Good afternoon all,
As always, we hope that you are keeping safe and well.
I am sure that after all the recent briefings and updates about potential school openings you have many questions as to how this will work.
We have worked this week to determine a strategy for the initial year groups to return to school following official guidance. Whist considering this guidance our main priority has been to keep the children and staff safe.
I hope as parents that you know we will do everything possible to make the return to school appropriate for our setting and recognise that the plans put in place will differ from school to school.
I must emphasise that following guidance we have created an initial plan for the phased return of reception, year 1 and year 6. As a school we have been informed that changes to the expectations of school's reopening may be announced by the government with up to 48 hours’ notice and as new guidance is released, we may make adaptations where needed.
I have placed a letter for reception, year 1 and year 6 groups under the 'Parents' tab on the website. This letter details our initial plan and further information will be given to these parents moving forward. We will also be asking parents for their initial response as to whether they will be sending their children back into school under these conditions.
We know that this is a difficult and confusing process and we will try to make it as straightforward as possible for you and your children.
Thank you for your continued support and positivity during this time.
Some official guidance for your information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-educational-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020/opening-schools-for-more-children-and-young-people-initial-planning-framework-for-schools-in-england