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School Re-Opening June 1st - YR & Y1

THIS INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS REGULARLY AS WE CAN SO THAT OUR PARENTAL COMMUNITY IS AS UP TO DATE WITH RE-OPENING INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE.

Thank you in anticipation of your support and understanding. 

England has been informed by the Prime Minister (10/5/2020) that Primary aged children in Years Reception, 1 and 6 are to return to school in a phased way from Monday 1st June 2020.

We are now able to look at and adapt our Health and Safety and Risk Assessment documents so that the school will be as safe as possible for both children and staff to return to school based education. We are currently looking into how the school environment (classrooms / hall for lunchtime / staggered timetables for shared areas etc) can be adapted and resourced so that children will be able to work/eat/play with social distancing measures securely in place. 

PLEASE NOTE: We must make it clear that the school will not be able to provide an entirely Covid-19 Free environment for children and staff due to the nature of very young socially active children in shared environments using shared space and resources (such as pencils and pens, scissors and play equipment etc). This is despite the existing regular use of disinfectant, hand-washing and social distancing measures. 

Soon we will be contacting parents who have children in Years R and Year 1 by text / email via primary site to ask if it is your intention to send your child back to school on Monday 1st June. This way, we will know how many children we will be catering for and how many children are not returning due to differing family circumstances.

If you elect NOT to send your eligible child back to school on Monday June 1st

Children will be recorded as self-isolating, using the existing code for absence, which will not trigger penalty fines for non-attendance. Refreshed learning opportunities will continue to be provided online via the school website BUT clearly children will not be receiving the same amount or quality of education that can be provided in school face to face.

School will continue to provide childcare for all Key Worker children in Year 2, should this be required.

Staff will continue to provide refreshed learning opportunities for Year 2 children who are accessing learning in the home.  

We continue to be responding to exceptional circumstances and completely new ways of working and educating children - Please work with us to provide solutions and work proactively to address very difficult circumstances as well as individual child, family and staff needs - Thank you.

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