DS had sent out a written update to Directors, and BD gave a verbal update on how the schools has coped to date.
During the first week there had been between 6 - 12 pupils per day, and this was dictated by parents shift patterns. She said that school can only really plan for the week ahead. She had asked whether parents would be needing school over Easter, and she explained that there were 4 families that needed provision.
The Trust is running a hub model, with Acton remaining open for all schools in the trust.
Q: Are staff ok and happy with the arrangements?
R: Yes. We have taken the decision to write to staff to tell them that all staff will get a 2-week break but that they may need to cover Easter. This doesn't apply to SLT who are happy to come in.
There has been an issue with locking up, but the site manager from Bridgemere will be asked to support Acton.
Q: What about food how have we been feeding the children?
R: The LA has been covering this as the cooks were self isolating
Directors were keen that provision for SLT to take a break were built in.
Q: What about the bank holidays, Good Friday and Easter Monday?
R: One family has requested support for this time, but the union advice is not to open. The school will consider based on need
Q: There is new Safeguarding Guidance, are compliant?
R: Yes - only 3 families are not in school who it applies to, and we are calling them to keep in touch. We are also pushing out vouchers for FSM
Directors discussed the need for a cascade ladder for safeguarding matters, and agreed the following:
Actions to the Chair, followed by VC, then LF as safeguarding Governor, then JE, then LMc
Q: Is there anything immediate that we need to do?
R: No all good
Directors conveyed their thanks and support for the hard work of the SLT and all staff.