This is a difficult time for us all so we will tryto keep you up to date on any changes that happen in regards to a situation which is evolving rapidly. At present schools are officially closed but children who are vulnerable or whose parents are ‘key workers’ can still attend.

Please read the following letter from our executive Head Teacher.

Dear Parents and Carers,
On Wednesday the Prime Minister made the decision to close all schools in England until further notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Lillian de Lissa Nursery School will, therefore, close today (Friday 20th March 2020) at 2.50pm and 5.30 pm for after school club). Wherever possible however, the government has asked us to provide places for vulnerable children and those of ‘key-workers’. We will be contacting families today who are within this criteria.
As a federation of 12 schools across south and central Birmingham, we have made the shared decision to temporarily reduce the number of our school sites that are open during this challenging period of time. We hope this will allow us to combine our resources in order to maintain high quality provision for the above categories of children for as long as possible.
The provision on offer at Lillian de Lissa Nursery School is not one of the sites that has been selected for temporary relocation and it will, therefore, remain in its current location.
It has been intimated that schools may have to prioritise various key workers over others if we do not have capacity for all of them or refer families to one of our other school sites. We are operating with a significantly reduced staffing structure due to absence. If your child does qualify for a place, please therefore only bring your child in if it is necessary to support us in maintaining staff to pupil ratios.
In order to support and keep in touch with those of you that do not meet the criteria for these places, or those of you self-isolating, we will also be providing regular updates via our Facebook pages. We will also be using these pages to share links to online learning resources which can be used to support your child’s learning at home
Should you have a concern about your child and wish to speak to one of our Designated Senior Leads for Safeguarding (DSL), please call 0121 675 3421.
If your child is currently being supported by our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO) and you wish to speak with her, please call 0121 675 3421.
If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child, please contact Birmingham Children’s Advice and Support Service (CASS) on Tel: (0121) 303 1888.
The situation nationally is changing rapidly and we will of course contact you again should the national guidance regarding schools change in any way.
Thank you for your support during these uncertain times. Please take good care of yourselves and those in your local community.

Kind regard,

Mandy Cryan

Executive Head Teacher

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