Dear respected Parents and Guardians,
We would like to reassure you that Afifah School will continue to follow the advice and guidelines provided by the Department for Education and Public Health England (PHE) with regards to the Coronavirus infection.
So far, we have cancelled trips/future events, asked parents not to enter the school and ensured students are washing their hands at least three times a day. We have also increased the level of cleaning that takes place within school.
We request parents to refrain from sending their children to school if they display any of the symptoms (fever, dry cough or shortness of breath). If anyone in your household displays the above symptoms, all of your children should stay at home for 7 days. If any students arrive at school with these symptoms, they will be isolated and parents will be
asked to collect them. If your household has elderly individuals, there is a risk that children (who have not yet been as adversely affected as other age groups) may carry the infection and pass it onto them. In the circumstances, we strongly recommend that such elders exercise self-isolation and the children do not attend school.
Nearly all schools (whether public or independent or Muslim dominated or otherwise) remain open and will continue to do so until the Government makes an announcement. Therefore, please continue to send your children to school as normal. We are making preparations for students to be educated remotely, in the event that the school has to close. Further information will be provided in due course. Parents who do not have access to internet, computer or a printer, should contact the school office. We expect full co-operation from all parents to actively support their child’s learning in these difficult times.
Regarding the GCSE and SATs examinations, if the DFE and OFQUAL reschedule the examinations, we will notify parents of students in years 2, 6 and 11.
Our students are reading the following duas for protection against diseases and we suggest you support them to memorise the duas.