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** Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances, the School Tour on Tuesday 5 May has been cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience.  **

For further support for students see "School Closure Work" on https://qehs.lincs.sch.uk/parents

Coronavirus

Dear Parents/Guardians

Thank you for you continued support of both the school and the collective effort across the country to try to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in the UK. 

We are very happy to play our part in this national effort but it is imperative that we keep the numbers of students, and therefore necessary staff, to an absolute minimum. Our aim must be to have no children or staff in school to protect them and their respective families. The reason for this is that having just one extra student in school will have a significant impact. You can find the details here* but if everybody reduces their social interactions by just one third then the number of people that are infected reduces to almost a tenth of what it would be with no social distancing. Every child who is in school reduces social distancing, and therefore increases the risk to us all significantly.

The NSPCC are clear that children over 12 can be safely left on their own at home although they do point out that this is dependent on the maturity of the child.  Details can be found here**

The Education secretary has been very clear that schools are only open as a last resort, even to the children of Key Workers.  Yesterday the BBC reported that;

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said schools were only open for the few, not the many.

"If your work is not critical in the response to Coronavirus then please keep your child at home.”

Please do not ring school unless it is absolutely urgent. We are only running a bare-minimum skeleton staff and we need these staff to deal with the students we have in school, organise the various returns we need to make to the Government on a daily basis and generally keep the infrastructure of the school going.

These are unprecedented times and I would again like to thank parents/guardians for their continued support. To those parents who continue to feel that they need to use our emergency supervision I would ask you to explore all other avenues before sending your child to school. Older siblings can look after younger ones and I am sure they will be willing to step up and take that responsibility.

 

Kind regards

Mr D Allsop

Headteacher

 

* https://www.itv.com/news/2020-03-21/coronavirus-why-social-distancing-works/

** https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/in-the-home/home-alone/

Queen Elizabeth's High School

Welcome to the website of Queen Elizabeth's High School. QEHS is a school where children can grow and develop into successful young adults who are equipped with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to follow their dreams and aspirations. Qualifications are a key element of that success and our past results at both GCSE and A Level speak for themselves; we are regularly listed in The Times Top 200 Schools list. However, education is more than that, and here at QEHS we provide a safe environment in which young people can grow and learn who they are, what interests them and who they would like to be in the future.

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