Please see below for a statement for parents. This is available in other languages at the bottom of this page.
We would like to assure you that we have been studying the Government guidance in relation to some pupils potentially returning to school after June 1st. Any planning which we are doing, will be dependent on whether or not we can ensure safety.
Our priority is to make sure that everything is safe for pupils, staff, parents and carers. We have a clear duty of care and responsibility for our pupils and staff. This will guide and underpin all our thinking about the potential return to school for some pupils. The Senior leadership team and Governors have been making extensive plans in preparation, meeting regularly to look at the planning. We will keep you fully informed of our progress but we have been looking at classroom arrangements, staffing, staggered starts, safety equipment amongst other things.
We are proud of our vibrant, safe learning community and we will ensure that you are kept fully informed of developments which will impact on you and your family.
Keep safe and we would like to thank you for your tremendous support at this very challenging time for all of us.
As parents and carers,you need to be aware that our school will look very different for your child when we do return to school. Your child will have a phased return, in other words a designated part of the day when they attend school. This is because we will have social distancing measures in place which limits the number of children in the classroom. Staff will be wearing safety equipment and there will be staggered timings for breaks during the school day.
The Senior leadership Team and Governors are continually planning the best ways to ensure the safety of pupils, staff and parents/carers and we will keep you fully informed of our detailed planning arrangements. At the moment, we are proposing a phased return of Year 6 on June 1st 2020 and due to additional preparation a phased return of Reception and Year 1 in the week beginning June 8th. We will contact parents and carers as to when your child will be returning to school.
It is really important that you as parents have an element of choice on whether to send your child to school or not in the current situation. You will not be fined if you do not send your child to school but we do realise what an incredibly difficult decision this is for you to make. We would be really interested to know if you intend to send your child to school and therefore Y6 parents and carers will be receiving a phone call on Thursday or Friday to ask you what you intend to do.
We really appreciate your support at this time, but rest assured, whatever we do safety of your child, our staff and you as parents/carers, is our number one priority.
Take care and stay safe.