I understand that for some of you this week will have been a tricky one in relation to the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday about the proposal of re opening schools for Early Years Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 6. Throughout the week, schools have begun to receive information and government guidance about how this may happen. You will also have read that there has been significant union involvement regarding this. I have been in contact with our two parent governors, Mrs Tait and Mrs Signorelli David, and we would like to explain some of the key proposals that have been suggested by the government.
- Children would be taught in small groups with a maximum of 15 children at a time within that classroom space.
- Children may not be taught by their own class teacher.
- Children would remain in that group until schools received scientific guidance to support changing these routines.
- The government have made it clear that parents will not be fined if they make the choice to keep their child at home.
As always, the safety and well being of your children is at the centre of the decisions that we are endeavouring to make at this time. There are many risk assessments being carried out to ensure that our school community stays as safe as we can possibly make it. At this point in time, I am not able to say for definite how we are going to accomodate this. There is still much work to be done and more guidance and evidence to be received by the school. Thank you for your continued support and engagement with the family learning, the singing, the dancing, the stories and the art lessons. Please enjoy the sunshine and fair weather this weekend and we look forward to seeing what you have been up to. I have attached a letter from Paul Wagstaff, our Director for Education.
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