Coronavirus Advice

Breaking News March 19th School Closure and Assessments this Summer
The Prime Minister announced last night that school would be closing on Friday evening March 20th.
Eyam school will be closed ‘until further notice’.
There are many issues to resolve including which schools will be open for the children of ‘key workers’, what this provision will look like and who is a key worker. We are waiting for a list from the Government and then request that parents contact us. 
You will receive information about how to access learning activities and the various login information needed to use some of our learning platforms later today.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher before the end of the week or ring and we will return your call.It has been confirmed that children will not take statutory tests this year.  This includes the Year 1 phonics check, Year 2 SATs, Year 4 times table check and Year 6 SATs.As parents this is a very difficult and uncertain time for us all.  The whole staff team are working together to make plans.
Letter to Parents March 18th March   Covid-19 Letter to Parents  
We are currently experiencing an unprecedented situation with the rapidly changing advice and guidance around Covid-19. We would like to keep parents and carers as up to date as possible by directing them to the following means of information.  The latest advice and guidance from the Local Authority can be found at
Letter to Parents May 5th 2020 
The COVID-19 pandemic is identifying new families within Derbyshire who have seen their personal circumstances change dramatically, have lost income, and may be finding it difficult to claim benefits and seek assistance.  We are concerned that there may be some families, now be eligible for Free School Meals, but unsure how to apply or who don’t know if they are entitled.  It is important to remember that families who become eligible now will be protected and continue to receive free meals until March 2022 under a new ruling following the rollout of Universal Credit.  Taking up this allowance can save a family budget over £400 for each child every year.  You can read the letter  here Covid19 Free School Meals

DfE have launched a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)The contact information for Public Health England for the East Midlands is:

PHE East Midlands response centre – Tel: 0344 225 4524 followed by Option 0 to get through to East Midlands Health Protection Team, then press option 1, then ask for the Coronavirus Response Centre.  They are open from 8am to 8pm.

The latest government advice is here

Travel guidance for the education sector

Guidance for education settings

NHS Guidance on COVID-19

Safeguarding Child Protection Policy addendum-april 23rd 2020


Letter to Parents – Friday May 22nd 2020


Email to parents 9th June 2020

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Newsletter 6 July 2020


GDPR Update – Track and Trace; Sharing Personal Data

All schools are entitled (and have lawful basis) to share personal data relating to health where necessary where it pertains to employees, pupils, parents and visitors to school under the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018.  Our existing Privacy Notice contains confirmation that Pupil Personal Data is shared with the NHS.  To be fully transparent we must state  “personal data of employees, parents or visitors to school may be shared with NHS/Public Health Agencies where relevant to the Covid pandemic”.

Whilst recognising we do have a roll in passing on information with health officials, we abide by strict criteria ;

  • limit the data shared to the minimum necessary,
  • only share data with the appropriate authorities,
  • share via secure methods (e.g. encrypted email).
  • verify the identity of persons making phone calls/sending emails requesting personal data (be aware of the risk of cyber/impersonation crime),
  • keep a note/copy of the data shared at school,
  • notify any individuals whose data has been shared (if practicable).

Child Protection Policy updates during Closure and Reopening

Returning To School – Letter to Parents 1.9.20

Addendum Child Protection Safeguarding Template Policy April 23rd 2020

annex-a-child-protection-policy-template-june-2020for Govs


Full Opening Plan September 2020




Coronavirus Test and Trace Information for Parents & Carers