I hope this message finds you all well. I just wanted to give you a little update in regards to our plans so far.
The school will be closed for the full six weeks, for all pupils. We need to ensure the school is thoroughly deep cleaned, but also ensure our cleaning team, site manager and other key staff have adequate time off, at present they have worked throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic. We also have planned alterations to the main office and reception areas, upgrading of computer equipment and cabling to install over this time. We will also need to respond to potential changes needed to ensure the school is ready for September.
Many of you have already bought uniforms ready for next year, although I am sure many were waiting to see whether school are returning in September. We are mindful that many of our families have had to endure some serious financial conditions over these past few months. Therefore, for the start of the new academic year uniform is an ‘expectation’, but not compulsory UNTIL we return following the October half-term. Current guidance is that clothing must be changed on a daily basis. Hopefully for those families in need, this may help alleviate some of the more pressing financial concerns.
Returning to school in September
We are currently trying to plan for September and I am in initial discussions with Governors and local Head teachers to how this may look; although this is difficult at present as the Government made an announcement on Friday evening, without sharing any details with schools – it will apparently follow within two weeks!
Once we have a clearer plan in place – we will, of course share this with you.
Year 2 Transition
If you have a child starting with us in year 3 in September, you will know we have a Transition section on our school website with useful documents, guides etc that should help you; we have also added some videos and photographs. Can I remind families that the forms already posted to you must be returned to school no later than 10th July.
We are almost in a position to share the classes for next year with you and your children, hopefully this should be completed by the beginning of next week.
In addition to this we have set up a designated email address should you have any concerns:
The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
As always I do hope you and your families are all well.