Somerset Coronavirus Support Helpline
We now have a single phone number 0300 790 6275 for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus-related support from their councils. The Somerset Coronavirus Support Helpline number is live and will make it easier for people to access any local authority help they may need, including emotional support, in the current crisis.
Over the weekend there has been a lot of engagement with local MPs, the Minister for Education and the Office of the RSC regarding our reopening and entitled year groups. We have been asked to clarify our position (and that of the RSC). I have placed the text below on the Trust website https://wessexlearningtrust.co.uk/news/trust-statement-schools-reopening-and-coronavirus
The Wessex Learning Trust and the schools in the Trust are following Government guidelines regarding the reopening of schools. As such, schools are currently open for children in nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. Any communication from the Trust or schools regarding reopening for other year groups is based on Government guidance and any implication that this decision came from the Regional School Commissioner is retracted. We hope to welcome children from other year groups back to our schools soon but only when Government guidelines permit this
Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)