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Excellence through Effort & Enjoyment
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First letter to parents re: proposed phased reopening - 15th May 2020

As you will be aware, primary schools have been asked to prepare for a potential, phased reopening from June 1st (at the earliest).

Please see the attached letter for some initial information about this, plus a link to a form for parents of children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to complete.  The form is very short and simple and is designed to help us understand the sorts of numbers we might be looking at in June, if the government tells us it is safe to open schools.  

I urge every parent in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to submit the form, to help us in this initial stage.

I know that parents in all year groups will have lots of questions about what is going to happen, both in the initial stages, and if the broader proposed reopening happens later in the summer term.

I'm not in a position to answer anything at the moment.  With governors and the leadership team, I am working through the information that the DfE releases, which changes daily.  We are risk-assessing and going through a process of trying to understand how we can follow the government requirements and ensure the safety and wellbeing (physical and emotional) of all pupils and staff.  

Please read the letter.  Parents in the relevant year groups, please complete the survey.

School will be closed to ALL pupils (including those of keyworkers) on Bank Holiday Monday, 25th May 2020, and our planned training day, Monday June 1st 2020.  If the government tell us that it is safe to open schools,  we will need to use the training day to prepare the site.  It is likely that we will only be able to offer a very limited service to children of keyworkers during the half-term week as we will need to deep-clean the school; I will write to those parents in the coming days with more information.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding.  Please know that all the staff are desperate to get back to normal school life.  What is coming may not look like that in the short term.  Remember that we have to work within the guidance we are given and only want the best for all our pupils, parents and staff.

Mary James

Head Teacher