Last updated 8pm Sunday 22 March 2020

The situation with regards to Coronavirus / COVID-19, and its impact on schools is evolving quickly. Please note these key points:

1. To date, Dulwich Wood has had NO confirmed cases of Coronavirus

2. The School is working hard to implement measures to prevent the spread of the virus

The health and safety of our staff and students is our number one priority during this emergency, and it is the school’s responsibility to follow the latest guidance that it receives from the Department for Education and Public Health England. As you are probably aware, the government introduced new measures to delay the spread of the Coronavirus.

Dulwich Wood have reviewed the measures that we are taking to minimise the spread of the virus. We apologise for any inconvenience that these measures may cause, but we hope you will understand that we are doing this in the best interests of students and staff.

 

New measures:

Coronavirus: reminder of required closure

 

Ongoing measures:

Critical Workers / Vulnerable Children Eligibility Letter: Friday 20 March 2020
(contains Critical Worker and Vulnerable Child Forms)

Home Learning materials are now available

— The school is closed for most pupils after Friday 20 March until further notice

 

For more information:

The latest advice from Public Health England can be found here. This advice is currently being updated daily. If you click ‘see all updates’ at the top of the page, it will tell you what has been updated that day.

The most recent Department for Education (DfE)/Public Health England advice for education providers can be read here

 

 


Taking time off work to look after your child
Speak to your employer if you have to take time off work to look after your child. They should have a plan for staff during this time.

If you don’t work and are claiming Universal Credit or another benefit and are concerned about being able to meet your job seeking commitments, contact your job centre or work coach for advice.


Keeping your child engaged while they are off school

Home Learning materials are available

Think about stockpiling some activity supplies: arts and crafts materials, games, jigsaws etc. These can be picked up second hand from charity shops, and some libraries have stocks to borrow. Some ideas are below:

• Top Trumps
• Guess Who
• Monopoly
• Snakes and Ladders – can be fun to make your own board
• Playing Cards
• Boggle
• Risk (game for older children)
• Hamma beads (peg boards and beads) • Glue sticks and PVA glue
• Coloured paper
• Craft bag of supplies
• Colouring pens and pencils
• Sellotape
• Jigsaws
• Chess
• Sudoku
• Crosswords
• Lined paper


Websites for learning

• Science: http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/
• Reading: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/childrens-stories


Accessing support from other organisations while your child is off school

https://southwark.foodbank.org.uk/
https://southwark.foodbank.org.uk/locations/
https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/southwark/
https://www.pecan.org.uk/southwark-foodbank
https://www.cschub.co.uk/
https://southwark.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/foodbank-vouchers/


What to do if your child is at home because the government has instructed us to close the school

Dulwich Wood will keep you updated via text or email.

Please make sure the school has as current working mobile number and/or email address for you.

Any general updates will be posted to the website. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Best wishes,

Helen Rowe
Headteacher

Download as PDF:

Information about Coronavirus – 13.03.20