25th June 2020
Dear Parents /Carers,
I write to update you on the current position following the latest announcement from the Government.
Over the last few weeks we have been busy undertaking risk assessments, we have adjusted them then changed again in the light of ever changing advice on the COVID situation.
Tuesday’s announcement means that we will need to adjust the risk assessments yet again. Like you, I just want to make sure that everyone involved in our school is kept as safe as possible in these the last few weeks of what has been a very long term.
A very small number of children have already accessed both our key worker care bubble and our phase teaching bubbles in Key Stage one and two. From 6th July and for just the last three weeks of the summer term I am able to offer a limited number of additional places in our phase bubbles to children across all year groups from Year 1 to Year 6. Please note that due to our risk assessment we are unable to offer places to our nursery or reception children until September.
Should you choose to request a place for the last few weeks of this term then please ring school by Tuesday 30th June. Places in bubbles will only be part time and for limited hours on set days, and are limited to a maximum of 15 children. These are allocated on a first come first served basis.
All bubbles will be closed for the last week of term to enable transition activities to take place. You will be notified of this nearer the time.
Many of you have indicated to me that you intend to keep teaching your children at home and will send them back to school in September when hopefully school will feel more normal than it does now. I fully support your decision.
For those families opting to stay at home we will continue to provide work to complete at home before the summer break. Please make sure that you are using the email addresses set up to provide my teaching team with examples of the work they have been completing (whether it’s good or bad) that way my teachers can provide strong pointers to your children and it should take some pressure off you.
I take opportunity to thank you all for the tremendous effort you have made to keep your children safe and to educate them at home during this time.
I look forward to times ahead when we can come together as a school once more and welcome you all back into the building.
Martin Henderson Headteacher