I hope you have all enjoyed getting your sun hats and paddling pools out this week and the heat hasn’t proved to be too much for you.
As I am sure you are aware there have been several government announcements since I wrote to you last week. We are delighted to hear that as the infection rate continues to fall the governments intentions are to open all schools to all pupils in September. We have already started to plan for the Autumn term, looking at how we will tailor our curriculum and structure our provision to ensure children settle quickly following this period of absence from school.
The Prime Minister has also set out that where it is not possible to stay two metres apart, guidance will allow people to keep a social distance of ‘one metre plus’. This means staying one metre apart, plus mitigations which reduce the risk of transmission (PPE). This has resulted in us receiving a small number of enquires asking if we are now extending our provision. I know many of you want your children to return to school, as we do, but unfortunately, we do not have capacity to make such fundamental changes for the last few days of term. This would involve new risk assessments, adaptations to our accommodation which would mean a closure to our key worker pupils in order to prepare and the use of PPE for all present within the building.
Arrangements for our key worker groups, EYFS, Year 1 and Year 6 will continue to run as they are and home learning will continue to be provided up until the end of term. Can I please remind parents of children who are attending school in these year groups that full school uniform is to be worn where possible.
Over the next few weeks we will send out information about your child’s new class via Parent Mail. We will also be sending out information regarding reports and transition materials.
Have a lovely weekend everyone