We hope that you are all keeping well and positive during this lockdown period.

 

As you are aware the Prime Minister has announced that it will not be possible to resume face-to-face learning immediately after the February half term, and has suggested instead the re-opening of schools and colleges could be from Monday 8th March. You need to understand that this date isn’t guaranteed, and the school has received no indication yet that it will be opening fully then. The government has to respond to the national Public Health data and pressures on NHS capacity – we will keep you informed when we know more.

 

This means that we will continue with the remote learning and school provision for our critical workers and vulnerable children until we have a further update from the Government.

 

As the original offer to have places in school up until the half-term for some children is now being extended, we will be in contact with you as soon as we can, confirming if your child has a place again. As mentioned, demand is high, but space in the school and the number of teachers are limited, whilst still providing quality remote learning .

 

A priority system will be put into place to ensure that those carers/ parents who are critical workers, and with no other options but to send their child in because they are employed directly with vital Covid related support to our community, do have a place. The government guidance with the County’s Risk Assessment keeping children and staff safer in schools, will inform us of how many places we can offer. Thank you to all those parents who have already sent in confirmation details, especially those for the second carer/ parent in the household. 

 

Our pupils are working so hard to complete their home learning and we are aware that their parents and carers are supporting the home learning whilst juggling work and other commitments at home. It’s half-term soon, so please look at our last newsletter for some suggestions on how to spend some fun time given the current lockdown restrictions.

 

Take care, and keep yourself safe!