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COVID-19 Updates

This page will be updated with information, resources and current guidance on the Coronavirus. Please check the dates to ensure that you have the most up to date information.

Safeguarding Update - 2 4 20


The Department of Education has produced Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This advice is to help adults with caring responsibilities look after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people, including those with additional needs and disabilities, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Safeguarding Update - 2 4 20


The Department for Education has produced Guidance on Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers which they are updating as and when necessary.


Yesterday this was updated to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online. 


There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)

Safeguarding Update - 2 4 20


Fire Safety - from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service


You should have working smoke alarms fitted on every level of your home. They give you vital time to ‘get out, stay out and call 999’ if ever you’re unlucky enough to have a fire.  And it’s crucial that you test them regularly – we advise once a week.


With more people staying at home, we are asking everyone to be extra careful, to avoid fires happening in the first place…some top tips


  • If you’re at home because you’re ill or self-isolating, please take extra care if you’re cooking. Most house fires start in the kitchen. Always ‘Watch what you heat’.
  • Switch off any electrical items you’re not using.  If you use a charger, for a phone or laptop for example, don’t leave it plugged in and switched on when you’re asleep or not using it.
  • Candles should be secured safely in a proper holder and never left unattended.  Same with a portable heater, remember not to put it close to things that could easily catch fire, like bedding, clothes, soft furnishings or curtains.
  • If you smoke, be extra vigilant. Keep matches and lighters away from children, and double check that your cigarette is properly extinguished. Try not to smoke if you’ve been drinking alcohol, and avoid smoking in bed or if you’re feeling sleepy. If you can do so safely, smoke outdoors.


Whenever possible, especially when you’re asleep, keep all internal doors closed. This helps to stop fire spreading.


Plan and practice an escape plan and make sure everyone in the house is aware.  If a fire does happen, don’t be tempted to tackle it yourself. Get out (closing doors as you go), stay out and call 999.


Please share these messages with friends and family, and check in with those who may be older and more vulnerable. If you would like any further advice please visit or call 0800 032 1155

School Closure - 25 3 20

Unfortunately, St Oswald's will be shut for the next two weeks.  Two members of staff, one of which could possibly have been ill before school shut on Friday 20th March, and another member of staff who has been in school this week have symptoms of COVID-19.  We will continue with our support to our vulnerable families and will be able to provide free school meals to those eligible whilst we are shut.  


For those that need childcare during this time please visit the WCC website for further details - click here


We will inform parents as soon as we are open again.  Thank you for your understanding.  Keep safe.


Mr Marshall

Food bank - 26 3 20

We have been contacted by Kidderminster Foodbank.  They are able to provide a delivery service for those families in need.  You will need a referral from School.  Please be in touch with school via phone during school hours or via email on if you require this support.





Dear Parents and Carers,


This has been a difficult time for us all and I wanted to say a big thank you from the DoWMAT and all of our academies for abiding by the advice given by the Government to keep your children at home, wherever possible.


In the meantime, our academies remain committed to enabling those workers, critical to the response to coronavirus, to attend their workplace over the coming weeks and months.


If you are one of those workers and if you cannot keep your child/children at home, we will do our utmost to provide a safe place for them, while you are at work.


Best Regards,

Claire Davies


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