SENT FROM GARETH DRAWMER, HEAD OF ACHIEVEMENT AND LEARNING, AND DAN FLECKNOE, CONSULTANT IN PUBLIC HEALTH
Dear Headteachers and Chairs of Governors,
We have become aware of a small number of schools who have stated that they will be closed for all or part of this Friday, 5th of March, for deep cleaning and to support the preparation of the return to onsite teaching for all pupils from Monday 8th of March.
As a Local Authority, Buckinghamshire Council expects that all schools will be operating a full daily timetable for all pupils, via remote education for the majority of pupils and in-school provision for vulnerable pupils and children of Key Workers, for the whole of this week.
The Public Health team are not aware of any public health reasons that would require a day closure. We attach again for reference the link to the government guidance issued on 22nd February Schools coronavirus (COVID-19) operational guidance which outlines the system of controls that school should operate to prevent infection, and also states that schools should continue to operate as normally as possible.
We wish all pupils and staff well with the return to full onsite teaching from the 8th March. Please do get in contact to either the School Improvement Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Public Health team (email@example.com) if we can support you with any aspect of your school’s return.
Gareth Drawmer Dan Flecknoe
Head of Achievement and Learning Consultant in Public Health