We hope you have all had an enjoyable summer break and have managed to do lots of lovely things with family and friends. The summer holidays have flown by and we can't wait to see the children back in school again.
This year we have high hopes for a more 'normal' year; one of which we welcome back some of the pleasures we enjoyed before Covid came along.
Please see key information below to ensure a smooth start back on Tuesday 8th September. (Monday 7th INSET for staff).
- School start and finish times will be 8.50am and 3.20pm for all pupils - please enter and exit from any gate.
- Nursery 8.50-11.50 morning, 12.30-3.30 afternoon (bottom gate)
- Children will no longer be confined to bubbles including when playing outside.
- Children will still eat lunch in their classrooms to begin with as this is what they have been used to. We will transition them into the hall for eating throughout the first half term.
- We will be re-starting assemblies but will do so in separate key stages to start with.
To ensure our children's safety and in line with government expectations, we will:
- Continue to encourage children to wash hands regularly.
- Make sure all areas of school are well ventilated (whilst keeping an eye on comfortable classroom conditions).
- Make sure that the well established Covid cleaning systems remain in place.
As you know, schools are no longer required to do test and trace when a positive case is reported. Any positive cases do still need to be reported to school please.
In line with government guidelines we will inform our Local Authority and Public Health if 5 children or staff, who are likely to have mixed closely, test positive with Covid within a 10 day period.
We will then follow guidance given. The government has stated that attendance restrictions will only be implemented as a complete last resort.
If you have been following the news, you will know that all eyes are on what the Covid situation will be once schools have returned for the autumn term. We will, once again, do all we can to keep you well informed and your children safe.
Please join us in keeping everything crossed in the hope that we can have a more 'normal' year.
We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.