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Coronavirus -A message from the Head of Inclusion

Dear parents and carers,

We know that this is a worrying time for everyone and so please find below some information and guidance below which we hope you will find helpful:

· All parents are being encouraged to keep children at home from Monday 23rd March, if possible, to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus by reducing social contact.

· For children with an Education Health and Care Plan and for vulnerable pupils, schools will remain open. Your school will have been in contact with you already to let you know what support will be available next week.

· The government have set out a Bill that includes provision that would enable the Secretary of State to disapply or modify for a specified period various sections of the Children and Families Act 2014 including those relating to the duty to secure special educational provision and health care provision in accordance with an EHC Plan (section 42), the duty to admit (section 43) and reviews and re-assessments (section 44).

You can find further information at the following links:

We have also included on the local offer some resources which you might find helpful to you in supporting your child through this unsettling period.

PCC Local Offer – Coronavirus Information, Guidance and Resources

Please let us know if there is any other information or support that we can provide.

Julia Katherine

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