Dear Parents/Carers

Re: Planning for the remainder of the summer term

We would like to thank you for working with the school since the closure commenced and for all the support and encouragement you have provided in respect of the on-line learning both for your children and their teachers.  In these challenging times words of encouragement are always very welcome.

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Following the Prime Minister’s speech last weekend, we have been advised that we may be in a position to begin the reopening of schools from 1st June.    Initially, the proposal is for primary pupils to return to school first, in stages, beginning with pupils in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and possibly Year 6, alongside priority groups (vulnerable children and the children of critical workers).

For those with children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and 6 we are conscious that many of you will have very real concerns about your children returning to school.  In the coming days the school will be putting into place comprehensive plans to ensure that as far as possible pupils and the necessary number of staff will be able to return to the site safely and that we are able to offer a curriculum that consolidates and enhances the on-line learning that has taken place in recent weeks.

In line with government guidance, we will review the impact of any changes implemented.  When the most up-to-date assessment of the risk posed by the virus indicates that it is appropriate to do so, we will ask more primary year groups to return to school.  In the meantime, pupils that remain at home will continue to be supported through on-line learning and contact with staff.

Following the Prime Minister’s speech last weekend, the Department for Education published guidance on

We will write to you again next week with details of how our planning is progressing.  In the meantime during the welfare phone calls home your child’s teacher will ask you to answer a short survey with regards the return to school of your son/daughter – please can respond as honestly as possible; by doing so you will greatly assist us in our planning.

We wish to re-iterate that we all want our pupils to be back in school as soon as it is safe to do so.  Our priority has always been, and still remains, the safety of everyone in our school community.

We wish you all well during these challenging times.

Yours sincerely,

Mr N.Riaz, Mrs S.Portlock and Mrs N.Malhi
(Site Leads)