This week has been exceptionally busy. After receiving the guidance for reopening school fully in September I have been carrying out new risk assessments and starting to form yet another plan! This has taken place amongst preparing reports to be sent out at the end of the week, reviewing the school finances in readiness for governors and welcoming another house bubble into school. I apologise if this resulted in a radio silence for you; our families.
You will receive your child's report on Thursday, which will be sent home with them if they are currently in school. We are happy to post these to you if your child is not currently in school, however, if you are able to come and collect it from school, or arrange to have it brought back with another family, please give Mrs Whelan a ring as they are ready from today. We hope you find the reports insightful and useful and would love your feedback.
Reopening in September
You will have undoubtedly heard the news that schools are set to reopen fully in September. It is exciting to be able to bring our community back together but there are also challenges ahead and I have much to do in a very short time. Further guidance for families should be ready by the end of the school year in time for our September return and will follow extensive risk assessments and logistical planning - please be patient while we undertake this work.
Here is a summary of the main points from the government guidance:
To read the full guidance and the updated parent guide from the government please use the following links:
At the start of your sixteenth week of having your children at home and life as you knew it feeling forever changed, you may be struggling. Please take heart - you are not alone. The engagement and support you have shown for home learning, your flexibility and willingness to trust in our plans, your communication with staff and openness, providing us with useful feedback has been greatly appreciated. We have so much to celebrate here and you have played a huge part in that.
*Keyworker provision was accessed by 15 children making the bubble full.
* 92% of children in reception, year 1 and year 6 returned to school
* Following the reopening for the recommended year groups we were able to widen this offer to all year groups resulting in 88% of the whole school population has been back to school this half term
* No Covid-19 cases have been reported amongst our children
The atmosphere in school is a happy one and buzzing with positivity. We look forward to adding to this in September and welcoming all your children, and our families back.