CST schools will be closing to students from Friday 20th March 2020, apart from those in the priority categories identified by the government.  Our schools have been working hard to support students and their families remotely during this closure period and will be in touch with their communities separately. Below are various links and information for all CST schools and we will update this page regularly. Our aim is to continue to support our students and families as best we can during these challenging circumstances and our thoughts are with you all. 

Letter to all parents sent on 20th March

Letter to all parents sent on 19th March

Letter to all parents sent on 13th March 

Information on the gov.uk website

Relevant information for parents and carers on the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) is available here

Department for Education Helpline

The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer
questions about COVID-19 specifically related to education. Staff, parents
and young people can use the helpline using the details below:

Phone: 0800 046 8687 <08000468687>
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Mon to Fri)

Good hygiene

Short NHS films for guidance and to teach young children how to wash their
hands:

youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU

youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg

Social distancing and self-isolation

Self-isolation – what does this mean and why is it important?
Link

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK
Link

COVID-19 - Safeguarding update

Whilst KCSIE remains the key statutory document for all schools, there is
now an interim guidance during the coronavirus outbreak:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-safeguarding-in-schools-colleges-and-other-providers/coronavirus-covid-19-safeguarding-in-schools-colleges-and-other-providers

Please see individual schools for their appendix to the CST Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.