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Nugent House School to remain open

Nugent House School to remain open with adapted provision.

Following the Government announcement that all schools are to close from today, we are courageously and compassionately sharing with you that, as a school that supports vulnerable children, Nugent House school will stay open with an adapted provision to keep our children safe and to keep them learning.

Vulnerable children include those who have a social worker and those with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) – a legal document that describes a child’s special educational needs and the support they require.

Headteacher, Sarah Gregory said:
“Myself and my dedicated staff are committed to ensuring that the education and welfare of our children is not disrupted and our staff team have developed a programme that will ensure they are inspired and engaged during this unsettling time.

Most of our children will still be able to attend school, but as transport issues develop, we are developing support packages for those who will be staying at home.”

This will include a weekly work pack and daily support calls with teachers to help them continue their learning, and also the staff will be delivering lunch packs put together by the school catering team, to ensure they have hot meals too.

“We are also going to provide extras for their families, such as bread and fresh food to keep everyone safe and well.

It is important that we provide wrap around care for all our children whether they are able to get into school or not and we want to make sure this unusual period in our school life causes as little disruption as possible to them and their families.”

The School is located in Billinge and alongside day pupils, has children attending who live in homes on site. Those who attend the school will continue to be supported within this adapted provision, alongside the day pupils, to keep them safe and learning.

This adapted model is a key part of Nugent’s work to maintain normality for our children and young people, to ensure they can keep their routines and stay safe.

Nugent CEO, Normandie Wragg said: “I cannot thank our dedicated and loving staff across Nugent enough at this time. They care so deeply for the welfare and future of our children, young people and adults and are pulling together in this difficult situation to ensure they are all cared for, educated and supported.”

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