Reopening information 15.5.2020
Dear parents and carers,
As you will be aware, the government has said that schools will reopen on 1st June to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 while continuing to be open for the children of key workers and vulnerable children. All guidance from the government, in respect of increasing the number of pupils currently in school, is clear in saying that each school will make individual arrangements in response to their own contexts and risk assessments. This will have an impact on what we are able to provide as a school.
School will be very different to the last time your children were here as we must make school as safe as possible for everyone – children and their families, staff and their families. For example, there will be different start and end times to the school day for different groups. Some children may not be taught by their usual class teacher or be in their usual classroom. Children will be organised into smaller groups, which will not mix and will have different playtimes and lunch breaks. There will be strict hygiene and movement procedures in school and we will endeavour to implement social distancing as far as possible.
I would like to take into consideration your views before we finalise any plans as a school and would therefore be grateful if you could complete a survey by midday on Tuesday 19th May. The link will be texted to parents or you can email us with your views at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also read the letter from Caroline O’Neill, the Strategic Director for Children, Adults and Families and Councillor Gary Haley, Cabinet Member for Children, Adults and Families.
Once again, I would like to thank you for your continued support, patience and understanding at this difficult time. We are all missing the children terribly and wish that the return to school could be different, but the most important consideration at this time is making sure that everyone is as safe as possible.