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Aspiring to excellence
11th May 2020
Yesterday's announcement by the Prime Minister indicated he may be in a position to implement a phased reopening of schools from the 1st June starting with pupils in Year 6. He explained that this is a conditional plan that will remain under constant review.
Like you, we have just seen this announced and at this stage we cannot answer all the questions you may have. We are awaiting more information from the government about what this means for schools and we will share this with you as and when we receive it.
As a profession, we do not like seeing our classrooms empty and we look forward to the day when we can safely invite children back to school to learn. Our first priority, though, must be the safety of everyone in a school community inclusive of pupils, parents, staff and visitors.
It is important to point out that nothing has changed for the short term for school. We remain open for those key workers whose jobs are critical to COVID 19 response and for those children deemed to be vulnerable. It is still vital to follow strict guidance on social distancing and self-isolation (if you have the mildest of symptoms).
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your efforts with home learning be that online or with physical education packs. My staff have been keeping me updated with the wonderful work the children are doing. However, it is worrying that some children have still not accessed Google Classroom. I know this may be an issue with technology, but I do urge those that can to engage with the lessons the teachers are working hard to produce. If you do have problems with home learning please email the school () and we will try to sort the issue out as quickly as possible. The more the children do now, the less anxious and more prepared they will be when we do eventually return to school.
Although, as adults it is important to make decisions in the best interests of our children, I often wonder how or what the children feel about the prospect of coming back to school amidst the COVID 19 pandemic. I would like to give the children an opportunity to have their voice heard through the medium of video, writing, drawing or voice recording, if they wish to. This can then be uploaded onto google classroom or emailed to the school at the above address.
Please stay safe and be kind to each other.
Mr. D. Bradshaw