Dear Parent / Carer,
As we approach the reopening of school to all classes from Reception to Year 6 on the 3rd September (Nursery Class will restart on Monday 7th) I wish to revisit and share some information on routines and procedures with you.
Firstly, we have to recognise that the last few months have been very challenging for all of us and painful for many with the ongoing risk and impact of Covid-19. The running of the school is not exempt from this and therefore, we have had to make changes to the structure and routines of the school day to ensure we are able to open to all, and run the school across 2 sites, working within 4 distinct bubbles:
Early years (Nursery and Reception)
Keystage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
Lower Keystage 2 (Years 3 and 4)
Upper Keystage 2 (Years 5 and 6)
As you read the attached plan you will see that it has been necessary to stagger start and end times (within no more than 15 minutes of our usual daily timings) to increase the safety of all our staff, pupils and families.
The new timings are as near to normal as possible and should help those returning, after such a long absence, to regain a sense of normality. Although the impact of Covid-19 leaves the school far from normal and means some of our usual provision is not possible, or simply not possible at this time as you will see in the attached plan.
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure we can provide as safe an environment as possible for our children to learn and play we must also be conscious to the fact that if a positive case is recorded within the school it will mean that the entire bubble will need to self isolate, staff included. Therefore please follow the guidance and routines, including timings as strictly as possible.
Remember that if a child becomes ill during the school day, we will ask that they are collected immediately and are taken home. Children who display Covid-19 type symptoms or children who live with someone who has Covid-19 will not be able to attend school. Isolation and self-isolation rules MUST be followed. If a child or an adult in their bubble is confirmed as having the virus, the whole bubble of 2 classes including the staff working with that bubble, will be sent home immediately to self-isolate in line with Government guidance.
I hope you enjoy the end of your Summer Holiday and look forward to welcoming all our pupils and families back in the coming weeks.
Mr M A Watson