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Has anyone been told the circuit breaker two week half term is happening?

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justanotherneighinparadise Wed 07-Oct-20 09:55:38

We’re in the south east and it seems like my children’s primary school are telling the children they’ll be working from home in a few weeks and they’ll need to wear their school uniform. A letter will be sent out apparently.

Is it a done deal? I thought this was stuff that was just being discussed and not confirmed.

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cheninblanc Wed 07-Oct-20 10:03:06

Not heard that here, I'm south east too. Nothing at work (nhs) and nothing via the children's school. They have a later half term than other schools so they need to tell us now if that's the case?

justanotherneighinparadise Wed 07-Oct-20 10:05:44

That’s what I would think. Parents need notice for this stuff so they’d need to tell us soon.

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MrsShelton Wed 07-Oct-20 10:06:05

It’s weird, my ds said similiar!

HerdyGerdy Wed 07-Oct-20 10:06:22

I’m a teacher (albeit secondary). We’re under the impression (at my school) that this isn’t happening and that we’re going to the bitter end.

cheninblanc Wed 07-Oct-20 10:08:24

My children are secondary school too. Maybe they are just preparing little ones if needed? Who knows it changes weekly anyway

Flagsfiend Wed 07-Oct-20 12:27:01

HerdyGerdy

I’m a teacher (albeit secondary). We’re under the impression (at my school) that this isn’t happening and that we’re going to the bitter end.

Im also a secondary teacher and this is the impression we have at school too. We've got cases in school and lots in the community, but not even rumours of closing/part-time yet. Although there are some suspicions that half-term might be stay at home...

starfish4 Wed 07-Oct-20 12:54:25

Work at school, haven't heard anything

toptreeroots1 Wed 07-Oct-20 13:01:56

No one knows.
I'm sure the govt have said schools closing is not on the agenda atm?

XiCi Wed 07-Oct-20 13:03:06

Why would they need to wear their school uniform at home? Do you think they've just got mixed up. Surely they wouldnt tell primary school age children stuff that important before notifying parents?

justanotherneighinparadise Wed 07-Oct-20 13:04:17

XiCi

Why would they need to wear their school uniform at home? Do you think they've just got mixed up. Surely they wouldnt tell primary school age children stuff that important before notifying parents?

There was another post I read on here yesterday where the poster had said her school had said the same. The kids need to be dressed for school whilst doing Zoom lessons from home.

So that bit rings true.

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LadyCatStark Wed 07-Oct-20 13:04:40

I work for our LEA and there have been no noticed to schools sent out about this. Not in my LEA anyway.

LadyCatStark Wed 07-Oct-20 13:04:51

*notices

Thisisneverending Wed 07-Oct-20 13:06:40

I’ve not heard anything, although we have had a message today saying homework needs to be done online from now on to get them ‘used to uploading their work’ who knows?

Lockdownfatigue Wed 07-Oct-20 13:09:09

Our school have sent out consent forms for live streaming and asked everyone to make sure they can log onto the electronic system.

Grapesoda7 Wed 07-Oct-20 13:10:25

I've heard nothing, no cases at our primary so far but quite a few at the secondary with kids self isolating.

I'm in a local lockdown area

SissySpacekAteMyHamster Wed 07-Oct-20 13:11:18

Both primary and secondary school have sent letters making sure kids have either a laptop or a pc to work from. Think they are just preparing

PleasantVille Wed 07-Oct-20 13:33:21

You don't need to ask on here, if the govt announces a lockdown it will do it publicly not via notes in school book bags.

FedUpAtHomeTroels Wed 07-Oct-20 14:01:03

We're in Wales and yesterday we were emailed information including timetales for google classroom for learning from home "just in case" we aren't open. So somethings afoot.

andIdidntliketheending Wed 07-Oct-20 14:06:20

Schools have been told that by law, they need to be able to offer a full online curriculum and that this needs to be in place by October 22nd. Which does make you wonder!

sunshineandshowers21 Wed 07-Oct-20 14:07:17

i’ve had emails this week from both my son’s schools asking if my children have access to laptops and internet so it sounds like maybe they’re planning for some sort of lockdown or school closure. i don’t imagine we’d be told until the very last minute though 🙄

andIdidntliketheending Wed 07-Oct-20 14:14:27

sunshineandshowers21

i’ve had emails this week from both my son’s schools asking if my children have access to laptops and internet so it sounds like maybe they’re planning for some sort of lockdown or school closure. i don’t imagine we’d be told until the very last minute though 🙄

All these emails from school will be so that the schools can comply with their legal requirements which come into force from October 22nd.

justanotherneighinparadise Wed 07-Oct-20 14:31:15

I shall just wait and hope it’s preparation for the possibility. To be fair that does make sense as right now perhaps the government isn’t sure what they’re going to do. I think Scotland is about to announce stricter measures so we may end up doing the same.

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AriettyHomily Wed 07-Oct-20 14:31:19

Rumours yes. No one here can tell you what government are going to decide.

justanotherneighinparadise Wed 07-Oct-20 14:32:51

AriettyHomily

Rumours yes. No one here can tell you what government are going to decide.

You say that but half of a Mumsnet are convinced that there are copious accounts on here manned by members of parliament. Are you there Boris?!

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