Coronavirus Updates - Bilbrook Middle School, Staffordshire
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Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Risk Assessment March 21st – All Staff (with Perton Amendments)
Government COVID-19 Guidance for Parents
Department for Education COVID-19 Guidance for Parents

Relevant support agency contact details

First Response: 0800 1313 126
Out of hours: 0345 604 2886.

Childline: 0800 1111

Food Banks

Food Banks and Soup Kitchens in Wolverhampton
Other options are:
Birmingham based
Cannock based

Private charity foodbanks may not require a referral but the vast majority do. Parents can seek a referral from – GP, social care or Citizens Advice.

Staffordshire Local Crisis Support Scheme will assist people in Staffordshire who are in exceptional need, to address immediate hardship, where they are unable to access other types of support.



Message to parents – 17th March 2020
Dear Parent / Carer,

As you will no doubt be aware the govt updated some of its guidance yesterday but insisted that schools should continue to run as normal. However, we have made some changes to our day to day practice to follow the guidance where possible namely:

Assemblies will be cancelled for the foreseeable future.

Any future sporting tournaments and field work activities have been postponed.

We continue to review all arrangements in school in line with govt advice on a daily basis. I know that there are a number of parents who are concerned about the inconsistency in some of the guidance but I would plead with you all to understand that we are doing the best we can with the information we are given. Schools have not had information in advance of anyone else.

I would remind parents and carers that they should familiarise themselves with the current government guidance (found here) to avoid any uncertainty. Any child displaying these symptoms or is living with a sibling or family member with these symptoms, has been sent home and will be expected to remain away from school as per the 14 day self-isolation period.

As with most employers we are now starting to see the impact of staff following govt advice of self isolating even if a family member has flu like symptoms.

As a consequence of this and the likelihood of the issue becoming more acute in the coming weeks we will be reducing our reception opening times from 8am to 10am and 2pm until 4pm. Outside of these times staff will be deployed elsewhere in school. If you need to contact the office outside of these hours please email

Please note if there is an increase in teaching staff absence it may become necessary to ask year groups to stay at home on an ad hoc basis. We will try to minimise the impact on exam classes where we can and will work to ensure parents know with as much advance notice as possible.

I would ask for your patience and understanding in these very trying circumstances. We are all trying our best to do what we can within the guidance we have been issued.

Alun Harding