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COVID19 schools response to government announcement

13 May 2020 (by office (office))

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Dear parents, 

SCHOOL RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT SCHOOLS 

We hope all our families are keeping well and that the long bank holiday weekend brought some rest and relaxation. 

We know that many parents will have watched the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on Sunday and will have noted the points that he made about schools reopening. 

The key point made was that schools may return from the 1st June.  

We need to be very aware of the emphasis that was placed on the word “may”.  It is too early, at this point to say if schools will return on this precise date and we know that pupils will only be allowed to return to classrooms if it is safe to do so. 

For now, our school operations have not changed.  Our buildings remain closed to all pupils except for those who are attending our child care provision for vulnerable children and children whose parents are identified as key workers. 

We are working hard to make our school safe for any future reopening.  Currently we are running a full programme of deep cleaning throughout our buildings and we are starting to complete risk assessments so that we are ready, when appropriate, to safely manage more children in our classrooms. 

We have not made any final decisions about timelines or specific procedures as we are waiting for further guidance from the Department for Education and the Local Authority and we want to ensure that our plans match the advice that schools are given.  

We will update parents regularly.  We plan to send out next update on Wednesday 20th May. 

In the meantime, please continue with our home learning activities. 

Stay safe and take care 

Mr S Harris

Executive Head teacher