We appreciate you staying in contact with us and checking updates regularly.
Since 23 March, our school has remained open only to a priority group of children. Children with at least one parent or carer who is listed on the government’s critical worker list can attend school and vulnerable children. Children of critical workers, and vulnerable children who are already eligible, will continue to be offered a place, regardless of the year group they are in.
We are planning very carefully to safely welcome back more children as directed by the government. To do this, we need to take into account the health and wellbeing of our staff and the limits of our building for current social distancing guidance. Different schools are doing this in their own way because of these factors. We currently have some staff unable to attend school for health reasons so thank you for being understanding that not all pupils will be with their usual teacher or teaching assistant.
Due to government guidance, each child is placed in a bubble with two members of staff and will remain there throughout the day. This limits interactions with others. However, bubbles may change over time as other children come back to school.
If your circumstances change and you wish your child to have a school place, please contact us at least 3 days in advance to allow us to update our plans.
We will continue to support home learning as appropriate. The DFE guidance states that
“Schools and colleges continue to be best placed to make decisions about how to support and educate all their pupils during this period, based on the local context and staff capacity.
Schools should use best endeavours to support pupils attending school as well as those remaining at home.”
We have ordered some home learning packs for all pupils in Reception to Y5 which you can collect next week. These should return to school with your child in September so they can be used as part of transition activities and learning when they return.
Parents will not be fined for non-attendance of their children at this time. But if your child is not attending, and is in the identified year groups, you should talk to school staff about this and identify any barriers.