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Letter to parents

Arrangements for September 2020

Dear Parents /Carers,

First of all, we would once again just like to say a big thank you for the overwhelming support the school has had, from our community, since the lockdown began on March 23rd and since school partially re-opened on 1st June.

In September, we will be re-opening for ALL children following the Government announcements.  In order to ensure everyone’s safety the school has been working hard, consulting the guidance and looking at our own context to see how we can make this work best for everyone. We recognise the importance of education and the fundamental principles that no child should fall behind or be disadvantaged in any way.

If there is any change to the guidelines, we will contact you over the summer break, but as it stands, returning to school will be compulsory for everyone.

To date, we have agreed the following updates to our risk assessments and re-opening plans for September:

  • Children are allowed to be in year group bubbles.  They will work in their class groups with their class teacher.  At break and lunchtimes they will spend time in their year group bubbles.
  • For children old enough, they will be supported to maintain distance and not touch staff and peers, where possible.
  • Visitors to school will be kept to an absolute minimum.  Sadly, no parent helpers will be allowed.
  • Shared facilities, such as the library will be used in strict timetabled sessions, with additional cleaning routines in place.
  • Drop off, collection, break and lunchtimes will all be staggered (please see further details below for each class)

We would like to stress that our plans will be routinely and regularly reviewed following Public Health England, Department for Education and Government Guidance.