Letter from the head 2.1.21

January 2, 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am sorry to be writing to you at this late stage in the holidays, however the school has only just received notification from the Government that our school should not open next week given the very high rates of transmission. This means the school will only be open for the children of keyworker parents and vulnerable children from Monday 4th January until at least Friday 15th January, when the situation will be reviewed.

If you are a key worker and need a place please fill out the survey below. We do however ask that given the very high rates of transmission in our area, that if you are a 2 parent family and one of you is not a keyworker and is available to look after your children, that you keep them at home and participate in the school’s remote learning programme. It is essential that we do all we can to reduce transmission rates at this time.  Children of key worker parents will receive a separate letter confirming their place and outlining the provision for them in school and the safety requirements parents must adhere to.


Remote Learning will be provided for all of the children who must remain at home during these first 2 weeks of term. Please ensure your child logs onto Purple Mash each morning by 9.00am where there will be learning uploaded.

I appreciate that this is a very challenging time for many of you and acknowledge the difficulties this may cause especially for working parents. We hope very much to be able to fully re-open the school as soon as possible when we are informed that it is safe to do so, and will keep you informed as to any developments.

Please look out for further information particularly around home learning and free school meal vouchers.

Thank you for all of your support – one of the many significant strengths of Lea Valley is our community spirit which has seen us through these challenging times, and will continue to do so during this term.

With very best wishes,

Yours sincerely,


Maria Kokotsis

Head Teacher

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