with Public Health England and Local Authorities if any positive cases are confirmed in school
How we will respond to further national/local lockdowns, including the provision of virtual learning
Temperature checks of everyone onsite
All parents are asked to pay particular attention to travel arrangements to and from school, to avoid public transport wherever possible, and to ensure they follow the latest government directions on the use of face coverings. You should also ensure that your child does not attend school if they are unwell or have any symptoms of Covid-19 as they will be sent home.
As you will be aware, as a country we have been placed into a 'National Lockdown' meaning we may only leave our homes to:
- shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
- go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
- exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
- meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
- seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
- attend education or childcare - for those eligible
It is important for all students to recognise that they must observe this new law at all times. We would also remind you that students of secondary school age should wear a mask/face covering, under the same conditions as adults, in shops and on all public transport.
If you have any queries please contact us in the normal way. Unfortunately, parents are not allowed on the school site at present.
The below site offers practical advice and links to age appropriate online safety activities which students may find useful to complete at home: