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CORONAVIRUS - FURTHER UPDATE from the dfe 13.2.20


  Department for Education

The government is monitoring Coronavirus and taking action at home and abroad. The risk to individuals remains low.

Please share the guidance below with your staff and cascade as appropriate.


    Public Health England has changed the advice for individuals who have travelled recently as follows:


    If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province to the UK in the last 14 days you should immediately:

  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
  • Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area
  • Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.


    This advice applies to travellers who have returned to the UK from the following areas:

    • Elsewhere in China
    • Thailand
    • Japan
    • Republic of Korea
    • Hong Kong
    • Taiwan
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Macau

    If you have returned to the UK from any of these areas in the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately:

    • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
    • call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country


    As always, if you have symptoms of a cold or flu, then there are measures you can take to stop germs:

    • always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
    • wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
    • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • avoid close contact with people who are unwell.


    Updates on Coronavirus:

    Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

    Public Health England blog:




wuhan novel coronavirus

Please note the attached advice from Public Health England concerning the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus.  Further information is available from the NHS :




Parents are reminded that they are responsible for supplying all necessary medication for their child. In order that the school and parents are prepared in the event of Brexit disrupting the supply of medication, the school will be providing details of the expiry dates of any medication held in school in your red communication books to allow for the potential of a longer lead in time in replacing it.




"this is me" video - 10th may 2019

The edited version of our school collaboration of "This is me" is now available with our apologies for the delay.




We have created a fund raising page to raise funds for playground equipment.  Please spread the word and share this page with your friends, family and colleagues:











Monday eve: 13/5/19

We had a fantastic evening last night taking part and watching each other on the Team Swing......very scary and exciting all at the same time!!  We got to witness an amazing sunset before hot chocolate and bed. 


Today we lined our stomachs with a full English breakfast before hitting the dry ski slope, where most students had a go at skiing. 

Rifle shooting was available for those who didn’t wish to take part and all who attending the session all managed to hit the target once they got the hang of the equipment. 

Without doubt everyone’s favourite activity this morning was the Ringo’s!  We had almost all students and staff tied together on inflatable rings, then pushed down the dry ski slope together!...picture to follow!

We’re just off now to Beaulieu for a gentle stroll in the sunshine, some retail therapy and a long awaited ice cream! 











We are aware of the MET office forecast for snow on Tuesday evening and will continue to monitor the weather conditions.  The Headteacher and the transport team will make a decision early Wednesday morning regarding whether or not the school closes on Wednesday. 


cold weather information and advice

Keep warm keep well booklet

Winter wrapped up - Age UK booklet

Cold weather plan: action cards

Maidenhead Advertiser's My Mum competition winners

Jessica Elson and Millie Eggleton were chosen as worthy winners in the My Mum competition held by the Maidenhead Advertiser.  Children drew pictures of their mums and these have been published in the paper this week.  They will both receive an Easter egg and have their photos taken next week.  Click on their names to see their winning entries.


Manor Green School welcomes HRH The Earl of Wessex for Duke of Edinburgh fundraising event 

Tuesday, 27th February 2018


HRH The Earl of Wessex visited Manor Green School today as part of a campaign to generate support for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Charity. 

Through a combination of DofE engagements, Real Tennis events and fundraising activities, His Royal Highness will enable a new generation of young people to start their DofE journey in the UK and abroad.

At Manor Green School, The Earl met students from the school who are DofE participants.  They showcased activities which included the making of cork boards and herb garden boxes from recycled materials; sewing; journey planning and independent travel; drum playing; singing; horse riding and a canoe expedition which involved the erecting of tents.  

Mr Peter May, a sailing instructor at Bisham Sailing School, also attended to showcase the rigging of a Topper sailing boat, which was provided by Bisham Sailing School, and to speak about how the students achieved their RYA Bronze sailing Award.

For young people aged 14-24, doing a DofE programme offers a unique opportunity to grow as young adults and gain valuable life experience whilst developing essential employability skills such as confidence, resilience and drive. After achieving an Award the journey doesn’t end and many Award holders go on to continue volunteering, honing skills or improving their fitness. 
Headline sponsor and DofE partner RSM, a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services has kicked off the fundraising for the Tennis Challenge 2018. More donations will be secured through events at each challenge location. 

Mrs Joolz Scarlett, Headteacher said: “We are so proud of the students who have achieved their Bronze DofE Award and the difference it has made to their confidence and independence is immeasurable. As a school, we strongly believe in ensuring the young people we educate have the same opportunity to take part in programmes like the DofE as their peers in mainstream schools


World Book Day

World Book Day will be celebrated on Thursday, 8th March and students and staff are invited to dress up as a favourite book character.

Living eggs 2.3.18

Four chicks now hatched:

Chicks 3 and 4


Chick No. 2


School closure 2.3.18


The school will be closed Friday 2nd of March due to the continued snow forecast and the icy conditions on many roads.



Living eggs 1.3.18

The first of the eggs has hatched.   Streaming has had to close because of the school closure but the eggs are being looked after and photographs taken.



School closure 1.3.18


Following consultation with School Transport, we have decided to close the school tomorrow, Thursday, 1 March 2018,  based on the weather forecast. The concern is that, even if the snow is not heavy overnight, there may be a risk of being snowed in during the day which would make transport challenging. We will update regarding Friday based on conditions and the weather forecast tomorrow. 

An alternative date will be arranged to celebrate World Book Day.



Severe weather warning 27.2.18

Further to the Met Office severe weather warnings that have been issued this week, please note that, should the school be closed due to snowfall, the closure will be announced here on the website as soon as any decision is made.  All decisions to close the school are always made in consultation with RBWM transport and take into account both conditions on site and any transport issues resulting from road conditions.

Living Eggs 27.2.18

The Living Eggs have arrived and are settled in the Life Skills Flat (Invictus building). There is a live stream on You Tube (use Goggle Chrome browser). Students will be making timetabled visits with their classes.



School opening/closure Monday 11.12.17

Due to the differing weather conditions around the area, a decision regarding whether the school will open tomorrow, Monday, 11 December  2018, will be made at 7am in the morning in liaison with RBWM.   The decision will be posted on the home page under News and Information.  However, if you live within a different authority to RBWM, you should check with your transport provider to ensure that they will be fully operational tomorrow morning.



Cold weather alert 7.12.17 - 12.12.17

A level 3 cold weather alert has been issued from Thursday 7th Dec to Tuesday 12th Dec.  This means that temperatures are likely to drop to levels that increase the risk of ill health among vulnerable children and adults.

You might find the PHE Winter Readiness Information useful.

Make sure that children stay warm. If going outside make sure they are dressed appropriately. If indoors, make sure that heating is kept to the right temperature; heating your home to at least 18°C in winter poses minimal risk to your health when you are wearing suitable clothing . If there is anyone you know who might be at special risk, for example, an older person living on their own, make sure they know what to do to stay warm and are well stocked with food and medications. If you are worried about your health or that of somebody you know, ring NHS 111winter health pages at NHS Choices (”

More information is available on the 


School photograph orders

There are issues being experienced when trying to order photographs from the photographer's website.  The website has been newly rebuilt and they apologise for any problems; however, these are being dealt with and, hopefully, will be resolved shortly.  Please do retry to order from the website and, if unsuccessful, you can order by telephone on 01293 822211.


Whole School Photographs 18/10/17


Unfortunately, the photographer did not turn up today for the school photographs.   Success Photography have sent their apologies and we have rearranged the session for Wednesday, 22nd November 2017.

They have confirmed that photographs will be available in time for Christmas - the proofs will be sent home on the 23/11/17 and you will then be able to order on line.


Hand, Foot and Mouth 12.10.17

We have a diagnosed case of Hand, Foot and Mouth in school.  It is highly contagious so please keep your child away from school if you suspect they may have contracted it. More information can be found at:


Shingles 9.10.17

A member of staff has been diagnosed with Shingles.  If you are pregnant or have supressed immunity, please contact your GP or NHS 111 for advice.  Further information can be found at:



Canon Lane (under the bridge) closure 25th - 27th September 2017

From Monday 25th – Wednesday 27th September Canon Lane will be closed at the point where it goes under the railway bridge. Diversions will be in place  - see map below.  This will have an impact on traffic and so it is important that you bear this in mind when bringing/collecting your children to/from school.




Health Services Workshop

RBWM Health Services Workshop - Tuesday 19th September 2017

Organised by parents and carers  in partnership with RBWM.  Places must be confirmed by Friday 15th September 2017




Fidget Spinners

We are aware that many of our students are currently using Fidget Spinners. We see Fidget Spinners as a positive tool in supporting our students with their concentration and also having a calming effect in the same way as other sensory toys. However, we are aware that not all Fidget Spinners are appropriate and staff monitor this. If we feel that a student has a particular Fidget Spinner that is not appropriate we will have a discussion with parents about this.


Seasonal flu vaccinations for the autumn term 2017

Seasonal flu vaccinations will be given to our students from Reception to Year 13 on the following dates:

  • First dose: 3rd October 2017

  • Second dose: 3rd November 2017

A letter from the Berkshire Immunisation Team has been sent to parents in June 2017.  If you have not received it, please contact or call 01628 513800


Sports' Days

We are aware that other schools are postponing sports' days this week, however, we do have the facilities to enable a safe contingency option in our air-conditioned halls. Therefore, we are making alterations to the arrangements to allow the sports' days to go ahead.

