RE: Phased Reopening of Schools
I hope you are all safe and well.
Following direction from the Department of Education (DfE) this week, we are looking at plans for reopening to more pupils in addition to the children of key workers and other specified groups currently attending. The DfE have specified that this is only for YR, Y1 and Y6 from June 1st.
However they have also stated that;
‘We hope that all primary school children can come back to school before the summer holidays, for a month if feasible, although this will be kept under review.’
We are currently formulating a plan to enable Year 6 children to return to school on June 1st in groups no larger than 15. Please be assured that we will be doing everything under our control to minimise risk to pupils, staff and the wider community. It is also worth noting that we have not closed our doors throughout the ‘lockdown’ period and have already successfully managed the hygiene and social distancing of children in school.
I appreciate that you may have numerous questions, however please do not ask any yet as we are unable to fully answer them at this time. We will be sharing a comprehensive plan and guidance next week, after which there will be time for you to ask for clarification.
Thank you for your continued support at this most challenging time.