Government guidance on preparations for possible school reopening from Monday 8th June 2020

Posted by on May 12, 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,
Guidance from the government for parents and carers on how schools should prepare for their possible reopening to more pupils from Monday 8th June, after the Whit half term holiday, is found via the link below.
In our school, this will extend our offer of places to those pupils in Year 6. Their possible attendance will be dependent on many conditions being satisfied in the days and weeks beforehand. Various measures, such as separating classes into smaller groups with different teachers, to increase social distancing, staggering arrival times and break times etc, will have to be put in place to reduce the risk of infection from Covid-19, if they are allowed back at all, and we will write with more detailed information nearer the time.
We will be contacting parents and carers of Year 6 pupils this week to find out your intentions at this stage, to help us know how many Year 6 pupils may be returning on 8th June, as their attendance, although encouraged by the government, is not subject to the usual penalties for non-attendance and we understand that many parents will still have concerns around safety despite our best endeavours. We will still be providing support for learning at home for those children in all year groups, including Year 6, who are not able to attend for any reason.
 With best wishes from all the staff,
Antony Dutton