The Sherwood


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Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

Behaviour Principles for the Return to School from 1st June 2020

Please do not bring your child to school if they are displaying any of the symptoms of the Coronavirus.


As you are aware, school is currently closed to most pupils in line with the government directive. We remain open for children who are vulnerable or children whose parents are critical workers and cannot be safely cared for at home. School is open for these children between the hours of 9am and 3pm.
Please book your child’s place by emailing the school, stating:

  1. your child’s name
  2. the days you require childcare.

Please email us by 4pm on the preceding Thursday so that we can make the appropriate staffing arrangements. Although the building may be closed when we have no bookings and therefore no children on site, we are still able to provide support as required.  Should you need support in an emergency, for example, you are asked to change a working shift, we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please let us know as soon as possible by emailing us at:




Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.

Please, therefore, follow these key principles:

  1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
  2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.
  3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
  4. Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.
  5. Residential special schools, boarding schools and special settings continue to care for children wherever possible.

If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision.


Do not leave your home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Do not leave your home if you have either:

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home and use the 111 online coronavirus helpline.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.


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