21st May 2020
Dear parents and carers
Update on wider opening of schools
Since the government announcement around the wider opening of schools, we have been working tirelessly to create a plan to make sure we can safely welcome your children back into school. Thank you for your patience while we carried out this work.
As you will be aware, the priority groups announced for returning to school first are nursery, reception, Year 1 and Year 6. The government announcement said that this would be from the 1st June at the earliest and provided that the five key tests set by the government justify this wider opening at that time. This includes that the rate of infection is decreasing.
Schools will also continue to make provision for the children of key workers in other year groups.
Depending on the situation leading up to 1st June, we are planning to begin to bring year groups into school on a staggered basis. This is so that we can monitor how well our strategies are working and to ensure that all parents and children are fully aware of our new ways of working.
|Monday 1st June||Only key workers’ children will be in school. All staff will be in school to make final preparations for the return of children.|
|Tuesday 2nd June||Reception children|
|Wednesday 3rd June||Reception and Year 1|
|Thursday 4th June||Reception, Year 1 and Nursery|
|Friday 5th June||Reception, Year 1, Nursery and Year 6|