Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you are all keeping well. We welcomed back more children this week in Year 1 and 6, it has been great to see more children in school and teachers have very much enjoyed 'teaching' once more, even with the new routines and rules. Our number of children of key workers has also grown over the last few weeks, as lock down starts to ease and parents are being asked to return to work and to do more hours.
All staff are allocated to 'bubbles' and spaces in school are all used. As you will understand, we have a maximum of 6 children in some spaces, with one or two members of staff (depending on needs) maintaining the 2 metre distance.
Due to both factors we are now full and are not able to take any more children in. We will not be taking anymore Year 1 or 6 children. Reception will not be able return to school currently. We will not be able to accept anymore key worker children.
We will be closing to all children on Friday 17th July 2020, for the 6 week Summer holiday. Essential maintenance is planned in the infant and junior buildings and the whole school will need to be deep cleaned ready for re-opening. Since the start of the crisis, our staff have worked tirelessly and ceaselessly to support the children who attend our school, many of our staff have not had a break since the crisis started. We have reinvented our school, established remote learning and provided care for the critical workers and most vulnerable children. We have responded to endless guidance and updates from the government, whilst trying to keep parents as informed as we can. We will use the summer to recharge our batteries ahead of the most challenging autumn term and new academic year we shall ever face.
We are waiting to see what the Government have planned for September, and will prepare for this accordingly. We hope, like you do, that school will be open and back to 'normal' by then, if it is safe to do so. We are currently working on how to do some remote transition for our children, so they know whose class they will be in and get to know these teachers a little before we begin back.