We hope it will be possible to have some activities outside on Tuesday morning, but on-going risk assessments will be carried out throughout the day and it may be that some specific activities will need to be cancelled at short notice. We are aware that the afternoon will be hotter and we are planning for the afternoon’s activities to take place in air-conditioned rooms from the outset. 

Wednesday is looking likely to have temperatures of around 30 degrees or higher and so we will be minimising outdoor vigorous activities for secondary sports' day. We will be following a scaled down programme of events with most events taking place indoors making use of the air-conditioned halls.



Current IT problems

We apologise for any inconvenience our current IT problems may be causing.  Unfortunately, our email, telephones and internet access is affected and so you may be experiencing difficulty in contacting us.  Please be assured that reception is able to contact home in the case of an emergency.  We continue to work on resolving the problems and hope to achieve a solution very soon.


Mother's Day pictures in Maidenhead Advertiser 23.3.17

Wilson class drew pictures of their mums and these can be seen on the website: pages 67-75


Deputy Mayor and Mayoress attend MGS secondary production

The Deputy Mayor and Mayoress attended our school production on Wednesday, 22nd March.  The article can be seen in this week's Maidenhead Advertiser.


Best practice recognised

I was made aware of the work that Ways into Work is doing in partnership with Manor Green School through accredited training with Ways into Work and then subsequently through a DfE-funded project called Employment is Everyone’s Business.  The work that they are doing together has been recognised as best practice by BASE, the Preparing for Adulthood Programme as well as the Department for Education.  It demonstrates the benefits of embedding employment into a vocational curriculum, using the supported employment model.  This has resulted in an increase in their employment outcomes as I understand, which was shared with me by the previous Principal.  In addition, it is recognised that it is also important to start early, and evidence shows that ensuring that children and young people with SEND see people working is so important to raise ambition in the system.  The work that they have done together has ensured that Manor Green School is also demonstrating what is both possible and positive from an employer perspective.  I and others continue to use this unique partnership approach as a best-practice example in the work we do for BASE as well as the Preparing for Adulthood programme.

Kathy Melling
Melling Training and Consultancy



Safer Internet Day 7.2.17

Next Tuesday, 7th February 2017 is  Safer Internet Day. Thames Valley Police is supporting this national campaign and a number of activities during that day. An online discussion is scheduled 10.30-11.30am, for parents and carers about keeping young people safe online. This can be accessed via the Force’s ‘Cover it Live’ discussion page. 

The Day promotes safe and responsible use of technology and is run by the UK Safer Internet Centre, supported by the NPCC, NCA and CEOP, along with police forces across the country. A wide range of information and educational resources for teachers, parents and young people is available via the  UK Safer Internet Centre website.

 The Safer Internet Centre is encouraging people to get involved in its #SID2017 social media campaign and Thunder Clap There is also the #giveasmile tag as well.



Weather warning 23.1.17

The Met Office has extended the level 3 cold weather alert for the South East region until 28th Jan. There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions over this period.

Weather warning 19.1.17

The Met Office has given a level 3 cold weather alert for the South East region, this means we are in a period of severe cold weather. There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather between today (Thursday 19 Jan) and 0900 on Tuesday 24 Jan.
As always our facilities team will be working hard to ensure the site is safe for our students and staff. 



School open 13.1.17

The school is open as usual today, 13th January 2017, and there are no foreseen issues with transport.


Weather warning 12.1.17

Please be advised that the school aims to remain open tomorrow depending upon weather conditions. The forecast indicates there is a possibility of the current rain turning to ice on the roads by the morning. There is also a possibility of a light covering of snow on top of the ice which would make driving conditions extremely dangerous. We are in close communication with the RBWM transport department regarding risk assessment of transporting our students to school. A risk for us to consider is students being stranded in vehicles on the road for extended periods of time, so we will be liaising closely with RBWM transport early in the morning to assess the likelihood of this being a possibility. If the risk is considered too high to transport students safely the school will make the decision to close for the day, if this is the case we will update the website, email parents before 8 am, there will also be a message on the main school number.  

If we do open in the morning and weather conditions unexpectedly deteriorate throughout the day, we may be forced to close early and will ensure parents are given as much notice as possible. Please be aware that in the case of the school being forced to close early, transport companies may not run a service and parents may have to make alternative transport arrangements to collect their children. 

We understand that this may cause some inconvenience to parents, but we will, as ever, be prioritising students safety.  



Possible snow closure 11.1.17

We are aware of the possibility of snow and are monitoring the weather conditions frequently. Should snow result in the need to close the school we will notify parents via RBWM, local radio stations and the website.



32nd Swimarathon 7.1.17

Manor Green School students and staff again took part in the 32nd Swimarathon at Magnet Leisure Centre on Saturday 7th January 2017.  There were three teams and we beat our record for lengths completed.  We were also privileged to have our photo taken with the Prime Minister.