Planning for a proposed return to school from 1.6.2020
As you know, we are now planning for a proposed return to school from 1.6.20, for the identified year groups (Reception, Y1 & Y6). The guidance for schools around this sets very strict limits on numbers and group sizes. In order to fit everyone safely within the school building and staff the smaller groups, it has been agreed by our Trust that these year groups will be attending on a part-time basis across the week. Our plan is that half of the children will attend on Monday and Tuesday and the other half will attend on Thursday and Friday (full days). No children will be able to enter the school if we are not expecting them.
Children in Nursery are also invited to return to school. At this point, again in order to ensure everyone’s safety, we are limiting numbers to only the children who are due to start school in September so that we can support their transition.
Please note in order to manage safe access to school the timings of the day will be slightly changed: children in Nursery, Reception, Y1 & Y6 should arrive AT 9:15am. Finish times will be staggered and we will let you know what time to collect your child when we have exact numbers.
This is all very new for us and we will be reviewing how things are working as we go along: it may be that we can increase the number of days and children but in the first instance we have to be able to manage the safety and well-being of the staff and children.
Finally, we understand that many of you may have concerns about your child returning to school while COVID-19 infections are still active. We also know that some children will have family members who are shielding as they are vulnerable. Sending your child back into school is a decision that only you can make as a parent, and from a school point of view we will continue to support you, whichever decision you make. The DFE have made it clear that parents will not be fined for non-attendance of their child during this term.