Dear Parents and Carers,
Following the news this morning that the government are no longer expecting all primary school children to return for a month before the end of term, I wanted to update you on where we are at as a school. As you will be aware, we have had some of our Foundation Stage children back in school this week, which has been very successful so far. We are now working on plans to bring back some of the Year 1 children in the next couple of weeks. Towards the end of this term, we will be giving our Year 6 children the opportunity to return, so that we can ensure that they have closure with their teachers and friends, as well as a chance to explore transition.
With these year groups back in school, as well as 6 classes of key-worker children, it is very unlikely that we will be able to bring back any further year groups at this stage. With guidance from the government that we can have no more than 15 children per ‘bubble’, we do not have the space or the staff to enable us to widen opening to further year groups before September.
Consequently, we will be very mindful of how we support children in these other year groups in the meantime and once we are back in school at some point in the future. We will be exploring how we can give children time for closure with current teaching staff whilst providing opportunities for transition to new year groups. The mental health and well-being of our children will continue to be at the heart of all that we do.
Please be assured that we will continue to be in touch with all our families over the next few weeks and will update you once we know more ourselves. Thank you, as always for your continued support.