Yesterday, the Government provided guidance for schools for the next academic year. We are now planning carefully how to bring back all children as safely as possible, given the staffing and resources we have. To complete our planning process and ensure our school is as ready as it can be we are closing school for the Summer break TO ALL PUPILS on Wednesday 15th July 2020 at 12.30 pm. This will allow staff to prepare for the start of school for all pupils on Wednesday 2nd September 2020 full-time.
Planning and preparation is in full swing; please be patient we will get classes and details out to you before the end of term.
To help us prepare we ask that you collect PE Kits and medical equipment NEXT week from 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm. collections should be on the following days to avoid crowding:
Monday - Reception
Tuesday - Y1/Y2
Wednesday - Y3/Y4
Thursday - Y5/Y6
Things we can tell you for September:
- Unless told otherwise we will be open for all year groups on a full-time basis
- School will be compulsory - you have to send your child in
- We will provide a range of support to help everyone to settle back in
- We will put in place staggered start and finish times
- We will use the gates on Northfield Road, the car park entrance and the main school gate
- To reduce the risk of transmission no parents/carers will be allowed on-site. communication will continue to be remotely via email/APP/web-site
- We will be in class bubbles and not mix groups
- Strict hygiene practices will be in place including extra cleaning throughout the day
- Children will wear school uniform with the exception on one PE day where they will come in school PE clothing including house coloured t-shirt
- Lunch will be a grab bag at first (or sandwiches from home), this will develop over time
- You should walk to school wherever possible and avoid crowding
- Face masks will not be allowed on the school grounds (this is Government advice)
- We will share what the school looks like to prepare for return
- We will rigorously follow COVID-19 guidance and the Track and Trace programme
There will be more information next week. Any comments, questions or queries do not hesitate to email the school firstname.lastname@example.org
Government guidance can be found here:
School will plan this next phase carefully and communicate our plans with you including sharing our revised risk assessment. We have over 100 people on site at the moment and things are running like clockwork. We will use this successful model just on a larger scale.
Thank you for your patience in waiting longer than normal for the end of term information.