Dear Parents and Carers,
I am writing to update you on our plans for reopening school to further children according to government guidance. As you are aware, we are being requested to open from 1st June to Years R, 1 and 6 in that order. We are currently working hard on risk assessments and in liaison with governors whilst following ongoing guidance from the local authority and the DfE, so that we have all possible measures in place to support the safety of our children, which, as you can imagine, is a huge and challenging task.
Consequently, we will not be opening until 8th June and at that time for Foundation Stage children only. We have spoken to Foundation Stage parents so all are aware and fully supportive of our plans.
Once we have the youngest children settled in school again, we aim to work towards enabling Years 1 and 6 to also return, with Year 1 first and Year 6 afterwards (as set out in government guidance), although we have not yet set a definitive date for either year group yet. Parents from these year groups are being canvassed to see how many children we should expect, informing planning and staffing. If we have not yet been in contact and you have children in any of those year groups, please bear with us, we will talk to you over the next few days.
Key workers’ children continue to be welcome throughout this time, including over half term (Tuesday to Thursday only).
We will be in touch soon to give you more information on how this will work, and we thank you for your patience while we work out all the safety logistics.